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Hebrew SeniorLife
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Hebrew SeniorLife is a nonprofit organization devoted to transforming aging through new standards of care that positively impact the lives of older adults.
Hebrew SeniorLife is a nonprofit organization devoted to transforming aging through new standards of care that positively impact the lives of older adults.

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Brookline Community Aging Network and Center Communities of Brookline present writer and activist Ashton Applewhite Thursday, May 4, 6:00-7:30pm at Brookline Senior Center.

Event is free and open to the public! To register, please call: 617-730-2770
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Volunteers are the beating heart of our organization. Got a special skill to share or enjoy a particular kind of task? We have a need for you at HSL! Make a difference today: http://bit.ly/1Cp6bmM

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The majority of patent holders are age 46-60, with the highest value patents coming from inventors age 55+. http://nyti.ms/2o8v3yF

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"Now we understand, ‘Well, you get more days. But three days [a week] are taken up by dialysis and exhaustion and feeling crummy and you are likely to have several hospitalizations each year due to complications.’"

Hebrew SeniorLife Director of Palliative Care Jody Comart and Dr. Ernest Mandel, medical director of nephrology and dialysis at Hebrew SeniorLife, share professional insights an article recently published in The Boston Globe on kidney dialysis and end-of-life care for older adults.

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SMART is a simple acronym you can use when creating a goal. http://bit.ly/2onWS1Q

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Last Thursday, we held a public event at our Orchard Cove community in Canton, MA to coincide with Health Care Decisions Month. A panel of experts, including medical ethicist Dr. Lachlan Forrow, US District Judge Mark Wolf and Orchard Cove physician Dr. Jennifer Brinckerhoff, led a conversation with attendees on how to engage loved ones in a meaningful discussion around values, preferences, and life goals.
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"2,300 cases of elder abuse are reported each year to the Protective Services Division of the state’s Executive Office of Elder Affairs. That includes reports of self-neglect." http://bit.ly/2nZNW6J

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April is National Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month. Researchers at IFAR have been hard at work on a potential new therapy to treat symptoms of the disease. http://bit.ly/2ay5QYN

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Today is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), kicking off a week of national efforts to empower adults to play an active role in their health care. This is especially important for older adults, who encounter health care choices at a much greater rate than their younger counterparts. We are a proud member of the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care, advocating for patients and their families by encouraging and facilitating conversations around health care. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2mJUBOA

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Is it ever “too late” to start eating healthier? Read our Q&A with Institute for Aging Researcher Shivani Shani, Ph.D. and nutritionist Keri Glassman on the HSL blog archive: http://bit.ly/1vOBoLe
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