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Category: Health

Immunizations

Aug 7, 2020 August is National Immunization Awareness Month A major topic in the news for the past few months is speculation on when an immunization against Covid-19 will become available and how effective it will be. While we will not know the answers to these questions for some time yet, the Center for Disease…
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Heat Safety

July 18, 2020 It feels like we’ve arrived at the “dog days of summer” as my Grandmother used to say.  As I’m writing this article, it’s a toasty 88 degrees outside.  I was going to go to the beach, but when I got there, it was outrageously crowded.  In consideration of social distancing, I came…
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Rabies – What You Need to Know

Jun 12, 2020 Several years ago, we found a bat in our house in the early summer.  I trapped it and threw it out into the yard; and it disappeared after about a half hour.  After thinking about it, I realized that the bat had been in the house for several days.  Later that day,…
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Family Traditions and History

May 29, 2020 I love puzzles.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a jigsaw puzzle, word search, logic problem, or a mystery novel or movie.  I really enjoy trying to piece all of the clues together into a logical answer.  But, I get really annoyed when I read a novel or watch a movie where the…
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Spread the word. Stop the virus.

May 13, 2020 The greatest act of love is answering the call. Why your help matters People in Massachusetts have been reaching out to ask what they can do to help during the COVID-19 crisis. Through what’s called contact tracing, the Commonwealth is reaching out to everyone who tested positive and people who have been…
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Boards of Health

Apr 27, 2020 Local Boards of Health have been and continue to be key components in the Covid-19 situation. Links to the Boards of Health in SeniorCare’s nine communities follow. Beverly, MAhttp://www.beverlypublichealth.org/ Essex, MAhttps://www.essexma.org/health-department-board-health Gloucester, MAhttp://gloucester-ma.gov/1074/Coronavirus-COVID-19 Hamilton, MAhttps://www.hamiltonma.gov/government/board-of-health/ Ipswich, MAhttps://www.ipswichma.gov/868/COVID-19-Update Rockport, MAhttps://www.rockportma.gov/covid-19-updates Topsfield, MAhttps://www.topsfield-ma.gov/covid-19-information Wenham, MAhttps://www.wenhamma.gov/covid-19/index.php

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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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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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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Eating Healthy During the Holidays

Nov 22, 2019 The holidays are a time to celebrate and enjoy connecting with family and friends. If you are anything like me, it can be a time of overindulgence. My sister-in-law hosts our family Thanksgiving dinner. She is a wonderful hostess. We arrive at her home and immediately smell those wonderful turkey and spice…
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