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Stroke

Aug 30, 2019 A stroke can happen to anyone, at any time, at any age. A fetus can experience a stroke. However, three quarters of all strokes happen in people age 65 and over. More than 130,000 people die each year due to stroke, making it the fifth leading cause of death and a leading…
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Chronic Illness

Aug 23, 2019 People are living longer than any other time in history. Once you make it to age 65, data suggests you can expect to live another 19 years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 41% of people over 65 say their health is very good or excellent. Aging has…
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Kindness

Aug 16, 2019 About 20 years ago, I had one of the best bosses that I’ve had in my entire working career.  Ross had a way of working with people that was amazing.  Whenever I interacted with him, I walked away feeling great about working for him.  More important, I felt great about myself.  This…
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Appreciation

Aug 2, 2019 My Father in Law was a really lovely man.  Actually, both my Mother in Law and Father in Law were wonderful, but I’m going to talk about Jimmy today. Jimmy loved his children with his entire being.  When the Grandbabies arrived, he could not do enough to make them happy.  If some…
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Cyclospora

July 26, 2019 Summer is the season of fresh produce.  Who doesn’t love getting tomatoes and zucchini from a generous neighbor with a garden?  Farmers markets and farm stands offer the most beautiful variety of fruits and vegetables.  It’s very tempting to grab a fresh nectarine or plum and immediately bite into it, enjoying the…
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Hot Weather Safety

Jul 19, 2019 It feels like we’ve arrived at the “dog days of summer” as my Grandmother used to say.  This weekend, we are looking at forecast highs in the nineties and lows in the eighties! Did you know that people aged 65 and older are more prone to heat injuries than younger adults?  According…
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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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