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AED Awareness Hunt

Can you find 3 AEDs on the Dartmouth College campus? Follow this link to view a list of all Automatic External Defibrillators on Dartmouth's campus, and see if you can find 3 in and/or near your workspace. Each AED contains a unique quote from Dartmouth's very own Dr. Seuss! Once you've found 3 AEDs, follow this link to record each Dr. Seuss quote for a chance to win prizes sponsored by Environmental Health and Safety.  Or, simply print out the form and bring it to the Employee Wellness Event on Oct. 7th!  Prizes will be drawn on October 14th.

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Wellness at Dartmouth recently launched a Facebook page to help connect our community to events, programs, resources, healthy tips, recipes, and more!  Please note, even if you don't have a Facebook page, you can still view our page and see our postings. 

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Seniors and Grandparents

Boomers Links—especially for those 55+

Learn about visiting lecturers, retirement information sessions, and a resource center designed just for you!

Resources

Learn more about the 2012 Retiree Benefits

 ILEAD -- Institute for Lifelong Learning at Dartmouth

Retiree

For more than two decades, the Institute for Lifelong Education at Dartmouth (pronounced like Homer's epic about the journey home) have sponsored self-administered, peer-taught discussion programs for more than 26,000 participants.

Summer 2012 Offerings 

Duke University Personal Assistance Services

Some of the challenges of retiring: When the Clock Strikes 50.

CUPA-HR Northern New England Chapter Fall Conference

November 5th, 2012

CUPA-HR's Northern New England Chapter invites you to a full day of informative and timely sessions related to the theme of Retirement. Our keynote address on succession planning will be presented by Mark Coldren, associate vice president of human resources at Ithaca College. Mark your calendar for this full-day conference at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont.

A full agenda and registration information will be sent in late September. For more information, contact Lisa Yaeger at lisa.yaeger@ccv.edu.
  

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center

46 Centerra Parkway, 2nd Floor, Lebanon, NH - Open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Find FREE programs and services, such as:

Senior Swim
  • Community Classes and Events
  • Advanced Care Planning
  • A comfortable and restful space in which to read, browse the internet, and view an exhibit of art by local senior artists
  • lending library of books and DVDs, as well as many free materials
  • On-site professionals from the New Hampshire Alzheimer's Association and the Parkinson's Center
  • Support groups
  • Alzheimer's Association workshops
  • Howsyourhealth.org - an online health assessment tool and information source for assistance in health care decision making
  • Advance Directives - We have Vermont and New Hampshire forms and can answer your questions. Please call ahead at (603) 653-3460 if you need assistance, or stop by to pick up the forms during our regular hours.
  • Information about prevention and treatment of common health conditions of older adults
  • Videos of our past educational events featuring health and wellness topics on aging

 

External Resources:

  • Use the Administration on Aging's off-site resources to connect to important federal, state, and local programs. Find out about Medicare, senior programs, and support agencies.
  • The American Geriatrics Society Foundation offers up-to-date information on how the aging process affects health.
  • Medicare's official site provides information on Medicare eligibility, Medicare health plans, the Medicare drug benefit, Medigap insurance plans, and obtaining or replacing a Medicare card. The full text of Medicare pamphlets is also provided online, as are links to information about state benefits.
  • FirstGov for Senior Citizens' Resources offers many links to services and programs for seniors, whether government sponsored or not. Information about health and housing, about finances and taxes, about consumer protection measures, and about end-of-life issues—all that and more is available.
  • The Geriatric Mental Health Foundation promotes strategies to age happily and healthily. It also addresses disorders that affect the mental health of seniors and ways to combat the stigma that can be associated with those disorders.
  • NIH SeniorHealth adapted its website to make it easily accessible—and easily comprehended—by a variety of users. Font size and contrast can be adjusted for optimal viewing, and a spoken language feature offers information for those who prefer to listen. Lots of visuals, short videos, and links to MedlinePlus for make it even easier to use.

Last Updated: 9/8/12