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Elder Services on the North Shore

Mar 13, 2020 The Older Americans Act was enacted in 1965, and supports a range of home and community-based services, such as Meals On Wheels and other nutrition programs, in-home services, transportation, legal services, elder abuse prevention and caregivers support. The law established the system for funding local programs— Federal funds flow through the Massachusetts…
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Message from the CEO

Mar 13, 2020 Dear Community Partners, I wanted to update you (ie. Nine community catchment area Police, Fire, Departments of Health, Town Administrators and Mayors) on the preparations that SeniorCare has made to date and to ensure that you have our contact information. Over the past several weeks, we have revised our Continuity of Operations…
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National Social Work Month

Mar 6, 2020 March is National Social Work Month, an opportunity to honor social workers in our community and around the nation and world for the invaluable contributions of their profession. Every day, the nation’s 682,000 social workers work to empower and elevate millions of people, including some of the most vulnerable in our society.…
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SeniorCare Receives $60,791 in New Funding for RSVP Volunteer Program

Mar 4, 2020 SeniorCare Inc. today announced that they were awarded a $60,791 grant to support senior volunteer activities from the Corporation of National and Community Service (CNCS). These funds were awarded as part of a competitive grant process for RSVP, one of three Senior Corps programs administered by CNCS. Established in 1971, RSVP engages…
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Hearing Loss

Feb 28, 2020 Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older and elderly adults. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of those older than 75 have difficulty hearing. The ripple…
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Distraction-Free Driving

Feb 21, 2020 This Sunday, February 23, 2020, a new law becomes effective in Massachusetts.  The hands-free driving law prohibits operators of motor vehicles from using any electronic device, including mobile telephones, unless the device is used in hands-free mode. Penalties for breaking this law will include up to a $500 fine, mandatory attendance at…
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Medicare Savings Programs / MassHealth Buy-In

Feb 15, 2020 Working in an aging services agency, I hear stories quite often of seniors who are having to make horrible choices—should they buy their medication or groceries? Should they pay their utility bill or their Medicare premium?  Too many people simply do not have adequate assets and/or income to cover these necessary expenses.…
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Valentine’s Day Supports Meals on Wheels

Feb 7, 2020 Valentine’s Day is an interesting holiday.  For children, it is a fun day to bring cute cards and treats to friends at school.  For young lovers, it can be a day to celebrate romance.  For many of us, it’s a day to find a surprise chocolate on your desk from a co-worker…
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Nursing Home Advocacy

Jan 31, 2020 A few years ago, I heard a story on the news about a long term care facility that was located on a busy road without sidewalks. Residents wishing to walk in the surrounding neighborhood risked walking alongside traffic. The situation resulted in one resident being hit by a car. That resident reached…
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Dance the Night Away

Jan 24, 2020 I attended the Beverly Council on Aging “Senior Soiree” earlier this month as a representative from SeniorCare. The room was brilliantly decorated, tables set for a full dinner, and people were beautifully dressed. When the live band started playing, the dance floor filled with couples sharing the art of ballroom dancing. The…
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