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Why choose Medicare Advantage?

February 17th, 2017

Medicare Advantage (sometimes called Part C) is the name for the system in which health insurance companies offer Medicare benefits through private plans. People with Medicare may choose to join these plans. They still have Medicare; they just receive their Medicare coverage (Parts A & B) through the Medicare Advantage plan. There are many different […]

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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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BRIDGING THE FAMILY COMMUNICATION GAP

May 23rd, 2016

Thursday May 26th – 3:00 PM EDT, 2:00 PM CDT, 1:00 PM MDT and 12:00 PM PDT – WEBINAR: “RIGHT CONVERSATIONS: BRIDGING THE FAMILY COMMUNICATION GAP” – 1.00 CEU Credit – Dr. Eboni Green of Caregiver Support Services will speak. Dr. Green has extensive experience in caregiver health and wellness, with an emphasis on caregiver […]

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Owning A Dog Has Health Benefits For Seniors

April 30th, 2016

Another reason why dogs are indeed man’s best friends: researchers from the University of Missouri and Miami University discovered that seniors get health benefits from the bonds they form with their doggy companions. The study, which was published in the journal The Gerontologist, revealed that dog walking is associated with better health for aging people. […]

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Planning For Our Grandparents Through Design and Technology

April 21st, 2016

Thursday, April 7th – 6:30 to 7:30 PM – Venture Café in Cambridge (see RSVP for actual location) – Baby Boom or Bust: Planning For Our Grandparents Through Design and Technology – Hear from thought leaders in design, technology, and housing about how they are serving the growing senior market, and explore mutual benefits of […]

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Study links eating fish with healthier brains, regardless of mercury

February 15th, 2016

Eating at least one serving of seafood a week could help stave off Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study. A strong case has been building for the role that omega-3 fatty acids found in fish could play in protecting against Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. But questions remained about whether these benefits could be […]

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Singing Hits a High Note for Folks With Early Dementia

December 17th, 2015

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Here’s something to croon about: Singing can boost the brain function and mood of people with early stage dementia, Finnish researchers report. The study included 89 people with mild to moderate dementia. For 10 weeks, they were either coached in singing, listened to […]

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Mayor Walsh and Comcast announce Senior Discounts

November 10th, 2015

By:  Age Friendly Boston  BOSTON – Tuesday, November 10, 2015 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced an agreement with Comcast Cable to extend the Boston Cable License through October 8, 2020. The agreement introduces improved senior discount opportunities for cable TV while preserving the legacy senior discount package for existing customers. In addition to the […]

Group walking may have many benefits, few harms

February 6th, 2015

Reuters – Thursday Feb 5, 2015 BY: SHEREEN LEHMAN “Organized walking groups improve the walkers’ blood pressure, heart rate, total cholesterol, mood and other aspects of health with little downside, according to a new analysis of recent research.” [Read more…]

Vitamin E for Alzheimer’s

January 23rd, 2014

Vitamin E is far from an Alzheimer’s cure, but a new study finds it allowed trial participants to get less help from caregivers and therefore retain more independence longer. Taking high doses of vitamin E appears to help people in all stages of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. Research a decade ago showed that […]

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