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Author: Tracy Arabian

Age-Friendly Communities

Apr 26, 2019 Next Wednesday, May 1st, there will be a community forum at the Elks at Bass Rocks in Gloucester.  “Aging Together: a Summit to Explore Building a Community for All Ages” will review the efforts of the Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann initiative—a project of the four communities of Cape Ann—and will…
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ANCHOR

Apr 19, 2019 SeniorCare’s mission is to provide information and support services to the older adults of our nine communities on the North Shore. Our vision is to assist each individual to live as independently as possible in the location of his or her choice for as long as possible. There can be challenges in…
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Honoring Choices

Apr 12, 2019 Next Tuesday, April 16, is National Healthcare Decisions Day.  As competent adults, starting at 18 years old, we have the right to direct our health care choices and make our own health care plans. Choosing a trusted person–called a Health Care Agent or Agent–is a good place to start. An Agent is…
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Volunteer Week

Apr 5, 2019 Next week—April 7-13, 2019—is National Volunteer week. Volunteers are the backbone of our society, and National Volunteer Week is a time for organizations to honor volunteers and recognize the irreplaceable impact volunteers make on our communities. Volunteers are driven, for their own reasons, to help and support their neighbors, their communities and…
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Senior Nutrition

Mar 29, 2019 Eating well is important, especially for seniors since nutritional needs change as we age. Unfortunately, many seniors do not eat as well as they should, which can lead to malnutrition. SeniorCare’s Meals on Wheels home delivered meals and community dining rooms help to address the difficulties many seniors face in maintaining a…
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Gastroenteritis

Mar 22, 2019 When I was a kid, there were two types of illness in our household.  If it was a respiratory illness, you had a cold.  It was either a “head cold” and a minor inconvenience, or it was the dreaded “chest cold” and the victim was a very sick kid.  If it was…
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Social Workers

Mar 15, 2019 March is National Social Work Month, an opportunity to honor social workers in our community and around the nation and world for the invaluable contributions of their profession. Every day, the nation’s 680,000 social workers work to empower and elevate millions of people, including some of the most vulnerable in our society.…
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Falling

Mar 8, 2019 A few years ago, I was wearing a pair of jeans that were too long.  I rolled up the cuffs and was heading down the stairs in my home when my toe caught the rolled up cuff.  I fell head first down the stairs and bashed into the wall below.  Thankfully, I…
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Spring!

Mar 1, 2019 March 1 is the first day of meteorological spring, which is based on annual temperature cycles and the Gregorian calendar.  March 21 is the “official” first day of spring.  But, when it gets to the end of winter, I like to consider March 1 as spring.  I love the spring!  March and…
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Getting Out of Debt

Feb 22, 2019 If you are over 55 and in debt you are not alone. The average household headed by someone age 55 or older had $76,679 of debt in 2016 according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute. A survey conducted by SSRS Omnibus on behalf of financial website Bankrate.com found that 19% of baby…
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