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You & Your Aging Parents:

An Interview with College of Retirement Living Speaker Jane Gross

September 27, 2012

Jane Gross

Hebrew SeniorLife spoke with journalist and author Jane Gross on Tuesday, September 25 about her involvement in the upcoming College of Retirement Living event “You & Your Aging Parents: A Lifelong Approach to Health, Wellness & Care” and her own experiences with caring for her aging mother which she writes about in her book “The Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents and Ourselves”.

Seniors and Artistic Expression

September 26, 2012

Senior painting

@SueGuest asked a great question on Twitter yesterday in response to our blog post about our upcoming professional conference, 

ARTZ and Dementia: Innovation, Inclusion & Creative Expression Conference at Hebrew SeniorLife

September 25, 2012

patient and nurse

I find my work with older adults to be rewarding on so many levels. It is a privilege to be invited into an individual’s life and truly make a difference in how he or she experiences this important stage in the aging process. I  have worked in assisted living for more than 19 years and have experienced the power the arts has in giving a voice to seniors who struggle with cognitive decline. I’m thrilled to share an opportunity for professionals, to learn more about the role the arts can play in the lives of people living with dementia and to share their own stories.  We’ve designed an outstanding conference for eldercare professionals entitled: ARTZ and Dementia: Innovation, Inclusion & Creative Expression.

You & Your Aging Parents

An Interview with College of Retirement Living speaker Ellen Goodman

September 20, 2012

Ellen Goodman

Hebrew SeniorLife spoke with Ellen Goodman on Friday, September 14 about her involvement in our upcoming College of Retirement Living event “You & Your Aging Parents:  A Lifelong Approach to Health, Wellness & Care” and her co-sponsorship with Hebrew SeniorLife of The Conversation Project.  She shared her thoughts with us on these projects and topics below:

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

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:

Candidate Elizabeth Warren To Visit Orchard Cove

August 28, 2012

elizabeth warren

Why did Orchard Cove invite Massachusetts Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren to meet with our community this Thursday, August 30?

Nature trails mean peaceful strolls, pleasant surprises

Walking provides major benefits for healthy aging

August 16, 2012

NewBridge on the Charles

The benefits of walking are well known, especially when it comes to seniors. Because of this, NewBridge on the Charles makes it easy for residents to include walking as a part of their daily routine. Thanks to some smart designing, walking at NewBridge is much more than putting one foot in front of the other.

The philosophy behind creating healthy meals for seniors in independent living

August 7, 2012

Sal Filetti, Director of Food and Beverage at NewBridge on the Charles

 

Food for our residents is more important than ever. Not only does it need to be nutritious, it needs to be tasty and appealing to the eye. Sal Filetti, Director of Food and Beverage at NewBridge on the Charles, took on the challenge of developing and implementing a “food philosophy” which will guide his department in meeting the needs and desires of NewBridge residents. I recently sat down with him for a quick Q and A on what this means:

Q. What is the NewBridge “food philosophy”?

Vitalize360 wellness program is showing incredible results

Personalized health program can help you successfully achieve your goals

August 2, 2012

Older adult exercising

While many retirement communities only provide regular exercise classes and fitness equipment, the Vitalize360 program at Orchard Cove goes further by providing individualized fitness programs for its residents.

You can improve the lives of seniors today, and for generations to come.

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