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ESMV-NS Honors Employees During Its Annual Years of Service Ceremony

Employees of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore were recognized today for their dedication to community service during a special remote version of the organization’s annual Years of Service ceremony. Chief Executive Officer Joan Hatem-Roy and members

Exploring housing options after retirement

Q: After retirement, I thought I could remain in my apartment for a long time. Unfortunately, I now must rely on savings to cover my monthly expenses. I now need housing I can afford on my Social Security income and

Local Senior Transportation program wins a national Aging Achievement Award

LOWELL– Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore has received a 2020 Aging Achievement Award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) for its CareRide program, an on-demand transportation initiative that provides subsidized rides to

Getting flu vaccine still important

Q: For months, I have rarely ventured out of my home. Now, I am worried about going out to get my annual flu vaccine. Should I be taking the risk? A: This year, it is extremely important for everyone, especially

PCA Public Listening Sessions: General Updates and Details on Electronic Visit Verification Implementation

MassHealth is inviting all Personal Care Attendant (PCA) program stakeholders to attend a Public Listening Session. There are five Public Listening Sessions scheduled to discuss general updates related to the PCA program, including an update on Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore Pilot Launch of First-of-its-Kind Virtual A Matter of Balance Program

The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that’s still the same? Falling is not a normal part of aging. One in four older adults falls every year, and falls are a leading cause of fatal and

Dealing with the care of a parent

Q: When my father got sick, he rapidly deteriorated and pleaded with me to take care of my mother if he died. After his death, I hired in-home care for my mother and helped as much as possible. This arrangement

Request for Proposal – Massachusetts Nutrition Program for the Elderly

Notice to bidders: The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to qualified firms to provide for the preparation of meals Title III-C Nutrition Program. Sealed bids will be accepted up to 5 p.m.

Adult care services available for working families

Q: I have been working from home for the last several months, and in addition to my job responsibilities, my elderly mother who has dementia moved in with us. To compound things, my two teenagers must complete the school year

Technology Can Help Make Connections for Isolated Seniors

Q: My sister and I are concerned about our elderly mother who has become very isolated due to the pandemic. She was previously active at her local Senior Center and volunteered at a church food pantry. We both call her