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Thank you Brookline Tab readers! Hebrew SeniorLife's Center Communities of Brookline has been voted the #1 Choice "Retirement Living Residence" in Brookline for Wicked Local Favorites 2016. See all the service winners here: http://bit.ly/28TrbaA. Learn more about our CCB community: http://bit.ly/28TrzWN
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Leo Stolbach moved to NewBridge on the Charles with his wife, Jeanne, in 2009. A Hebrew SeniorLife community was the perfect fit for Leo, who spent years as a medical researcher studying the mind-body connection in oncology treatment. At NewBridge, Leo gets to be close to the familiar world of medical research through Hebrew SeniorLife's connection to the Institute for Aging Research and have the space and time to devout to one of his favorite hobbies: gardening. http://bit.ly/28Ribqe
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Mobility aids such as canes, walkers or wheelchairs allow older adults to maintain their independence and active lifestyle even with a loss of mobility or balance, but many seniors may be reluctant to use them, or unaware that they should.

Hebrew SeniorLife Physical Therapist Timothy Parke sheds light on the benefits of assistive devices and offers advice for approaching the topic with a loved one: http://bit.ly/28TCdf3
As parents, watching our children take their first steps is one of the proudest, most gratifying moments imaginable. As adult children, watching our parents begin to lose their footing is one of the most concerning. Those who find themselves at this juncture are often left wondering what to do and where to turn for more information.
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Today we're sharing an older blog written by our President and CEO Lou Woolf on the topic of culture change in long-term care, inspired by Atul Gawande's best-selling book, "Being Mortal." http://bit.ly/28IwZGM
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NewBridge on the Charles celebrated the addition of a new kayak and canoe launch on campus with special instruction from the local L.L.Bean Dedham Discovery School and a trip down the Dedham Water Trail. The launch provides residents with an additional opportunity for recreational exploration that we are sure many residents will take advantage of. Curious about taking up kayaking as an older adult? Learn more in our blog: http://bit.ly/1Xrrazd
On a gentle summer spring morning, the Charles River winds and flows its way through the 100-acre nature preserve on the NewBridge on the Charles campus, quiet but for frogs on the shore and birds in the air at this time of year.
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Hebrew SeniorLife staff, residents and supporters had a great time marching in Boston Pride's annual Pride Parade on Saturday. Boston Pride is an organization that promotes diversity, unity, visibility, and dignity across Greater Boston by building and strengthening community connections. Their mission is one we hold dear at HSL as we work to strengthen our inclusion of LGBTQA+ seniors in our communities and through our services. We were honored to join other LGBTQA+ folks across Boston on Saturday to show our collective support and commitment for our colleagues and the seniors we serve. See more photos here: http://bit.ly/1UxPhWP
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An intergenerational gathering brings together LGBTQ young adults and their senior counterparts to share experiences and foster friendships. Read the story here: http://bit.ly/28SXvKZ
Judi Wilson, Director of the Orleans (MA) Council on Aging, hosts a monthly LGBT Senior Dinner. In getting to know the attendees, she saw a central theme: their coming out experiences had a big imp…
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"We don’t often talk about the challenges we are faced with as we approach old age," says Dan Rea, host of NightSide on WBZ | CBS Boston. Last week he had HSL IFAR's Dr. Lew Lipsitz and Dr. Peter Banks on the program to do just that. You can listen to a recording of their conversation here: http://cbsloc.al/28OUEpN
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A new addition to the sharing economy: an Airbnb-like business model that gives older adults the opportunity to rent out spare rooms in their homes to other older adults with a goal to "form new networks among middle-aged and elderly folks and encourage their continued mobility." Learn more: http://bit.ly/28PcrbO
The Freebird Club hopes to form new networks among isolated older residents.
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One doctor prescribes a medication for your heart, another for your bones. How many medications, supplements, and vitamins do you take each day? Do you know how these pills interact with one another? You should. Learn more here: http://nyti.ms/1V1acRP via The New York Times
The combining of prescription and over-the-counter drugs has doctors more concerned than ever about the risks, especially among older adults.
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Every year an estimated 5 million older Americans are reported victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (#WEAAD). Check out the National Center on Elder Abuse's 12 things YOU can do to help prevent abuse in your community: http://1.usa.gov/1XpgNvF
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“Untreated osteoporosis is a public health crisis. Many of us see firsthand the ravages of this disease every day - pain, fractures, loss of mobility and independence, and diminished quality of life,” says Doug Kiel, The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research president and director of the Musculoskeletal Research Center for the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife (http://bit.ly/1UxkObh).

ASBMR, along with the National Osteoporosis Foundation and the National Bone Health Alliance released a joint statement recently citing concerns over osteoporosis patients eschewing their medication for fear of side effects. Read more: http://bit.ly/1UxkskW
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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.
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Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a nonprofit, non-sectarian organization deeply committed to taking on the challenges of transforming--or ReAging--the ways in which seniors live, grow and interact with the world. 

We're building active, engaging retirement communities. Helping older adults live healthier. Driving research that impacts lives and teaching tomorrow's geriatricians. With everything we do, we're resetting the standards for the health and wellness of seniors.