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Age-Friendly Winter Spaces Guide Aims to Help Communities Embrace Winter, Promote Physical Activity and Social Engagement

By James Fuccione on Dec 16, 2020 11:39 pm
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 … Continue reading Age-Friendly Winter Spaces Guide Aims to Help Communities Embrace Winter, Promote Physical Activity and Social Engagement
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Boston and New Bedford Featured in AARP’s Age-Friendly COVID-19 Response Highlights

By James Fuccione on Dec 16, 2020 11:37 pm
Among the nation’s communities and local leaders on the frontlines of the global coronavirus pandemic are the more than 450 towns, cities, counties and states enrolled in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities – 74 of which are in Massachusetts. AARP highlighted COVID-19 response in age-friendly communities across the country and included examples from Boston … Continue reading Boston and New Bedford Featured in AARP’s Age-Friendly COVID-19 Response Highlights
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COVID-19 Testing: Tips for Families with a Loved One Living with Dementia

By James Fuccione on Dec 16, 2020 11:22 pm
A tip sheet produced by the Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH in collaboration with the Massachusetts Councils on Aging and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs offers families guidance on COVID-19 testing for a loved one living with dementia. As the resource explains, given concern that a loved one will be anxious or agitated before or … Continue reading COVID-19 Testing: Tips for Families with a Loved One Living with Dementia
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LGBT Aging 2025: Strategies for Achieving a Healthy and Thriving LGBT Older Adult Community in Massachusetts

By James Fuccione on Dec 16, 2020 11:11 pm
A new report from The Fenway Institute finds that older LGBTQ adults in the Commonwealth report being diagnosed with depression at twice the rate of their straight, cisgender peers, and are twice as likely to fall and be injured in a fall over the past year. It also finds that while older LGBTQ adults are … Continue reading LGBT Aging 2025: Strategies for Achieving a Healthy and Thriving LGBT Older Adult Community in Massachusetts
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National League of Cities Opens ‘Leadership in Community Resilience’ Grant Opportunity

By James Fuccione on Dec 15, 2020 03:36 pm
The Leadership in Community Resilience (LCR) grant program from the National League of Cities (NLC) supports and enhances local capacity among elected leaders and staff, communities, and community-based organizations as they pursue coordinated climate resilience efforts. Since 2017, 33 cities have participated in the LCR program.  Climate impacts and other shocks such as Covid-19 have … Continue reading National League of Cities Opens ‘Leadership in Community Resilience’ Grant Opportunity
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