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Let’s talk about End of Life and Advance Care Planning

Because it’s always too soon until it’s too late. Whether it is denial, avoidance or procrastination some of us just plain don’t want to deal with an issue that is as intensely emotional as considering completing End of Life wishes documents.

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Eye care costs can be a concern but no one wants to put a price on losing their vision

Q:  I’ve been wearing glasses since I was in grade school. I always had yearly examinations and updated my glasses whenever there was a change in my vision. Since I have been on Medicare I have gone for longer periods

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Tackle a home clean-out in stages

Q:  My widowed 92-year-old mother continues to live in her own home. Her health has been deteriorating, while I hope she will still have years to live I am realistic at the same time. I will have the responsibility of

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This Magic Moment Memory Cafe

This Magic Moment Memory Café presents Paint Your Springtime Day with guest artist Karen Keenan Takis from Express Yourself. The Memory Café is for caregivers and their loved ones to escape the cold and enjoy a couple of hours relaxing

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Southeast Asian Caring for the Caregiver event was a success!

“It’s not a Curse – It’s Dementia” was the theme for the Southeast Asian Caring for the Caregiver event at The Community Family in Lowell – facilitated by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley Family Caregiver Support Program and the

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Take steps to avoid social isolation after move

Q:  Over the past year I have been giving serious thought to relocating to a warmer climate. My friends and family don’t think this is a good idea since I am widowed and would be all alone in a new