Monthly Scoop: March 2018

The Monthly Scoop:

Thank you for being flexible last week with the snow forecast. We were sad to cancel Barbara Friedman and will be sure to reschedule for next year.

For Our April Meeting:

  • April Speaker
    • We look forward to welcoming Samantha Brady, a research specialist at the MIT AgeLab, to our next meeting on Wednesday, April 18th.
  • Membership Dues:
    • It’s not too late for yearly membership dues. You can now pay online! Annual membership dues are $30 for professionals and $20 for students.

Articles

  • Center for Active Living? Community Life Center? Read about new local takes on the traditional senior center concept.
  • Back-to-back storms have been raging in New England. Learn about the impact on a number of older adults living in Norton, MA.
  • Would Home Care be affordable if aids were always paid for all the hours they worked? Learn more here.
  • Did you know older adults who have the flu might not show typical symptoms? Click here to learn more.
  • Read how elder orphans can ensure their care needs are met when they can no longer care for themselves.
  • Antipsychotic drug use in nursing homes has been reduced in all 50 states over the past 7 years. Advocacy groups say more reductions are needed. Learn more here.
  • What does it mean to live a life of purpose and meaning in old age? Read New York Times writer Jane E. Brody’s take on this question.

Mixed Media

  • National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is April 16th. Check out the NHDD website on advanced care planning for more information and resources.
  • Listen to the “Boy Problem” episode of Change Agent focused on an 80-year-old woman in need of relationship advice and a 72-year-old entrepreneur whose life experience might help.
  • Have you heard of the Tremble Clefs? Watch this video to learn more about the chorus, part of the Jewish Family & Children’s Services’ Parkinson’s Family Support Program.
  • How might changing immigration policy in the United States impact the Home Health industry and the older adults the industry supports? Listen here.
  • Looking to age healthier? Try cycling. Listen to learn more.
  • Technology may help address loneliness among older adults. For those unfamiliar with technology, how do you introduce it? Learn about one organization’s approach.
  • Do you think you have a hidden bias toward old people or young people? Take the Age Implicit Association Test (Age IAT) here.

We look forward to seeing many of you in April!
~Ilana Klarman, Boston Bridge Board Member