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Highlights Upcoming at the COA -- June 2018


Current COA Monthly Newsletter  - June 2018

Upcoming Bedford COA Trips

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Tour Wednesday, June 13th $89 per person (This trip is now FULL)

Seaport Grille in Gloucester Thursday,  July 19th

Block Island Wednesday,  August 15th

Current COA Monthly Newsletter  -  June 2018


Regional Events

A Matter of Balance Fall Prevention - Are you concerned about falls? Have you fallen in the past? Are you interested in improving balance, strength and flexibility? This is the class for you! Lexington - Dates: May 7 – July 2 (no class on May 28 due to Memorial Day) Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM     Flyer

A Matter of Balance Fall Prevention at the Bedford COA

In the fall the COA will begin offering 4 Matter of Balance classes for the community with a generous grant from Lahey Hospital.  Please check the monthly fall newsletter for dates and sign up soon !

*The Bedford COA does not endorse or recommend any products or companies listed.  This is for infomation purposes only

In the News

Seniors Health

A New Shingles Vaccine: Prepare for Harsher Side EffectsUS News – Jun 15, 2018IF YOU'RE 50 OR OLDER, you're advised to get immunized to protect yourself from shingles. If the new shingles vaccine made you feel worse than you expected, you're not alone. Skin rash, joint pain, flu-like symptomsThe Health Benefits of Documenting Your Life Story

US  News – Jun.  27, 2018

ACCORDING TO DEBBY Bitticks, there are 101 reasons to document your life story. These include: remembering the challenges and triumphs you faced on your life journey; an opportunity to analyze your past while gaining insight about who you are today

Walgreens And Humana Partner On Senior Primary Care Clinics

Forbes – Jun 19, 2018

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Humana say they are partnering to operate “senior-focused primary care clinics” inside drugstores.

Five common myths about senior nutrition

The Laconia Daily Sun-Jun 26, 2018

In an effort to provide accurate information to help support health and wellbeing, we want to dispel some of the more common myths surrounding senior nutrition.

Volunteering can have great health benefits for seniors

Danville Advocate-Jun 26, 2018

Volunteerism opens the door to many ways to stay physically active, such as a garden beautification project or a walk to raise money for a cause. • Lowers ...

In the News

Seniors Housing

9 tips for downsizing to a smaller space 16, 2018

She teaches workshops in downsizing and offered her advice, as did you, dear ... Lantz often sees the job of clearing out a house left to adult children if elderly

Lexington to hold hearing on senior living plan

The Boston Globe-Jun 27, 2018

Lexington to hold hearing on senior living plan ... National Development seeks to construct two buildingshousing 204 residents on the site, near the borders of .

Senior housing proposal to face opposition in Lexington

Wicked Local-Jun 11, 2018

Two visions for town life could soon face off in Lexington: One sees larger buildings as a solution for senior housing, while the other wants to preserve a ...

In the News

Seniors Money

A Generation of Americans Is Entering Old Age the Least Prepared in Decades

Wall Street Journal (subscription required) – Jun 22, 2018

Americans entering retirement are in worse financial shape than the prior generation, for the first time since Harry Truman was president.

Workers Are Retiring With Decent Savings,  but Are Reluctant to Spend Their Money

.Motley Fool-Jun 26, 2018  

Your nest egg is supposed to sustain you in retirement while allowing you to enjoy your golden years. And if you're not letting it do the latter, you're selling yourself short.

How bankers are poised to thwart senior financial abuse

Jackson Clarion Ledger-Jun 24, 2018

Although the notion that elderly people have a lot of money can be misleading — many are on fixed incomes and may struggle to get from one month to the next .

Retiring With Debt? Here's How to Manage It

Motley Fool-13 hours ago

An estimated 30% of seniors 65 and over still have a mortgage, and as of 2015, 2.8 ... For example, if you own a larger home that's not paid off, downsizing might 

Here's How You Know It's Time to Move Into a Retirement Home

The Cheat Sheet-Jun 21, 2018

... but when it comes to aging parents and loved ones, it is sometimes inevitable. .... Family members, neighbors, and caregivers are critical when it comes to ..

In the News

Seniors Caregivers

SENIOR SURVIVAL: Coping as a caregiver while dealing with dementia

Maryville Daily Times-Jun 23, 2018

Of course, loyalty and compassion would preclude most of us from turning away anelderly parent or relative. However there's no denying the ...

Helping Caregivers: Advice, Support and More 26, 2018

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), approximately 2.8 million individuals in the United States serve as a caregiver to their loved ..

Retirement: Caregivers need to take a break

Chicago Tribune-Jun 26, 2018

Nearly 44 million U.S. adults are family caregivers, but about 85 percent of them do not receive any respite care from what can be an

In the News

Seniors Scams

Police Warn of Phone Scams Targeting Sex Offenders, Seniors

U.S. News & World Report-Jun 24, 2018

Police Warn of Phone Scams Targeting Sex Offenders, Seniors ... an alarming increase in phone scams targeting senior citizens and convicted sex offender

BBB Warning for senior citizens and lottery scams

WJBF-TV-Jun 27, 2018

The Better Business Bureau received 2,820 sweepstakes and lottery scam reports inScam Tracker in 2017, with a median loss of $500. Seniors are the most .

AARP Fraud Videos

Fraud Watch Network Alex Goldman's Call Center Scam – AARP – Apr 6

A podcast host receives a peculiar phone call from someone claiming to be from Apple and discovers it's a scam.