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Disrupting the Status Quo

February 5, 2015

San Francisco, CA


Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives 

February 5-8, 2015

Napa Valley, CA


Healthy Concord
Your Maturing Family

March 4, 2015

Concord, MA


Our Aging Market

Harvard Business School

March 5, 2015

Cambridge, MA


Creative Aging

March 15-20, 2015

New York, NY


Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge

April 9, 2015

San Francisco, CA


World Medical Innovation Forum

April 27-29, 2015

Boston, MA

January 2015

Happy New Year! Let's talk about food. 


We know that healthy, home-cooked meals delay the onset of chronic illness and specific foods, herbs and spices have medicinal value, yet most physicians continue to write prescriptions for drugs instead of recipes. Through hands-on instruction from professional chefs, the annual Healthy Kitchens Healthy Lives conference in Napa valley aims to shift that paradigm by introducing physicians and other health professionals to the joys of cooking. If you're near Napa in February, don't miss this conference. No entrance exam is required.


Valentine's Day approaches. In addition to buying gifts for your loved ones, consider making a donation in their honor to one of the many non-profit organizations that support seniors and their families. To make it easier for you to find an organization, we've posted some of our favorites with links on our blog.


Here's some news from across the network. Keep well and in touch.


Got Fish?


If you can't get to Napa, try some of their healthy recipes or consider purchasing "Eat Well, Be Happy" written by Debra Stark. Each recipe includes the health benefit of specific ingredients making it easy to learn how to prepare healthier foods. We've posted recommendations for other cookbooks and favorite cooking blogs on our Facebook and LinkedIn Group and we invite you to do the same. One can never find enough uses for kale.  


A Gentle Reminder: Confirm that your parents and grandparents are eating well consistently. Don't ask; check their refrigerator and have friends or family visit during mealtimes.

Get Live!y    


Do you worry about your loved ones' safety living alone? Check out Live!y, a safety watch that tells time, sends medication reminders, counts daily steps and offers 24/7 help, like Lifeline®,  with just the press of a button. With passive activity sensors that can be attached to doors and a dashboard that any concerned family member may access remotely, this watch may be just what you need for peace of mind as your older loved ones age in place. Designed by seniors and launched with help from our friends at Aging 2.0., watch this video to learn more.


Trends in Care


Genomic research is streaming out of the laboratory and into common medical practice, providing ways to target cancer treatment based on our unique genetic fingerprints. Friend Pam Germain at Roswell Cancer Center is working with national health insurers to pay for OmniSeq, a unique test that quickly identifies any of the common 23 mutations found to cause lung cancer. Read this story to understand the power of this new approach to cure cancer.  

The Language of Dying   


MD Anderson, world-renowned cancer center, has a unique service in their palliative care program: an Artist in Residence. Dr. Marcia Brennan, Professor of Art History and Religious Studies at Rice University uses art as language to communicate patients' reflections on their life and their inner experience as they feel their bodies dying. Read my blog about her powerful book, "The Heart of the Hereafter: Love Stories from the End of Life."  Thank you, Marcia, for Joining the Circle.

Women: Calling Entrepreneurs & Angels


Entrepreneurship is growing as a career of choice for women of all ages. Join friend Susan Duffy of The Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) and other dynamic women Breaking the Status Quo in San Francisco next month. Do you have a new business idea? Follow @CWEL Babson


Friend Natalia Oberti Noguera, leader of the Pipeline Fellowship, has one mission: to change the face of angel investing by encouraging a more diverse pool of women to invest in women-led ventures. If you or someone you know wants to learn how to become an angel investor in a dynamic, hands-on program, register for one of the Pipeline Fellows™ boot camps.
#Remember Me Campaign   


Artist Chris Mann, currently on Broadway as Phantom of the Opera, has teamed up with acclaimed Alzheimer's researcher Dr. Rudy Tanzi and the Cure Alzheimer's Fund, releasing a single this month called Remember Me and launching a Facebook campaign. Not coincidentally, the newly-released movie Still Alice about early-onset Alzheimer's has received much acclaim for its realism as well as its artistry. The very same Dr. Tanzi and author Lisa Genova, Ph.D. were research colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital before she focused on her writing. Small world. Huge need. Watch the video here. Like the Facebook Campaign. #RememberMe


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