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Research Report

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Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging, senior centers, older adults, Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Massachusetts


Economic Policy | Gerontology


This report was produced by the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging (CSDRA), a research unit within the Gerontology Institute at UMass Boston, in partnership with the Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging (MCOA).

The goal of this project is to develop and distribute a comprehensive database that will contribute to successfully meeting the shared goals of MCOA and EOEA. It will facilitate clearer explanations about what COAs do, supporting more effective advocacy efforts on the part of MCOA and stronger reporting by EOEA. It will be a resource for MCOA staff, helping member COAs identify relevant models for programs or services (e.g., Which nearby communities offer falls prevention programs?). As well, it will allow member COAs to compare the range of services and programs they offer to those provided in similar communities (e.g., How many communities similar to us in size and socioeconomic profile offer congregate meals programs?).



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