An age- and dementia-friendly community is a place that makes it easy for older people to stay connected to people that are important to them. And it helps people stay healthy and active even at the oldest ages and provides appropriate support to those who can no longer look after themselves. LifePath, together with its
An Age- and Dementia-Friendly Action Plan is a comprehensive strategy developed by a community to ensure that its infrastructure, services, and policies are designed and implemented in a way that supports and accommodates the needs of people of all ages, particularly older adults. These action plans are specifically focused on creating environments that are accessible,
Imagine a time when older people didn’t have the support they needed to live healthy and fulfilling lives after retirement. That’s what things were like before the Older Americans Act came into existence. This law, also known as the OAA, is an important law that has made life better for older people across the United
While falls can affect anyone, they present a particularly serious concern for older adults. As we age, consequences of falls can be more severe, often resulting in fractures, hospitalizations, and diminished quality of life. Yet, fear of falling can actually increase our risk. In honor of Falls Prevention Awareness week (September 18-22), let’s explore some
Meet Debbie Mumblo, a remarkable person with a passion for walking that has brought her not only personal joy, but also numerous health benefits. At 71 years old, with four children and 14 grandchildren, Debbie is an inspiration to all. She’s not just the Office Coordinator and Morning Receptionist at LifePath, where she’s worked for
LifePath First Nonprofit in Western Mass to be Certified as a Service Enterprise by National Volunteer Organization Points of Light
LifePath is pleased to announce that it has been certified by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as a Service Enterprise. Achieving Service Enterprise certification is a prestigious accomplishment for an organization. In fact, organizations that certify join the top 11 percent of nonprofits nationwide in volunteer management and organizational
Are you a Mass Health member? All MassHealth members will need to have their health coverage renewed soon.
If MassHealth has enough information to confirm your eligibility, your coverage will be renewed automatically. If they are not able to confirm your eligibility automatically, they will send a renewal form in a blue envelope.
What you need to
LifePath, together with its partner Franklin Regional Council of Governments, is leading an initiative towards helping our area become more age- and dementia-friendly. Community members are invited to an in-person conversation and information session about the Age- and Dementia-Friendly Project Thursday, June 22, from 2 to 4 PM, with a resource fair beforehand from 1:30-2
LifePath Receives Grant from Meals on Wheels America with Support from The Home Depot Foundation for Aging Veterans Home Repairs
Meals on Wheels America announces that The Home Depot Foundation has committed $2.53 million to support expansion of Helping Homebound Heroes, a program that provides home repairs and modifications for aging veterans. This increase in funding will enable Helping Homebound Heroes to double its geographic reach, from eight to 16 markets across the country.
As our population ages, it’s important to ensure that our communities are equipped to meet the needs of older adults. That’s why AARP created the Age-Friendly Communities program. This initiative helps cities and towns become more inclusive and accessible for people of all ages, with a focus on older adults.
Since 2020, LifePath, together with its
The vast majority of older people in Western Mass want to “age in place,” or continue living in their homes and communities for as long as possible. To achieve this goal, people can seek support from their local aging network. This includes Councils on Aging, senior centers, LifePath (an Area Agency on Aging), private businesses
Falls Prevention Awareness week, a national health campaign with the goal of increasing awareness around injury prevention due to falls, is September 18-24, 2022.
It is reasonable to be concerned about falls, but the good news is that most falls are preventable! Falls are NOT a natural part of aging, and research has shown that, through