In a great example of Age-Friendly Communities partnering with their local colleges and universities, UMass-Lowell, which has already been working with Lawrence and local organizations for years, will now be focused on helping the city’s own Age-Friendly initiative.
In collaboration with Groundwork Lawrence, the Lawrence Council on Aging and the Mayor’s Health Task Force, UMass-Lowell researchers have a goal of reaching 8,000 residents of all ages and from all parts of the city.
The city of Lawrence recently received a $199,813 grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation to support health and high-quality aging among residents. It will help Lawrence plan for improving infrastructure, services and other amenities to make the community a great place to grow up and grow old.
More information is available in this article from UMass-Lowell.