Periodically, the Healthy Aging Collaborative will share news articles that mention state and local efforts to make cities, towns and regions in Massachusetts Age- and Dementia Friendly.
Check out the following articles from late June on the momentum of this movement building across the state.
AARP Livable Communities has released the fourth book in their “Roadmap to Livability” Series that focuses on assessing and addressing transportation issues in a community or region seeking to become more Age-Friendly. Continue reading
New funding opportunities supporting Age-Friendly Community efforts are available for cities, towns and healthy aging stakeholders to pursue.
This is the latest in a periodic series from the Healthy Aging Collaborative to share such opportunities and much of this version comes from our friends at MassMobility who are always sharing resources and funding programs to promote enhanced transportation for older adults and people with mobility issues. Continue reading
In the latest edition of the AARP Livable Communities Newsletter, an article reveals that Boston was among only a handful of cities worldwide where Google Maps is testing “Wheelchair Accessible” routes for transit navigation. Continue reading
Proof of momentum in the Age-Friendly movement can be seen with new communities joining the network of cities and towns, but also with the funding opportunities that advance not only local efforts, but also the broader healthy aging work of stakeholders.
The Healthy Aging Collaborative hopes the following three funding programs will be the first in a new periodic series that raises awareness about funding support for Age-Friendly activities. Continue reading
The City of Salem was among the first communities in the state to both join the AARP/WHO Network of Age-Friendly Communities and also come out with an action plan. The “Salem for All Ages” task force is once again showing leadership with a “Year One” report that highlights progress on the items laid out in the city’s Age-Friendly action plan. Continue reading
Governor Charlie Baker appointed an 18-member group called the Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth charged with advising the Administration on future transportation needs and challenges. Transportation came up as one of the major concerns during listening session conducted by another commission appointed by Baker to address aging in Massachusetts. Continue reading