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Playing Games

May 31, 2019 A few months ago, I started going to events hosted by the North Shore Gamers group.  This is a group of adults of all ages who enjoy playing board games. Many of the games we play are new games, but I have also seen some of the old standards that I remember…
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Sun Screen

May 24, 2019 Memorial Day weekend opens the long-awaited summer season on Cape Ann.  As I write this article, the weather forecast for this weekend is looking for warm and somewhat humid weather.  The beaches are going to be crowded. I am very fair-skinned, and have never tanned.  I just burn and peel.  When I…
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Laughter

May 17, 2019 A few weeks ago, I was driving to New Hampshire with a couple of friends.  Someone said something silly and we got to giggling.  Giggling turned to laughter, and pretty soon, we were hysterical.  We were laughing so hard that I had to pull over on the side of Route 3 because…
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Malnutrition in the U.S.

May 10, 2019 We have all seen film footage of malnourished people in other countries.  But, malnutrition is a very real problem in our own country.  The elder community, in particular, is prone to malnutrition problems. Malnutrition can occur when your body doesn’t get enough nutrients from the foods you eat to work properly. These…
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Dementia-Friendly Communities

May 3, 2019 This Wednesday, May 1st, the Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann initiative held a community forum at the Elks at Bass Rocks.  The goal of the event was to explore how Cape Ann can become a place where all residents–regardless of age or health status–can thrive.  In last week’s article, I looked…
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Age-Friendly Communities

Apr 26, 2019 Next Wednesday, May 1st, there will be a community forum at the Elks at Bass Rocks in Gloucester.  “Aging Together: a Summit to Explore Building a Community for All Ages” will review the efforts of the Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann initiative—a project of the four communities of Cape Ann—and will…
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ANCHOR

Apr 19, 2019 SeniorCare’s mission is to provide information and support services to the older adults of our nine communities on the North Shore. Our vision is to assist each individual to live as independently as possible in the location of his or her choice for as long as possible. There can be challenges in…
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Honoring Choices

Apr 12, 2019 Next Tuesday, April 16, is National Healthcare Decisions Day.  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 Agent–is a good place to start. An Agent is…
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Volunteer Week

Apr 5, 2019 Next week—April 7-13, 2019—is National Volunteer week. Volunteers are the backbone of our society, and National Volunteer Week is a time for organizations to honor volunteers and recognize the irreplaceable impact volunteers make on our communities. Volunteers are driven, for their own reasons, to help and support their neighbors, their communities and…
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Senior Nutrition

Mar 29, 2019 Eating well is important, especially for seniors since nutritional needs change as we age. Unfortunately, many seniors do not eat as well as they should, which can lead to malnutrition. SeniorCare’s Meals on Wheels home delivered meals and community dining rooms help to address the difficulties many seniors face in maintaining a…
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