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Next Avenue’s 2020 Influencers in Aging

Next Avenue’s 2020 Influencers in Aging

Dr. Jeremy Nobel’s life work is dedicated to healing – as a physician and faculty member of the Harvard Medical School, in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, the list of achievements relative to his medical career is long.

He is also dedicated to the healing of soul and spirit, as the Founder and President of the Foundation for Art & Healing (FAH), a nonprofit based in Boston, where Nobel, 66, lives. It explores the connection between the two elements of healing and art, and raises awareness about points of connectivity. Loneliness and isolation, and the impact not only on individuals, but on society in general, are also areas of focus.

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Holiday Activity Starter

Holiday Activity Starter

Contrary to popular belief, happiness during the holiday season ranks at a meager average for most. With expectations high for joy and cheer, we tend to be more impacted by daily annoyances and are disappointed when events don’t go as we imagine. However, research reveals occasional, dramatic jumps in happiness during the holidays that point to a fundamental source: togetherness. Small acts of family traditions, gathering with loved ones, and giving to others multiply happiness many-fold.

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It’s Been Quite a Year

It’s Been Quite a Year

Navigating these extraordinary and uncertain times can be challenging to say the least. Through the support of our partners, sponsors, and you, we’re proud to have helped communities when they needed it most by meaningful impacting over 50,000 lives. Now in the spirit of the season, we come to you again.

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Campus StoryFest Winner: What’s Up Danger

Campus StoryFest Winner: What’s Up Danger

What’s Up Danger is a film that follows one second of every day during a month in 2016. As we see snippets from Faith’s days, we also hear her voiceover, speaking two years later, about her experience recovering from cancer. We hear her thoughts looking through a more innocent time in her life.

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Partnering with Community Organizations to Address Older Adult Loneliness

Partnering with Community Organizations to Address Older Adult Loneliness

Community-based organizations (CBOs) are well-positioned to provide effective programs that reduce loneliness, enhance social connection, and build social cohesion skills and confidence. Unfortunately, CBOs are often constrained by lack of suitable program content, skilled facilitators, and the ability to evaluate program outcomes to demonstrate benefit. This article describes an approach to partnering with CBOs to address loneliness that offers innovative program content, including creative arts expression, mindfulness, and social-emotional learning activities—all available for streaming or download from a digital platform, efficiently and cost-effectively.

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UnLonely on the Today Show

UnLonely on the Today Show

It's not every day the Today Show comes knocking, so you can imagine the thrill when reporter Kate Snow and producer Jared Crawford contacted us for their series on loneliness. They did a terrific job of laying out the why this has become one of today's major public...

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