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Month: May 2019

Playing Games

May 31, 2019 A few months ago, I started going to events hosted by the North Shore Gamers group.  This is a group of adults of all ages who enjoy playing board games. Many of the games we play are new games, but I have also seen some of the old standards that I remember…
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Sun Screen

May 24, 2019 Memorial Day weekend opens the long-awaited summer season on Cape Ann.  As I write this article, the weather forecast for this weekend is looking for warm and somewhat humid weather.  The beaches are going to be crowded. I am very fair-skinned, and have never tanned.  I just burn and peel.  When I…
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Laughter

May 17, 2019 A few weeks ago, I was driving to New Hampshire with a couple of friends.  Someone said something silly and we got to giggling.  Giggling turned to laughter, and pretty soon, we were hysterical.  We were laughing so hard that I had to pull over on the side of Route 3 because…
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Malnutrition in the U.S.

May 10, 2019 We have all seen film footage of malnourished people in other countries.  But, malnutrition is a very real problem in our own country.  The elder community, in particular, is prone to malnutrition problems. Malnutrition can occur when your body doesn’t get enough nutrients from the foods you eat to work properly. These…
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Dementia-Friendly Communities

May 3, 2019 This Wednesday, May 1st, the Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann initiative held a community forum at the Elks at Bass Rocks.  The goal of the event was to explore how Cape Ann can become a place where all residents–regardless of age or health status–can thrive.  In last week’s article, I looked…
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