This week, the City of Boston + Age Strong Commission shared that 16 local organizations will receive $360,000 for new programs to support Boston’s older adult community.
What is the Age Strong Commission?
We’re so glad you asked — the commission works to enhance the lives of older Bostonians (55+) with meaningful programs, resources, and connections. Looking for information + referrals on housing, nutrition, health insurance, transportation, volunteering opportunities, or activities? This is where you can find resources to live and age strong in Boston.
The Creating Community and Reducing Social Isolation grant was created to connect community members with one another. When social connections are made, engagement levels + a sense of belonging increases, which is a win, win for everyone.
Grant recipients will receive funds ranging from $12,000-$27,000 to create new or expand current programs designed for older adults to work towards better physical and mental health.
What types of programs can we expect?
Proposed programs include an in-person educational wellness series, a Buddy Project for homebound residents, a community meal series, and a digital literacy program.
Let’s meet the organizations
This cohort includes organizations specializing in aging, community development, housing + immigrant advancement.
Orchard Park Tenants Association/Saida’s Community Garden
Ready for more resources?
Age Strong also publishes Boston Seniority Magazine, a free monthly publication distributed to over 350 locations.