Are you Job Hunting?

Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston

This is your one-stop, “go to” resource for information for and about mature workers age 45 and older.

Click where it says:  You can find a job here and find out more.

You can find a job here

Take a look!

posted by Louise

Your Elder Experts

I have a great website for you to explore.

elder experts waltham
Your Elder Experts understands aging and the many life changes it brings for older people, their families, and caregivers. We offer the expertise of seasoned Geriatric Care Managers and the compassion of family members.

We are professionals, trained as social workers, counselors, and advocates, who can navigate services, housing options, medical information, and day-to-day living to give older people as much independence, meaning, and quality of life as possible.

Call 781-693-5052 for more information.

posted by Louise

SHINE–staying healthy in Retirement

On Wednesday, March 18th, at 7:00PM, Cynthia Phillips and Kathy Campbell spoke to us about two state-sponsored programs:  SHINE (Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders) and Prescription Advantage.  Did you know that you can find SHINE counselors at the Waltham Council on Aging?  They can help you to save money on your medical care.
Did you know that applicants who are eligible for Medicare may apply for Prescription Advantage whether or not they are already enrolled in a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan?

Massachusetts residents are fortunate to have this program….Less than one half of the fifty states have programs like Prescription Advantage.
Here are some handy numbers and websites:

1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636) press 3

TTY 1-800-872-0166

Prescription Advantage

Massachusetts prescription drug plan

1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636) press 2

TTY: 1-800-610-0241


prescription medication information and assistance





TTY 877-486-2048

Social Security


(TTY:  1-800-325-0778)

posted by Louise


We were excited to welcome Dr. Matthew Raider to the library on Thursday evening, October 23rd, 2008.  He gave a talk entitled:  Total Healing:  the Meditation Prescription.

What can meditation do for you?

It can help you deal with the stress in your life.  It can boost your immune system and help you with your physical and emotional problems.

Dr. Raider presented some of the latest medical and scientific data regarding meditation and the prevention and treatment of many disease states including high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer and chronic pain.

He also explained how and why meditation helps us to live in a way that gives expression to our spirit, the source of all healing and showed us how to use meditation to access your own healing power.

The Waltham Public Library has a wealth of materials on the subject of meditation.  I am enclosing a list for you here. 

posted by Louise

Web Sites For You

My name is Louise and I am honored to be able to help with this Bright Lights Series at the Waltham Public Library.  If you are fifty or older, you are a bright light!

Since I am a librarian, I felt that it would be good to give you a ‘webography’.  That means an interactive list of great sites that you can click into. Whether you want to look into a home exchange for your next vacation, take a class at Brandeis University’s Osher Institute, find out about Medicaire, do some social networking, or find out about great opportunities for recareering, these websites will help.

Have fun!  Click on the link below.




Welcome to the Bright Lights blog from the Waltham Public Library. Bright Lights is a new program at the library designed to promote lifelong learning. Dr. Matthew Raider was our first presenter, speaking to an audience of fifty nine people about the art of meditation. Our second Bright Lights event was a memoir workshop taught by Elisabeth Carter, a Waltham writing teacher. In January, we’ll be having more programs in which you can share poetry and learn cake decorating. We will also be featuring lectures to ease your worries about retirement. We are most excited to debut our daytime book club starting in April. Check out our website and the library events calendar as more programs become available. These programs are free so sign up now!

posted by Laura