New investments build on age-friendly momentum in local communities; nearly $270,000 awarded to support innovation
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."
The Momentum Fund is supporting 10 projects in Massachusetts, 10 in Rhode Island and 7 in New Hampshire. Each is community-led, addresses healthy aging and includes older people in the planning and implementation process.