The Monthly Scoop:
Thank you to local writer and community activist Marian Knapp for speaking and engaging us in a conversation about deconstructing ageism.
Boston Bridge Announcement:
- Our December Boston Bridge Conversations will be here before we know it! Please take a moment to complete this brief survey on discussion topics.
For Our November Meeting:
- Date Change
- Please note, our next meeting will be on November 14th. This is the second Wednesday in November.
- November Speaker
- We look forward to welcoming our very own Barbara Friedman, founder and past president of Boston Bridge, to speak at our next meeting about addressing social needs through intergenerational initiatives.
- Membership Dues:
- It’s time for annual membership dues: $30 for professionals and $20 for students. Our dues cycle is from September 2018 through June 2019. You can conveniently pay online.
- What matters most when supporting someone with dementia: their dignity, or their happiness? How do we make their present lives more meaningful? Can nostalgic environments play a role? Read/listen here.
- This is an example of a nostalgic environment intended to support people with dementia in living lives with both dignity and happiness.
- More than 20 medical schools in the U.S. now have efforts underway to combat ageism. Learn how schools are approaching this issue.
- In the U.S. one in five nursing home beds is empty and 200-300 nursing homes are closing each year. What impact might this have on nursing homes that aren’t closing?
- What’s the worst thing that could happen to you as you age? How could you prepare yourself to handle it if you were an elder orphan?
- One year ago we highlighted the Intergen Coshare Pilot Program in Boston and featured Nesterly as one of the partners. Check out this Globe article with the latest on Nesterly.
- What happens if someone sentenced to death decades ago now has dementia and no longer remembers their crime? Does the sentence still stand? Listen for more.
- This year, the Topsfield Fair worked hard to be dementia friendly. Check out their dementia friendly fair map and learn more about their efforts here.
- MedTech Boston aims to “highlight exciting medical innovation work.” Click here to see their top five picks for gerontechnology products.
- Watch this video highlighting a Starbucks in Mexico City, staffed entirely by older adults.
We look forward to seeing many of you in November!
~Ilana Klarman, Boston Bridge Board Member