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Author: Tracy Arabian

Home Care Recognition Day Honors Frontline Essential Workers

Jun 24, 2020Submitted by: Julie Watt Faqir, Home Care Aide Council More than 60,000 homecare aides are working in homes across the Commonwealth to meet the needs of vulnerable older adults during the Coronavirus pandemic. On June 24, the Home Care Community is coming together to recognize these unsung frontline heroes with a Home Care…
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Councils on Aging Update

Updated June 17, 2020 Councils on Aging (COAs) and Senior Centers are not yet open to the public. While their buildings are closed, COAs do have staff available to assist residents and are providing a variety of services to the public. COAs/Senior Centers should be called directly regarding what is available. The list below includes…
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Rabies – What You Need to Know

Jun 12, 2020 Several years ago, we found a bat in our house in the early summer.  I trapped it and threw it out into the yard; and it disappeared after about a half hour.  After thinking about it, I realized that the bat had been in the house for several days.  Later that day,…
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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Jun 10, 2020 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has been helping low – moderate income seniors prepare and file their federal and state tax returns since 1968. However, on March 16, in response to the COVID-19 situation, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide operations across the nation were suspended and remain closed for the safety of our volunteers and taxpayers.…
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A Message of Solidarity

Jun 9, 2020 Dear Friends: The past several months and, in particular, the past weeks have been extraordinarily painful. Anger, frustration, fear, and more have gripped our nation and exposed painful truths. SeniorCare recognizes that there is institutional inequality in our society. This inequality impacts the older adults we serve, our volunteers, our staff and our…
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Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Jun 6, 2020 June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, and was launched 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations.  Elder abuse is a largely hidden and growing problem in the United States. It is…
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Family Caregiving on 1623 Studios

May 28, 2020 The pandemic has hit caregivers hard. The people at SeniorCare have a wealth of resources for this group, from nutritional services to mental health. Deborah Schwendiman, Caregiver Support Program Supervisor and Susan Doughty, Caregiver Support Specialist, discuss the options with 1623 Studios.

Family Traditions and History

May 29, 2020 I love puzzles.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a jigsaw puzzle, word search, logic problem, or a mystery novel or movie.  I really enjoy trying to piece all of the clues together into a logical answer.  But, I get really annoyed when I read a novel or watch a movie where the…
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Property Fraud

May 22, 2020 A while back, I attended a presentation by the Southern Essex County Registry of Deeds concerning property fraud and the danger it poses to homeowners on the North Shore.  It was frightening to hear how easy it is for a person to steal someone’s identity and to steal their home.  Public documents,…
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Stop the Spread Non-English Documents

May 18, 2020 Thank you to Beth Israel Lahey Health for preparing these “Stop the Spread” documents in the following languages: Armenian Cape Verdean Chinese Haitan Creole Portuguese Russian Spanish Vietnamese