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Invisible Victims and the Pursuit of Justice

Jul 1, 2021 Invisible Victims and the Pursuit of Justice: Analyzing Frequently Victimized Yet Rarely Discussed Populations (published June 2021) explores the true scope of crime victims and pioneers the assertion that our view of victims needs to be more inclusive by exploring invisible victims that are rarely, if ever, a focus of discussions in traditional…
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LGBTQ Older Americans

Jun 25, 2021 Remaining social is an important aspect of healthy aging. An active social life provides a sense of belonging, connects you to the world around you, and benefits your health in a variety of ways. One study states that older adults 60 and older consistently rank relationships with family and friends second only…
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Free Farmers Market Coupons

Receive $25 in coupons to buy fresh produce at the Cape Ann Farmers Market SeniorCare and the Gloucester Council on Aging will be distributing 2021 SNFMP Farmers’ Market Coupons to eligible seniors. SeniorCare is also working with COAs to bring theSFMNP to our other communities.  Please contact your local COA for more information Date: Wednesday,…
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Juneteenth

Jun 18, 2021 There has been a significant amount of talk this month about Juneteenth—a celebration that honors the end of slavery in the United States. In Massachusetts, Juneteenth became an official state holiday this year. Nationally, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution this week establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day. As…
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Massachusetts Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) (2021)

Jun 11, 2021 The Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance is once again working with Massachusetts Farmers Markets to offer the Massachusetts Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) to recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (commonly known as food stamps).  Massachusetts residents enrolled in SNAP are automatically enrolled in HIP. When someone uses their SNAP card…
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Month (2021)

Jun 4, 2021 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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National Heat Awareness Day 2021

May 28, 2021 It is the beginning of Memorial Day weekend, the official open to the beach season! It is also National Heat Awareness Day.  According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 600 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year.  As we enjoy the return to warmer weather,…
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Property Fraud Watch

May 21, 2021 A while back, I attended a presentation by the Southern Essex County Registry of Deeds concerning property fraud and the danger it poses to homeowners on the North Shore.  It was frightening to hear how easy it is for a person to steal someone’s identity and to steal their home.  Public documents,…
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Malnutrition Awareness

May 14, 2021 We have all seen film footage of malnourished people in other countries.  But, malnutrition is a very real problem in our own country.  According to the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) approximately 15,000 hospital patients with malnutrition go undiagnosed every day. Patients with malnutrition have higher hospital costs, longer…
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RFP – Title III Services 2021-2022

May 10, 2021 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS May 22, 2021: The window for accepting Title III proposals has closed. SeniorCare Inc., Area Agency on Aging, requests proposals from qualified organizations to provide services under Title III of the Older Americans Act for FFY2022 through Title III-B (supportive services) to persons 60 and older living in one…
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