Video: Balancing Independence and Aging

Geriatric Medicine Town Hall, September 15, 2022

“Balancing Independence and Aging” with Cornelia Cremens, MD, MPH.

Video: Movement Strategies: Preserving Our Mobility, Balance, and Strength

Geriatric Medicine Town Hall, July 18, 2022

"Movement Strategies: Preserving Our Mobility, Balance, and Strength" with Edward M. Phillips, MD

Video: Vision Health: Tips and strategies for our vision as we age

Geriatric Medicine Town Hall, May 17, 2022

"Vision Health: Tips and strategies for our vision as we age" with Silas L. Wang, MD, Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Mass Eye and Ear.

Video: Hearing Health

Geriatric Medicine Town Hall: Hearing Health, April 19, 2022

"Hearing Health: Tips and Strategies for Hearing Well as We Age," with doctors from Mass Eye and Ear.

Video: What Really Helps Us Age Well?

Geriatric Medicine Town Hall: March 17, 2022

In "What Really Helps Us Age Well?" hear a team of experts discuss research on supplements, brain support products and healthy eating.

Video: Geriatric Medicine Town Hall: Strategies to Manage Your Pain, February 24, 2022

Geriatric Medicine Town Hall: February 24, 2022

"Strategies to Manage Your Pain" with Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH.

Video: How Healthy Plant-based Diets May Affect Risk and Severity of COVID-19

Geriatric Medicine COVID Town Hall: January 20, 2022

"How Healthy Plant-based Diets May Affect Risk and Severity of COVID-19," presented by Jordi Merino, PhD. See "Supporting Documents" below for more information and to join the study.

Video: What Omicron Means for Your Life Today

Geriatric Medicine Town Hall: Te Omicrhon Variant, December 16, 2021

"COVID-19: What Omicron Means for Your Life Today" with Dr. Erica Shenoy.

Video: How the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Creates Recommendations

Geriatric Medicine Town Hall: November 18, 2021

"How the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Creates Recommendations: Should I Start or Stop Aspirin for Prevention?"

Video: Genetic Testing for Disease Risk 101

Geriatric Medicine Town Hall: October 21, 2021

"Genetic Testing for Disease Risk 101," a town hall presented by a panel of experts. A PDF of resources is linked under "Supporting Documents" at the bottom of the page.

Previous Videos

Virtual Town Hall: September 30, 2021
COVID-19: Latest information and what you can do," with Erica S. Shenoy, MD, PhD, Associate Chief, Infection Control Unit.

Virtual Town Hall: July 22, 2021
In "Creating a Welcoming Mass General Hospital for Older People," experts discussed Mass General as an Age-Friendly Health System (AFHS) hospital.

Virtual Town Hall: May 20, 2021
In "Senior Health Town Hall: Do I still need that screening now that I'm over 65?" experts talked about cancer screenings for those over age 65.

Virtual Town Hall: April 22, 2021
Senior Health hosted "COVID-19: Can I really travel and hug my grandchildren?" with Sarimer Sanchez, MD the Director of the Infectious Diseases Bureau, Boston Public Health Commission.

Virtual Town Hall: March 11, 2021
Senior Health hosted "COVID-19: New guidelines and latest vaccine information" with Rebecca Saff, MD, PhD, Allergy Immunology Fellowship Program director.

Virtual Town Hall: February 2, 2021
Senior Health hosted "COVID-19: The latest information on vaccines and availability to MGH patients" with Rebecca Saff, MD, PhD.

Virtual Town Hall: December 17, 2020
Senior Health hosted "COVID-19: Infection Updates and the Importance of Community Connections."

Virtual Town Hall: November 19, 2020
Senior Health hosted the COVID-19 Town Hall "COVID-19 Infection & Testing Updates and Physical Exercise for Winter Weather."

Virtual Town Hall: October 15, 2020
Senior Health hosted the virtual forum "COVID-19: Infection Updates and How to Support Resiliency in Children and Grandchildren."

Virtual Town Hall: Sept. 17, 2020
Co-host: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Senior Health, and co-host Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston, held a virtual town hall titled "COVID-19: Infection Updates and Strategies for Coping this Fall."

Virtual Town Hall: August 25, 2020
Senior Health, and co-host Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston, held a virtual town hall titled "COVID 101: Current strategies to stay healthy and safe."

Virtual Town Hall: August 20, 2020
"Strategies to Respond to COVID: Reducing Racial Inequities and Creative Coping through Reading and Writing" (no video)

Virtual Town Hall: July 23, 2020
Senior Health hosted the COVID-19 Town Hall "Living in the Time of COVID: Creative Coping Today and How We Are Preparing for the Future."

Virtual Town Hall: June 25, 2020
Senior Health hosted “Latest Updates on COVID 19: Testing, Vaccines and Mass General as an Age-Friendly Health System."

Virtual Town Hall: June 11, 2020
Senior Health hosted "How to keep yourself safe: Today’s COVID risk for older adults" with special guest, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

During the event, Boston Senior Home Care CEO Meg Hogan discussed "Navigating the New Normal: Keeping older adults healthy and safe during COVID-19 and Massachusetts re-opening." Her slides include a number of tips and resources that you may find helpful.

COVID-19 Town Hall: June 4, 2020
The Massachusetts General Hospital Dementia Care Collaborative presents "Flattening the Curve of Distress: Finding Moments of Relaxation and Calm During Challenging Times."

Senior Health hosted a Virtual Town Hall on May 7, 2020
"Staying Healthy at Home during COVID: Brain health, Eating well, and Exercise" with special guest Yo-Yo Ma.

COVID-19 Town Hall: April 23, 2020
Senior Health hosted "MGH Infectious Disease Experts Answer Your COVID Questions and Senior Health Nurse Practitioners Discuss Virtual Visits with your Health Care Providers."

COVID-19 Town Hall: April 9, 2020
This April 9, 2020 recording features speakers from the Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine discussing the effects of COVID-19.

Supporting Documents

Geriatric Medicine COVID Town Hall: January 20, 2022
"How Healthy Plant-based Diets May Affect Risk and Severity of COVID-19," presented by Jordi Merino, PhD. See "Supporting Documents" below for more information and to join the study.

Geriatric Medicine Town Hall: October 21, 2021
"Genetic Testing for Disease Risk 101," a town hall presented by a panel of experts.

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Palliative Care & Geriatric Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital provides office-based primary care and consultation services for older adults at risk or with complex chronic and age-related conditions.