In the Media

Learning for the Love of it at UMass Boston ›

Chelsea Record | June 21, 2019
The McCormack Graduate School's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is having an open house on Wednesday.

Personal care aides should be part of care team: study ›

McKnight's Senior Living | June 13, 2019
Robyn Stone, DrPH, and Natasha Bryant of the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston say personal care, home health, and home care aides should be included in team programs. Their study shows barriers include inadequate training and high turnover. The center is part of the McCormack Graduate School.

DIY Retirement Savings Exacerbate American Families’ Already High Economic Instability ›

Forbes | June 11, 2019
Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller writes that "families could end up with a lot less retirement income than they had hoped and planned for if they make unlucky or unwise decisions."

Despite Good Labor Market News, Older Workers Not Ready For The Next Recession ›

Forbes | June 07, 2019
Christian Weller, professor of public policy and public affairs in the McCormack Graduate School, writes that "recent improvements may not be enough to prepare [older workers] for a recession in the not-so-distant future."

Avoiding police layoffs a key point in Methuen’s $176 million budget ›

The Republican | June 04, 2019
The McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management worked with the City of Methuen to create a budget that corrected previous budget deficiencies while amending the city’s financial structure.

State funding study on elderly and gambling at Plainridge ›

The Sun Chronicle | June 04, 2019
The McCormack Graduate School's Gerontology Institute, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling and the state Council on Aging, is studying the impact gambling is having on the elderly in the towns surrounding the Plainville slots parlor.

Getting poorer while working harder: The ‘cliff effect’ ›

The Conversation | June 03, 2019
Susan R. Crandall, director of the McCormack Graduate School's Center for Social Policy, writes that "there is no place in the country where a family supported by one minimum-wage worker with a full-time job can live and afford a 2-bedroom apartment at the average fair-market rent."

Michael Herbert overcame alcohol addiction, rose to become Ashland’s town manager ›

MetroWest Daily News | June 02, 2019
Michael Herbert, who earned a bachelor's degree in community planning from UMass Boston in 2007 and a master's in public affairs from the McCormack Graduate School in 2009, is the town manager in Ashland.

Whitman to vote Saturday on debt exclusion ›

The Enterprise | May 16, 2019
The McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is working with Whitman to figure out exactly how to spend additional property tax revenue, and how to communicate that to voters.

For Help With Long-Term Care Costs, Look To The States ›

Forbes | May 10, 2019
At the state level, action is beginning to help family caregivers and their loved ones pay for home care, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. Marc Cohen, codirector of the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston, says, "All of a sudden, things started happening.” The center is part of the McCormack Graduate School.