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Category: COVID19

New Years Resolutions 2021

Jan 1, 2021 Now that we have bid a fond farewell to 2020, many of us are considering what changes we might want to make for 2021.  It’s time to make our New Year’s Resolutions.  But, as most of us have discovered, it’s easier to make a resolution than to keep it.  Many experts on…
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Fraud Alert: COVID-19 Scams

Dec 28, 2020. As the number of people and communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic grows, so do the scams associated with it. Scammers use public health emergencies as opportunities for new fraud schemes, and because older adults and people with disabilities are at greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19, they may target these…
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A Message from CEO Scott Trenti

Dec 28, 2020 Watch a short video message from SeniorCare CEO Scott Trenti at https://youtu.be/ejUj81PYzk8. SeniorCare works closely with those we serve, their families and other informal supports, weaving together programs and services that make living at home as easy and comfortable as possible. Such services include nutritional assistance (i.e., Meals on Wheels, “Grab &…
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Holiday (Pandemic) Blues

Dec 18, 2020 We are in the middle of what Andy Williams told us years ago is “the most wonderful time of the year.”  For many of us, the holiday season is fun and joy filled.   For some, however, the holidays bring stress and sadness. This year in particular, some of us may find it…
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Assisting Elders with Technology

Dec 25, 2020 In the past nine months, many of us have learned to use technology in ways that far exceed what we thought was possible before covid became a word in our vocabulary.  We are using face-time apps to hold meetings with co-workers and to socialize with friends and family. We are ordering groceries…
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Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dec 11, 2020 Colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon or rectum—is one of the most common types of cancer in the United States.  The American Cancer Society has estimated that there will be roughly 148,000 new cases diagnosed this year. Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths, and is expected to cause…
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2020 Needs Assessment

Dec 1, 2020 Take our Needs Assessment Survey today so we can meet the needs of older adults! As one of the federally designated Area Agencies on Aging in Massachusetts, SeniorCare coordinates the operations of community services for older adults in our nine communities. Every four years, we conduct a Community Needs Assessment that evaluates…
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Thankfulness in a Pandemic

Nov 27, 2020 My refrigerator should now be packed full of turkey and leftovers. As in many households this year, there wasn’t a Thanksgiving feast at my house. Despite the cancellation this year of my family gathering, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  To me, it’s the perfect holiday.  I love when we go…
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Councils on Aging Update

Updated Nov 23, 2020 The information here is valid as of Nov 23, 2020, but is subject to change. Please confirm service availability with your COA. Many Councils on Aging (COAs) and Senior Centers have begun a limited reopening, some offering inside activities while others offer outdoor options only. Most COAs are offering online programming…
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Giving Thanks During a Pandemic

Nov 20, 2020 Each week, as I write this column, I often have a seasonal theme.  The theme on the Friday before Thanksgiving is usually based around how to prepare for the holidays and attempt to not overindulge in seasonal treats at celebrations in the coming six weeks. Early this week, I pulled up last…
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