Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the Brockton based regional agency serving older adults, individuals with disabilities and caregivers throughout greater Brockton and Plymouth County, has recently launched "Tai Chi for Healthy Aging" community based classes for Older Adults at the Hanover Senior Center, 665 Center Street, Hanover.Tai Chi for Healthy Aging is an evidence based program for reducing falls. There are 15 participants in the Hanover Tai Chi pilot program who have been learning a total of 10 different Tai Chi Forms designed to promote better balance. The group meets once a week for one hour. The eight-week pilot program concludes on July 22.Tai Chi is a series of low impact, gentle, focused exercises and stretches. Suitable for adults aged 60 and older, Tai Chi helps improve flexibility, strength and balance. It promotes better breathing which facilitates relaxation, and provides an opportunity for older adults to engage socially in a group … [Read more...] about Old Colony Elder Services Launches “Tai Chi for Healthy Aging” Pilot Program for Older Adults
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California’s stem cell program, created by voters in 2004, has made great strides in advancing what’s known as regenerative medicine and placing California at the center of the developing science.The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, or CIRM, which was established by Proposition 71, has spent its original endowment of $3 billion in state bond proceeds to build state-of-the-art laboratories and attract some of the field’s preeminent scientists. Its grants have brought scores of promising treatments for severe chronic diseases to the point of clinical trials.Having effectively come to the end of its original state funding, CIRM is about to ask for more. An initiative aimed for the November 2020 ballot would renew the program with a new bond issue of $5.5 billion. The measure could have represented an opportunity not merely to extend the program for another 10 years, but to correct shortcomings created by Proposition 71, some of which persist to this day. … [Read more...] about Column: The California stem cell program’s $5.5-billion funding request might be its downfall
Denverites will soon be able to drink alcohol in public outside some bars and restaurants — but interested businesses must go through some hoops first. The City Council passed a bill in November to let businesses with liquor licenses create designated areas where consumers can walk around with their drinks. The so-called liquor common consumption ordinance created a five-year pilot program, but the areas probably won’t start popping up around Denver until spring. City staff and stakeholders are still working out the specifics, including the size of the areas, what participating businesses have to do to ensure safety, how much insurance they need to carry and what they need to establish as part of their sanitation plans, said Eric Escudero, a spokesperson for Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses. Advocates are quick to point out that this new law isn’t open carry and Denver isn’t planning to become the next Bourbon Street or Las Vegas Strip. The … [Read more...] about Denver businesses can soon move forward in creating outdoor drinking areas. Here’s how they will work.
A decade after he and his crew saved everyone on US Airways Flight 1549 in the “Miracle on the Hudson,” Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger continues to speak publicly about his lifelong passion for aviation and his concerns and hopes for the industry. As U.S. politics have become more polarized, Sullenberger is also using his fame and credibility to talk about the need to sustain democracy and restore civility to public life. He will speak about the challenges and opportunities facing the aviation industry Dec. 5 at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum annual dinner and fundraiser. The museum will honor Sullenberger during the “Spreading Wings Gala.” Sullenberger was catapulted to international fame after guiding a badly damaged Airbus A320 to a safe landing on the Hudson River in New York City on a bitterly cold Jan. 15, 2009, day. The plane’s two engines lost thrust after hitting a flock of Canada geese. Photos seen around the world … [Read more...] about “We can’t rest on our laurels”: Pilot “Sully” Sullenberger to visit Colorado promoting aviation safety at fundraiser
PINELLAS COUNTY, FL — Pinellas County has partnered with arts agency Creative Pinellas in a pilot program aimed at reducing vandalism through the use of art. The initial result is a colorful mural at the Boot Ranch underpass in Palm Harbor, where the Pinellas Trail extension will pass. Locally based artist Stephen Palladino's "Be Right Back" will be officially unveiled in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Creative Pinellas will host the event, which will include a performance by the East Lake High School vocal ensemble and a question-and-answer session with Palladino. Community leaders and residents are invited to attend. The one-year program was established on the premise that public art has been shown to deter graffiti while beautifying rights of way. The Board of County Commissioners granted Creative Pinellas funding through the Transportation Trust Fund to lead and promote the effort in partnership with Pinellas County Transportation. … [Read more...] about Mural Program Aimed At Reducing Graffiti On Public Property