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Month: November 2019

Avoid Winter Falls

Nov 29, 2019 Last weekend, I saw ice on the ground for the first time this year.  It was a small patch, but I’m glad I saw it before I stepped on it.  With the early arrival of winter, visits to hospital emergency rooms due to falls will increase in the coming weeks. According to…
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Cape Ann Receives Dementia Friendly MA Recognition

Nov 25, 2019 Dementia Friendly Massachusetts (DFM) is a grassroots movement to make communities safe, inclusive, and respectful for persons living with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia. DFM is an initiative of the Massachusetts Councils on Aging and Dementia Friendly America. The Cape Ann communities of Rockport, Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Gloucester were formally recognized…
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Eating Healthy During the Holidays

Nov 22, 2019 The holidays are a time to celebrate and enjoy connecting with family and friends. If you are anything like me, it can be a time of overindulgence. My sister-in-law hosts our family Thanksgiving dinner. She is a wonderful hostess. We arrive at her home and immediately smell those wonderful turkey and spice…
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Getting Your Digital Ducks in a Row

Nov 15, 2019 A year or so ago, I heard a disturbing story. A friend’s aunt had passed away suddenly, with no warning. While her children were stunned at the sudden loss, she had prepared her estate and everything seemed to be in order. A few weeks after the funeral, the family was cleaning her…
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Share the Love with Vulnerable Seniors This Year

Nov 15, 2019 For the 12th year running, the Meals on Wheels network is participating in the 2019 Subaru Share the Love Event. Over the past eleven years, Subaru and its retailers have helped Meals on Wheels to deliver more than 2.2 million meals nationwide to seniors in need. Why does Subaru support Meals on…
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New England Biolabs Giving Thanks and Giving Back to Seniors

Nov 13, 2019 New England Biolabs recently held an employee celebration at their Ipswich campus, including a “Giving Thanks and Giving Back Thanksgiving Bag Build,” which produced 100 gift bags to be distributed to recipients of Meals on Wheels home-delivered meals in the Ipswich, Hamilton, and Wenham communities.  Many thanks to Mr. Andrew Bertera and…
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Mini Strokes (TIA)

Nov 8, 2019 Transient ischemic attack (TIA), often referred to as a ministroke, occurs when there is a temporary lack of blood flow to the brain. Almost a quarter million Americans experience a TIA every year. TIAs are a “good news, bad news” condition.  The good news is that TIAs don’t kill brain tissue or…
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SeniorCare & RSVP Honor Volunteers for Service

Nov 4, 2019 RSVP Volunteers of the North Shore and SeniorCare held their 30th annual volunteer recognition luncheon at Danversport on October 30. The theme for this year’s event was “Volunteers Rock!” A Business Showcase was once again part of the festivities along with a Photo Booth for all attendees to enjoy. SeniorCare Chief Executive…
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National Caregiver Month

Nov 1, 2019 November is National Family Caregiver Month, and is a time to thank and honor the 40+ million unpaid caregivers in the U.S.  Not all superheroes wear capes. Caregivers are superheroes! Managing medications. Getting to doctor appointments. Balancing work and home. How can family caregivers handle it all? The National Family Caregivers Association…
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