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Opportunities in My Community – Newburyport where the Health and Wellness of Everyone Matters

Our Town Senior Center Spotlight, Opportunities in My Community Series continues and this month we look to highlight the beautiful nautical city of Newburyport. The Newburyport Senior Center now located at 331 High St in Newburyport is 16,000 square foot

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Sharing the Caring

“The best long-term care insurance in our country is a conscientious daughter”, quoted a recent article in the New York Times, “The Daughter Care System”. While the article notes that more men have been stepping up as caregivers in the

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Opportunities in my Community – The Methuen Senior Activity Center

“Opportunities in my Community” is a new way that Elder Services Caregiver Blog will highlight the 23 cities and towns of the beautifully diverse Merrimack Valley. Each article will focus on a different community and feature offerings through the local

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Celebrating Grandparents Day When You are Also the Parent

Grandparents Day was September 10th and we want to celebrate by dedicating this post to a very special type of caregiver – Grandparent Caregivers.   Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with Colleen Pritoni, Coordinator of The Commission

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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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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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From A Distance

Caregiving can be stressful when you live close by or with a loved one but trying to care from a distance can not only make it more stressful in some ways but also more complicated and confusing. Whether you live

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Support Groups

I recently heard about a caregiver support group that meets at my local hospital. What can I expect if I choose to attend and what are some of the benefits? It can feel intimidating if you’ve never attended a support

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What is a Memory Café?

A memory café is a safe and inviting place for individuals with cognitive challenges and their caregivers to come together and enjoy some quality time through a socially engaging activity. All who attend are given the opportunity to meet and

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What is Habilitation Therapy?

Caring for a loved one with dementia poses all sorts of challenges. Changes to the brain can result in a decline in cognitive ability, making communication difficult and behaviors tough to manage. Caregivers can find ways to adapt to these