Foundation announces new grants of nearly $1.8 million
Tufts Health Plan Foundation today announced new community investments that reflect its commitment to make our cities and towns great places to grow up and grow old. The nearly $1.8 million supports 16 community organizations working to make communities healthier for people of all ages, with a specific interest in engaging older adults. These investments are in addition to nearly $1 million in previously announced work.
"Our investments encourage collaboration and leverage accumulated wisdom we trust will lead to vibrant, inclusive, supportive communities," said Thomas P. O'Neill, III, chair of the Foundation's board of directors. "Communities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island recognize older people as assets for creating a better future."
The supported grants in systems improvement and best practices reflect a trend of increased regional and local efforts to create age- and dementia-friendly communities. The initiatives promote cross sector collaboration, expand engagement of older people, advance improvements to services that support the health and wellbeing of older people, and foster intergenerational connections.