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Author: Tracy Arabian

Fire Safety

Jul 12, 2019 It seems like there have been a larger number of house fires than usual.  Maybe it’s my imagination, but it seems that every time I watch the news, there is another story of a family or families becoming homeless because of a fire. Statistically, seniors are more likely to die in a…
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47th Anniversary Gala (2019)

Sep 26, 2019   Sponsors Presenting Sponsor: Executive Sponsor: Premier Sponsors: Thank you to Our Advertisers Acme Merchandise & Apparel Action, Inc. Anchor-Seal, Inc. Associated Home Care / Amedisys Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Care Dimensions Caruso & McGovern Construction, Inc. Connected Home Care Disability Resource Center Edward Jones First Ipswich Bank Glovsky & Glovsky…
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Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann, part 3

Jul 5, 2019 In the past two weeks, the Senior Lookout column has reviewed the steps taken by the Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann (ADFCA) initiative.  This week, I would like to discuss the resulting ADFCA Action Plan. The ADFCA Action Plan is broken into ten Areas of Focus, with an overall goal defined…
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Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann, part 2

Jun 28, 2019 In last week’s Senior Lookout column, I described the actions taken by the Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann (ADFCA) initiative.  This week, I would like to discuss the community needs assessment findings. The population of Cape Ann in 2016 was approximately 46,000. Of the four communities, Gloucester is the largest with…
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Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann, part 1

Jun 21, 2019 A global shift has occurred.  We are living longer—often healthier—lives. This exciting change creates both opportunities and new challenges. One response to this change has been the development of Age Friendly and Dementia Friendly movements throughout the U.S. and the world. These initiatives work to encourage communities to recognize older adults and…
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Stigma

Jun 14, 2019 I had a dear friend who suffered her entire adult life with depression. She received medication for her depression, but she resisted taking it. She believed that, if she was a stronger person, she would not need this medication. Because of this belief, she suffered much more than she might have if…
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Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Jun 7, 2019 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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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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