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Getting into the Halloween Spirit this week! Spooky Halloween bags for our Meals on Wheels consumers courtesy of the Crafty Ladies in Millis and fantastic costumes at the Lakeside Cafe luncheon at the Sharon Adult Center and COA. ... See MoreSee Less

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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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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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