NEWS

What are you doing for Falls Prevention Awareness Day?

Falls are the leading cause of injuries among older adults, but there are many ways that older adults can prevent falls, including: Exercise to improve strength and balance, Good nutrition that includes plenty of calcium and vitamin D, Reviewing medications to avoid...

Using the MA Healthy Aging Data Report to Understand, Engage and Act

By Elizabeth Costello, JSI; Project Manager, www.mahealthyagingcollaborative.org Have you explored the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report or downloaded your city or town’s Community Profile? How are you using the data report to improve the health of older adults...

Vaccines Are Not Just for Kids

By Allison Hackbarth, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. - Project Manager, Massachusetts Adult Immunization Coalition Did you know that August is National Immunization Awareness Month? Now is the perfect time to get the word out about the importance of...

The Big Idea in 4 Minutes: Coming of Age in Aging America

By Nora Moreno Cargie, Executive Director, Tufts Health Plan Foundation; Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, Tufts Health Plan My husband and I often quip, when asked where we’re from, that we were born, raised and ruined all within the city limits of Chicago. So...

Chronic Disease Self-Management Training at the Department of Revenue

Cross-posted from WellMASS By Ana Karchmer, CDSME Program Coordinator, MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs Many of us have to deal with one or more chronic health conditions. Learning how to successfully manage our conditions is key to living active and productive...

Getting Your Message Out to Get Results

By Brianne Miers, Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications, Root Cause Most non-profit organizations are constantly struggling with how to balance the need to get the word out on the good work they do with the realities of their limited staff time and funding....