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September 21-25, 2014
Health 2.0 Conference 2014 
Santa Clara, CA

September 23, 2014
Stanford Design Challenge/Aging 2.0
San Francisco, CA

October 15, 2014
Cure Alzheimer's Fall Symposium
Boston, MA

October 17, 2014
Hilarity for Charity
Hollywood, CA

October 21, 2014
Alzheimer's Association
Rita Hayworth Gala
New York, NY

October 23-24, 2014
Partners Healthcare
Connected Health Symposium
Boston, MA


November 6-7, 2014 HBS Heathcare Alumni Annual Conference
Boston, MA

November 11-13, 2014
Aspen Brain Forum
New York, NY

Summer 2014 


August is a time of transition as our children anticipate their return to school or university, some anxious about their first move away from home. Friends, parents and grandparents also may be making significant changes: downsizing from a family home, moving to a warmer climate or entering an assisted living or skilled nursing community. At Circle of Life, we continue to uncover resources that can ease those transitions ensuring that our older loved ones enjoy their lives to the fullest. Here is some news from across the network and a schedule of fall events that may be of interest.


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As if caring for children and parents is not sufficiently challenging, most of us are on call 24/7, tethered to our cell phones, iPads and computers. Before summer ends, read Rewired, How to Work Smarter, Live Better, and Be Purposefully Productive in an Overwired World written by friend Dr. Camille Preston. This short gem provides practical suggestions for finding "balcony time" - quiet time for reflection and renewal - with strategies to improve the quality and quantity of time available to spend with those you love. Order a copy .


Shaping the Developing Brain


Recently, I had dinner in NYC with Glenda Greenwald, President of the Aspen Brain Forum, a think tank that brings together leading researchers to accelerate progress in brain research across all stages of life. If you're interested in the brain health of your children or grandchildren, register for the conference in NYC this fall. The program includes an informative session about nutrition and brain development, important at all ages.


Trends in Care


Are you crazed by the fragmentation of services available to your family, wasting time and money trying to find support? You're not alone. Friends Mick and Mary Koffend founded Accountable Aging Care Management as a "one-stop" resource, providing assistance with home care, transportation, bill paying, and housing transitions, helping  families access government programs and benefits that fund care. It's no surprise that their service area is growing rapidly from Austin to Dallas and San Antonio, Texas. Read their latest newsletter .


Calling all Entrepreneurs


Do you wear a  Fitbit®or Up® by Jawbone to monitor your activity? What else would enable personal mobility across the life span? That's the design challenge for 2014-2015 by Stanford's Center on Longevity and friends Dr. Katy Fike and Stephen Johnston of Aging 2.0. Register for the kick off on September 23rd or follow the teams on Facebook and Twitter at #movedesign. 

Making a Difference

In case you've been away, don't miss out on these opportunities to make a difference...

The Ice Bucket Challenge


Kudos to the friends & family of Pete Frates who launched the #icebucketchallenge to raise awareness for ALS, a devastating neurological disease that struck this 29 year old Boston College alumnus. Raising $75 million in just a few weeks, the challenge was accepted by Ethel Kennedy, Jimmy Fallon, Derek Jeter and Bill Gates, to name a few wet t-shirt participants. It's not too late to join the fun and donate here.

Hilarity for Charity


Join comedian Seth Rogan at the Hilarity for Charity fundraiser in Hollywood as he continues to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's disease. Shocked by his mother-in-law's deterioration from early-onset Alzheimer's, Seth has made it his mission to involve the millennials in supporting research for this cause. Listen to Seth's hilarious testimony before Congress here

Alive Inside


Social worker Dan Cohen raises awareness about the impact of music on memory through his Sundance award-winning documentary Alive Inside, currently in theaters across the country. See the film and donate unused ipods to bring joy to elders through music by supporting Dan's non-profit Music& Memory here

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