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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is now offering the Personal and Home Care Aide State Training (PHCAST) online! This free, virtual, and self-paced training is for anyone interested in becoming a community-based home care worker. Home care aides are an integral part of the in-home care team. They provide services that support older adults and persons…
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Thanksgiving Dinners (2021)

Salem, Peabody, Lynn, Beverly, Gloucester and surrounding areas All meals are free of charge and all are welcome! Due to the COVID19 pandemic many of the previous locations serving meals are changing to “take out” meals or will not be serving a Thanksgiving meal again this year. Citizens Inn Haven from Hunger (71 Wallis St,…
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The Gift of Nutrition and a Friendly face

Nov 20, 2021 Every weekday morning, food is delivered to eight staging locations, and 50 volunteers and paid staff begin the task of preparing the day’s Meals on Wheels deliveries to 850 home bound elders living in nine North Shore communities, including the five greater Cape Ann towns. For some recipients, this meal is their…
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Share the Love with Vulnerable Seniors This Year

Nov 18, 2021 Exciting news! For the 14th year running, SeniorCare and the Meals on Wheels network is participating in the 2021 Subaru Share the Love Event. Over the past thirteen years, Subaru and its retailers have helped Meals on Wheels to deliver more than 2.5 million meals nationwide to seniors in need. Why does…
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Safety During a Power Outage

Nov 12, 2021 In the past two years, the North Shore has seen two significant, multiple-day power outages—one in autumn of 2019 and another last month. Thankfully in both instances, the weather was mild and we didn’t need to worry about excessive heat or dangerous cold conditions. An extended power outage can disrupt communications, water…
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National Family Caregivers Month (2021)

Nov 5, 2021 November is National Family Caregiver Month, and is a time to thank and honor the 40+ million unpaid caregivers in the U.S.  President Joe Biden issued a proclamation honoring caregivers, saying “Every day, millions of Americans provide essential care and medical assistance to their loved ones.  These acts of love, commitment, and…
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A Proclamation on National Family Caregivers Month, 2021

A Proclamation from President Joseph R. Biden, Oct 29, 2021 Every day, millions of Americans provide essential care and medical assistance to their loved ones.  These acts of love, commitment, and compassion enable their family members to receive the support they need to live a life with dignity.  This has been especially true throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,…
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National Family Caregiver Month at the Alzheimer’s Association (2021)

Nov 1, 2021 November is National Family Caregiver Month. In honor of that, the Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter has planned a month full of informative and practical education programs for our valued caregivers. All programs are presented live and at no cost. Go to https://www.alz.org/manh/events/caregivers-month for information and to register. November 4 – The Journey…
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Oct 29, 2021 I’ve heard the term “osteoporosis” throughout my adult life.  I knew that it was a weakening condition of the skeletal structure in our bodies and that it seemed to impact older women.  I was aware that many of my older friends and family members were taking calcium supplements as a preventive measure…
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Post Polio Syndrome (2021)

10/22/2021 This Sunday (October 24) is World Polio Day.  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 5, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative reports that there have only been…
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