In the past week, the state has announced the latest grant awards for MassDOT’s Shared Winter Streets and Spaces program, Affordable Housing Development, and Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) – all of which include multiple projects that support older adults.
All of the following award announcements are great examples for age- and dementia friendly communities looking to address housing, transportation and community services.
In addition to some timely funding opportunities, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is sharing some other upcoming virtual training and support opportunities. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s blog (MassDOT) featured the cooperative work between the Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative, Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA), and Aging Service Access Point (ASAP) network on the Registry of Motor Vehicles’ “Senior Days” Program. Continue reading
The Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages our network of communities and stakeholders to consider and promote the following funding opportunities. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Councils on Aging (MCOA), MassMobility, and the Alzheimer’s Association are pleased to announce a special training session for drivers. The Dementia-Friendly Transportation Training program will offer drivers – from council on aging van drivers to regional transit drivers – all types of tools to recognize and work with people living with dementia. Continue reading
In their latest newsletter, AARP’s Livable Communities team focuses on bicycling and older adults by promoting a free webinar and ways bike lanes improve safety for all, including those who don’t use a bike. Continue reading
Periodically, the Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative shares funding opportunities that advance inclusive, age- and dementia friendly community efforts along with policies, practices and initiatives that support healthy aging.
Please see information on a webinar below relative to the Community Transit Grant Program and a reminder about upcoming deadlines for MassDOT’s Shared Winter Streets and Spaces program. Continue reading
Through grant funding, collaboration, and technical support, communities across Massachusetts have an opportunity to support residents of all ages in remaining physically active and socially engaged this winter.
The pandemic has heightened the awareness and importance of social engagement, which cities and towns can promote with a new guide developed by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, WalkBoston and the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative. Continue reading
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