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Boston University Researchers Hope to Unlock the Secret to Centenarians

Boston University Researchers Hope to Unlock the Secret to Centenarians

Originally published on GBH on December 28, 2023. The new year is just around the corner, and 2024 will likely see a growing number of Americans enter a new club: the centenarian club. Researchers at Boston University are trying to figure out what it takes to become a member. The New England Centenarian Study is the largest…

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Goddard House Promotes Mindfulness to Develop Gratitude

Originally published by FiftyPlus Advocate. People are becoming more intentional and more mindful these days about what they eat, how they exercise, and other aspects of daily living. It is all for the purpose of focusing on their overall well-being and surroundings. So, how can one be mindful about aging and all that comes with…

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Dover Native Robert Cocks Appointed to Goddard House Board of Trustees

Dover Native Robert Cocks Appointed to Goddard House Board of Trustees

DOVER, MA – Goddard House in Brookline, MA recently welcomed Robert Cocks to their Board of Trustees. Cocks is a retired banking executive with 40 years of experience in commercial lending and bank management, and more recent involvement in residential real estate. A resident of Dover, Cocks is an active member of the Dover Council…

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Goddard House Welcomes Linda Thompson to Board of Trustees

Goddard House Welcomes Linda Thompson to Board of Trustees

WESTFIELD, MA – Goddard House in Brookline, MA recently welcomed Dr. Linda Thompson to their Board of Trustees. Dr. Thompson is currently the President of Westfield State University and, prior to that, held the role of Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at UMASS Boston. Dr. Thompson  has an extensive background in…

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Corsearch Executive Viji Krishnan Appointed Vice Chair of Goddard House Board of Trustees

Corsearch Executive Viji Krishnan Appointed Vice Chair of Goddard House Board of Trustees

BOSTON, MA – Goddard House in Brookline, MA recently appointed Viji Krishnan as Vice Chair to their Board of Trustees. Krishnan is the President of the Trademarks Solutions business unit at Corsearch, a data analytics company focused on customer brand protection. Previously, Ms. Krishnan held several senior leadership positions in the Information Services Industry, including…

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Anna Xia Joins Goddard House Board of Trustees

Anna Xia Joins Goddard House Board of Trustees

WELLESLEY, MA – Wellesley resident Anna Xia recently joined the Board of Trustees at Goddard House in Brookline, MA. Xia currently serves as the Founder and Principal Consultant at Market Ignition Group & Advisory, LLC. She is a dynamic business executive with over 20 years of experience in global business development and strategy, including experience…

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Brookline Native David Terry Joins Goddard House Board of Trustees

Brookline Native David Terry Joins Goddard House Board of Trustees

BROOKLINE, MA — Goddard House recently welcomed Brookline native David Terry to their Board of Trustees.  Goddard House embraces the aging experience for seniors living in the Boston area by operating a high-quality assisted living community and by creating innovative programs which support our need for purpose, engagement, autonomy and choice as we age. The…

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Building Community Through Art Exhibition at Goddard House Showcases Artistic Expression from Four Older Adult Communities

Building Community Through Art Exhibition at Goddard House Showcases Artistic Expression from Four Older Adult Communities

BROOKLINE, MA— Building genuine connections through art is the theme of a combined  exhibition, “Building Community through Art”, showcasing artwork created by older adult  residents from Goddard House Assisted Living (Brookline) and Goddard House Community  Initiatives (GHCI) program participants from Mount Pleasant Home (Jamaica Plain), Anna  Bissonnette House (South End), and Ruggles Assisted Living (Roxbury). …

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Four Boston Area Non-Profits Receive Grants to Help Overcome Social Isolation & Loneliness

Four Boston Area Non-Profits Receive Grants to Help Overcome Social Isolation & Loneliness

Inspired by the documentary film ALL THE LONELY PEOPLE, Cultivating Community Connections Grantmakers (CCCG), a coalition of eight community organizations*, has awarded $19,000 in grants to four social service organizations in Greater Boston to help ease social isolation and build community through innovative new programs focused on serving vulnerable groups. The four recipients and programs…

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Meredith Griffiths ’03 Brings Art Therapy to Residents in Assisted Living

Meredith Griffiths ’03 Brings Art Therapy to Residents in Assisted Living

This article was originally published by Simmons University. View the full article here. As a registered art therapist, licensed mental health counselor, and certified dementia practitioner, Meredith Griffiths ’03 is providing the benefits of art-based therapy to the elderly community. Griffiths is currently overseeing a partnership between the Goddard House, a senior living residence in…

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