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How to Stimulate Appetite in the Elderly

November 11th, 2016

A reduced appetite is a natural part of aging and extremely common among the elderly, according to MedlinePlus. Because malnutrition is a major health concern for older adults, however, you may worry when your loved one experiences a decreased desire to eat. Proper nutrition is crucial for people of all age groups, senior citizens in […]

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Check Out October’s Issue Of Boston Seniority Magazine!

October 26th, 2016

Click below to read the October edition of Boston Seniority Magazine, published by the Boston Elderly Commission! http://www.cityofboston.gov/images_documents/October%202015_tcm3-52193.pdf To learn more information about Boston Seniority Magazine, please call 617-635-2360 or email BostonSeniority@cityofboston.gov.

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Get What’s Yours: The Secrets of Maxing Out Your Social Security

July 9th, 2016

Monday, July 11th – 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM refreshments and 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Program – Brookline Community Aging Network Presents “Get What’s Yours: The Secrets of Maxing Out Your Social Security” – Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester St. Brookline – Laurence J. Kotlikoff, internationally recognized economist and professor of economics at Boston […]

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White House Conference on Aging Boston, MA Regional Forum

May 5th, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015 Boston, MA     On Thursday, May 28, the 2015 White House Conference on Aging will host a Regional Forum in Boston, MA to engage with older Americans, their caregivers, advocates, community leaders and others on the key issues affecting older Americans. [Read more…]

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Older and wiser? Some brain functions improve as we age

March 25th, 2015

Boston Globe – MARCH 06, 2015 BY: Kay Lazar There is hope for aging baby boomers.  The ability to recall names and faces with lightning speed may start to fade in one’s 20s, but our capability to perform other functions, such as learning new words, doesn’t peak until decades later, according to a new study by […]

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Books to Teach Children About Alzheimer’s

February 11th, 2014

I stopped at a children’s bookshop in Manhattan last week and asked to see books on Alzheimer’s disease. The store stocked at least half a dozen, with titles like “What’s Wrong with Grandma?” and “What’s Happening to Grandpa?” That was only a small sample. Three doctoral students at Washington University, analyzing the way storybooks describe […]

10 Ways to Help the Elderly in Winter

January 30th, 2014

Winter can bring many healthcare challenges for older people, especially those with mobility issues or those who are homebound. Ellen McCabe, director of professional education for HopeHealth, a non-profit healthcare organization providing medical care, care management, and support services in eastern Massachusetts, knows the dangers associated with winter weather all too well. “There are emotional risks, such […]

Early Detection Matters!

January 14th, 2014

Know the 10 Warning Signs: Early Detection Matters As we age, there can be changes to our memory. Yet, memory loss or be- havior changes severe enough to disrupt daily life are not a typical part of aging. Knowing the 10 Warning Signs can help determine if it’s important to speak to your doctor and get […]

How Seniors Manage to Adapt

December 30th, 2013

Many older adults want to live independently, without relying on assistance from others, for as long as they can. But how often does that actually happen? A study published recently in the American Journal of Public Health attempts to answer the question by examining how seniors adapt to disability, an issue that hasn’t received much […]

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Ask a Geriatrician

December 23rd, 2013

Dr. Suzanne Salamon, Chief Associate of Clinical Geriatrics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, answers your general questions about aging and geriatric medicine. Question: How can I stay safe during the cold weather of winter? Answer: First try to avoid hypothermia, which means internally, our bodies get too cold. Infants and elderly people are most […]

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