Healthy Aging Fair - November 2, 2016
The Mature Workforce Committee Presents
Resources for Healthy Aging
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is working to help kids, families and communities live heart-healthy lives. They provide Healthy Living information to help you get active and stay active, for life. This information includes guidelines for Health Eating, Stress Management, Physical Activity, Healthy Kids, Weight Management, Quit Smoking and Workplace Health.
Anatomical Gift Program
Close examination of the human body in medical schools constitutes an invaluable and indispensable part of medical education and research. Each year numbers of bodies are needed for the teaching of medical students, dental students, post graduate physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and students of related disciplines. The principal source of bodies is private donation.
Arts in Medicine
Recognizing the healing power of the arts, UMMHC Arts in Medicine Program is designed to elevate the hospital experience for patients, visitors, caregivers, and staff. Our programs aim to enhance patient care and build a community around the arts, health and medicine.
Bancroft School of Massage
In our Community Wellness Clinic, in addition to our Student Clinic, we have a Professional Clinic in which we have licensed, experienced massage therapists. In addition to excellent relaxation massages, we also offer specialties that include: Specific injury treatment and regional massage, Sports massage, Pregnancy massage, Craniosacral therapy, Massage for people with cancer or recovering from cancer, Asian Massage/Shiatsu, Repetitive use injury treatment.
DA Office - Elder abuse/identity theft
Seeking justice through tough and fair prosecutions, and preventing crime with a variety of community-based outreach programs. Both goals are equally important.
Elder Services of Worcester
Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc. is part of a network of 27 private, nonprofit, home-care corporations in Massachusetts, which are also known as Aging Service Access Points(ASAPs). Elder Services provides frail elders and younger people with disabilities with services that will enable them to live independently with dignity and comfort in their own homes, preventing or postponing the need for institutional care. Elder Services provides services to eligible elders who reside in the following Greater Worcester Area communities: Auburn, Barre, Boylston, Grafton, Hardwick, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, New Braintree, Oakham, Paxton, Rutland, Shrewsbury, West Boylston and Worcester. Protective Service additionally serves Northborough, Westborough, Southborough, Marlboro and Hudson.
File of Life
The File of Life believes that everyone should receive prompt, quality medical care, especially when it matters most – in an emergency. Our product is designed to make the difference between life and death by providing absolutely vital information to first responders. The File of Life format is modeled to be easy for patients to use and immediately recognized by local EMTs, police and fire departments nationwide. Together, we can improve emergency medical care, provide peace of mind for the most vulnerable individuals and their loved ones, and save countless lives.
Fitness Center - UMMS
UMass ASC Fitness service is provided by Advantage Health Corporation, a respected source for results-oriented programs that promote wellness and productivity. The UMass Albert Sherman Fitness Center (ASC) is located on the third floor of the Albert Sherman Center building and is open 24/7. Employees/non-matriculated students can join the ASC Fitness Center for a monthly fee. The ASC Fitness Center is staffed between the hours of 6am and 7pm Monday-Thursday and on Fridays from 6am and 6pm. Whether your interests include fitness improvement, stress relief, conditioning, fun or wellness and recreation, the ASC Fitness Center community has an offering that is right for you.
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Geocaching appeals to all ages from children to seniors. It can be played with a smartphone or coordinates loaded into GPS receiver. It can be played in many ways but the simple goal is to find the cache and sign the log. We'll hide some temporary caches so you can try it out on the day of the Fair.
Graduate School of Nursing
The Graduate School of Nursing will offer blood pressure checks during the Fair. The mission of the Graduate School of Nursing is to prepare practice-focused and research-focused doctorally prepared nurses and leaders to improve the quality of life and health outcomes for the Commonwealth and beyond. Through partnerships with multi-cultural communities and clinical organizations; research, practice, service and education are integrated to advance nursing knowledge, science and competencies to provide exemplary health care for all.
Greater Worcester Land Trust
The Greater Worcester Land Trust is a small non-profit organization created in 1987 to purchase, hold, advocate for, preserve or transfer, critical open space parcels in the Greater Worcester area. Currently there are nearly 40 parcels, many with hiking trails. There are also opportunities for volunteering with the GWLT.
