The Massachusetts General Hospital's Symposium Series for Foundations is designed to bring together individuals from private and family foundations to learn about recent trends in health care.
Join us on Friday, December 10, 2010 in the first session of our Fall series, when members of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center will present the challenges of prevention, diagnosis and treatment for Alzheimer's disease, and the disease's impact on the healthcare system.
Join Olivia Hoblitzelle on a talk and discussion on her award-winning book, "Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows: A Couple's Journey Through Alzheimer's" at the Alzheimer's Association's (MA/NH Chapter) office located at 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472 on Wednesday, November 10, 2010.
Books will be available for purchase at the event, and free parking is available to all.
Email: kevin [dot] scarborough [ at ] alz [dot] org
Join the Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly and Boston Mayor Menino at the Boston Common (Visitors' Center at Park Street Station) for a 2/3 mile walk on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 and promote a lifetime of fitness with friends and families!
Refreshments, entertainment and a mini-health fair will be provided at the event, and transportation pick-up services will be provided from a variety of neighborhood areas.
More information regarding the event is attached.
Email: michael [dot] mccolgan [ at ] cityofboston [dot] gov
Reisa A. Sperling, MD,MMSc, of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center will give a talk on "Before the Memories Fade" at the Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly Health and Long Term care Task Force's monthly presentation series on November 10, 2011.
The presentation wil be held in Room 115 of the Boston City Hall (1 City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA 02201).
Email: michael [dot] mccolgan [ at ] cityofboston [dot] gov
This forum is sponsored by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Hebrew SeniorLife, the LGBT Aging Project, the National Association of Social Workers (MA), Fenway Health, and will take place at the Synagogue (3rd floor), Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131 on November 17, 2010.
Emmy award-winning director and filmmaker, Stu Maddux, is the mastermind behind the powerful documentary Gen Silent, which features the challenges that six lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors face in terms of long-term health care choices.
The keynote speaker for this forum is Ann Hartstein, Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and the event will be moderated by Gary Bailey, MSW, ACSW, Associate Professor at the Simmons College of Social Work.
A panel discussion will also be held, featuring Len Fishman, CEO of Hebrew SeniorLife, and Lisa Krinsky, LICSW, the Director of the LGBT Aging Project.
Refreshments will be served, and continuing education credits will be provided for nurses and social workers.
Members of the Boston-area scientific community are cordially invited to participate in the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center's 24th annual scientific poster symposium on Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 9:00am - 12:00pm in the Thier Conference Room at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The event will consist of a three-hour poster session in the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) format, and a light breakfast will be served.
A listing of the abstracts for all the displayed posters are attached.
The Alzheimer's Disease Centers' annual scientific poster symposium showcases the best of local research in Alzheimer's disease. It is a prime opportunity to share research findings with other investigators and to learn what other researchers and their laboratories are doing.
The McCourt Foundation is a family foundation based in Boston that actively supports research in Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis. Its research teams are led by co-founders Drs. Dennis J. Selkoe and Howard L. Weiner of Harvard Medical School.
On Saturday, October 2, 2010, it will debut its 2010 Tour de South Shore fundraising event, a 26.1 mile scenic coastal bike ride that will start and finish at Wompatuck State Park (1 Union Street, Hingham, MA 02043), to generate support and public awareness of these neurologic diseases.
There is a registration fee of $45, and there is no minimum fundraising requirement. Lunch will be provided by Bertucci's.
More information may be found on the event's website!
The Metrowest Alzheimer's Partnership will be featuring a Story Hour and an age-appropriate discussion on Alzheimer's Disease at the Framingham Public Library (49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MA 01702) on Saturday May 22, 2010.
This month-long series of community events is sponsored by Ethos (www.ethocare.org) and is a way of celebrating May as Older Americans Month. Businesses, elected officials and organizations throughout the West Roxbury area in Boston will host free and informative activities for elders and their loved ones. All are invited.
More information regarding the schedule of events is attached.
The Massachusetts ADRC actively supports the historic "coast to capital" ride to raise public awareness and federal funds to help conquer Alzheimer's disease.
From July 15, 2010 - September 21, 2010, researchers will travel through 24 ride-segments from California to the nation's capital to deliver at least 50,000 signatures to Congress, in support of the Alzheimer's Breakthrough Act, which calls for $2 billion for funding in Alzheimer's research at the National Institutes of Health.
The state of Massachusetts has a team called "Boston Bikers" riding 98 miles from St. Louis, MO, to Springfield, IL, on August 28, 2010, and team members include Drs. Cynthia Lemere (Team Leader), Sarah Matousek and Oliver Holmes from the Brigham and Women's Hospital's Center for Neurologic Diseases, and Stephanie Socia from the Massachusetts General Hospital's Center for Aging and Genetics.
We encourage everyone to sign the online petition to ask Congress to support the Breakthrough Act for more funding for Alzheimer's disease research and care, and donations to the "Boston Bikers" or its individual team members would be most appreciated.