Lincoln resident Robert Fallon was appointment president and CEO of North Hill Communities, the board of trustees announced. Fallon was selected following a national search to replace previous CEO Kevin Burke, who departed in June of this year. Fallon comes to North Hill from his post as executive director at Newbury Court Independent Living, a Deaconess Abundant Life Community in Concord. Click here to continue reading on Wicked Local Lincoln. You can also click here to continue reading on Wicked Local Needham.
Dozens of handmade quilts are made each year by manager Elaine Sullivan, resident and staff at North Hill Independent Living of Needham. Sullivan introduced the idea to North Hill in 2013 after a visit to a memory support community in Connecticut. There, residents and team members made quilts as burial shrouds for members of their community. Click here to continue reading.
The exhibit at the senior living community came about through the Danforth’s longstanding relationship with Helen Meyrowitz, an artist who has shown her work at the museum several times and has lived at North Hill since 2002. The New York native said hosting the Danforth show reflects North Hill’s mission to provide “purposeful living” to its more than 500 residents. “I’m so thrilled to have helped bring the Danforth exhibit here. Making and enjoying art is a very big part of purposeful living,” said Meyrowitz, who heads the facility’s arts committee. Click here continue reading.
On Saturday, June 3, residents and staff from five local senior living communities joined forces with Olin College students and professionals in aging services for the LeadingAge MA Hackfest at North Hill in Needham, Massachusetts. The goal of Hackfest is to create a “technology-driven product or service aimed at improving the lives of older adults and their families.” The winning team, comprised of residents and staff from Lasell Village, a senior living community in Newton, MA, an architect and Olin students Zack Davenport and Aidan McLaughlin, designed a “smart shoe” embedded with sensors for detecting obstacles and preventing falls by alerting the user through vibration and sound. Click here to continue reading.
Olin College of Engineering and North Hill, a senior living community in Needham, Mass., announce the three recipients for this year’s Fund for Innovation in Aging. The funded projects include: design and development of an “Up/Down” chair submitted by Olin College Associate Professor of Bioengineering Alisha Sarang-Sieminski, a project involving Knetic wearable technology submitted by Olin student Wilson Tang, and a project for “virtual reality for senior living” submitted by Oliners Meg McCauley ’17 and Griffin Tschurwald ’17 and Olin student Aidan McLaughlin. Click here to continue reading.
The dancers of Charles River Ballet Academy’s Touring Ensemble took its New Years Needham show on the road, bringing dance to the greater community. Click here to continue reading.
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