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Design for Aging Committee

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    Free and open to the public

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    Knowledge Community



A Shift from "What's the Matter" to "What Matters Most"

This month the Design for Aging Committee welcomes Aline Russotto and Susan Flashner Fineman from the Orchard Cove Life Plan Community in Canton to discuss Orchard Cove’s award-winning Vitalize 360 program, which combines an innovative, person-directed approach to wellness coaching with the power of information derived from a scientifically-grounded assessment system. The program engages, challenges and inspires older adults to live full, healthy, vibrant lives and enables communities to demonstrate significant improvement in successful aging.
The session will focus on the topic of “How to shift from What’s the Matter to What Matters Most”. Participants will learn practices for determining values and preferences in one’s life journey and how those values and preferences impact the delivery of care and services in senior living environments. We will also review how this paradigm shift is transforming the field of older adults.
• Aline Russotto currently serves as the Executive Director of Orchard Cove, a Hebrew SeniorLife Life Plan Community in Canton, Massachusetts. In addition to overseeing Orchard Cove’s operations, she also serves on the Leadership Team of Hebrew SeniorLife, a Harvard Medical School affiliate and a senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching and redefining the possibilities of aging. Aline led the creation of the award winning Vitalize 360 program. The goal driven and outcome based program inspires seniors to make lifestyle changes leading to improved health outcomes and greater quality of life.
• Susan Flashner Fineman has worked at Orchard Cove for the past 13 years. She is currently Orchard Cove’s Vitalize 360 Coach as well as the Fitness Director.

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