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From Boston to Dnepropetrovsk
June 2, 2011
As classical music flows from a CD, a group of seniors raise their chopstick batons and begin to conduct.

Aging Well at Home
May 20, 2011
There is a wave of community-based experiments spreading across the United States, all centered on building effective systems to allow older adults to remain in the community.

The Power of Presence: Connecting Without Words
May 9, 2011
I was asked to visit Thelma in one of the nursing homes where I conduct our Home/Assisted Living Shabbat and Holiday Program.

Bonds Across Generations
April 15, 2011
Observing holidays with family and friends makes them even more joyful and memorable. But for many elderly Jews in Greater Boston who are isolated and alone, the holidays can be a sad time.

Mean Old Ladies?
April 8, 2011
What happens to the mean girls and bully boys that we have been hearing so much about? Unfortunately too many of them grow up and continue to bully others.

Gen Silent
April 4, 2011
Last week, several of my colleagues and I were part of the packed audience at the Coolidge Theatre for the screening of Gen Silent.

Guardianship: Making a Real Difference in People’s Lives
March 29, 2011
As a fairly recent and idealistic graduate of a masters program in social work, I was attracted to the part of the job description that advertised, we make a real difference in people's lives.

Alzheimer's In the News and Close to Home
March 4, 2011
Alzheimer's can span decades of a person's life, each stage bringing new challenges as well as new opportunities for meaningful relationships.

Autonomy vs. Safety
February 17, 2011
"Well, and just exactly who put HIM in charge of ME?" a client asks from her hospital bed, shifting her Johnny for better coverage and readjusting her stylish reading glasses.

Responding to Proposed MassHealth Rate Cuts
February 16, 2011
I gave testimony this week at a MassHealth public hearing that was held to give Group Adult Foster Care providers an opportunity to respond to a proposed rate cut.

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