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White House has chance to focus on long term services

By Al Norman On May 28, I was one of 200 people who attended an invitation-only White House Conference on Aging (WHCO) event in Boston at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute. The forum featured speeches by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, who announced a new federal “Million Hearts” initiative, which seeks to prevent […]

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Boston to Host White House Conference on Aging forum

BOSTON — White House Conference on Aging will hold its fifth, and final, regional, May 28. This forum will engage older Americans, their families, caregivers, advocates, community leaders and experts on key issues. The forum will also inform the development of the White House Conference on Aging to be held later this year. The White […]

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Massachusetts names Bonner as new Elder Affairs head

BOSTON — The state has named a Northeastern University associate professor known for work with older Americans as Secretary of Elder Affairs. Alice Bonner was named to the post Thursday by the administration of Gov. Charlie Baker. Prior to joining Northeastern, Bonner was a deputy associate regional administrator for the Northeast and director of the […]

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Kennedy Institute demystifies Senate workings

n Monday, the $79 million facility that sits adjacent to the presidential library of his brother, John F. Kennedy, was dedicated at a politically star-studded event attended by President Barack Obama.

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Program helps elders out of nursing homes

BOSTON — A federal initiative in Massachusetts that brings long-stay residents out of nursing homes has successfully discharged 422 individuals back to the community. The state contracts with 36 ‘transition entities,’ including all 27 Aging Services Access Points, to relocate individuals out of facilities. Of these successful placements, 75.6 percent (319) were made by Aging […]

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How seniors fare under Gov. Baker’s budget

BOSTON, March 4 — Gov. Charlie Baker released his first state budget for the year beginning July 1, 2015. According to the Elder Office of Elder Affairs, the main message out of the governor’s budget was that there would be no home care wait list in FY 16 and that the Enhanced Community Options Program, […]

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