The new AARP Walk Audit Worksheets are easy to print from home, easy to complete, and easy to use by anyone who want to make their community more livable and pedestrian-friendly for people of all ages. Each worksheet can be used on its own or in combination. Each can be printed anew for observing a different street or block. Continue reading
As communities work to reopen and recover from COVID-19 and the appetite for re-imagining streets and public spaces improves, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) released a resource displaying transportation and street design practices in response to the pandemic. Continue reading
The Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages age-friendly community stakeholders and organizational partners to join MassMobility and the Moving Maine Network for a peer learning webinar on inclusive transportation planning on July 23 from 1-2:30pm.
Attendees will hear from three initiatives – two in Massachusetts and one in Maine – that are working to increase the role that older adults and people with disabilities play in planning and implementing community transportation services. Continue reading
MassDOT, in partnership with the Barr Foundation, is announcing Shared Streets & Spaces, a funding program to provide technical and funding assistance to help Massachusetts cities and towns conceive, design and execute shared streets and spaces projects and engage their residents and businesses in that process.
This builds off the recently announced “Streets for Recovery” funding opportunity from the Solomon Foundation – all of which provide incredible opportunities for age-and dementia friendly community stakeholders. Continue reading
A dilemma facing communities right now is how to reopen while keeping residents safe through physical distancing. In a time when we’re required to maintain physical distance to protect public health, streets need to do more than ever. Continue reading
MHAC’s partners at MassMobility have shared the following opportunities to support transportation for older adults, people with disabilities, veterans, low-income commuters, and others who lack transportation access in Massachusetts.
In addition to an evolving COVID-19 resource page, MHAC is continuing to collect and share updates on COVID-19 from state government, federal agencies like the Centers for Disease Control, and other key stakeholders.
These updates are to help and inform a wide range of individuals and partners, including communities working to become more age- and dementia friendly.
Please see the latest updates below: Continue reading
Age-and dementia friendly community stakeholders have an opportunity to comment on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) Capital Investment Plan in an upcoming series of virtual meetings.
MassDOT’s Capital Investment Plan (CIP) guides how MassDOT prioritizes and funds transportation projects throughout the state. MassDOT will be holding six Virtual Public Meetings in May, with each focusing on a particular region of the Commonwealth. Continue reading
The MassDOT Transit Unit has announced that the FY2021 Community Transit Grant Program Application Cycle is scheduled to open in May 2020. Continue reading