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The Massachusetts Senior Games held its first power walk competition on June 17, 2018 at Springfield College, Springfield, MA  The race was in conjunction with MASG’s Super Weekend at the college where track and field, basketball, swimming, tennis and racquetball events were held, drawing upward of 250 athletes from Massachusetts, New England and various…(Read More)

Final FY19 Ask


June 11, 2018 To the 190st General Court: On behalf of the Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging we would like to thank the leadership and the rank and file from both chambers for their FY19 budget proposals for our Commonwealth’s budget; each has its merits. Our Board of Directors wishes to share their…(Read More)

MCOA Membership: As I mentioned when we began the Senate process for the FY19 Budget, MCOA requested changes to the proposals as submitted by our Governor (House 2) and the final House proposal (House 4401). Both included the lofty objective of $12/elder (a year ahead of schedule) but they both failed to restore the…(Read More)

Momentum Fund will award up to $300,000 to Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island communities WATERTOWN, MA, May 17, 2018 – Tufts Health Plan Foundation today announced a new mini-grant program. The Momentum Fund will advance age-friendly and dementia-friendly work in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Grants of up to $10,000…(Read More)

MCOA Membership and Allies: ACTION NEEDED Several Floor Amendments have been filed on behalf of municipal Councils on Aging. Two are extremely important to MCOA and we ask our Membership and allies to conduct a full court press and encourage your Senator to sign on to both Amendments #559 and #452. In addition, to these…(Read More)

MCOA Membership SWM releases their proposal for FY19 budget and sets Formula Grant at $11. Details below of the three versions published so far… Senate Ways and Means releases its version of FY19 Budget…  9110-9002 BOTTOM LINE $11/elder For grants to the councils on aging and for grants to or contracts with non…(Read More)