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Get to Know the Benefits of Senior Care Options! Posted on Sep 21

Get to Know the Benefits of Senior Care Options!

How Senior Care Options can help you live a more independent, healthier life Medicare. Medicaid. Doctors. Nurses. Vision Services. Dental. These are some of the many components that make up the massive network that encapsulates health care for seniors; and for many seniors and those   …Continue Reading Get to Know the Benefits of Senior Care Options!

Elder Abuse is Often Unreported, Help Protect Those in Your Community Posted on Jun 16

Elder Abuse is Often Unreported, Help Protect Those in Your Community

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day provides an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. Every year an estimated   …Continue Reading Elder Abuse is Often Unreported, Help Protect Those in Your Community

Older Americans Are Blazing A Trail – Celebrate Older Americans Month in May Posted on May 6

Older Americans Are Blazing A Trail – Celebrate Older Americans Month in May

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) is celebrating Older Americans Month and following this year’s theme “Blaze a Trail” emphasizing the ways older adults are reinventing themselves through new work and new passions, engaging their communities, and blazing a trail of positive impact   …Continue Reading Older Americans Are Blazing A Trail – Celebrate Older Americans Month in May

EOEA Welcomes Two Talented Leaders Posted on Apr 6

EOEA Welcomes Two Talented Leaders

Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) Secretary Alice Bonner recently appointed Emily Cooper as the Chief Housing Officer and Patricia Yu as the Director of Policy and Research. “I’m thrilled to welcome these two talented experts in aging programs and policy to our Elder Affairs leadership   …Continue Reading EOEA Welcomes Two Talented Leaders

Tips for Seniors: Making Spirits Bright and Healthy This Holiday Season Posted on Dec 11

Tips for Seniors: Making Spirits Bright and Healthy This Holiday Season

For seniors, like everyone else, the holidays can be a great time but also an excuse to overindulge but it’s important to remember to enjoy the abundance of sugary, salty and high-fat foods in moderation. Seniors, in particular, must pay close attention to their diet   …Continue Reading Tips for Seniors: Making Spirits Bright and Healthy This Holiday Season

What You Need to Know about MassOptions! Posted on Nov 25

What You Need to Know about MassOptions!

The number of older adults and individuals with disabilities in Massachusetts is rapidly growing. We know that navigating programs and services can sometimes be complicated, and we are committed to facilitating better access for the people we serve. That is why the Baker-Polito Administration along   …Continue Reading What You Need to Know about MassOptions!

Farmers Market Tour Shines A Positive Light on the Importance of Access to Local Produce for Seniors Posted on Oct 16

Farmers Market Tour Shines A Positive Light on the Importance of Access to Local Produce for Seniors

It was a beautiful October day – perfect for a visit to a farmers market. Crisp air and warm sun mingled with rich autumn foliage to provide a perfect backdrop for the bountiful fresh produce overflowing at the vendor booths.  Not only did the Northampton   …Continue Reading Farmers Market Tour Shines A Positive Light on the Importance of Access to Local Produce for Seniors

Celebrating “National Employ Older Workers Week” Posted on Sep 30

Celebrating “National Employ Older Workers Week”

  “Experience never gets old” is the tagline for Robert De Niro’s newest movie The Intern, which follows a 70-year-old widower who decides to rejoin the workforce as an intern. The tagline is catchy and also appropriate for the spotlight being placed on the valuable,   …Continue Reading Celebrating “National Employ Older Workers Week”

A Team Approach: Walk to End Alzheimer’s Posted on Sep 28

A Team Approach: Walk to End Alzheimer’s

On Sunday, September 27, a team from Executive Office of Elder Affairs, led by Secretary Alice Bonner and Co-captain Adam Frank, turned out in full force at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Cambridge joining thousands in a parade of purple that stretched for miles. The   …Continue Reading A Team Approach: Walk to End Alzheimer’s

“Take a Stand to Prevent Falls” helps seniors get solid footing Posted on Sep 25

“Take a Stand to Prevent Falls” helps seniors get solid footing

The Massachusetts Falls Prevention Coalition’s Falls Prevention Awareness Day was a great opportunity for everyone to learn how to reduce risks for falls and fall injuries and more importantly, to prevent falls from happening. Secretary of Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Alice Bonner, addressed the   …Continue Reading “Take a Stand to Prevent Falls” helps seniors get solid footing