Welcome

Dignity Alliance Massachusetts works to secure fundamental changes in the provision of long-term services, support, and care. We are a grass-roots coalition of aging and disability service and advocacy organizations and supporters.

Download the 2021 Dignity Alliance Massachusetts Annual Report (pdf).

Take Action!

Urgent Action Items

Support these bills and issues by contacting your legislators.

Support An Act relative to supported decision-making agreements for certain adults with disabilities (S.2848, H.4725)

Dignity Digest Spotlight on July 8, 2022 Take Action Dignity Alliance Massachusetts has endorsed An Act relative to supported decision-making ...
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Support An Act expanding wheelchair warranty protections for consumers with disabilities (S.2567)

Dignity Digest Spotlight on July 1, 2022 Take Action Dignity Alliance Massachusetts has endorsed An Act expanding wheelchair warranty protections ...
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Advocate to Pay to Spouses as Caregivers

S89 / H1305 An Act allowing spouses as caregivers Referred to Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities ...
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Advocate for Nursing Home Reform

Please contact Senator Pat Jehlen (Patricia.Jehlen@masenate.gov, (617) 722-1578) and Representative Tom Stanley (Thomas.Stanley@mahouse.gov, (617) 722-2810) of the Committee on Elder ...
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Resolution – COVID-19 Remembrance Day

H4224 - Resolutions establishing the annual observance of COVID-19 Remembrance Day Please support H4224! Letter to Legislators DignityMA has sent ...
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Mission

Dignity Alliance Massachusetts is dedicated to transformative change to ensure the dignity of older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers.  We are committed to advancing new ways of providing long-term services, support, living options, and care, while respecting choice and self-determination.  Through education, legislation, regulatory reform, and legal strategies, this mission will become reality throughout the Commonwealth.

In the News

Masking in Facilities

‘A hostile act’: CDC eases masking rules for hospitals and nursing homes, but they won’t apply to Mass. yet The ...
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COVID-19 Day of Remembrance

Plans to create day of remembrance for COVID-19 victims are languishing State and federal proposals for commemorations remain bottled up ...
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Ageism in Birthday Cards

Take a look at the birthday cards ageism advocates say are mean and stereotypical A national campaign presses card makers ...
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DignityMA Supports Veto Override to Preserve Special Needs Trusts for Seniors

9/13/22 Dignity Alliance Massachusetts strongly urges the Senate and House of Representatives to override the Governor’s poorly reasoned veto of ...
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DignityMA Supports Minimum Staffing Standard

6/10/22 DignityMA response to CMS Request for Information (RFI) to support National Minimum Staffing Standard. Inadequate staffing is the primary ...
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100 Issues – Dignity Digest Milestone

We asked our readers three questions about the notion of dignity and their involvement with Dignity Alliance.
What does “dignity” ...
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Download the 2020 Dignity Alliance Massachusetts Annual Report (docx).