Community Program Planning/Evaluation
A primary goal of the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging is to provide resources and research expertise to communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other agencies that provide services to older adults in Massachusetts and throughout New England.
Located at the UMass Boston campus, the center’s academic environment is conducive to the production of high quality basic and applied research, collaborations with organizations who have shared interests in improving services for older people, and communities with planning and/or program evaluation needs. To date, community program planning and evaluation projects have focused on identifying needs of communities, with respect to providing services to their older residents.
Copies of recent reports can be downloaded below.
Community Needs Assessments
- Assessing Current and Future Needs of Residents Aging in the Town of Andover
- Aging in Scituate: An Assessment of Services and Programs for Our Community
- Aging in West Franklin Communities: Coming Together to Age in Place
- Aging in Place in Marion: A Community Endeavor
- Living and Aging in Newton: Now and In the Future
- Aging in Boston: Preparing Today for a Growing Tomorrow
- Aging in Falmouth: Assessing Current and Future Needs of Our Aging Population
- Aging in Hingham: A Community Affair
- Town of Cohasset Senior Center Study
- Coming of Age in Marshfield: A Needs Assessment of Aging Services
Agreements between local governments and the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging (CSDRA) are exempt from the provisions of Chapter 30b, the Uniform Procurement Act, since the University of Massachusetts is an instrumentality of the Commonwealth. Municipalities may negotiate a scope of services and a price with CSDRA directly, saving both time and money. Similarly, Massachusetts state agencies may enter into Interagency Service Agreements with the CSDRA. For further information, please contact Jan Mutchler at email@example.com.