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Building Age-Friendly Communities: Summit Highlights

Building Age-Friendly Communities: The Summit, held March 18, 2015, brought together nearly 400 thought leaders to discuss what it will take for our communities to become age-friendly and how to mobilize partner coalitions in this work. The Summit was held in partnership with The Boston Foundation. (2:56)

video discusses age-friendly communities

Building Age-Friendly Communities

Hear what members of our community want in an age-friendly community. Affordable housing and transportation, access to health care and social activities, respect and much more. (1:31)

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Importance of Healthy Eating

Healthy eating and lifestyle changes can promote better health. Through Healthy Eating classes, older adults learn about portion control, cooking nutritious meals and label reading as well as goal setting, problem solving and management of dietary patterns. (1:28)

video discusses importance of physical activity and nutrition for managing diabetes in older adults

Managing Diabetes in Older Adults

Diabetes is a chronic disease that can often be effectively managed with lifestyle changes, especially by exercising regularly and eating healthy foods. In this video, Oree and Steve explain how they’ve managed their diabetes through diabetes self-management classes and fitness programs that have helped them take control of their lives. (1:43)

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Why Transportation is Important for Older Adults

Transportation is essential for defining the quality of life for an older person. In this video, 71-year-old Eleanor explains what it’s like to lose your freedom to drive. (1:58)

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Advice for Family Caregivers

More than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving. (2:10)

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Building Meaningful Connections Across Generations

Intergenerational programs help older adults and young people learn about and respect each other. These programs, such as reading programs where older adults come into schools to read to younger kids, or programs where teens teach older adults computer skills, are a way of giving back and sharing knowledge and experiences. (1:45)

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The Benefits of Tai Chi for Older Adults

The purpose of Tai Chi is to promote strength, improve balance and ultimately prevent falls in older adults. In this video, Ethos Executive Director Dale Mitchell is joined by Tai Chi participants Steve Bennett and Patricia Teahan who talk personally about what they’ve gained from Tai Chi classes. (2:30)

video discusses benefits of healthy aging programs

The Benefits of Healthy Aging Programs

As people age and want to maintain their independence, healthy aging programs offer multiple benefits – from improving strength and reducing falls to understanding what foods are healthy for you and learning how to better manage your chronic diseases. (2:24)

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Social Isolation In Older Adults

Executive directors of Ethos AgeWell West Roxbury, ITNGreaterBoston and Mystic Valley Elder Services join the Tufts Health Plan Foundation in highlighting the importance of alleviating social isolation through physical and social activities that help people feel better about their lives and have a purpose for getting up every day. (2:01)

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The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative: Bringing People Together

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is a network of diverse stakeholders working to advance healthy aging in the Commonwealth. Learn the benefits of the Collaborative in this video or visit us online: (1:52)

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Disruptive Demographics: Technology, Innovation & A New Look at Old Age

Keynote presentation by Joseph Coughlin, Ph.D., director of the MIT AgeLab, at the January 2014 forum, Healthy Aging in the Commonwealth: Charting a Path Forward, sponsored by the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. (39:19)

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Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report: Community Profiles 2014

January 2014 presentation of the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report by Beth Dugan, Ph.D., associate professor of Gerontology at UMass Boston. Reaction from Secretary Ann Hartstein, MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett, MA Department of Public Health. (32:42)

video shows highlights from the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Forum, Healthy Aging in the Commonwealth: Charting a Path Forward

Healthy Aging in the Commonwealth: Highlights Video

Highlights from the forum, Healthy Aging in the Commonwealth: Charting a Path Forward, held January 24, 2014. (3:23)

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