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 buying products over the Internet are just some of the examples that illustrate the basic fact … Continue reading Fighting Chronic Illnesses with Evidence-Based Programs
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 hearing about it; or if you are like us you … Continue reading Improving Walkability in Fall River
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 in your community? Learn how members of the Healthy Aging Collaborative are taking action in their communities.
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 lives. Regardless of the particular illness we might have, we all have similar emotions … Continue reading Chronic Disease Self-Management Training at the Department of Revenue
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. Recognizing this was the case for many of its grantees, the Tufts … Continue reading Getting Your Message Out to Get Results
The Massachusetts Healthy Living Center of Excellence (HLCE) launched a redesigned website in January at www.healthyliving4me.org. The new website makes it easier for older adults to learn about evidence-based healthy aging programs offered in their community and to register for upcoming workshops.
Since ReServe, an organization that matches professionals over 55 with meaningful part-time work, officially launched its Greater Boston affiliate in early 2013, it has had hundreds of older adults raise their hand to learn how to get involved.
Of the 1,450 low-income older adults living in Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly’s (JCHE) Brighton, Newton and Framingham communities, a large percentage is first-generation immigrants. On the Brighton campus, which is JCHE’s largest community, 900 residents come from 19 countries and speak 31 languages.
At the Wang YMCA of Chinatown, more than 400 seniors of Asian descent have participated in “Get Fit, Stay Fit for Life,” a free six-month program that brings adults 60 or over together for group exercises, counseling services, informative workshops and organized social activities.
Program Description: The Reducing Disability in Alzheimer’s Disease (RDAD) program provides exercise training for people with Alzheimer’s disease who live at home and simultaneous training for their family caregivers about how to manage behavioral symptoms. The program is intended to reduce behavioral symptoms and depression and improve the person’s physical functioning. Learn More: www.aoa.gov/AoA_Programs/HPW/Alz_Grants/reducing.aspx