Making LGBTQIA+ Elders Feel Welcome and Cared For

Age- and Dementia-Friendly Action Plan Released

Aging as LGBTQIA+: Two Stories

Community Members Are Invited to an Age- and Dementia-Friendly Conversation

Age-Friendly Communities: Implementation and Success in Rural Areas

Making Tracks Toward Becoming Age- and Dementia-Friendly

The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Report on Ageism

What Does an Age-Friendly Community Mean to You?

Recognizing the Need to Make Our Region More Age-Friendly

LifePath’s New Initiative Aims to Make Our Communities More Age-Friendly

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Making LGBTQIA+ Elders Feel Welcome and Cared For

It is imperative that we take a stance to work towards equity and inclusion for the LGBTQIA+ community. Research shows that upwards of five percent of long-term care residents are members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender community. This short video explains the issues facing LGBTQIA+ elders in long-term care communities and how to become

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Aging as LGBTQIA+: Two Stories

It is imperative that we take a stance to work towards equity, and inclusion for the LGBTQIA+ community. The short video below displays the disadvantages and discrimination older adults who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community face throughout their livelihoods. Our civic duty calls us to acknowledge these disparities, and actively engage all older

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Community Members Are Invited to an Age- and Dementia-Friendly Conversation

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

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The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Report on Ageism

Barbara Bodzin, Executive Director

Age is one of the first things we notice about other people. Ageism arises when age is used to categorize and divide people in ways that lead to harm, disadvantages, and injustice and erodes solidarity across generations.

Ageism refers to stereotypes (how we think), prejudice (how we feel), and discrimination (how we

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Recognizing the Need to Make Our Region More Age-Friendly

This October marks one year since the launch of LifePath’s Age- and Dementia-Friendly Communities Project in Franklin County and the North Quabbin. This initiative, which is based on the age-friendly community model created by the World Health Organization and administered in the United States by AARP, seeks to help make our communities more aware and

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LifePath’s New Initiative Aims to Make Our Communities More Age-Friendly

LifePath is embarking on an exciting new initiative with the aim of making communities in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region more age-friendly. Unlike many of our direct service programs, this project will target long term, policy and systems level change to both the built environment and the social environment. So, what does it