Massachusetts developed this toolkit to simplify your community’s work to meet the needs of residents as they age. It brings together resources from the national and global age-friendly and dementia friendly movements and directs users to guidance, examples, and case studies.
How To Navigate This Toolkit:
For communities that are new to both the age- and dementia friendly movements, select the box below: "View resources on becoming age- and dementia friendly."
If you are currently working to make your community age-friendly, it is essential that special consideration be given to people living with dementia. For guidance, select the box below: "Integrate dementia friendly activity into your age-friendly work."
If you are currently working to make your community dementia friendly, please consider activities that benefit people of all ages and abilities. For guidance, select the box below: "Integrate age-friendly activity into your dementia friendly work."
To learn more about the age- and dementia friendly movements and to understand why integration is so important, select the box below: “Learn about this toolkit.”