Monthly Scoop: March 2019

Thank you to everyone who came out for our annual mentoring and networking meeting last Wednesday! You can learn more about our mentorship program on our website

Announcements:

  • Call for Boston Bridge Board Nominations:
    • We are looking for nominations for the Board of Directors of Boston Bridge. Click here to learn more. You can nominate yourself or someone else.  
  • MIT AgeLab Initiatives:
    • Caregiver Panel: The AgeLab wants to learn more about family caregivers and their caregiving experiences. Please share this information with anyone you think would be interested. Enrollment is ongoing.
    • OMEGA Scholarship: This program seeks to build mutually beneficial intergenerational relationships between teens and older adults. Spread the word—applications are due March 31st. 
  • Upcoming event
    • Registration is open for the Massachusetts Gerontology Association’s Spring Forum on Creating Pathways to Advance the Field of Aging.

For Our April Meeting:

  • April Speaker:
    • We look forward to welcoming Mary Gunn, a consultant to Encore.org and former leader of Generations Incorporated, to speak at our next meeting about solving community problems by engaging older adults. 
  • Membership Dues
    • Our membership dues cycle is from September 2018 through June 2019: $30 for professionals and $20 for students. If you haven’t yet paid, you can now conveniently pay online

Articles & Mixed Media

  • What would it look like if we had a more fun approach to interacting with people who have dementia? Read this Washington Post article to find out.
  • Learn about Agency: a new local coworking community for entrepreneurs in the field of aging. 
  • Check out this newly released White House report on emerging technologies to support older adults who wish to age in place.  
  • Grandkids on demand? Why not! Learn about Papa—an organization connecting older adults and college students.
  • Should there be an age limit for presidential candidates? Please note this is not a political statement from Boston Bridge but rather a thought-provoking piece on the issue of ageism. Take a look at the comments as well.  
  • In Japan, the ashitaba plant (related to the carrot) has long been revered as life prolonging. Can this be backed by science
  • Skating at 101? Read and see how a local high school boys’ hockey team made this possible.
  • What is it like to have Alzheimer’s? Listen to this podcast series to gain greater insight. 

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