Public officials recently gathered for a groundbreaking at the site of a former school in Hyde Park that will eventually transform into 74 mixed-income rental units intended for LGBTQ people ages 62 and older. Continue reading
Similar to a health impact assessment conducted by the Public Health Institute of Western Mass. on “Healthy Aging with a Criminal Record in Hampden County, MA” the organization Justice in Aging released an issue brief titled “Reducing Barriers to Reentry for Older Adults Leaving Incarceration.”
Justice in Aging notes in the report that the proportion of older adults in prison in the U.S. nearly tripled between 1999 and 2016, from 3 percent to 11 percent, and is projected to
increase to more than 30 percent by 2030.
New findings from the National Poll on Healthy Aging suggest many people in their 50s, 60s and 70s need to do more to modify their homes or plan for services they may need if they want to avoid or delay needing to move.
In all, 88% of people between the ages of 50 and 80 said it was very or somewhat important to them that they live in their homes as long as possible. But only 15% said they’ve given a lot of consideration to how their home may need to be modified as they age, while 47% have given it little or no thought. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages stakeholders and communities to consider the following funding opportunities that support inclusive age- and dementia friendly communities:
The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University (JCHS) has recently launched the Housing an Aging Society (HAS) Program. Building on research conducted on housing and aging over the past eight years, the program will examine the diverse needs of US households headed by someone older than 65, a group that will make up about a third of all US households by 2038. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages communities working to become more age- and dementia friendly to review and consider the following funding support opportunities: Continue reading
A Housing Choice Designation from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts rewards communities that are producing new housing and have adopted best practices to promote sustainable housing development.
Communities that achieve the Housing Choice Community designation have exclusive access to apply for the Housing Choice Grant Program and receive bonus points or other considerations to certain state grant programs. Continue reading
As a community that committed to becoming more age-friendly early on, and with a broad, cross-sector coalition, the Salem for All Ages initiative has commonly been highlighted as an example for others.
Recently, the city’s age-friendly work hit another milestone with the release of their Year Five Progress Report.
Rental housing demand came roaring back in the second year of the pandemic, reducing
vacancy rates and driving up rents, according to America’s Rental Housing 2022, a new report released by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. The report includes a range of data points and findings regarding older adults. Continue reading