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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.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RRZtdLbO6k
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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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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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HESSCO Elder Services shared Justice In Aging's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

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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1612, 2016

Caring for Elderly Parents? There’s an App for That

New InfoSAGE app will assist multiple family caregivers coordinate care of loved one

Hebrew SeniorLife Blog http://blog.hebrewseniorlife.org/caring-elderly-parents-there-s-app

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1612, 2016

This former journalist helps caregivers get to know who their patients once were, before dementia took hold

This former journalist helps caregivers get to know who their patients once were, before dementia took hold https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2016/12/15/this-former-journalist-is-helping-caregivers-get-to-know-who-their-patients-once-were-before-dementia/?postshare=3201481836351187&tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.aa37489c6002

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712, 2016

Eldercare Q&A January 2017 – The Importance of Vaccines for the Elderly

Q: Is it important for seniors to keep up on their vaccines?

A: Yes. A number of diseases which can be prevented with vaccines can cause significant illness, hospitalization, disability, and even death.

Older adults are more […]

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2811, 2016

The Alzheimer’s Laboratory

An extended family in Colombia with a genetic mutation causing Alzheimer’s may help scientists prevent the disease someday. Lesley Stahl reports on the groundbreaking study.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-alzheimers-disease-medellin-colombia-lesley-stahl/

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1011, 2016

Care for the Caregiver The Journey Fall 2016

The Journey Fall 2016

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2710, 2016

Eldercare Q&A December, 2016 Drug Abuse & The Elderly

Q: Is drug abuse an issue with older people?

A: Yes.  Little attention has been paid to the issue of substance abuse—both legal and illegal drugs–among the elderly. But recent data demonstrates that drug abuse is […]

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