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Revolutionizing and Redefining Aging at Hebrew SeniorLife

September 11, 2012

ReAge

You may have noticed that we’ve been using a new word at Hebrew SeniorLife to refer to our unique efforts to transform aging. That word is ReAge. ReAge is a combination of the words “redefining” and “aging.” It represents our commitment to “question everything about the aging process by challenging conventions to create a new standard-of-care approach that will positively impact the lives of older adults.”

The College of Retirement Living: You and Your Aging Parents

September 6, 2012

son and elderly mother

Special College of Retirement Living Program

You and Your Aging Parents: A Family Approach to Lifelong Health, Wellness & Care

Session 1 brings together authors and experts who will help families understand the changes aging brings to their lives. Session 2 will help educate them with information and tools to help plan for lifelong health, wellness and care. Anyone who purchases a ticket can bring a family member or loved one for no additional charge.

SESSION 1: Acknowledging the Change

Eyesight problems that plague seniors—and how to avoid them

September 4, 2012

senior eye health

Have you noticed any changes in vision? As we age, it’s not uncommon for eyesight to become impaired. Glacuoma, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) and diabetic retinopathy are the most common eye disorders experienced by seniors. I see my fair share of patients with these conditions in my role as optometrist at Hebrew SeniorLife and, while eye problems are irritating for anyone, they are particularly frustrating for seniors as impairment hinders independence.

Study shows that social activity contributes to a long, healthy life

August 30, 2012

staying active

Stay connected-and we don’t just mean online! Research has shown that maintaining social engagement with people contributes to longer and healthier lives. A study conducted by Hebrew SeniorLife’s Institute for Aging Research showed survival rates among socially active long-term care patients were greater than they were for those who were not.

You can build your social network of friends and family by setting a goal of getting out of the house regularly.

Here are a few ideas I share with seniors about how they can make that happen:

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