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Older Adults and Spirituality

Celebrating Our Common Values

September 5, 2013

Older Adults and Spirituality

At Hebrew SeniorLife we recognize that for many of the seniors we serve, a sense of spiritual wellbeing is just as important to transforming the experience of aging as providing good medical care and innovative supportive living communities. As the Director of Religious Services, I work with a team that is devoted to providing spiritual support to our residents, resident families, and staff that responds to a broad spectrum of secular and religious traditions.

Senior Health Partnerships

New England Baptist Hospital & Hebrew SeniorLife partner on senior care

July 25, 2013

Senior Health Partnerships

On July 9, New England Baptist Hospital and Hebrew SeniorLife issued a joint press release announcing their preferred provider agreement.

5 Living Options for Older Adults

You and Your Aging Parents

July 23, 2013

Living Options for Older Adults

This blog is part of a year-long series aimed at addressing some of the most frequently asked questions we hear from family and adult children on the topics most concerning them regarding their aging parents or loved one. In 2012 Hebrew SeniorLife published the eBook "You & Your Aging Parent: A Family Approach to Lifelong Health, Wellness & Care," a compilation of answers from HSL geriatric experts in response to the many of the most frequently asked questions. We're reposting some of the most popular Q&A posts from our original eBook which was downloaded over 2,000 times.

Talking with Admissions Counselor and Marketing Manager for Assisted Living at NewBridge Tara Fleming-Caruso

Get to Know the Hebrew SeniorLife Bloggers

July 11, 2013

Admissions Counselor and Marketing Manager for Assisted Living at NewBridge Tara Fleming-Caruso

A licensed mental health counselor, Tara Fleming-Caruso has been helping elders and families explore assisted living and other senior care options for almost 20 years. As the Admissions Counselor and Marketing Manager for Assisted Living at NewBridge on the Charles, Tara understands the myriad of concerns seniors and their adult children have about the aging process and navigating transitions.

5 Expert Tips for Visiting Residents in Long-Term Care

Tips for Enjoyable Family Visits

May 16, 2013

Visiting Residents in Long-Term Care

This blog is part of a year-long series aimed at addressing some of the most frequently asked questions we hear from family and adult children on the topics most concerning them regarding their aging parents or loved one. In 2012 Hebrew SeniorLife published the eBook "You & Your Aging Parent: A Family Approach to Lifelong Health, Wellness & Care," a compilation of answers from HSL geriatric experts in response to the many of the most frequently asked questions. We're reposting some of the most popular Q&A posts from our original eBook which was downloaded over 2,000 times.

Writers & Their Stories

History Is Made As We Age; Work & Aging Today

May 6, 2013

William Martin's The Lincoln Letter

Writing about aging spans both fiction and non-fiction but the characters, whether imagined or real, often face decisions about how they will use the wisdom they’ve earned as they age to shape their remaining years, and in many cases, the future of generations who follow them. 

"Advanced Style" with Ari Seth Cohen

Building Confidence Through Personal Style

April 29, 2013

Advanced Style Ari Seth Cohen

Increasing the self esteem of older adults is an important part of Hebrew SeniorLife’s mission to transform the experience of aging.  We encourage all older adults to take care of their physical health, but also their mental health.  Dressing to feel good and look good can build confidence and have a decided impact on your mood and mindset every day.

Staying Boston Strong

Hebrew SeniorLife employee reacts to Boston Marathon events

April 25, 2013

Boston Strong

As part of the team that supports the Hebrew SeniorLife digital media, I am constantly on twitter. I am a member of the generation that has come to expect instant gratification and continuous information. I pass a gentleman every morning that goes to the front desk to buy his morning paper, and I wiz by on my iphone reading the latest tweets.

Health Goals for Older Adults

Embracing the Potential of Aging

April 11, 2013

Health Goals for Older Adults

I’m always impressed by seniors in our community and their commitment to healthy living. As Orchard Cove’s Vitalize360 coach, I regularly have the opportunity to help residents set and work on personal goals. It’s exciting to witness an 86-year-old woman recover from a hip fracture and commit to improve her physical fitness by taking on new activities such as swimming and Zumba. Sometimes, the goals are not related to fitness.

Grandparents and Grandchildren

Enjoy the Special Bond

April 9, 2013

Grandparents and Grandchildren

It’s always a pleasure to watch younger and older generations interact, especially when witnessing the special bonds between grandparents and their grandchildren. These relationships are mutually beneficial and can be strengthened by frequent, quality interactions and even long distance communications.

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