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MA Age-Friendly Efforts Highlighted at AARP Livable Communities Conference

8 days ago   |   By Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative

With nearly 40 cities and towns designated as Age-Friendly, as well as one of three statewide designations in the country, Massachusetts joined communities and organizations to learn and share best practices at the AARP Livable Communities Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.
AARP Massachusetts State Director Mike Festa moderated a panel of Age-Friendly States with Robin Lipson of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs representing the Commonwealth. New York and Colorado were also on stage to share their approaches to creating livable communities and states for all.
Nora Moreno Cargie...
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Age-Friendly Funding Alert: ‘AdvancingCities' Challenge

8 days ago   |   By Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative

AdvancingCities is a $500 million, five-year initiative from JPMorgan Chase & Co. to invest in solutions that bolster the long-term vitality of the world's cities and the communities within them that have not benefited from economic growth.
The AdvancingCities Challenge will make investments of up to $3 million in cities to support creative, collaborative and sustainable solutions that address cross-cutting challenges to help more people benefit from a growing economy.
See the full application along with FAQ's and competition info here.
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Healthy Aging Job Alert: Member Engagement Manager at LeadingAge MA

8 days ago   |   By Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative

LeadingAge Massachusetts , a not-for-profit statewide trade association exclusively representing not-for-profit providers of aging services in Massachusetts is seeking a Member Engagement Manager to join their small, but fun and passionate Newton- based team.
The Member Engagement Manager is a full-time position with overall responsibility for development and enhancement of member relations and engagement as well as recruitment of new members. The Member Engagement Manager will have a comprehensive understanding of the Association's programs and benefits , as well as issues facing our...
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New Investments from Tufts HP Foundation Build on Age-Friendly Momentum in Local Communities

8 days ago   |   By Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative

Twenty-seven local organizations each will receive a grant of up to $10,000 from Tufts Health Plan Foundation's new Momentum Fund. The fund was established to foster new ideas and support cities and towns in their efforts to make their communities better places to grow up and grow old.
“We developed the Momentum Fund to help smaller communities and organizations that want to do this work,” said Nora Moreno Cargie, president of Tufts Health Plan Foundation and vice president of corporate citizenship at Tufts Health Plan. “They are adopting more inclusive policies, building accessible parks...
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Age Friendly Funding Alert: Engaged Cities Award

8 days ago   |   By Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative

Each year, the Cities of Service Engaged Cities Award elevates city-led strategies that most successfully engage citizens to help create and implement solutions to pressing local problems.
Cities of Service knows that many cities are involving citizens in creative and effective ways, including civic tech, data analysis, impact volunteering, and more. These cities are combining the reach of City Hall with the on-the-ground knowledge of citizens to solve public problems.
The Engaged Cities Award is open to cities with populations of 30,000+ in the Americas and Europe. Cities of Service...
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