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Category: Health

The SAVVY Caregiver (Spring 2021)

Apr 1, 2021 SeniorCare will offer The SAVVY Caregiver, a free six-week workshop online on Thursdays, May 20 – June 24, 202110:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Savvy Caregiver Program is a free six-session training for family and friends who are active caregivers, caring for those living with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. Taking care of…
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Daylight Savings Time

Mar 12, 2021 This weekend, we “spring ahead” an hour with Daylight Saving Time (DST) at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning. I am not a particular fan of the “fall back” aspect of DST, but I love springing forward!  The history of DST is interesting.  I have heard that Benjamin Franklin came up with the idea…
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Covid Vaccine Information

Update: Mar 25, 2021 Information on Covid Vaccine eligibility and availability is changing day by day, sometimes hour by hour. For the most up to date information, please visit the state information page at: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-updates-and-information#covid-19-vaccine-.

Winter Weather Safety

Jan 29, 2021 This winter has been fairly easy so far.  I was a little worried when we had the early storm last month.  It’s anyone’s guess what will happen in February.    When the temperature drops, older adults have a higher risk of weather related health problems and injuries. According to the National Institute…
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Covid 19 Vaccines (1/25/2021)

This information is from a Commonwealth of Massachusetts memo dated 1/25/2021. Beginning Monday, February 1st, people ages 75 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts. The COVID-19 vaccine is provided free of charge. Find a vaccine location at: https://www.maimmunizations.org/clinic/search?page=1 When can I get vaccinated? Vaccinations for people ages 75 or older…
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Popcorn

Jan 22, 2021 This Tuesday (January 19) was National Popcorn Day. I grew up in a military household in the 1960s and 1970s, and my father spent a good portion of my childhood in Vietnam.  When Dad was away, Mom would find inventive and inexpensive ways to entertain and feed us.  As an inexpensive snack,…
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Civil Rights in 2021

Jan 15, 2021 This weekend, we remember and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.  I recently read the full text of Dr. King’s memorable “I Have a Dream” speech, which he gave in August 1963 in Washington D.C. As I think back on the past twelve months, I realize that Dr. King’s words…
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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Jan 8, 2021 I grew up in the southwestern U.S.—Southern California, Hawaii, and Arizona—and never experienced four seasons. My childhood seasonal experience was a mild winter and a long hot summer. The only time I saw snow was when our church youth group went camping in the Arizona mountains. I never saw autumn burst into…
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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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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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