Boston-area CDCs to be Better Equipped to Support Seniors Thanks to Tufts Health Plan Foundation
Demographic projections indicate a 53 percent increase in senior households in the Boston area between 2010 and 2030. With nearly 23,000 people over 65 years of age in the Boston-area, 73 percent of whom are low-income, the need for affordable housing and support services is significant. Thanks to the generous support of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, Enterprise is developing the Health and Senior Housing Learning Collaborative for Community Development Corporations designed to support this growing need.
The program will foster collaboration by bringing together Boston-area affordable housing developers/owners to share best practices and lessons learned for developing and operating affordable housing that addresses health needs and allows older adults to age in place with dignity. These learnings will then be used to provide individualized technical assistance to help groups develop and implement their own age-restricted housing and service plans. The ultimate goal of the program is to ensure that older adults benefit from improved individual and community health.
The Learning Collaborative aligns with Tufts Health Plan Foundation’s commitment to advancing age-friendly policies and practices that are relevant, focus on older adults, and include them in community solutions.