The M&B Weekly     
February 4, 2013 
Jane Dobisz
In this issue...
Attorneys Vidoli and Oliveira at Visions of Community 2013
The Social Security Administration's Program Operations Manual System (POMS) is Now Online
Enroll in My Life, My Health Six-Week Class
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Attorney Vidoli and Oliveira at Visions of Community 2013


Christina T. Vidoli and Nikki M. Oliveira from Margolis & Bloom, will be exhibiting, at Visions of Community 2013.  Key-note speakers include Professor Thomas Hehir, advocate and author of Effective Inclusive Schools, and Mr. Brian Heffernan, a self advocate. 
 This conference provides an opportunity to:
  • Choose from more than 30 topical workshops for all ages and interests.
  • Meet the staff of the Federation for Children with Special Needs and learn about all of the projects at the Federation.
  • Visit the exhibit hall with parent organizations, vendors, and lots of resources.
  • Network.

The conference will take place on Saturday, March 9th, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Seaport World Trade Center.


Click here to register early bird by February 9th.  Last day to register is March 1st, if space is available.

 SSA's POMS Now Online 

The Social Security Administration's Program  Operations Manual System (POMS) is now available on the Internet. The address is:



The POMS, which runs to more than 20,000 pages, is the agency's internal policy and operations manual. In addition to viewing the entire POMS, visitors can select the "Recent" views option to find only the most recently-updated sections of POMS. This section lists all changes made within the previous 7, 15 or 30 days.

Enroll in My Life, My Health Six-Week Class
Researchers at Stanford University Medical Center have developed a class designed for adults who are living with the challenges of one or more chronic condition, or for people living with or caring for someone with a chronic condition.  Participants will learn techniques to help take control of their health and life.  The six classes will take place every Tuesday, March 17 through April 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. - at the Goddard House in Brookline.
An info-session with instructors about the free, upcoming course will take place on Thursday, March 7, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Goddard House in Brookline, located on 165 Chestnut Street.
To register for the info-session and/or six-week class, please call Melody Bushmich at 617.731.8500 ext. 152 or email at  
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Compliments of Magdalena Lorenzo

If you are taking a positive approach to your fitness by going to the gym or enjoying the outdoors, don't forget that what you are drinking to rehydrate is just as important as your fitness goals.  Many sports drinks - Gatorade and Powerade to just name two have Brominated Vegetable Oil ("BVO"), a known flame retardant as an ingredient.  BVO is added to sports drinks to keep ingredients from separating by emulsifying the product.  Read your labels!
A good idea is to stick to old fashion water and to use a reusable water bottle to rehydrate.