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Meaning through the Arts: Expressive Therapy at Assisted Living NewBridge

A conversation with Leticia Prieto Alvarez, longtime Hebrew SeniorLife music therapist and Memory Care Program Manager at Assisted Living at NewBridge on the Charles

July 19, 2017

Hebrew SeniorLife Music Therapist Leticia Prieto Alvarez

You’ve been with Hebrew SeniorLife for several years. Can you share a little about your background and your career at HSL?

Notes From the Field of Geriatric Medicine: In conversation with a NewBridge geriatrician

A Q&A with Dr. Kouta Ito, geriatric primary care physician at NewBridge on the Charles

May 24, 2017

Dr. Kouta Ito in his office at NewBridge on the Charles

Dr. Kouta Ito joined the Hebrew SeniorLife Medical Group as a geriatric primary care physician at NewBridge on the Charles in Dedham, MA last August. I recently sat down with him to learn more about his background and thoughts on geriatric medicine.

Q: What drew you to being a physician?

NewBridge Resident Creates Volunteer Opportunity as Eucharistic Minister

Sharon Gouveia puts her parish work into action at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Dedham.

April 27, 2017

Eucharistic Minister Sharon Gouveia on the left with HRC patient Leona, who receives regular visits.

Shortly after moving to Dedham, MA senior living community NewBridge on the Charles in 2014, Sharon Gouveia was thrilled to discover there was a need for her religious services on the campus.

For a good part of her adult life, Sharon had been actively involved in her parish work and served as a Eucharistic Minister. Prior to moving to NewBridge, she distributed Holy Communion to patients at Mount Auburn Hospital. 

Boston-area College Student Makes a Difference for Seniors Volunteering in our Adult Day Health Program

March 30, 2017

Volunteer Reana Allen with a Great Days for Seniors participant

As a young girl, Reana Allen enjoyed visiting our adult day health program, Great Days for Seniors, at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center. Reana would come with her aunt, Lorna White, an activity coordinator in the program. “I still remember those days and how much fun I had. It made me feel like I had a second family,” says Reana. “I was surrounded by lots of people. They were like my grandpa and grandma.”

Writer, Poet, Teacher, Senior Living Resident

Q & A with Orchard Cove resident Joan Halperin

February 2, 2017

Joan Halperin sits at the head of the table with her memoir writing class at Orchard Cove

Writer Joan Halperin has lived at Orchard Cove for the past thirteen years. Originally from New York City, she relocated to New England to be closer to her daughter and son. She chose Hebrew SeniorLife’s Orchard Cove senior living community in Canton, MA as her new home due to its welcoming atmosphere and the fact that it was already home to many visual artists and writers with similar interests.

Orchard Cove Resident’s Story of Holocaust Survival Featured in New Documentary Film

“We are Jews from Breslau” recently premiered at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival

November 30, 2016

Esther Adler at Orchard Cove

Today Esther is a published author and poet as well as a scholar of Judaism and Hebrew teacher at Orchard Cove in Canton, MA. Her experiences living in the community have inspired her to become a prolific poet. She participates fully in community spiritual life and is an avid reader of history and biography. Her warmth, vitality and intelligence shine through with other residents.

Creativity in our Communities: Orchard Cove Resident Daisy Brand Shares The Story Behind Her Work

An ongoing series featuring the artistic contributions of residents at our Hebrew SeniorLife communities

September 19, 2016

Artist and Orchard Cove resident Daisy Brand reflected back in a mirror, the frame of which she made herself.

“Creativity in Our Communities” is an ongoing series highlighting extraordinary artists from Hebrew SeniorLife’s senior living communities, including Orchard Cove, NewBridge on the Charles, Jack Satter House, Simon C.

Fellowship Training Program at Hebrew SeniorLife Creates Future Leaders in Geriatrics

August 25, 2016

Hebrew SeniorLife is a key teaching partner for the Harvard Medical School Multi-Campus Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, which trains doctors to lead interdisciplinary teams caring for medically complex older patients.

The numbers are sobering: According to the American Geriatrics Society, there are 7,500 geriatricians in the U.S. – but 17,000 are needed now to care for our aging population. And with the growing numbers of Baby Boomers entering their senior years, this shortage is only getting worse.

Rabbi Ran Marathon to Raise Money for HSL’s Clinical Pastoral Education program

Marathon effort supports HSL’s unique chaplaincy training program

May 4, 2016

Rabbi Jim Morgan and patient.

Rabbi Jim Morgan is rabbi and chaplain at Hebrew SeniorLife’s Center Communities of Brookline. He ran the Vermont City Marathon on May 29 to raise money for HSL’s Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program, in which he recently completed his third unit of training.

Lifelong Learning at NewBridge Senior Living Community Leads to Resident Website

April 6, 2016

NewBridge community website creator Ed Goldstein sits in front of his computer

At a time when people 65 and older are one of the fastest-growing groups online and social media use among seniors is exploding, many older adults are embracing technology and incorporating it into their busy lives.

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