Since the launch of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, eighty-nine (89) communities across Massachusetts have been designated as age-friendly communities with approved action plans, while eighty-seven (87) communities are considered emerging age-friendly communities working towards action plan development. 

In light of this progression, the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC), in partnership with the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative (MHAC), was awarded District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) funding in March of 2022 to pursue a regional age-dementia friendly designation. This effort coincides with the agency's development of Imagine2050 - a region-wide comprehensive planning initiative that aims to improve the welfare and prosperity for those that live, work, and visit Central Massachusetts - to provide an age-friendly perspective that supports the plan.

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