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Opportunities in my Community – The Methuen Senior Activity Center

“Opportunities in my Community” is a new way that Elder Services Caregiver Blog will highlight the 23 cities and towns of the beautifully diverse Merrimack Valley. Each article will focus on a different community and feature offerings through the local

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Celebrating Grandparents Day When You are Also the Parent

Grandparents Day was September 10th and we want to celebrate by dedicating this post to a very special type of caregiver – Grandparent Caregivers.   Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with Colleen Pritoni, Coordinator of The Commission

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Back to Basics for Back to School

Here in the northeast, we hold on to summer for dear life. The slightest hints of fall begin to appear and induce minor panic in many New Englanders. Although it’s only by minutes, the days are already growing shorter and

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PlumFest

Plum Island has attracted artsy crowds for decades; poets, musicians, painters and writers, all looking to be inspired by the island’s beauty and tranquility. So, when two musically motivated residents were looking to bring a sense of unity and fellowship

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Millennials: The Next Generation of Caregivers

Millennials are defined as the generation born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s. They are generally the children of baby boomers and older Gen Xers and these generations reach Medicare age in a time of longer life expectancies

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Grandparent Resources

Is There Help for Grandparents Raising their Grandchildren in Massachusetts? More often, grandparents are finding themselves in a position of taking on responsibility for their grandchildren. There are many different situations that leave parents unable to provide care such as

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Music and Memory

My dad was a musician before he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. How can I incorporate his love of music into a plan for his care going forward? Music has proved to be very therapeutic, especially for those who have

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Support Groups

I recently heard about a caregiver support group that meets at my local hospital. What can I expect if I choose to attend and what are some of the benefits? It can feel intimidating if you’ve never attended a support