Senior Health

The 2015 White House Conference On Aging (WHCOA). The WHCOA is holding regional forums across the country soliciting input & ideas. The regional forums are co-sponsored by AARP and coordinated with the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations. The Regional Forum in Boston is scheduled on May 28th 2015. Participation is by invitation only but the event will be webcast live. When: Thur  ... Read More

13May

2015

Category: Senior Policy , News & Events , Boston , Senior Health , Senior Veterans , LGBT Seniors

It is that time of the year for everyone, especially seniors and children to get a flu shot. Getting a flu shot really early in the season may not protect you towards the end of the flu season, especially if the season is long.  CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends getting a flu shot by October.   photo credit: USACE Europe District via photopin cc   Eac  ... Read More

04Sep

2014

Category: News & Events , Senior Health , Resources , LGBT Seniors , Senior Veterans , Wellness and Fitness

Some facts about Alzheimer’s: • Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.• Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.• More Than 5 million Americans are living with the disease and over 15 million people serving as their caregivers.• About 13 million women are either living with Alzheimer’s or caring for someone who has   ... Read More

14Aug

2014

Category: News & Events , In the Community , Boston , Senior Health , Alzheimer’s & Dementia

President Obama declared June 15, 2014 as the World Elder Abuse Awareness day. It is extremely important to raise the awareness of elder abuse, tools available to report such abuse and resources available to alleviate the suffering endured by our elders.   Image source: whitehouse.gov Click here to read the official press release from the White House.  ... Read More

23Jun

2014

Category: News & Events , Senior Health , Caring and Caregiving