“Aging with Confidence: Real Challenges, Real Solutions” is the topic guest speaker Martha Bruce, PhD, MPH, will present at this year’s Lake Sunapee VNA Annual Meeting.
Dr. Bruce is a Professor and Health Services Researcher at Dartmouth. Her research focuses on the mental health and psychosocial needs of older adults, especially among homebound, frail, medically complex and other high-risk groups. Working in partnership with community providers such as home health, aging services and primary care, she integrates clinical, sociological and public health perspectives in the development of sustainable interventions to reach as many individuals in need as possible with a goal to increase the ability to live independently and enhance quality of life. Much of her research support has come from the National Institutes of Health, and she is currently funded by the AARP Foundation to address social isolation in Meals-on-Wheels clients.
“We are thrilled that Dr. Bruce is willing to share her insights with our community, especially since ‘Aging with Confidence’ is one of the key themes that rose to the surface in our most recent Community Health Needs Assessment,” says Jim Culhane, President and CEO. “While we know that our population is aging rapidly, we also know there is a growing concern about aging confidently. We encourage community members to attend this free event.”
The Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 5 at 4:00pm at the First Baptist Church, 461 Main Street, New London. In addition to Dr. Bruce’s presentation, Lake Sunapee VNA will announce the winners of this year’s “Volunteer Excellence Award” and “Imagine the Possibilities Staff Award.”