Click here for a concise video summary of the aging boom, called "The Big Idea in 4 Minutes - Coming of Age In Aging America":
Click here to read the National Council on Aging's (NCOA's) report on what the latest budget deal means for older adults: http://www.ncoa.org/public-policy-action/policy-news/what-does-the-latest-budget.html
TechNet: Technology for You
Learn About the New MRHS Website!
We’ve been expanding our website, www.mrhsny.org, as well as our presence on the social media site, Facebook. Did you know that our website now has a searchable newsletter archive dating back to the 1980’s? Come to the next TechNet meeting on Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 PM in the MRHS Tuttle Center, to learn more about navigating our new site. In addition to showing off our new site, MRHS Assistant Director Joanna Stolove will provide basic instruction on developing your own website.
If you wish to be added to the TechNet email list, contact DrMichaelSDavidson@Gmail.com.
From the American Society on Aging (ASA):
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Financial Planning Workshop
On Tuesday, October 8 at 7:00 PM Ray Henri will lead a workshop on the topic of Five Ways to Improve your Retirement and Health Care Planning. Ray Henri is a Registered Principal with Cadaret, Grant & Company. He is a Certified Retirement Financial Advisor (CRFA) and regional director of the American College Foundation. For more than 18 years, Ray Henri has advised business entrepreneurs, professionals and retirees with health and retirement plans.
AGING AND DEMENTIA: A SYMPOSIUM FOR CAREGIVERS
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
Caregiving for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another serious and limiting illness can be very complicated and carries with it many physical and mental health risks. Hence, caregiving involves an intricate balance between addressing the needs of the person with a serious illness and those of the persons providing the care. These issues are the focus of a special program – AGING AND DEMENTIA – being offered at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in Manhattan (7 West 55th Street) on the evening of Thursday, October 17th. This program is part of the 2nd Annual William S. Perper Healthy Community Partnership National Symposium. Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church and the Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York City are partnering with Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center to offer this program which will feature Dr. Chris Durso, Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Dr. Constantine Lyketsos, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Memory and Alzheimer’s Treatment Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Drs. Durso and Lyketsos will discuss key caregiver issues and suggest ways to optimize caregiving so as to achieve the best outcomes for both the person with a limiting illness and the persons who are providing the care. This program, scheduled for 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., will be preceded by a resource fair where representatives of 20 local agencies and organizations will be offering information about caregiving services and resources. The resource fair will also be at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church and will begin at 4:30. Refreshments will be provided.
These programs are being offered at no cost thanks to the generosity of the William S. Perper Foundation. For more information, please contact Kimberly Monson at 410-550-1118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NY State of Health: What You Need to Know about Health Care Reform
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6pm - 8pm
Lighthouse International, 111 E. 59th St. (bet. Lexington & Park)
Join us for a forum on what the new federal health care law means for New Yorkers. Starting January 1, 2014, New York will run a health plan marketplace, called New York State of Health. Individuals, families, and small business owners will be able to enroll in new, affordable health insurance plans through the marketplace. This system will bring a tremendous number of uninsured New Yorkers onto the insurance rolls.
Find out if you're eligible, how and when to apply, what benefits and plan options are available, details on financial aid to help pay qualified New Yorkers' insurance premiums, and details on tax credits for small businesses. Counselors will be on site to make an appointment to help you enroll.
Enrollment in the marketplace opened on the first day of October, and will continue through March 31, 2014. Financial aid to buy insurance is available for certain small businesses, individuals who earn up to $46,000 a year, and families with combined incomes of up to $92,200 a year (for a family of 4).
To RSVP click here, or call 212-490-9535.
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
Senators Brad Hoylman & Jose Serrano
Assembly Members Dick Gottfried, Brian Kavanagh, & Dan Quart
Council Members Dan Garodnick, Jessica Lappin, & Rosie Mendez
Community Boards 5, 6, & 8
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
New Yorkers for Accessible Health Coverage
The National Council on Aging has issued information on the Government Shutdown. Click on
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