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January 2022
Age-Friendly Bus Stops: Creating Bus Stops for People of All Ages
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Dementia, Transportation
Format: Toolkit

While transportation infrastructure and services investments are being made broadly across the Commonwealth, bus stops are a one area where a local community can make an incredible impact on residents of all ages.

The purpose of this document is to act as a starter resource to empower and equip communities with information and ideas to transform bus stops to be age- and dementia friendly. (more…)

September 2021
Healthy Aging Issue Briefs
Tags: Advocacy
Format: Website

The Massachusetts Health Policy forum has developed three healthy aging issue briefs associated with the 2009, 2010, and 2012 healthy aging forums.

2009 – Healthy Aging in the Commonwealth: Pathways to Lifelong Wellness
The first Issue Brief (Leutz and Driscoll, 2009) included a multifaceted definition of healthy aging, one that is much more than the presence or absence of disease and disability.

2010 –  A Strategy for Healthy Aging in the Commonwealth: Synthesis of Steering Committee Meetings and Progress
The second Issue Brief (Leutz and Driscoll, 2010) summarizes the work of the Collaborative’s healthy aging steering committee.

2012 – Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative: Update and Vision
The third Issue Brief (Leutz and Schneider, 2012) assessed the existing infrastructure of healthy aging activities in Massachusetts by reviewing reports, policy literature, websites, and conducting 14 key informant interviews with state agencies, evidence-based and healthy community programs, nonprofits, and foundations.

September 2021
Addressing the Digital Divide Among Older Adults: Mass. Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Tags: digital divide, digital equity, technology
Format: Case Study

Host Organization: The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI)

Program: Access Technology Training Program

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September 2021
Addressing the Digital Divide Among Older Adults: Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services
Tags: digital divide, digital equity, technology
Format: Case Study

Host Organization: Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES)

Program: Tech Support Coach Volunteer Program

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September 2021
Addressing the Digital Divide Among Older Adults: Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly
Tags: digital divide, digital equity, technology
Format: Case Study

Host Organization: Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly (LBFE)-Boston

Program: CitySites and Digital Dividends Program

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September 2021
Addressing the Digital Divide Among Older Adults: Northampton Senior Services
Tags: None
Format: Case Study

Host Organization: Northampton Senior Services

Program: Tech Loan and Training Program

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December 2020
Age-Friendly Winter Spaces: Ideas for Municipalities to Embrace Winter (Guide)
Tags: Physical Activity, Social Engagement
Format: Toolkit

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. See this new guide outlining potential strategies for communities developed by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative and WalkBoston. Below, you can find great examples of communities that embrace winter spaces and activities: (more…)

November 2020
Report: How Innovative Community Responses to COVID-19 Support Healthy Aging
Tags: COVID-19
Format: PDF, Report

A new report offers insights from communities’ response during the coronavirus pandemic and demonstrates their nimbleness in creating more inclusive and equitable systems to support older people. How Innovative Community Responses to COVID-19 Support Healthy Aging is the result of a collaboration between the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative and Tufts Health Plan Foundation.

The research, conducted by FSG, highlights strategies employed by communities and offers recommendations for stronger results moving forward. The report was funded by Tufts Health Plan Foundation.

May 2020
Valuing the Invaluable 2019 Update: Charting a Path Forward
Tags: Family Caregiving
Format: Website

Part of the Valuing the Invaluable series on the economic value of family caregiving, this report updates national and individual state estimates of the economic value of family caregiving using the most current data available.  Source: AARP

May 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – State of Healthy Aging in America Data Briefs
Tags: Healthy Aging
Format: Website

Data , tools and resources on a range of topics available on healthy aging and Alzheimer’s from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)