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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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Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann, part 1

Jun 21, 2019 A global shift has occurred.  We are living longer—often healthier—lives. This exciting change creates both opportunities and new challenges. One response to this change has been the development of Age Friendly and Dementia Friendly movements throughout the U.S. and the world. These initiatives work to encourage communities to recognize older adults and…
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Stigma

Jun 14, 2019 I had a dear friend who suffered her entire adult life with depression. She received medication for her depression, but she resisted taking it. She believed that, if she was a stronger person, she would not need this medication. Because of this belief, she suffered much more than she might have if…
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Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Jun 7, 2019 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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