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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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Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. announces merger with North Shore Elder Services

The Board of Directors for Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and the Board of Directors of North Shore Elder Services are announcing their intention to merge the two organizations effective July 1, 2019. Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley

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Who cares for caregivers when they get sick?

Caregivers are not immune to common illness, e.g., a cold, flu, stomach virus. In fact, the stresses of caregiving often increase their risk of getting sick and may compromise their recovery. Physicians and other healthcare providers should recognize that their

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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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Federal official visits Lawrence to learn more about aging services

John G. McGough, Regional Director of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Region One, visited the City of Lawrence to learn about aging programs for community elders. His visit included a meeting at Elder Services of the Merrimack

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Healthy Options for Family Caregivers Throughout the Holiday Season!

Tis the season for lots of celebrations; spending time with loved ones and friends, overeating on comfort foods, decadent desserts, gift giving and all the holiday preparations in making the holidays the most wonderful time of the year!  Unfortunately most

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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,