THE LATEST AT CMAA
Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Worcester County
Team CMAA is gearing up for the 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s and needs your help. We’re raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Association as part of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Will you support our efforts? Click the button below to donate!
UnitedHealthcare Expo at Gillette Stadium
Earlier this month, our team attended the UnitedHealthcare Expo at Gillette Stadium and had a fabulous time. We connected with everyone from healthcare professionals to fellow nonprofits committed to improving health outcomes and community wellness. The day was full of interesting activities including dance performances! Thank you to United Healthcare for the invitation and for organizing the event.
AgeWell Expo in Fitchburg
We’re looking forward to attending the Aging Services of North Central Massachusetts AgeWell Expo and hope to see you there! The event is Thursday, September 29th from 11:00am-4:00pm at The Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg. For more information, visit the ASNCM website.
Celebrating a Champion of Health and Wellness
It’s almost time for the Massachusetts Health Council Awards ceremony and we’re gearing up to celebrate Dr. Dixon’s accomplishment! If you missed last month’s announcement, he is one of four Champion of Health and Wellness honorees who are being recognized for the positive impact they have had across communities. Congratulations, Dr. Dixon!
RESOURCES & AWARENESS
Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! From September 15 – October 15, Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the lives, accomplishments, and histories of the many Hispanic cultures across the globe. We’re proud to be a part of that recognition! Here are several resources to explore:
- National Hispanic Heritage Month Official Page
- SAGE Hispanic Heritage Month Resource Hub
- 10 Hispanic Firsts and the Trailblazers Who Achieved Them via AARP
Fall Prevention for Older Adults
Did you know that September is Fall Prevention Month? Older adults have an increased risk of falls, which can have lasting health consequences. Let’s work together to keep our communities (and ourselves) safe! Click the button below for more details about how you can promote fall prevention.
Facts and Tips for Healthy Aging
Millions of older adults struggle with health and safety concerns. This negatively impact overall wellness and well-being. How can we change this trend?
We’ve rounded up some resources that provide some insights on healthy aging and older adults. Click for more information and advice:
- The Facts on Healthy Aging via NCOA
- What Do We Know About Healthy Aging? via National Institute on Aging
- 6 Tips for Healthy Aging via CDC
- Healthy Aging via Medline Plus
- It’s Never Too Late: 5 Healthy Steps at Any Age via Johns Hopkins Medicine
Support Long Term Care Residents!
If you are looking for more information about long-term care or help resolving a concern, CMAA is here to help!
Our Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program volunteers visit residents of local nursing homes and rest homes on a regular basis and investigate resident concerns regarding personal care, personal belongings, roommate problems, food concerns, or any other issues that impact their quality of life in the home. They also provide education for caregivers, families, and community members.
Interested in becoming a volunteer? Reach out to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Director at OMB@seniorconnection.org