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Open Enrollment is here! Now through Dec. 7th. The process can be overwhelming, but SHINE can help.

Hear from Tracey Stewart - she appreciated the impartial Medicare counseling offered in a place she felt safe going to. The SHINE program provides free, unbiased, and trusted Medicare counseling. Contact your local council on aging or call HESSCO at 781-784-4944 to speak with a SHINE counselor.

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Thank you to all of our sponsors, speakers, volunteers and participants who joined together to make this event the huge success it was. We can’t wait until next year! ... See MoreSee Less

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Free Dental Screenings through the Elder Dental Program will be offered at the Walpole Council on Aging October 21st. Call 508-668-3330 to schedule your appointment. ... See MoreSee Less

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Join the challenge!

HESSCO is committed as an agency to addressing falls prevention and awareness with our consumers, but how about our staff?! Last week on National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, all HESSCO employees were encouraged to join a challenge - to complete two minutes of balance exercises per foot per day for the next three weeks. Anyone who completes the 15 days will receive a prize as well as find that their balance has most likely improved. Challenge yourself to see your own results. #FPAD2017
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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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We're so excited to be participating in the Neponset Valley Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Facebook Live at 9:00 today - celebrate Go4Life month with a strength training class with YMCA Fit & Well Seniors. ... See MoreSee Less

Strength Training Class - Go4Life Month 2017!

September 13, 2017, 9:00am - September 13, 2017, 8:30am

Go4Life Month is an opportunity to focus attention on the health benefits of exercise and physical activity for older adults. This year’s theme is Move More with Go4Life! The goal for Go4Life Month ...

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In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we could all use a reminder on how to be prepared for an emergency. This video produced by Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency provides helpful information and resources.
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Mental Health First Training is back - Thursday, October 12th at the Foxborough Public Safety Building. ... See MoreSee Less

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Free Dental Screenings are being offered through the Elder Dental Program at Walpole Council on Aging next month. Schedule your appointment today by calling 508-669-3330. ... See MoreSee Less

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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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1610, 2017

Open Enrollment is Here!

pen Enrollment is here! Now through Dec. 7th. The process can be overwhelming, but SHINE can help.

Hear from Tracey Stewart – she appreciated the impartial Medicare counseling offered in a place she felt safe going […]

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310, 2017

Eldercare Q&A – November, 2017 – Protection Against Utility, Phone Shut-Offs

Q: Do the elderly or ill have protections against utility shut-offs?

A: Yes. Households in Massachusetts in which all adult members are age 65 or older—whether there is a financial hardship or not—are protected against utility […]

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1309, 2017

Eldercare Q&A October, 2017 Learning About Lung Health

Eldercare Q&A – October, 2017 – Learning About Lung Health

Q:What are the major lung conditions elders should know about?

A: Diseases of the lung are almost as common as breathing air. Lung problems that are common among […]

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1209, 2017

Emergency Preparedness

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we could all use a reminder on how to be prepared for an emergency.  This video produced by Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency provides helpful information and resources.

 

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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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