The latest round of Mass. Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) Shared Winter Streets and Spaces features new project categories that award bonus points for proposals that include older adults. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages communities and regions seeking to become more age and dementia friendly to consider the new round of MassTrails grants.
The program supports recreational trail and shared use pathway projects across the Commonwealth. Grant amounts are dependent on the project and its needs, but generally range from $5,000 to $100,000 with grants of up to $300,000 awarded to projects demonstrating critical network connections of regional significance. Continue reading
- Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) NOTICE OF GRANT OPPORTUNITY: TAXI/LIVERY PARTNERSHIP GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATION (FALL 2020)
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (“MAPC”) in partnership with MassDevelopment, has developed this state-wide Taxi/Livery Partnership Grant program to provide funding for grantees to contract with taxicab, livery, or hackney businesses for transportation and delivery needs for the Commonwealth’s vulnerable populations and others. Continue reading
The Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles has expanded the sites participating in the “Senior Days’ initiative to accommodate older adults who can visit local RMV locations to renew their licenses. Continue reading
WalkBoston virtually presented their annual ‘Golden Shoe’ awards to those that advanced their mission of creating safe and walkable environments for all and, this year, those honorees included the Tufts Health Plan Foundation and Boston’s Age Strong Commission. Continue reading
Thanks to a partnership with the Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative (MHAC), Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) and aging service access points across the state are making resources available to older drivers renewing their licenses. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) has announced a new initiative to renew driver’s licenses for customers who are 75 years of age or older.
Because Massachusetts law requires drivers who are age 75 or older to renew in person, the RMV will designate Wednesdays in September at 5 RMV Service Centers to serve these customers. Continue reading
Smart Growth America (SGA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity are now accepting applications for the Champions Institute, a new initiative for elected officials focused on safe streets and healthy communities. This is an opportunity for elected leaders of Age-and Dementia Friendly Communities to learn more about the concepts of Complete Streets and inclusive street policies and practices.
The Champions Institute will serve to prepare mayors, city council people, tribal representatives, and other local elected-officials to act as champions supporting plans, policies, and funding that promote activity-friendly routes to everyday destinations, as part of the Active People, Healthy Nation Initiative. Continue reading