Becoming Age Friendly Berkshires
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2030, over 50% of Berkshire County residents will be age 50 or older. With a median age of 44, Berkshire County is older than the rest of Massachusetts (median age of 39) and the U.S. (median age 36). Our collaborative was created to ensure that our residents can live active, safe, healthy and independent lives in their homes or hometowns, for as long as possible.
HERE’S HOW WE ARE Becoming Age Friendly Berkshires
Lend us your talents!
Age Friendly Berkshires is building a movement that embraces and supports older adults, while taking advantage of all the talents and skills that older adults bring to the Berkshires. Do you have talents to lend? Contact us!
Age Friendly Berkshires Action Plan
Age Friendly Berkshires was the first Massachusetts community to join the AARP Network of Age Friendly States and Communities in June, 2015. Since that time, AFB has received generous support via two, two-year grants from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, to develop and help implement the Age Friendly Berkshires Action Plan, detailed here.