Age Friendly Pioneer Valley


The Age and Dementia Friendly Pioneer Valley Initiative

With a grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation, the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission is in the process of helping local communities achieve their AARP Age and Dementia Friendly designations and convening community and regional partners quarterly to hear from experts and share best practices in the designation, assessment and implementation of strategies to make communities great places to live for people of all ages. 

Community partners in FY21 and FY22 include Agawam, Amherst, Belchertown, Hadley, Monson, Northampton, Palmer, South Hadley, and Ware.

"Well-designed, age-friendly communities foster economic growth and make for happier, healthier residents of all ages"- AARP”

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Questions? Want to get involved?

Contact Becky Basch, senior planner with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission,
to get more information on the project. • 60 Congress Street, Floor 1 • Springfield, MA 01104 • 802-245-4002