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COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Payment Check Scam Alert

Most Americans with annual incomes under $100,000 have begun receiving COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Payments. If you regularly file federal income tax returns or if you receive payments from the Social Security Administration, your stimulus payment most likely will be automatically

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Wandering Tips for Caregivers

6 in 10 people with dementia will wander. A person with Alzheimer’s may not remember his or her name or address, and can become disoriented, even in familiar places. Wandering among people with dementia is dangerous. However, there are strategies and services

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How a Grandchild Can Receive Social Security Disability Benefits Under Their Grandparents’ Benefits

Nationally there are more than 3 million grandparents who are raising and financially supporting their grandchildren, and that number is increasing every year. Grandparents who are receiving either Social Security disability benefits or Social Security retirement benefits may be able

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Annual Report 2019

This past year was filled with exciting opportunities and unexpected challenges that taught us about resiliency, tenacity and our ability to think creatively. The Columbia Gas Explosion crisis in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, along with the parking upheaval at

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Annual Report 2018

It has been a fascinating year at Elder Services, filled with success in addressing the needs of our clients, as well as meaningful progress towards our overall vision. We’ve been honored to receive support from our clients, their families, and

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Annual Report 2017

Taking on the new role of Chief Executive Officer at Elder Services is both a humbling experience and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I have devoted much of my professional life to this agency and I am ready to tap into that experience,

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Governor Baker Establishes Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts

On April 12th at the MIT AgeLab in Cambridge, Governor Charlie Baker signed an Executive Order establishing the state’s first Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. Rosanne DiStefano, Executive Director at Elder Services, is among the first members appointed

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Annual Report 2016

Dear Friends and Colleagues, This year’s theme, Playing Nice ~ Making Communities Work, defines our success from a larger perspective of community. Our keynote speaker Nora O’Brien, Senior Program Officer from the John A. Hartford Foundation speaks about the importance of

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Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley receives prestigious innovation award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A)

Lawrence, MA – August 2016 – Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley’s Healthy Living Center of Excellence recently received an Aging Innovations Award, the highest honor presented by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) to member agencies.

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Executive Director Wins National Leadership Award

Lawrence, MA – August 2016 – Rosanne DiStefano, Executive Director of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley was presented the Excellence in Leadership Award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging during the n4a Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.