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New Report Highlights Factors that Influence Healthy Aging in Massachusetts

December 10, 2018

The 2018 Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report was released today. The comprehensive examination of the health of older people in the Commonwealth offers detailed profiles of every city and town, maps and other tools to understand healthy aging trends and disparities throughout the state. Prepared by a research team at the Gerontology Institute at the John W. McCormack Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts Boston, the report was funded by Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Highlights were shared at a meeting of the Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts.

The report includes Community Profiles for all 351 cities and towns, 16 Boston neighborhoods, 6 Worcester neighborhoods, and 6 Springfield neighborhoods.

Learn more about the 2018 Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report.

New Investments Build on Momentum in Local Communities
Nearly $270,000 Awarded to Support Innovation

November 15, 2018

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 and public spaces, and integrating age-friendly practices.”

Read more about the Momentum Fund grants.

Letters of intent for Systems and Best Practices and Collaboration and Community Engagement are due January 23

October 9, 2018

The Foundation is accepting letters of intent (LOIs) for Systems and Best Practices and Collaboration and Community Engagement grants to community organizations as we invest in age-friendly initiatives. The deadline is Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. ET.

If invited to submit a proposal, full applications should be submitted by Frday, March 29, 2019. Grants for this cycle will run from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

Learn more about how to apply.

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