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Other vaccines elders should consider

Q: As I plan to get my vaccination for COVID, several of my friends have been chatting on Zoom about other vaccinations we should be getting. We have seen commercials on television and are a little confused about what is

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Finding short-term care solutions

Q: My elderly mother has been living with me for several years. This has been a satisfactory arrangement for both of us. I am scheduled for a surgical procedure soon and will be in the hospital for a couple of days.

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Holiday activities can agitate those with dementia

Q: My widowed sister moved in with our mother a year ago. Mom has Alzheimer’s disease, and it became evident she could no longer safely live alone. Things were going very well until right after Thanksgiving. My sister started decorating for

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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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Staying in contact with virtual visits

Q: My mother lives in an assisted living facility that currently has an outbreak of COVID-19. Previously, only outside visits were allowed, and now even those have been suspended due to the lockdown status. My mother knows people in the building

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Tips for holiday shopping during the pandemic

Q: Due to my age and chronic health conditions, I have been extremely careful over the last nine months to avoid contracting COVID-19. I only go out when it is necessary, but with the holidays approaching, I don’t know how I’m