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LOIs due Jan. 10!
There's still time to submit your application for our Cycle 1, 2014 Healthy Aging grants program. Submit your Letter of Inquiry in one of three areas: Health & Wellness, Purposeful Engagement or Empowerment.
  
Deadline:
Friday, January 10, 2014 4:00 p.m. EST. 
  
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December 2013 
News
Register Now for our Healthy Aging Forum!

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation and Massachusetts Health Policy Forum invite you to the fourth policy forum on healthy aging, Healthy Aging in the Commonwealth: Charting a Path Forward, on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Newton Marriott.  

 

During this forum, we will unveil the forthcoming report on healthy aging - the first of its kind in the state to provide data on health and social indicators for older adults in communities across Massachusetts.

 

Poster session at the 2012 Healthy Aging Forum

We will also showcase a new website for the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative designed to connect professionals, advocates, senior activists, and communities in the field of healthy aging.

The forum will feature keynote speaker Joseph Coughlin, Ph.D., director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab. The Rev. Liz Walker of Roxbury Presbyterian Church will lead a discussion with Massachusetts Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett and Massachusetts Elder Affairs Secretary Ann Hartstein on healthy aging indicators in the state.
And, due to popular demand, the poster session will return this year to highlight a number of healthy aging activities in Massachusetts.

 

Click here for a conference agenda and to register for the forum.

Diversity in Aging
Making Aging Well a Priority
Participants in a class offered by the Latino Health Insurance Program

Through its Mi Vida, Mi Salud ("My Life, My Health") program, the Latino Health Insurance Program conducts healthy aging classes, provides transportation and assists older adults with medical coverage and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) enrollment. The program helps low-income Latino seniors in Framingham, Marlborough, Milford, Ashland, Boston and Worcester to improve their lifestyles, eating habits and overall health. Full story.

Resources
Holiday Tips for Caregivers 

The holidays can be a stressful time, particularly for caregivers of persons with dementia. The Alzheimer's Association offers helpful advice for caregivers on how to be flexible and adjust expectations over the holidays so that caregivers can focus on creating positive experiences with loved ones. AARP also offers tips for caregivers on how to take better care of themselves this season.

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