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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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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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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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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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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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Grandparent Resources

Is There Help for Grandparents Raising their Grandchildren in Massachusetts? More often, grandparents are finding themselves in a position of taking on responsibility for their grandchildren. There are many different situations that leave parents unable to provide care such as

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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