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Attention caregivers - please see the below invitation from Mike O'Donnell at Norwood ADH re: a special guest at their support group on Tuesday August 29th at 10:00 AM.

Dear Caregivers,

Researchers at Northeastern University and Brandeis University are conducting a study to develop and test an innovative mobile application. The application aims to encourage physical activity and social connectedness among caregivers of family members with Alzheimer’s disease. Norwood Adult Day Health Center has invited Lily Stowell, a Ph.D. student in the Wellness Technology Lab at Northeastern University to our next Caregivers Support Group on Tuesday August 29, 2017 at 10:00am-11:45am. She will be presenting an overview of the study for about 15 minutes at the beginning of the meeting. We hope that you can join us to learn about this exciting opportunity for Caregivers and about NADHC’s Support Group. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Michael O’Donnell NADHC’s Service Coordinator by phone at 781-769-4495 x 233 or email at modonnell@norwoodadhc.com.

Respect,
Michael O’Donnell
BSW/Service Coordinator
Norwood Adult Day Health Center
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What a beautiful day for a BBQ and some singing and dancing! Thanks to those who joined us at our Dedham meal site at O'Neil drive! ... See MoreSee Less

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Health & Social Services Consortium, Inc. (HESSCO), is a private, non-profit regional Aging Services Access Point and the designated Area Agency on Aging for South Norfolk County providing services to senior residents, individuals living with a disability and their caregivers in Canton, Dedham, Foxborough, Medfield, Millis, Norfolk, Norwood, Plainville, Sharon, Walpole, Westwood and Wrentham. HESSCO, in accordance with the requirements of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, will hold a public hearing on its 2018-2021 Draft Area Plan on Aging. The public is invited to attend the hearing to give input and make comment. The plan will also be available for review at the HESSCO office, One Merchant Street, Sharon, MA starting August 21 through September 5, 2017.

The hearing will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Norwood Council on Aging, 275 Prospect Street, Norwood, MA 02062.

The Older Americans Act was enabled to promote the development of a comprehensive and coordinated system of elder care and the purpose of the Area Plan is to detail how the agency will conduct program activity and allocate federal resources in the South Norfolk service area.

Persons needing special accommodation in order to attend the hearing or view the plan should contact HESSCO at 781-784-4944 by August, 25, 2017.

CONTACT:
Sheryl Leary
Director of Planning & Community Development
Health & Social Services Consortium, Inc. (HESSCO)
One Merchant Street
Sharon, MA 02067-1662
781-784-4944
sleary@hessco.org
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We're busy planning our 13th Annual Fall Conference this summer. We hope you can join us! ... See MoreSee Less

Age Well with HESSCO Day

September 28, 2017, 9:00am - September 28, 2017, 1:00pm

Please join us for HESSCO’s 13th Annual Fall Conference (formerly HESSCO’s Caregiver Day of Resources & Relaxation). This event is open to caregivers, seniors, family members and everyone interes...

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Please join us for HESSCO’s 13th Annual Fall Conference (formerly HESSCO’s Caregiver Day of Resources & Relaxation). This event is open to caregivers, seniors, family members and everyone interested in learning more about Aging Well. Please join us for this fun, relaxing and enjoyable day! To register, please click the link below. For more information, please contact Debbie Fradkin at 781-784-4944 or DFradkin@HESSCO.org. ... See MoreSee Less

Age Well with HESSCO Day

September 28, 2017, 9:00am - September 28, 2017, 1:00pm

Please join us for HESSCO’s 13th Annual Fall Conference (formerly HESSCO’s Caregiver Day of Resources & Relaxation). This event is open to caregivers, seniors, family members and everyone interes...

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What a beautiful day it was yesterday for a BBQ! A great time was had by all at the LGBT BBQ / monthly Lakeside Cafe at the Sharon Adult Center and COA. ... See MoreSee Less

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What can you do to keep your cognitive function at its best? ... See MoreSee Less

Even though the brain changes with age, there are many things you can do to help maintain your cognitive function. Learn about ways to help you maintain cognitive health from NIA. bit.ly/2j9tpX...

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The revised version of the #ACA repeal released today is still terrible for older adults. Call today. And share this post.

