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Category: Age & Dementia Friendly

How Survive & Thrive as a Caregiver

Apr 23, 2021 Update: May 12, 2021 The Savvy Caregiver program, originally scheduled to begin on May 20, 2021, has been postponed due to low registration levels. If you are interested in this program, please contact Deborah Schwendiman at 978-281-1750 x-525 or deborah.schwendiman@seniorcareinc.org. My parents live in northern Arizona.  Although they have three grown children,…
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Dementia Friends

Mar 11, 2021 Upcoming Dementia Friends Information Sessions: There are 4 upcoming sessions, register to attend only one session Monday, March 22, 2021, at 1:30 PMTuesday, March 30, 2021, at 6:30 PMThursday, April 8, 2021, at 9:30 AMWednesday, April 14, 2021, at 3:00 PM To register, email carrie.johnson@seniorcareinc.org or call 978-281-1750. If you saw someone…
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The Power of Music

Feb 19, 2021 This morning, I woke up the song “The Bare Necessities” from Disney’s animated movie The Jungle Book running through my head. As I had breakfast and got ready for work, I hummed and sang and danced along with the song in my head.  I haven’t seen this movie in decades and can’t…
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Dementia Friends

Dec 29, 2019 If you saw someone living with dementia, would you recognize the signs? Would you be uncomfortable? Would you avoid them? Would you be frustrated? Would you do nothing? Or, would you be a friend?  A few weeks ago, I became a “Dementia Friend.”  Dementia Friends is a global movement that is changing…
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An Aging Society

Dec 13, 2019 For the first time in history, there are more people over 60 than under 18 in the United States. The Pew Research Center estimates that 10,000 people will turn 65 every day in the U.S. until the year 2030. That means that, on average, a person turns 65 in the U.S. every…
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Cape Ann Receives Dementia Friendly MA Recognition

Nov 25, 2019 Dementia Friendly Massachusetts (DFM) is a grassroots movement to make communities safe, inclusive, and respectful for persons living with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia. DFM is an initiative of the Massachusetts Councils on Aging and Dementia Friendly America. The Cape Ann communities of Rockport, Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Gloucester were formally recognized…
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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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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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