On Being Mortal – Film and Discussion


Date: Tuesday, March 28
Time: 6:45 to 8:30 pm
Place: Friends House Retirement Community, Miller Center

Please join us for a screening and discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE On Being Mortal. Based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, MD, this documentary explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the physicians who treat them.

Hospice Caring, Inc. staff will explain their programs and then show the film. This screening is part of a national conversation that brings medical professionals and community members together around the shared responsibility of discussing what matters most to patients and families facing difficult treatment decisions and how to have these conversations ahead of a medical crisis.

Keeping Seniors Safe

Olney Home for Life

in partnership with

Ross Boddy Community Center

is presenting “Keeping Seniors Safe” a program

presented by the

Montgomery County Police Department

The program will discuss issues relevant to the senior community including fraud, scams, identity theft, emergency needs and more.

Olney Home for Life will provide rides from Friends House.  To reserve your ride, call 301-446-2512

Coping with Change

The Affiliated Santé group is hosting a discussion group about the new development which will be occuring at Friends House. The group will meet once a week for 7 weeks on Wednesdays 3:30-4:40 beginning Septmeber 7th through October 19th. Contact Erin Michell at 301-804-4167 or erinmitchell@friendshouse.com for information.

Standing Tall: How Does Your Posture Stand Up?

November 23, 2016 3:30PM Clinic: Posture clinic to screen overall posture and provide education on the importance of good posture and how to maximize overall posture to address issues of pain and weakness.

Defying Gravity: What’s your balance like?

October 26, 2016, 3:30PM. Clinic: Multi-station falls and balance screening to determine the Resident’s overall fall risk potential. (4 station tests using either the Biodex equipment or screening tool TUG or BERG). Clinic will be set up as stations in which the balance screen can be administered or have each station highlight a sub-task of the overall screening tool.  Each Resident should leave the Clinic with feedback on their fall risk potential.

Learning on the Move: Movement/Brain Connection

September 28, 2016, 3:30 PM. Lecture with Active Demonstration: Interactive discussion highlighting how movement and exercise enhance memory and brain function followed by a short active demonstration of simple moves that Residnets can do at home to enhance brain funciton.

June 15 Caregiver Workshop – Sandy Spring Museum

June Caregiver Workshop at Sandy Spring Museum

Please save the date: June 15, 2016 from 2-4 PM for our June Caregiver workshop at Sandy Spring Museum.

Come to this peer to peer gathering for some rest and renewal if you are a current or recent caregiver, local or long distance helper. Learn how gentle seated yoga and other strategies can provide ease from caregiver stress with guest teacher Deborah Boggs and social worker, Becky Gatwood.

Contact Carol Cober to register: 240-418-5603.

Remember caregivers are all ages, elder spouses, midlife adults, moms with young kids. Please help spread the word. Sponsored by Aging Well with Friends.

Thank you!