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Valued Partnership

Internship benefits housing provider and doctoral student while supporting older adult residents When a Boston-based affordable housing developer wanted to survey their residents to better support their health-related needs, they paused. What did they know about approaching older adults to… Continue Reading →

Engaging People with Dementia

Management of Aging Services grad awarded $500K grant to support project begun at UMass Boston A modest decline of memory loss is fairly common in aging. But, Debby Dodds MAS ’14 says she could “see the disenfranchisement of early-stage memory… Continue Reading →

Reinvesting in home and community-based services

How the Biden Administration’s $1.9 trillion relief bill will impact Medicaid in Massachusetts The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) — a COVID-19 relief and recovery package — was signed into law by President Joseph Biden last month. Among the $1.9… Continue Reading →

100th Dissertation Celebrated by UMass Boston’s Gerontology Program

One in Five Gerontology PhDs are earned at UMass Boston The Gerontology program at UMass Boston (UMB) has recognized a significant milestone: its 100th dissertation defense. With the COVID-19 pandemic still requiring most academic work conducted remotely, Krystal Kittle defended… Continue Reading →

How Massachusetts Can Become a Living Laboratory for Aging

Reposted from The Boston Globe  Let’s measure what’s going on in cities and towns so we can identify how a community’s aging circumstances change over time. By Elizabeth Dugan associate professor in the Department of Gerontology at the McCormack Graduate… Continue Reading →

Nursing Home Reimbursement: A case study

The current financing structure of Pennsylvania nursing homes is not sustainable Nursing homes play a critical role delivering long-term services and supports (LTSS) to older adults and individuals under the age of 65 with disabilities. Despite this, these facilities face… Continue Reading →

How do we build a culture of person-centered care for older adults?

A new report shows that whether care preferences for older adults are considered is heavily influenced by race, income, and other variables.  “When thinking about your experiences with the healthcare system over the past year, how often were your preferences… Continue Reading →

“Older Adults and COVID-19: Implications for Aging Policy and Practice”

New webinar explores the impact of the pandemic on older adults View the full slide set here, and a video recording from the 2.5 hour webinar is available here. Edward Alan Miller, Gerontology Department Professor and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal… Continue Reading →

Boston’s Older Population: Increasing in Racial Diversity, but Quality of Life is Shaped by Racism, Discrimination

A new report from UMass Boston identifies aging equity among Boston residents The number of Boston residents aged 60 and older has increased by more than one-third in the last eight years and more than half of older residents are… Continue Reading →

Pension Rights

Help is available to secure your pension Whether your retirement is close at hand or years away, you’re likely counting on savings and other income sources you’ve maintained to provide you with a comfortable and secure life after working for… Continue Reading →

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