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In innovative partnership, City and State team up to house chronically homeless older adults and pair them with services & supports Posted on Jun 23

The City of Boston’s Boston’s Way Home, in partnership with MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) and MassHealth, hosted a “housing surge” on June 15, designed to connect chronically homeless older adults with housing while qualifying them for services and support.  This unique partnership   …Continue Reading In innovative partnership, City and State team up to house chronically homeless older adults and pair them with services & supports

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Posted on Jun 12

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15, 2017 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). On that day, communities all over the world will highlight the growing problem of elder abuse in order to raise awareness and engage more active support for our older adults. The U.S. Administration on Aging   …Continue Reading World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Age Out Loud! Celebrate Older Americans Month in May Posted on May 1

Age Out Loud! Celebrate Older Americans Month in May

Age-Friendly World! Anti-aging Workouts! Second Acts!  Lifelong Learning! Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to and the way we talk about aging is changing too. For many Americans, it is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams can get a renewed energy,   …Continue Reading Age Out Loud! Celebrate Older Americans Month in May

Get to Know the Benefits of Senior Care Options! Posted on Sep 21

Get to Know the Benefits of Senior Care Options!

How Senior Care Options can help you live a more independent, healthier life Medicare. Medicaid. Doctors. Nurses. Vision Services. Dental. These are some of the many components that make up the massive network that encapsulates health care for seniors; and for many seniors and those   …Continue Reading Get to Know the Benefits of Senior Care Options!

Elder Abuse is Often Unreported, Help Protect Those in Your Community Posted on Jun 16

Elder Abuse is Often Unreported, Help Protect Those in Your Community

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day provides an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. Every year an estimated   …Continue Reading Elder Abuse is Often Unreported, Help Protect Those in Your Community

Older Americans Are Blazing A Trail – Celebrate Older Americans Month in May Posted on May 6

Older Americans Are Blazing A Trail - Celebrate Older Americans Month in May

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) is celebrating Older Americans Month and following this year’s theme “Blaze a Trail” emphasizing the ways older adults are reinventing themselves through new work and new passions, engaging their communities, and blazing a trail of positive impact   …Continue Reading Older Americans Are Blazing A Trail – Celebrate Older Americans Month in May

EOEA Welcomes Two Talented Leaders Posted on Apr 6

EOEA Welcomes Two Talented Leaders

Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) Secretary Alice Bonner recently appointed Emily Cooper as the Chief Housing Officer and Patricia Yu as the Director of Policy and Research. “I’m thrilled to welcome these two talented experts in aging programs and policy to our Elder Affairs leadership   …Continue Reading EOEA Welcomes Two Talented Leaders

Tips for Seniors: Making Spirits Bright and Healthy This Holiday Season Posted on Dec 11

Tips for Seniors: Making Spirits Bright and Healthy This Holiday Season

For seniors, like everyone else, the holidays can be a great time but also an excuse to overindulge but it’s important to remember to enjoy the abundance of sugary, salty and high-fat foods in moderation. Seniors, in particular, must pay close attention to their diet   …Continue Reading Tips for Seniors: Making Spirits Bright and Healthy This Holiday Season

What You Need to Know about MassOptions! Posted on Nov 25

What You Need to Know about MassOptions!

The number of older adults and individuals with disabilities in Massachusetts is rapidly growing. We know that navigating programs and services can sometimes be complicated, and we are committed to facilitating better access for the people we serve. That is why the Baker-Polito Administration along   …Continue Reading What You Need to Know about MassOptions!

Farmers Market Tour Shines A Positive Light on the Importance of Access to Local Produce for Seniors Posted on Oct 16

Farmers Market Tour Shines A Positive Light on the Importance of Access to Local Produce for Seniors

It was a beautiful October day – perfect for a visit to a farmers market. Crisp air and warm sun mingled with rich autumn foliage to provide a perfect backdrop for the bountiful fresh produce overflowing at the vendor booths.  Not only did the Northampton   …Continue Reading Farmers Market Tour Shines A Positive Light on the Importance of Access to Local Produce for Seniors