Healthy Aging in the Commonwealth:
Charting a Path Forward
January 24, 2014

Poster Session Key
Poster # Poster Title
1 ITNGreaterBoston “Social isolation adversely affects long-term health – reliable, caring transportation as a positive intervention to promote active social contact and improved well-being.” Jean Patel Bushnell | See PDF
2 Department of Gerontology, McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts, Data, Research and Evaluation, FriendshipWorks, Inc, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst “Bridging the Gap between Transportation and Health Care: Door-Through-Door Volunteer Escorts.” Shuangshuang Wang, Lauren A. Martin, Kasey Burr | See PDF
3 Jewish Family Service of Metrowest “Enhanced Medical Escort Program: Volunteers providing transportation to medical appointments combined with social support for frail elders.” Malka Young | See PDF
4 Elder Service Plan of North Shore/ PACE “Elder Polypharmacy – Cure or Curse?” Mary Durante | See PDF
5 Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, John Snow Institute, Massachusetts Department of Public Health “Vaccinating Adults in Community Health Centers – A Building Block for Healthy Communities.” Antonia Blinn, Allison Hackbarth, Donna Lazorik | See PDF
6 Commonwealth Care Alliance “Cardiovascular Disease One-on-One Program.” Rosa Palacios, Lourdes Diaz-Marte | See PDF
7 Generations Incorporated “Providing Measurable Impact: The Generations Incorporated Active Aging Program.” Aliza Krevolin | See PDF
8 Olin College of Engineering “Engineering for Humanity: Partnering College Students with Senior Citizens for Healthy Aging-in-Place.” Caitlin Lynch, Lynn Andrea Stein, Elizabeth Doyle, Sharon Grimshaw | See PDF
9 Greater Lynn Senior Services “The Kiosk for Living Well: Community Engagement.” Liz Bulkley | See PDF
10 Center for Population Research in LGBT Health, The Fenway Institute “Healthy Aging In Place for Older Lesbians: Focus Groups in Boston and the Outer Cape.” Judith Bradford, Samantha Sass | See PDF
11 RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies Lasell College “Talk of Ages: A Web Resource for Integrating Aging Content and Intergenerational Activities into College Courses.” Joann M. Montepare | See PDF
12 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), UMass Boston “Never Too Old For Facebook: Assessing the Information and Technology Needs of Participants in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.” Patricia Huffman-Oh, Wichian Rojanawon, Barry Hass | See PDF
13 Community Servings “Food as Holistic Medicine – Medically Tailored Home-Delivered Meals, Nutrition Counseling, and Nutrition Education as a Low Cost Intervention for Critically and Chronically Ill Seniors.” Andrea Pyke | See PDF
14 Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) “Good Food and Fitness at Your Doorstep!” Kathy Burnes | See PDF
15 Brigham and Women’s Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center “Our Generation, Nuestra GeneraciĆ³n: How Community Building Through Exercise and Nutrition Positively Impacts Our Seniors.” Cecilia Flores | See PDF
16 Boston University School of Medicine and Ethos “Dance for Health: Promoting Physical, Mental and Social Well-Being for Older Adults in Southwest Boston.” Ankit Modi | See PDF
17 MGH-Revere Health Center/ MGH-BHI Wellness Center “Senior Wellness Brain-Health.” Kathleen Miller | See PDF
18 The LGBT Aging Project “Healthy Aging in the LGBT Community: Using UCLA’s Memory Fitness Training Program to Combat Age Related Memory Loss and Create Healthier Communities.” Bob Linscott | See PDF
19 Ethos “ETHOS AGEWELL West Roxbury – Keeping seniors active, healthy and living independently in the community.” Ann Glora, Sonja Dahlberg | See PDF
20 Village to Village Network “The Village Movement.” Judy Willett | See PDF
21 Latino Health Insurance Program “The Spanish version of Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (Tomando) helps to improve health status and promote healthy behaviors in Latinos.” Milagros Abreau | See PDF
22 Franklin County Home Care “Building Capacity for Healthy Living in Western MA.” Roseann Martoccia | See PDF
23 Executive Office of Elder Affairs “The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and the Senior Community Service Employment Program: Integrating Self-Management Education into Workforce Development Efforts for Older Adults.” Olga Yulikova, Ana Karchmer, and Elizabeth Savage | See PDF
24 Healthy Living Center of Excellence “Building Clinical and Community Collaboratives through Evidence-based Programs.” Jennifer Raymond, Joan Hatem Roy and Susan Poludniak | See PDF
25 Gerontology Department McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies University of Massachusetts Boston “Advance Care Planning – An Integral Part of Healthy Aging.” Elizabeth Chen, Jan E. Mutchler | See PDF
26 VNA Hospice of Cooley Dickinson “Strength in Numbers: a Fall Prevention Program.” John Yount | See PDF
27 ReServe: Greater Boston “ReServe Greater Boston: Putting Experience to Work Makes a Healthy Aging Difference.” Carol Greenfield | See PDF
28 SOAR 55 (Service Opportunities After Reaching Fifty-Five) “Volunteering as a Pathway to Vibrant Aging.” Sharon Levinson | See PDF
29 Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly “JCHE: Bringing Generations Together to Foster Healthy Aging.” Jessica Hammermesh | See PDF
30 University of Massachusetts Medical School “Improving the Ability of the Direct Care Workforce to Meet Massachusetts’ Growing Demand for Home and Community-Based Supports: innovative approaches and lessons learned from implementing core competency training for personal and home care aides.” Leanne Winchester | See PDF
31 Department of General Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, Boston University “Xerostomia in Vulnerable Elders: Epidemiology, Complications and Management.” Steven Lewis Karpas | See PDF
32 Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine “Good oral health, good cardiac health!” Sok-Ja Janket | See PDF
33 Perkins School for the Blind “The Benefits of a Book Group.” Debby Smith | See PDF
34 Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired “Aging in Place: Confident Living With Vision Loss.” Shaun Kinsella | See PDF