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Years of Service tribute: More than 50 employees honored for milestone anniversaries

We took time today to celebrate and thank our awesome staff during our annual Years of Service ceremony. It’s a time to recognize everyone’s hard work and acknowledge the milestone anniversaries of more than 50 employees. “Congratulations for your years

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New program provides free tablet computers and internet access to local residents

Media Release October 13, 2021 Contact: Susan Geier, Director of Communications 603-969-9681  sgeier@esmv.org Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore has a new program to provide individuals with a free computer, training, and internet services through a partnership

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Comfort pets provide companionship to adults experiencing isolation, memory loss

By Stephen Anable, Communications Specialist Bernadette Cary, 87, is relaxing on her bed in her room at the Sutton Home for Women in Peabody, cuddling a new stuffed dog. It looks like a typical plush toy: blond, roughly a foot

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Falls Prevention Week: Six steps you can take to reduce your risk of falling

Question: My mother is becoming much more afraid of falling as she gets older. Some of her friends have had serious falls, and she’s worried she could be next. What can she do to ease her fears and help prevent

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Public hearing notice

As required by the Older Americans Act of 1965, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore will hold a public hearing for interested parties to solicit input on the agency’s proposed 2022-2025 Area Plan. The area plan includes

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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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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