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Author: Tracy Arabian

SeniorCare Receives $60,791 in New Funding for RSVP Volunteer Program

Mar 4, 2020 SeniorCare Inc. today announced that they were awarded a $60,791 grant to support senior volunteer activities from the Corporation of National and Community Service (CNCS). These funds were awarded as part of a competitive grant process for RSVP, one of three Senior Corps programs administered by CNCS. Established in 1971, RSVP engages…
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Hearing Loss

Feb 28, 2020 Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older and elderly adults. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of those older than 75 have difficulty hearing. The ripple…
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Distraction-Free Driving

Feb 21, 2020 This Sunday, February 23, 2020, a new law becomes effective in Massachusetts.  The hands-free driving law prohibits operators of motor vehicles from using any electronic device, including mobile telephones, unless the device is used in hands-free mode. Penalties for breaking this law will include up to a $500 fine, mandatory attendance at…
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Medicare Savings Programs / MassHealth Buy-In

Feb 15, 2020 Working in an aging services agency, I hear stories quite often of seniors who are having to make horrible choices—should they buy their medication or groceries? Should they pay their utility bill or their Medicare premium?  Too many people simply do not have adequate assets and/or income to cover these necessary expenses.…
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Valentine’s Day Supports Meals on Wheels

Feb 7, 2020 Valentine’s Day is an interesting holiday.  For children, it is a fun day to bring cute cards and treats to friends at school.  For young lovers, it can be a day to celebrate romance.  For many of us, it’s a day to find a surprise chocolate on your desk from a co-worker…
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Nursing Home Advocacy

Jan 31, 2020 A few years ago, I heard a story on the news about a long term care facility that was located on a busy road without sidewalks. Residents wishing to walk in the surrounding neighborhood risked walking alongside traffic. The situation resulted in one resident being hit by a car. That resident reached…
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Dance the Night Away

Jan 24, 2020 I attended the Beverly Council on Aging “Senior Soiree” earlier this month as a representative from SeniorCare. The room was brilliantly decorated, tables set for a full dinner, and people were beautifully dressed. When the live band started playing, the dance floor filled with couples sharing the art of ballroom dancing. The…
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I Have a Dream

Jan 17, 2020 This weekend, we remember and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.  I recently read the full text of Dr. King’s memorable “I Have a Dream” speech, which he gave in August 1963 in Washington D.C. I had not read this speech since I was a high school student, and it…
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Safe Drivers

Jan 10, 2020 I remember the day I bought my first car.  It was a 10-year old, burnt orange Ford Fiesta and I was as proud as I could be that it was mine.  That little car gave me a freedom that I hadn’t imagined was possible.  Since that time, I have always had a…
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Census 2020

Jan 3, 2020 The 2020 decennial census is coming. Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution mandates that a full count of the population be performed every ten years, and the country has done this every ten years since 1790.  Census packets will be mailed in March and the official count date is April…
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