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How You Can Fight Elder Abuse in Massachusetts

By Betsey Crimmins, Senior Attorney, Greater Boston Legal Services, Inc. An elderly parent is neglected and isolated by his adult child; a 92 year old woman is at risk for eviction after being fleeced by scammers and does not have enough money to pay her rent; an...

Caregivers Have Plenty to Prepare for as Another Cold Winter Arrives

Cross-posted from Caregiving MetroWest By Douglas Flynn, Program Manager, Caregiving MetroWest The last of the Thanksgiving leftovers are long gone. Holiday lights and decorations are going up. And the first snow has already come down upon the area. Winter won’t...

It’s Older Driver Safety Awareness Week!

December is a time of many holiday festivities and family get-togethers. Here in Massachusetts, it’s also a time of snow and cautious driving. Older Driver Safety Awareness Week in the first week of December is an opportunity to promote the importance of safe driving...

Caregiving Made a Little Easier in MetroWest

By Marty Cohen, President & CEO, MetroWest Health Foundation and Rebecca Gallo, Program Officer, MetroWest Health Foundation Odds are if you are over 45, you already are or soon will be a caregiver. Seventy-five percent of all care received by older adults in the...

Making Aging Sexy: Highlights from the MCOA 2014 Conference

By Angel Bourgoin, Consultant, JSI  This year’s Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging (MCOA) fall conference was a great success. Bringing together Councils on Aging, municipal agencies, researchers, and other partners in Falmouth, Mass. on October 8-10, the...

Leveraging Resources, Learning from Each Other

By Kayla Romanelli, Program Associate, Tufts Health Plan Foundation “How many people in the room feel maxed out?” A few brave participants slowly raised their hands. Then another question, “How many people in the room wish they had a road map to achieve their goals?”...

Fighting Chronic Illnesses with Evidence-Based Programs

By Rob Schreiber, MD, Medical Director, Massachusetts Healthy Living Center of Excellence I often find myself doing things that only five years ago were being done by others. Self-checkout at the grocery store, online banking, arranging travel, self-education, and...

Improving Walkability in Fall River

By Jaime Corliss and Ben Wood, MDPH and Julie Kelly, Fall River Mass in Motion Public health people love to talk about Policy, Systems and Environmental change (PSE for short). You probably have an understanding of what this concept means (and you may be sick of...