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Category: Legislative

National Senior Citizens Day

Aug 21, 2021 Proclamation 5847 — National Senior Citizens Day, 1988 August 19, 1988 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Throughout our history, older people have achieved much for our families, our communities, and our country. That remains true today, and gives us ample reason this year to reserve a…
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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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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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Presidential Election 2020

The presidential election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. If you have questions and/or concerns about voting in the election, please contact your local election office: Beverly978-605-2327, clerks@beverlyma.govhttp://www.beverlyma.gov/departments/city-clerk/election-information/ Essex978-768-7111, townclerk@essexma.orghttps://www.essexma.org/town-clerk Gloucester978-281-9720, elections@gloucester-ma.govhttps://gloucester-ma.gov/337/Elections Hamilton978-468-5570, info@hamiltonma.govhttps://www.hamiltonma.gov/government/town-clerk/voting-elections/ Ipswich978-356-6600, amya@ipswichma.govhttps://www.ipswichma.gov/215/Elections-Town-Meetings-Voter-Registrati Manchester by the Sea978-526-2040, TownClerk@manchester.ma.ushttp://ma-manchesterbythesea.civicplus.com/305/Voting-Information Rockport978-546-5000https://www.rockportma.gov/town-clerk Topsfield978-887-1523, clerk@topsfield-ma.govhttps://www.topsfield-ma.gov/town-clerk/pages/2020-fall-elections-information Wenham978-468-5520, dbucco@wenhamma.govhttps://www.wenhamma.gov/town_government/departments/elections.php

Voting By Mail in Massachusetts 2020

Jul 10, 2020 The news has been full of the national debate about voting via mail for the past several months.  In Massachusetts, the debate is over.  The legislature and Governor recently signed a new law, which allows Voting by Mail. This new law was passed in Massachusetts early this month and allows all registered…
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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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COVID-19 Information

Last update: May 6, 2020 At this time, information about the COVID-19 situation is changing continuously. For the most up to date information, please visit the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) or Massachusetts COVID-19 information pages. See a Mass Dept of Public Health video on masks and their proper use here. Sign up for…
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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

Home Care Sector Faces Distancing, Supply Challenges

Mar 26, 2020 By Katie Lannan Agencies Take Steps to Ensure Elder Care Older adults are among those most at risk from the coronavirus, and the agencies and workers that deliver them meals and care for them in their homes are confronting new challenges during the public health crisis. While facing additional demand with more…
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A Renewed Commitment to our Nation’s Older Adults

Mar 25, 2020 By Lance Robertson, Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging, Administration for Community Living. Originally published on the HHS Blog. Today, our country affirmed the rights, dignity, independence, and well-being of older adults when President Trump signed HR4334, the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020 into law. The law reauthorizes critical Older Americans…
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