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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)

Amendment # 327 to FY19 HWM: Elder Behavioral Health The HWM Committee did not include funding for our Elder Behavioral Health in FY19; which means our 5 current EMHOT Projects would cease June 30th and our efforts to develop Behavioral Health Programs statewide would be dealt a significant setback. MCOA is asking all members to…(Read More)

Members of the House of Representatives: The Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging requests your support for Amendment #327 (text below) to the proposed HWM FY19 Budget (H4400). Currently an earmark for FY18 is funding 5 pilot EMHOT projects, (Elder Mental Health Outreach Teams) across our Commonwealth that are helping older adults cope with depression…(Read More)

***ACTION NEEDED*** MCOA Membership The House Ways and Means Committee released its proposed FY19 Budget and here are the highlights (see a summary chart provided by the Home Care Aide Council below): HWM funded Line Item #9110-9002 at the same level as the Governor’s proposal, $16,615,125 with a specific provision to…(Read More)

by: The My Medicare Matters Team Beginning April 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will be sending new Medicare cards to beneficiaries. The new cards are being sent to decrease Medicare beneficiaries’ vulnerability to identity theft by removing the Social Security-based number from their Medicare identification cards and replacing it with a…(Read More)