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Bring CarFit Events to Your Community by Becoming a Trainer

CarFit is a joint initiative of AAA, AARP, and the American Occupational Therapy Association to promote older driver safety and mobility by assisting drivers in understanding how they fit in their vehicles and making adjustments to improve comfort and safety.

During CarFit events, drivers have a 20-30 minute session with a trained technician and an occupational therapy practitioner. Upcoming trainings can help communities working to become age-friendly to host their own CarFit events. Continue reading

MassDOT Launches Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan and Solicits Public Feedback

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is kicking off its 2050 Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan, entitled Beyond Mobility, by reaching out across the state to get residents to participate in an online survey. The survey is available at the following link (https://arcg.is/0HHyPD) and will be offered in all major languages spoken in Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages age- and dementia friendly communities and stakeholders to complete and promote the survey in their networks to help raise the voice of older adults within the eventual plan. Continue reading

Boston AgeStrong Commission Releases ‘Bus Buddy Chronicles’ Video Series Focused on Helping Connect Older Adults and Public Transit

Boston’s AgeStrong Commission, which is leading the way on the city’s age- and dementia friendly efforts, released a video series called “Bus Buddy Chronicles,” which highlights the department’s AmeriCorps Bus Buddy Volunteer Program. The initiative pairs trained volunteers with older adults to help navigate the MBTA system. Continue reading