Greendale Men's Club
This club offers the retired man bowling leagues, golf leagues, glee club, day and night trips, reading materials, and some of the annual events are Ladies Day, Corn Roast, President's Ball, Ladies Christmas Party, Men's Christmas Party.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Mindfulness teaches you how to cultivate a different relationship between yourself and the things that challenge you in your life. Learn to rely completely upon your own inner resources for learning, growing and healing. This is a tool that can help you maximize your everyday life, even when facing stress, illness and pain. Learning mindfulness skills may enhance attention, productivity, and communication in the workplace.
Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
UMass Lowell Physical Therapy Department Faculty demonstrating exercises that can be done at your desk.
Registry of Motor Vehicles
Research shows that we tend to drive better as we age.... up to a certain point. Statistics tell us that the crash rate for mature drivers is relatively low due to the fact that most mature drivers tend to self-regulate by taking simple but important precautions. These self-imposed limitations may include driving only during daylight hours, staying home when weather conditions are poor, avoiding rush hour, and driving less. Owning a car and holding a license are privileges that come with a good deal of responsibility. We all have an obligation to be concerned about our driving. Safe Driver Checklist.
At not-for-profit Road Scholar, our mission is to inspire adults to learn, discover and travel. Our learning adventures engage expert instructors, provide extraordinary access, and stimulate discourse and friendship among people for whom learning is the journey of a lifetime.
Limited financial resources, physical infirmities, or the lack of public transportation in rural areas are barriers which limit the mobility options of seniors and the disabled. SCM Elderbus helps fill this void by providing a vital transportation link to help meet the everyday needs of the people we serve.
UMMS Safety and Police Department
The University of Massachusetts Police Department in Worcester is committed to provide a safe and secure environment in which students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors can conduct their activities. The Department uses a community oriented philosophy, and our Officers patrol the University & adjacent roads 24 hours a day, seven days per week in cruisers, on foot and on bikes.
Wellness at UMMS - HR
The Work-life & Wellness resource website from UMMS Human Resources Department. The page includes links to information about Getting Active, Eating Well, Resources, Newsletters and Discounts.
Worcester EMS - Glucose testing
UMMHC EMT's will be offering glucose testing during the fair. UMass Memorial Health Care operates Worcester Emergency Medical Services (WEMS) which provides 911 emergency medical response in the city of Worcester and the adjacent town of Shrewsbury with six ambulances staffed by two paramedics each. In Worcester WEMS responds to 18,000 emergency calls and transports more than 12,000 patients annually.
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)
The Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE) at Assumption College is a member-directed organization created in 1993 to provide lifelong learning opportunities for older adults. Our vision is to be a learning community that offers older adults intellectual stimulation, socialization, personal growth and opportunities for service. Through the peer learning concept, members share their knowledge and experience with each other by creating, coordinating, and participating in courses. All courses are held during the day and no tests or grades required!
WRTA - Paratransit
The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) is committed to providing exceptional transportation services that meet or exceed the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The WRTA provides transportation via regular WRTA fixed route bus service and paratransit service to seniors and people with disabilities who live in the 37 communities that comprise the WRTA's service area.
Worcester Senior Center
Worcester Senior Center is a bright, welcoming place for all seniors, their families and caregivers, elder service providers and the community at large. There is a strong emphasis on health and wellness programming, in addition to fitness, intergenerational events, support groups, arts & crafts classes, multi-cultural programs, computer classes and various other educational and recreational activities. Lunch is provided every day, as well as light fare at the diner. In addition to scheduled programs, elders enjoy a spacious library, computer lab practice, games, art exhibits and landscaped grounds. They also come to the Senior Center for assistance with personal matters, obtaining information and support from the staff of Elder Affairs as well as partnering organizations providing such services as veterans' assistance, health insurance counseling, food stamps, tax return preparation, legal assistance and individual client advocacy. The Senior Scoop is a free monthly newsletter listing activities, menus and programs for the month.