Here is a link to an interesting article in Kaiser Health News about adult children having their health information shared with parents:
MRHS staff was interviewed in the making of this film. The interview with MRHS ED Ron Bruno is part of the educational supplement for the film.
From the Asian American Film Lab :
Our wonderful #AAFLTV film #OppositeFairyTale will enjoy a special private preview screening @MOCANYC on June 16th! Check it out at http://www.mocanyc.org/…/events/mocafilms_opposite_of_a_fai…
MOCAFILMS: Preview Screening of The Opposite of a Fairy Tale | Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
Tickets (include museum admission): $12/adult; $8/ students (with valid ID); FREE for seniors (65+) MOCA members, AAFilm Lab members, & NYAWC members
One of the critical services provided by MRHS is caregiver support.
Our nurse and social workers work with family members and other caregivers to provide assistance, advocacy, resources, and information.
Click here for more information from AARP. --- Ron B
Get Your Word’s Worth!!
An annual and very popular event over the years – the annual reading by the Writing from Life Experience group is planned as a multidimensional event. It is billed as a Readers Theater Performance, during which members of the group will share their writings with the whole community.
Light refreshments are included.
MRHS is very proud to co-sponsor this event with Elders Share the Arts and the NY State Council on the Arts. Please join us on Tuesday, May 17 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Thurgood Marshall Room, 80 La Salle, 1st floor.
Building IV resident Michael Davidson sent this link about the various clinical studies about aging run by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
Building I Resident Maggy Sears sent us this piece about an art exhibit that features people in the last stage of life. Click here to access the article and video.
Here is an article from today's NY Times about people being confined to nursing homes against their wills, which the Justice Department is addressing.
The article states, "The Justice Department’s efforts are rooted in a 1999 Supreme Court decision, Olmstead v. L.C. The court ruled that, unless a nursing home is medically necessary, people have a right under the Americans With Disabilities Act to receive care without being segregated from society. Advocates for the disabled have compared that ruling to Brown v. Board of Education, which declared racial segregation in schools unconstitutional. As was the case after that decision, however, change was not immediate."
MRHS makes every effort to enable people to remain living in their own homes and community. Here is the entire Times article.
The New York Times dedicated an entire section on Sunday, May 1 to an exploration of Alzheimer's disease.
Here is the lead story about a woman, Geri Taylor, living on Manhattan's Upper West Side, coping with the early stages of the disease.
Her story is enlightening, but also inspiring as we read about her efforts to stave off the effects of advancing dementia.
A place to share information.