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MHAC LAUNCHES ‘EQUITY IN AGING' COMMITTEE AND ONGOING WEBINAR SERIES

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative launched ‘ Equity in Aging ‘ in a kickoff webinar that featured resources and along with...

MATERIALS AVAILABLE TO RECOGNIZE MAY AS OLDER AMERICANS MONTH

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation's observance of Older Americans Month. The theme for 2021 is “Communities...

 
 
 

‘SMART CYCLING QUICK GUIDE' PUBLISHED BY LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS AND AARP

The Smart Cycling Quick Guide is an easy-to-read booklet that outlines the basic rules of the road, components of a bicycle, and all...

UPCOMING HEALTHY AGING EVENTS: SENIOR MEDICARE PATROL, DEMENTIA FRIENDS

Please see the following event notices hosted by partners of the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative: Massachusetts Senior Medicare...

 
 
 

REPORT: THE CHANGING PICTURE OF WHO CLAIMS SOCIAL SECURITY EARLY

As individuals approach their 60s, they face the important decision about when to start claiming Social Security retirement benefits....

NEW DATA ON ADVANCE CARE PLANNING DURING PANDEMIC COINCIDES WITH PREPARATIONS FOR HEALTHCARE DECISIONS DAY

As the toll of COVID-19 continues to climb, newly released poll data suggest an opportunity to use the pandemic as a prompt for discussing...

 
 
 

AGE-FRIENDLY FUNDING ALERT: TUFTS HEALTH PLAN FOUNDATION, BOSTON DIGITAL EQUITY FUND, FALLON HEALTH, AARP COMMUNITY CHALLENGE

Periodically, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative shares funding opportunities that advance inclusive, age- and dementia...

MASS. RESIDENTS AGE 55+ AND THOSE WITH ONE MEDICAL CONDITION BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR COVID-19 VACCINE

As of Monday, April 5 th , residents 55+ and residents with one certain medical condition are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine...

 
 
 

US HHS TO EXPAND ACCESS TO COVID-19 VACCINES FOR OLDER ADULTS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services , through a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and...

REPORT: GROWING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AWARENESS THROUGH STATE PROGRAMS, PARTNERSHIPS, AND INNOVATION

Building partnerships through collaboration between assistive technology programs and long-term services and supports agencies is one...

 
 
 

JOIN MHAC FOR ‘EQUITY IN AGING' WEBINAR

Along with partners from AARP Massachusetts, the Public Health Institute of Western Mass., and UMass-Lowell, the Massachusetts Healthy...

REPORT FROM RWJF AND HEALTHY PLACES BY DESIGN RECOMMENDS COMMUNITY-BASED SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE SOCIAL CONNECTEDNESS

To amplify learning around social isolation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions team invested in...

 
 
 

OLDER ADULT POPULATION DRIVING GROWTH IN MASS. ‘DUAL ELIGIBLE' MEMBERSHIP

According to Mass Medicaid Policy Institute's report, “ A Primer on the Dual Eligible Population in Massachusetts ,” over the past...

AARP'S GLOBAL COUNCIL ON BRAIN HEALTH OFFERS RECOMMENDATIONS RELATED TO COVID-19

The Global Council on Brain Health , an independent collaborative of scientists, health professionals, scholars, and policy experts...

 
 
 

CONVERSATION GUIDE DEVELOPED BY IHI TO IMPROVE COVID-19 VACCINE UPTAKE

To help health care staff and leaders have trust-building conversations about the COVID-19 vaccine, both at work and at home, the Institute...

UPCOMING AGE- AND DEMENTIA FRIENDLY WEBINARS AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

On behalf of our partners, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is pleased to share the following opportunities with our network. On-Demand...

 
 
 

BAKER ADMINISTRATION RELEASES PHASE 4 UPDATED GUIDANCE TO HEALTH CARE AND HUMAN SERVICES PROVIDERS

As Massachusetts begins Phase 4, this week the Executive Office of Health and Human Services and respective agencies released a series...

AGE-FRIENDLY FUNDING ALERT: HUD, AARP COMMUNITY CHALLENGE, MASS. BROADBAND INSTITUTE

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages our network of communities and stakeholders to consider and promote the following...

 
 
 

BAKER ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES VACCINE TIMELINE FOR ALL RESIDENTS, PROVIDES WEEKLY DOSE UPDATES & $24.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR VACCINE EQUITY INITIATIVE

The Baker Administration announced the timeline for all remaining residents to be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. The Administration...

CMS UPDATES NURSING HOME GUIDANCE WITH REVISED VISITATION RECOMMENDATIONS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services , in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , issued updated...

 
 
 



New Cookbook Lets Pet Owners Coordinate Meals With Their Cats

New Cookbook Lets Pet Owners Coordinate Meals With Their Cats

You can now pair your dinner with your cat's thanks to this new Fancy Feast cookbook If you're constantly looking for ways to pair your dinner with your feline so you can... Read more ...

Medical student, 21, died a day after getting J&J vaccine

Medical student, 21, died a day after getting J&J vaccine

John Foley, 21, a student at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio received the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine on Saturday and was discovered by his roommates on Sunday. Read more ...

Q&A: Diagnosing new HCV infections more challenging during COVID-19 pandemic

Q&A: Diagnosing new HCV infections more challenging during COVID-19 pandemic

It has been well over year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and all aspects of health care have been impacted in various ways. WHO's goal to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030... Read more ...

FDA approves Opdivo for initial treatment of advanced gastrointestinal cancers

FDA approves Opdivo for initial treatment of advanced gastrointestinal cancers

The FDA approved nivolumab as part of combination therapy for certain patients with gastrointestinal malignancies. The approval applies to use of the agent with certain types... Read more ...

4 Rules Parents Should Follow To Minimize Public Park Drama

4 Rules Parents Should Follow To Minimize Public Park Drama

If you have ever taken a kid to the playground, you know playground politics is a thing. And I am not talking about the kids; I am talking about the parents. Because a trip to... Read more ...

Spike proteins in Pfizer, Moderna Covid-19 vaccines linked to deadly blood...

Spike proteins in Pfizer, Moderna Covid-19 vaccines linked to deadly blood clots, brain inflammation and heart attacks

The media is giving considerable airtime to the deadly blood clot issue with Wuhan coronavirus injections from AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson , both of which are... Read more ...

Walk For Weight Loss With This 4-Week Video Workout Plan - Just Press Play...

Walk For Weight Loss With This 4-Week Video Workout Plan - Just Press Play and Follow Along!

If you're looking to lose weight, combining cardio with strength training is effective and recommended by trainers. And walking is one of the best forms of cardio you can do... Read more ...

Sufficient Drug Stocks and Beds Available to Treat COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu

Sufficient Drug Stocks and Beds Available to Treat COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan said drugs to treat COVID-19 and other diseases were available in large quantities and 'people need not worry about that'. Read more ...

Pregnant women to be offered coronavirus vaccine

Pregnant women to be offered coronavirus vaccine

Up until now, the vaccine has only been offered to pregnant women when their risk of exposure to the virus was high Read more ...

Best MP3 Players For Kids (That May Just Keep Them Quiet For A Few Minutes)

Best MP3 Players For Kids (That May Just Keep Them Quiet For A Few Minutes)

Kids' MP3 music players are perfect for young music lovers who are always groovin' to a beat. Love it or hate it, digital devices are a part of your kids' lives - they're using... Read more ...