New England Healthy Living Collective
Six states are working together to improve access to health care information and age and dementia friendly resources. Together we can ensure all adults living and traveling in New England recevie equitable care that honors their values and choices.
Introducing ... NEW Rhode Island Care Planning Tool Kit
With the guidance of our RI Partners, we put together a simple health care planning tool kit for RI residents.
Starting at 18 years old, adults can make their own health care decisions and write down their decisions in a health care plan. This tool kit includes Rhode Island care planning information, documents, and links to local resources.
Download a free RI Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care to get started! View Here!
Health Care Planning Documents from 6 States
Make a Plan. Each state has its own laws and planning documents which protect your right to get the care you want.
Find your state in the boxes below. Click on the state where you live to view your state's planning documents & information. You can download free advance directives or legal & personal documents, to choose an Agent/legal surrogate and write down your care choices. Please note the MOLST/POLST/ COLST and DRN forms are medical orders and must be completed by your clinicians after a discussion about your current medical condition and care choices. Be sure to review "More Information" to learn about your state's regulations.
Healthy Living-Healthy Aging Resources
Connect to Quality Care. Health care providers and Age and-Dementia Friendly organizations are working together to create more livable communities by improving transportation, housing, nutrition, access to health care and much more! Here's a list of the NE Healthy Living Collective Partners to date. Click on the organizations below to learn more about local & state resources.
SPOTLIGHT: What's Happening in New England!
Here's more information about state and local resources. We are just getting started. Please check back often!
Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative (MHAC) is working to make Massachusetts a national leader in vibrant and inclusive age-friendly communities. MHAC recently released the 2018 MA Health Aging Data Report, which serves "as a roadmap helping to identify strengths and needs in communities across the Commonwealth." The data report offers a detailed picture of the health of Massachusetts residents town-by-town. You can read the Highlights of the 2018 Data Report here.
Learn more about Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative here.
Dementia Friends MA and Memory Cafés Directory (MA & National)
Dementia Friends is a global public awareness program that teaches five key messages about dementia and the simple things that every community member can do to make a difference. Dementia Friends MA has wonderful information on Memory Cafés for all New England states & beyond. A memory café is a welcoming place for people with forgetfulness or other changes in their thinking and for their family and friends. Each memory café is different. Some cafés invite guest artists, some offer education about memory changes, and some are just for relaxing and chatting. But all cafés share one goal: to help guests feel comfortable and to know that they are not alone. Cafés are a place to talk with others who understand what you are going through, to forget about limitations and instead focus on strengths, to enjoy other’s company, and to explore something new. Learn more:
- Video: View one-minute video about Memory Cafés in English and Spanish
- Massachusetts Directory and Memory Café Toolkit: www.jfcsboston.org/MemoryCafeDirectory,
- National Memory Café Directory (for every state except MA): www.memorycafedirectory.com.
You can learn more at www.dementiafriendsma.org