Monthly Scoop: October 2017

The Monthly Scoop:

Thank you to Robin Lipson, Chief of Staff and Chief Strategy Officer at Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, for challenging us to think about new conversations pertaining to aging.

For Our November Meeting:

  • November Speaker:
    • We look forward to welcoming Len Fishman, Director of the UMass Boston Gerontology Institute, to our next meeting on Wednesday, November 15th.
  • Membership Dues:
    • It’s time for yearly membership dues. You can now conveniently pay online! Annual membership dues are $30 for professionals and $20 for students.

Boston Bridge Announcements:

  • December Date Change:
    • Please note, our December meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 13th, the second Wednesday of December (rather than the third Wednesday of the month).
  • Scholarship Opportunity:
    • Click here to learn how to apply for the Jordan Liebhaber Scholarship Fund. Jordan was a founding member of Boston Bridge. Please consider applying for this generous opportunity to help make the world a better place for older adults.

Articles & Mixed Media

  • Allure Magazine has announced that it will no longer use the term “anti-aging”. Read the announcement and watch the PSA video here.
  • Massachusetts is updating its Pedestrian Plan for the first time in nearly 20 years. If you wish to comment on the drafted Municipal Resource Guide, you have until the end of October. Learn how to comment here.
  • How does sleep change with age? What is the impact of degraded sleep quality on older adults’ health, and what can be done about it?
  • Did you know Boston has co-launched an Intergen Homeshare Pilot Program connecting older adults with a spare bedroom with students looking for affordable housing? Scroll to the bottom of this page to learn more.
  • Read up on Nesterly, one of the partners in the Homeshare Pilot Program mentioned above. Nesterly offers a platform to connect those looking for housing with those who have a room to spare.
  • Learn how one Life Plan Community took the time to understand the need and story behind one resident’s “behaviors”, and then found ways to go above and beyond in fulfilling that need.
  • Hear about the history of nostalgia, what it is, and what triggers it in this “Hidden Brain” podcast.
  • Read up on Calico, a company trying to understand aging and develop interventions that might help us live healthier for longer.
  • Did you know there is a connection between vision and hearing loss and cognitive decline? Click here to learn more.

Please note, we are constantly adding eventsannouncements, and job openings to our website.

We look forward to seeing many of you in November!
~Ilana Klarman and the Boston Bridge Board