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Providing Home Delivered Meals During Coronavirus

If ever there was a time to highlight the Meals on Wheels program, it would be now. It was only a couple of months ago that some of our community politicians had signed up to participate in ‘March For Meals’…a

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Lessening the Anxiety of Grocery Shopping in the Time of Coronavirus

It goes without saying that life as we knew it has changed drastically. No one is exempt from the impact of Coronavirus. The term ‘unprecedented’ is used often to describe these current events.  Ordinary everyday tasks that we took for

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Beware of fraudulent offers for COVID-19 testing

Beware of fraudulent offers for COVID-19 testing from door-to-door, grocery store, telephone and mail order offerings— It is probably a scam! Lawrence, MA: The Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol (MA SMP) Program warns the public to be wary of anyone other than

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Legislative Proclamation for Hoarding Disorder Awareness Week Signed for 2020

For a second year in a row, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has signed a legislative proclamation, declaring May 25 – 29, 2020 to be Hoarding Disorder Awareness Week. The legislative Proclamation came into existence due to the diligence of Eileen

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Pfizer Employees Participate in Gift Giving for Our Elders

Employees from Pfizer of Andover MA have once again risen to the spirit of holiday giving with their Wish List project. This is the 4th year Elder Services of Merrimack Valley and North Shore has been on the receiving end of

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The Trip I Didn’t Plan – Packing my Bags for Caregiving

Small indicators are often the keys that open caregivers’ eyes to their parents decline. It is a new reality about their aging and no longer being able to manage their lives as before. Many times, it is easier to look

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Planning for Transitions on the Caregiver Path

The path of caregiving is fraught with twists and turns and ups and downs and most often, unique in and of itself. That path can be challenging in its navigation. John Gormley of Salem officially stepped onto the path of

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The Walsh Family – Standing Up to Alzheimer’s Together

The path of caregiving is fraught with twists and turns and ups and downs and most often, unique in and of itself. That path can be challenging in its navigation. Brendan and Kay Walsh of Salem are facing the uncertainty