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Do you have ideas about how to make the Commonwealth the most livable state for people of all ages? Governor Baker's Council to Address Aging wants to hear them. You are invited to attend an upcoming...

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Do you have ideas about how to make the Commonwealth the most livable state for people of all ages? Governor Baker's Council to Address Aging wants to hear them. You are invited to attend an upcoming Community Listening Session. Please join us to make a positive impact on your community! ... See MoreSee Less

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As Pride month comes to a close, please help bring visibility to the unique needs of LGBTQ older adults as they age by watching and sharing this short video, "See me Age in Dignity" from Justice in Aging.

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Beginning July 1st, 2017 the Executive Office of Elder Affairs will centralize the Elder Protective Services abuse reporting system (elder abuse hotline) to a single phone number. Reports of suspected abuse can be filed by calling (800) 922-2275 7 days a week 24 hours a day. While the initial report intake will be centralized, all reports will continue to be referred to and handled by local Protective Services Agencies for screening, investigation, and service planning. ... See MoreSee Less

ELDER PROTECTIVE SERVICES REFERRALS NOTICE: Please share with your community.

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Have you ever thought about joining the HESSCO team? We are looking for a Registered Nurse and Regional SHINE Program Director. If you want to challenge yourself while still having work-life balance, HESSCO may be the place for you. Visit our website for the job posting information. hessco.org/employment-opportunities/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Please join us Monday night!

Pizza Party & Viewing of Gen Silent in honor of Pride Month
Lakeside Cafe
Monday, June 19, 2017
5:00 PM — 7:30 PM
Sharon Adult Center
219 Massapoag Ave, Sharon, MA

For further information or to register call Jayne Davis at HESSCO, 781-784-4944

To ensure a meal please RSVP by June 15, 2017. Suggested meal donation: $3.00 for seniors over 60, $5 charge for anyone under 60.

Lakeside Café - for LGBT Seniors, Friends and Allies
Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual & Transgender

**Free transportation available within Sharon including the Sharon Train Station** For help with transportation, call Nancy Weiner by June 14th at the Sharon Adult Center 781-784-8000
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HESSCO is getting excited for this special event. We can't wait to see Dr. Bill Thomas and the team of talented artists! ... See MoreSee Less

The ChangingAging Tour - Foxboro, MA

June 15, 2017, 2:30pm - June 15, 2017, 7:30pm

The ChangingAging Tour is a non-fiction theater experience barnstorming the country in a rock n’ roll tour bus to bring communities together around a new and highly disruptive understanding of aging...

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A BIG Thank You to New England Patriots Charitable Foundation for their generous donation of two dozen lovely floral arrangements! Our Meals on Wheels clients will be thrilled to receive a little ray of sunshine along with their meals on this rainy day. ... See MoreSee Less

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408, 2017

Eldercare Q&A September, 2017 Preventing Cognitive Decline

Q:Are there any strategies for preventing or slowing cognitive decline?
A: Most studies are cautious about answering this question. One recent report by the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care concluded that one-third of dementia […]

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506, 2017

Eldercare Q&A The Care and Treatment of Sciatic Pain

Eldercare Q&A                                       July, 2017

    The Care And Treatment Of Sciatic Pain

Q: Is sciatic nerve pain something I just have to put up with?

A: No, sciatic pain does not have to be a chronic condition. […]

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1705, 2017

Extreme Heat Warnings

Who would have thought that we’d be talking about extreme heat this week, when we were all wrapped up in blankets last week?!  Temperatures could hit 90 degrees tomorrow, so please take a moment to […]

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2704, 2017

Eldercare Q&A June 2017 Is Retirement Bad for your Health?

The Impact of Retirement on Your Health

Q: Does retirement have a positive or negative impact on health?

A: Retirement can have good and bad impacts on health. One study by the National Bureau of Economic Research […]

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1404, 2017

Upcoming Programs – The Healthy Living Center of Excellence

My Life, My Health Self-Management
A 6-week evidence based program being offered at Plainville Council on Aging, beginning Tuesday, April 25th.

CDSMP – flyer Plainvile 2017
A Matter of Balance
An 8-week evidence based program being offered at Canton […]

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2803, 2017

Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA) A CHNA-7 and HESSCO collaboration

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps an individual to learn to […]

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