Health and Wellness

Kay Cooney, Advanced Practice Geriatric Nurse and Wellness Coach, shares her 30 yr plus years of medical experience. Her informative talks with COA Director Joanne Moore were developed to help you feel connected, stay healthy and reduce your anxiety caused by social distancing and isolation during these challenging times.  Don’t forget to add password after clicking on the link. Enjoy!

Topic: Kay Meeting #1 – Coronavirus- Tips to continue to keep us safe
Start Time : Jul 14, 2020 08:04 AM

Meeting Recording:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/yO5-DLjN21tIE6vi7mvdcJF9A6vOX6a81igcrKFexBzWvO3a6cHD-DiHpgk4yfph
Access Password: 6D$5D$5n

 

Topic: Kay Meeting #2 – Advanced Care Planning
Start Time : Jul 14, 2020 08:57 AM

Meeting Recording:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/xOVWAJrU6GFLGaPH2WHjRvR6R6LLaaa8gyVPqfUNzRov6BJtUyaf7UxjXZIzhXcL
Access Password: 8N=9?$*6

 

Topic: Kay meeting #3 – Falls Prevention
Start Time : Jul 14, 2020 09:30 AM

Meeting Recording:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/_ZdTN5y32HpOYaf1wmDudrRwQtn5T6a81CAZ8_cNnx5FYrVeezWCdCmbS5z4dGeR
Access Password: 6v!cj43q

 

Topic: Kay Talks #4 – Medication Management
Start Time : Jul 14, 2020 10:01 AM

Meeting Recording:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/3vIkL4Ps11hIGa_Ixn_gXqB7L4PHT6a80SIZrqYOzqAwW3tnasb0zsZK3YESSd4
Access Password: 1q=5.5=3

 

SHINE -Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone

These YouTube videos were created to help you and family members navigate the complicated world of  health insurance.SHINE counselors are available to assist consumers with Medicare questions and decisions. Counselors are available for appointments by phone and/or via virtual web platforms as needed. Consumers should contact their local senior centers for more information on setting up an appointment. Call 844-422-6277 if you need to locate a SHINE counselor in your area.

SHINE  is still open!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og4GVB3x0rA​

SHINE Guidance for Enrolling in Medicare after a Job Loss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sdVQwfBxVI

 

MCPHS

Watch these videos from Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS). Please reach out to Colleen Massey, at Colleen.Massey@mcphs.edu if you would like more information to schedule an interactive session via Zoom or on another platform with the older adults in your community.

Medication Safety

 

Programs and Strategies that help with Medication Costs

 

Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)

A national organization representing consumers with hearing loss. The programs and events are designed to focus on you—the person. HLAA strives to give people the tools they need to live more successfully with hearing loss and to show them they do not have to face hearing loss alone. https://www.hearingloss.org/programs-events/webinars/schedule-recordings/

 

Low Vision

Hadley Phone discussion groups of low vision people
The mission of Hadley is to create personalized learning opportunities that empower adults with vision loss or blindness to thrive – at home, at work, and in their communities.
https://hadley.edu/discussion-groups

 

Talking Information Center (TIC) programming
TIC’s staff and volunteers provide human voice(d) broadcasts of local news, articles, and items of interest to visually impaired and otherwise disabled listeners throughout Massachusetts to promote independence and enrich quality of life.
http://www.ticnetwork.org/schedule/TICCoronaSchedule.pdf

 

Perkins Braille and Talking Library
Perkins Library provides free services to Massachusetts residents unable to read traditional print materials due to a visual or physical disability. Perkins Trivia Night & Friday Entertainment (spelling bee, family feud, audio described documentaries – for vision impaired or reading-disabled) https://www.perkins.org/library

 

Perkins TeleFun Calls
These are recurring scheduled programs happening every week, patrons can call a special toll free number and enter a special meeting ID to be connected with other Perkins Library patrons from across the state. There are activities scheduled for almost every day, games like trivia, name-that-song, and family feud, are hosted every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1 pm. We also have Monday Movie Matinees every Monday at 10 am, as well as a Listening Library hour with radio dramas Thursdays at 2:30 pm. We are also planning on adding new content soon to include a poetry group and a virtual classroom where patrons can listen to audio-described educational videos and documentaries over the phone from the comfort of their own home. To join the fun you will first need to contact Beth at 617-972-7241 or email Elizabeth.White@perkins.org to sign up.

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Massachusetts Councils
on Aging

116 Pleasant Street, Suite 306
Easthampton, MA 01027
Telephone: 413-527-6425
Fax: 413-527-7138