In October, 2021, the MA Senate developed a report in response to COVID-19. The Covid crisis has wholly reshaped our collective lives, from the way we work to the ways we teach, socialize, shop, and play. State policy needs to adapt to this changed reality, and our Senate Committee on Reimagining Massachusetts Post-Pandemic Resiliency has embraced this goal — with a mandate to identify fundamental policy challenges and propose solutions for the deepest needs of today and tomorrow. Read the Senate Report (pdf) on Reimagining the Future of Massachusetts.

Dignity Alliance Massachusetts commends the Senate Committee on Reimagining the Future of Massachusetts on the October 2021 release of such a forward-looking document and policy proposals. There is much in the report to be applauded by older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers, and their advocates.

However, there are also areas where we will respectfully offer suggestions or expand on points made in the report.

Dignity Alliance MA is working to improve some key areas. The pages below describe these focus areas:

  • Housing
  • Facilities
  • Behavioral Health
  • HCBS
  • Veterans
  • COVID-19