49 Blackburn Center, Gloucester MA | 100 Cummings Ctr, Ste 106H, Beverly, MA


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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

RSVP Luncheon (2019)

SeniorCare and RSVP Volunteers of the North Shore honored our dedicated volunteers at our Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon and Business Showcase Event at Danversport on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. 200 volunteers, many who are age 55 and older, attended the luncheon, which includes a business showcase, a full course lunch, volunteer awards, and raffles. Thank you to…
Read more

Post Polio Syndrome

Oct 25, 2019 World Polio Day was earlier this week– on October 24, 2019.  Many people do not realize that polio still exists.  There are currently two countries that are polio endemic—Afghanistan and Pakistan. Efforts toward the complete eradication of this disease are continuing and, as of October 16, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative reports…
Read more

Medicare Open Enrollment

Oct 18, 2019 Medicare’s Open Enrollment for 2020 began this week on October 15, and will continue until December 7, 2019.  During this time period, Medicare beneficiaries may make changes to their health care and prescription drug plans, which will take effect January 1, 2020. Except for special circumstances, this is the only time Medicare…
Read more

The REAL ID, part 2

Oct 11, 2019 Last week, I wrote about the REAL ID and the need to have a REAL ID or valid passport by October 1, 2020, if you travel domestically or visit federal buildings. I learned about the REAL ID about six months ago. Since I do not have a passport, I started looking into…
Read more

The REAL ID, part 1

Oct 4, 2019 You may have heard about a change to drivers’ licenses called “Real ID.”  Do you know what this is?  Do you know how it will impact you? Congress passed the REAL ID Act in 2005. This act changed the U.S. federal law concerning security and procedures for state driver’s licenses and identity…
Read more

Vision Loss

Sep 27, 2019 Vision loss is a difficult condition – it changes the tools you need to engage in the world. Learning to function in the world without sight takes time, effort and commitment, but just like other challenges, it can be done successfully and with grace. There is the emotional aspect of vision loss.…
Read more