1 week 5 days

Connecticut Older Adult Collaboration for Health (COACH)

The Connecticut Older Adult Collaboration for Health (COACH) is a partnership between Yale School of Medicine, Yale School of Nursing, Yale New Haven Health System, Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center, Fair Haven Community Health Center, Gateway Community College, and the VA Connecticut.  COACH is funded by an award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as part of its Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program. 

Our objective is to improve the health of the older adult population in Connecticut by:

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The Connecticut Older Adult Collaboration for Health (COACH) is a partnership between Yale School of Medicine, Yale School of Nursing, Yale New Haven Health System, Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center

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1 week 5 days

Attention Veterans: Imposter phone line attempting to access credit card information from Choice Program users

VA is taking action in response to a phone line that appears to be set up to take advantage of Veterans who mis-dial the Veterans Choice Program phone line.

The two phone lines differ only in area code. The correct Choice Program phone line is 1-866-606-8198, while the imposter phone line is using 1-800-606-8198. The fake line does not provide information on the Choice Program or its eligibility criteria, instead it claims to offer callers a $100 rebate if they provide a credit card number.

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VA is taking action in response to a phone line that appears to be set up to take advantage of Veterans who mis-dial the Veterans Choice Program phone line.

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VNA Community Healthcare "Carousel for Charity Fundraiser" on June 28, 2017 & June 29, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Located at Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale 1301 Boston Post Rd, Madison, Connecticut 06443

 VNA Community Healthcare "Carousel for Charity Fundraiser" on June 28, 2017 & June 29, 2017  at 8 PM. Located at Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale 1301 Boston Post Rd, Madison, Connecticut 06443

Fun for the whole family!
Each ticket purchased to ride the Magic Carousel at Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale in Madison will be donated to VNA Community Healthcare. Stop and ride anytime the restaurant is open. 

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 VNA Community Healthcare "Carousel for Charity Fundraiser" on June 28, 2017 & June 29, 2017  at 8 PM.

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The Connecticut Coalition on Aging/CCOA's Annual Carlson Forum's topic this year is "The Aging Experience and Women's Rights" on Friday June 9, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Located at Riverfront Boathouse 252 Welles St. Glastonbury, CT

2017 Carlson Forum & Connecticut Coalition on Aging Annual meeting

The Connecticut Coalition on Aging Annual​ / CCOA's Annual Carlson Forum's topic this year is "The Aging Experience and Women's Rights". The guest speaker is Judy Norsigian, Author and Founder of "Our Bodies, Ourselves". Free event with a continental breakfast included. Registration is required as seating is limited. Register here: http://tinyurl.com/l36zvtj

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2017 Carlson Forum & Connecticut Coalition on Aging Annual meeting

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Mass. Survey On End-Of-Life Plans Finds Gap Between What We Say And What We Do

seniorhelpdesk.com video blog credited to Carey Goldberg and WBRU

 

In the video, Dr. Atul Gawande — author of the bestseller "Being Mortal," among many other accomplishments — calls for Massachusetts to become "the leading place in the country for bringing people to write their own script, set their own goals and wishes for the story of their life, all the way to the very end."

A survey out Tuesday by the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care, which Gawande helps lead, finds that we're off to a good start, but have a long way to go.

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seniorhelpdesk.com video blog credited to Carey Goldberg and WBRU

 

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Yale New Haven Health is offering a free caregivers workshop: "Caregiver Support and Help" on Wednesday May 17, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Located at 1450 Chapel Street New Haven, CT. Cronin Auditorium.

Caregiver Support and Help

  • DATE: 5/17/2017
  • TIME: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • LOCATION: 1450 Chapel Street New Haven,CT
    Cronin Auditorium

TO REGISTER: Call 888 700-6543 or Visit ynhh.org/events

Join us for a discussion with experts on care giving challenges and the resources available to care for yourself and your loved one.

Who Should Enroll?

Anyone who would like to attend

Public Transportation

Yes

Handicapped Access

Yes

Parking Notes

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Caregiver Support and Help

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center Bridgeport, CT Presents Health Talk: "UNDERSTANDING STROKE"

​Senior Help Desk Healthcare blog credited to Srinath Kadimi, MD and St. Vincent’s Medical Center Bridgeport, CT Health Talk

UNDERSTANDING STROKE

Stroke, a leading cause of death and serious long-term disability in the United States, will affect more than 795,000 Americans this year alone.

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​Senior Help Desk Healthcare blog credited to Srinath Kadimi, MD and St. Vincent’s Medical Center Bridgeport, CT Health Talk

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VITAS Healthcare Presents: Webinar for Healthcare Professionals: Reducing Readmissions and Length of Stay on Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 2 p.m. EST • 1 hour Earn one continuing education hour with this free webinar. Register on link below!

1 week 6 days

"When and How to have the conversation about Dementia" · Hosted by Artis Senior Living of Reading on Wednesday, May 24 at 5:30 PM to 7 PM at Artis Senior Living of Reading 1100 Main Street, Reading, Massachusetts 01867

2 weeks 8 hours

How to Develop an Effective Post-Stroke Care Plan

In the United States, approximately 700,000 people suffer a stroke each year, and two-thirds of them go on to need rehabilitation and post-stroke care. Recovering from a stroke is a lifelong process and the key to success is a post-stroke care plan.
 

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In the United States, approximately 700,000 people suffer a stroke each year, and two-thirds of them go on to need rehabilitation and post-stroke care.

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Carriage Green Senior Living Community at Milford, CT Presents: "The Resident's Art Show and Public Reception" on June 14, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm located at 77 Plains Road Milford, CT

2 weeks 9 hours

‘Boot Camp’ Helps Alzheimer’s, Dementia Caregivers Take Care Of Themselves, Too

seniorhelpdesk.com healthcare blog credited to Anna Gorman and Kaiser Health News  http://khn.org

LOS ANGELES — Gary Carmona thought he could do it all. He’s run companies and chaired nonprofit boards. But since his wife was diagnosed with dementia, Carmona, 77, has felt overwhelmed.

“I really see myself at times crashing,” he said. “In my mind, I’m saying, ‘You know, I can’t really handle all this.’”

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seniorhelpdesk.com healthcare blog credited to Anna Gorman and Kaiser Health News  http://khn.org

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2 weeks 10 hours

Areas with High Hospice Use Have “Spillover Effect” of Lower Rates of 30-Day Rehospitalization for All Patients

Senior Help Desk Healthcare Blog Credited to Vitas Healthcare

 

The "Spillover Effect"

Patients newly enrolled in hospice close to hospital discharge were found to be at low risk for rehospitalization within 30 days, as is consistent with hospice goals. Further, all hospitalized patients residing in geographic areas with high utilization of hospice were found to be at lower rehospitalization risk than were patients living in areas of low hospice use, according to a report published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine.

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Senior Help Desk Healthcare Blog Credited to Vitas Healthcare

 

The "Spillover Effect"

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2 weeks 10 hours

Southeast Senior Network meeting on June 14, 2017 from 8 AM - 9:30 AM located at Groton Regency Center 1145 Poquonnock Rd, Groton, Connecticut 06340

2 weeks 12 hours

New Haven Area Senior Network/NHASN meeting reminder on Wednesday May 17th 2017 @ 8:00AM Host/Location: Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden 35 Hamden Hills Drive Hamden CT. Please RSVP to Kimv@cthomecare.com