Cohousing is an option that some older adults are exploring. Here is an article that recently appeared in the NY Times about how it works.
While we like to emphasize the value of experience at MRHS, this article reminds us that young helping professionals have skills to offer as well. As somebody said, "It Takes A Village."
For those of us who have received good care from a young doctor, this article in the NY Times by a 29-year-old physician provides some confirmation:
NY TImes columnist Nicholas Kristof reminds us of all the humanitarian issues that are moving in the right direction:
All of us at MRHS can feel grateful and proud to be contributing our small part.
Falling and the fear of falling is a serious issue for the older adult population. MRHS has a program scheduled for Wednesday, January 31 at 1:00 PM called "Not Falling For It: Fall Prevention Strategies to Promote Aging in Place." Here is how the Dutch are handling the issue as reported in the NY Times.
Contrary to common opinion, there is quite a bit of research suggesting that older people are happier than the general population.
Here is a recent article from the NY Times:
Want to Be Happy? Think Like an Old Person
MRHS's Annual Ice Cream Social for the Community attracted more than two hundred people on June 28.
Click here for some photos of the event on our Facebook page, many of them taken by renowned NY TImes photographer and MRHS Board Member Ozier Muhammad.
This October 2015 article from the "New Yorker" explores depictions of old age in literature and culture:
Some of the home health aides working with our residents may have concerns about increased enforcement by ICE. The following letter comes from VOLS, the Volunteers of Legal Services, and may be circulated.
--- Ron Bruno
Some of your clients, or their families, may be coming to you with concerns about recent ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) raids that have been covered by the media lately. The Legal Aid Society has a new immigration hotline, (844) 955-3425, which such people can call to obtain information and advice. Calls will be forwarded to staff in The Legal Aid Society's Community Justice Unit who will be answering questions and gathering information in order to assist people who may have had family members taken by ICE.
Legal Aid has also created a one-page flyer containing this hotline number and other information; click here for the English version; click here for the Spanish version.
People with immigration-related questions may also try calling the Legal Services NYC hotline at (917) 661-4500 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on business days.
All the best,
Tune into PBS on Channel 13 tonight at 10:00 PM for the premier of a documentary on Alzheimer's disease called "Alzheimer's: Every Minute Counts." The film is an urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer’s disease. Click here for more information.
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