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Hatem-Roy receives national Excellence in Leadership Award for work in aging services

Media ReleaseJuly 19, 2021 Joan Hatem-Roy, CEO of the Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore, has been awarded the Excellence in Leadership Award by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. The award is given to

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“Forever Fit” TV Series Begins Tomorrow, Friday, July 16

Some days, cooking can seem like a time-consuming hassle and making time for exercise falls victim to our busy schedules.   But, if we’re told “you are what you eat” and “move it or lose it,” what should we do? This

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Dealing with grief after the death of a beloved pet

Q: We recently lost our wonderful dachshund, Gretchen, who died at the age of 12. Our children have moved away, and some of our friends just don’t understand the scope of our loss and the role this small dog played in

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Title III Request for Proposal

Notice to bidders: Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) from nonprofit agencies and other organizations that want to apply for federal Title III funds under the Older Americans Act. These

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Finding ways to save on groceries, despite rising cost of food

Q: I live in an apartment in a small housing authority development. After paying my essential monthly expenses, I rarely have any money left. My neighbors are in the same situation. We especially worry about the cost of groceries. Do

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Elder Services awarded contract to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccine

Media Release May 12,2021 LAWRENCE – Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore was one of 25 community-based organizations to receive funding as part of the Massachusetts Vaccine Equity Initiative to increase awareness and access to the COVID-19

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Personal Care Attendant Listening Sessions – English & Spanish

MassHealth will be hosting bi-monthly Public Listening Sessions to provide updates on Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) implementation for the Personal Care Attendant Program. Our next public listening sessions will be held on Tuesday, February 16 in English with English captioning

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Elder Services Awarded National Accreditation Status for Care Management

Media Release December 16, 2020 Contact: Susan Geier, Director of Communications, 603-969-9681  sgeier@esmv.org Elder Services Awarded National Accreditation Status for Care Management LAWRENCE – Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore is proud to have received National Committee for Quality

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Finding Support and Community While Caregiving During COVID

Like so many others, Kate P. has watched as her mother’s health has deteriorated over the past couple of years.     This summer, the situation worsened. Her mother, age 77, has been struggling with failing mental health, dementias, and falling. She has gotten lost and had

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Joan Hatem-Roy, CEO of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore (ESMV-NS) and Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03)

Eagle-Tribune October 25, 2020 More than seven months into what has become our “new normal” in the age of COVID-19, we continue to learn about the needs and challenges faced by seniors, their families, and essential workers across the region.