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This Magic Moment Memory Cafe – Enjoying the Holidays Together

The Family Caregiver Support Program at Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley has collaborated with the Newburyport Council on Aging (COA) to present “This Magic Moment Memory Café, Enjoying the Holidays Together”. We would like to invite you and your

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Let’s Thank the Caregivers

November is National Family Caregiver Month. Every President since President Clinton has made a proclamation to recognize the caregivers in our country before we sit down to eat turkey and pie on Thanksgiving. So what does a national month name

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Bombarded with information, SHINE to the Rescue!

This may be how you feel at this time of year if you are eligible for Medicare, already have Medicare, or turning 65 soon. With television advertisements that tell you they have the best plan for you, the extra mail

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Latino Caregiver Event! Evento para Cuidadores Latinos!

Yes it is that time of year again! October brings Pumpkins, Pumpkin coffee, football, sweaters and beautiful fall foliage to the New England area. We have one more exciting event to add to the fall in the Merrimack Valley, Our

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Let’s Talk about Falls – Matter of Balance

Why discuss falls in the first place? According to National Council on Aging 1 in 4 older adults aged 65 and older fall each year. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults. Falls can

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Yoga, Alzheimer’s, and Caregiving

A 2014 study, The Effect of Chair Yoga in Older Adults with Moderate and Severe Alzheimer’s Disease, published in Research in Gerontological Nursing, was recently a focus of a Yoga U article, Yoga May Aid in Treatment of Stroke, MS,

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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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Food For Thought

Peggy Knickerbocker’s article, Brain Food, Cooking Light, November 2016, focuses on the effect of food on brain health and highlights Hunter Lewis’ statement that “there’s hope in taking charge”. The article focuses on award-winning food writer Paula Wolfert, who noticed

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The Beach Awaits and it is Important that You Get There

The Beach Awaits and it is important that you get there. Or the mountains are calling and need you to see them or the car ride listening to your favorite music is waiting for you or any other place that

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Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

So you may have heard about an advocacy program for residents of nursing and rest homes called The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. “Ombudsman” is a medieval Scandinavian term meaning “representative of the people.” But what does this actually look