Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was on a panel at the recent US Conference of Mayors in Washington DC to discuss how communities can engage older adults. The video of that discussion can be seen here: Continue reading
U.S. Senate Aging Committee Chairman Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ranking Member Bob Casey (D-PA) applauded the signing of the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act (S. 1091), legislation they authored that will create a one-stop-shop of resources to support grandparents raising grandchildren. U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Peter King (R-NY) introduced companion legislation in the House. Continue reading
In a major victory for the Healthy Aging Collaborative and the Age- and Dementia Friendly movement, the Baker Administration is taking another big step towards advancing and supporting the opportunity for cities and towns to become better places to grow up and grow old.
Governor Charlie Baker, who has already committed Massachusetts as one of only two Age-Friendly States in the country under the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, is adding Age- and Dementia Friendly best practice options to the Community Compact program. Continue reading
A year after launching the Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker was joined by Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders, Council Co-Chair Eileen Connors and AARP Board President Eric J. Schneidewind today to officially release the Council’s initial recommendations and priorities, and formally mark the Commonwealth’s membership in AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States.
The Massachusetts Health Aging Collaborative, which is playing a key role in supporting the Age-Friendly State effort, was on hand with several Executive Committee and Advisory Council members in attendance. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) will host a series of public statewide listening sessions on recent changes to Massachusetts General Law (M.G.L.) specifically, Chapter 139 of the Acts of 2017 requiring EOEA to create a Home Care Worker Registry (HCW Registry). Continue reading