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Home Care Available for All

Sept 5, 2020 The National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC) states that more than 90% of older adults would rather live in their own homes and communities rather than move to senior housing. Other research shows that 75% of people age 40 and over plan on living in their own homes when they are 80.…
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Fresh Produce Provided to Local Older Adults

Sep 3, 2020 Public Health Director Karin Carroll is pleased to share that several local groups, including the Gloucester Health Department and the Gloucester Council on Aging, recently collaborated with SeniorCare Inc. to provide and deliver fresh, local produce to older adults. Approximately 3,480 pounds of produce were delivered by the Seniors on the GO…
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Honoring Choices

Aug 28, 2020 What would happen if you were suddenly unable to speak for yourself and communicate your health care choices? As competent adults, starting at 18 years old, we have the right to direct our health care choices and make our own health care plans. Choosing a trusted person–called a Health Care Agent or…
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Healthy Eyes

Aug 22, 2020 Many older Americans do not know they have one of the leading causes of blindness — glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. These diseases are often asymptomatic in the early treatable stages. In addition, our brains are amazing in their ability to adapt to a slow loss of vision. This…
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Don’t Miss This Chance!

Aug 14, 2020 When I was in my early twenties, my Mother worked at a nursing home in northern Arizona.  One day, I was visiting her at work and met the most fascinating woman. Ellie was in her nineties when I met her.  She was born and grew up in the Arizona territory, and remembered…
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Immunizations

Aug 7, 2020 August is National Immunization Awareness Month A major topic in the news for the past few months is speculation on when an immunization against Covid-19 will become available and how effective it will be. While we will not know the answers to these questions for some time yet, the Center for Disease…
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Hurricanes & Covid-19

July 31, 2020 August 1 is the first day of the peak hurricane season (August-September).  While the last hurricane in Massachusetts was Bob in 1991, the Commonwealth has a history of destructive hurricanes. In 2020, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts an above normal hurricane season. Regardless of the seasonal forecast and the…
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Elder Abuse & Covid-19

Jul 24, 2020 According a study conducted by the National Institute of Justice, 11% of the 5,000 adults age 60 and over who were surveyed reported some form of mistreatment. Of those who reported physical mistreatment only 31% had reported it to authorities. Social isolation is a known risk factor for elder abuse. The social…
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Heat Safety

July 18, 2020 It feels like we’ve arrived at the “dog days of summer” as my Grandmother used to say.  As I’m writing this article, it’s a toasty 88 degrees outside.  I was going to go to the beach, but when I got there, it was outrageously crowded.  In consideration of social distancing, I came…
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Free Farmers Market Coupons for Seniors

July 15, 2020 Seniors are invited this summer to participate in the Massachusetts Farmers Market Nutrition Program– hosted by SeniorCare Inc. and your local Council on Aging. Due to COVID-19, instead of issuing Farmers Market Coupons, we will provide you with fresh produce by distributing bags filled with a variety of fresh produce from local…
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