Yard Sale to Benefit Cape Ann Animal Aid

Multi-Family Yard Sale Fundraiser to benefit Cape Ann Animal Aid’s Board of Directors’ Pride Stride Team. The team is raising funds for the Veterinary Care Fund.

Sale being held indoors at Cape Ann Auction, located at 82 Main St., Gloucester, MA from 9am-3pm on Saturday, April 16th. Everything must go! Stop by and support this great cause!


*Media Advisory* Gloucester Fire, Police and AGH Officials to Discuss Record-Setting Use Of Compression System to Save Life


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net
GLOUCESTER — Chief Eric Smith is pleased to announce that the Gloucester Fire Department, with assistance from doctors at Addison Gilbert Hospital, saved a man’s life who went into cardiac arrest by employing the revolutionary LUCAS 2 Chest Compression System — setting the record for the longest continual usage of the device in Massachusetts and New England.

“This is an extremely unique situation given the duration the LUCAS device was used. Through the miraculous high quality of care, advanced tools and science, this man was able to return home to his family,” Chief Smith said. “Everyone, from the public, to police, fire and doctors, worked as a team to provide the best possible care available. It demonstrates a true commitment to one another, our residents and community as a whole.”


Friday, April 15 at 2 p.m.


Gloucester Fire Station, 8 School St.


On Feb. 23, at approximately 6:55 a.m., the fire department’s Engine 1 and Rescue 1 arrived at Shaw’s Supermarket, 127 Eastern Ave., after receiving a report of an unresponsive man who was not breathing. Store Manager Marcus Amann had called 911 after he found his employee had collapsed while working in the backroom.

Upon their arrival, firefighters encountered Gloucester Police Officer Robert Morrissey, who was performing CPR on a 56-year-old man, later identified as Alfred Kipp. Gloucester Firefighter Paramedics Doug Sherman and Jack Brancaleone placed a LUCAS 2 Chest Compression System on Kipp to assist with CPR at 7:03 a.m. The electronically powered device is designed to save the lives of those in cardiac arrest by maintaining a steady flow of oxygen to the heart and brain through uninterrupted chest compressions.

The Gloucester Fire Department provided Advanced Life Support care and transported Kipp to the Addison Gilbert Hospital, where they were met by Dr. Steven Krendel and Dr. Michael Arsenian. Firefighters Sherman and Brancaleone stayed on scene to assist and monitor the LUCAS device to ensure it remained powered at all times.

After two hours and 42 minutes with the LUCAS device and continuous care by physicians, Kipp regained a pulse at 9:45 a.m. — making this the second longest documented save with continual usage of the LUCAS in the country (the longest was in Minnesota at two hours and 45 minutes).

“One of the great things about the city of Gloucester is the spirit of community between its pre-hospital providers and Addison Gilbert,” said Krendel, Emergency Department Physician and EMS Medical Director for Addison Gilbert Hospital. “Mr. Kipp is alive because of the remarkable coordination of care he received every step of the way from the Gloucester Police Department, Fire Department, Addison Gilbert’s Emergency Department staff and its Cardiology group. It was a tremendous group effort.”

Once stabilized, Kipp was taken by MedFlight to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington for further care. Approximately two weeks later, he was released after making a full recovery.


• Alfred Kipp

• Gloucester Fire Chief Eric Smith

• Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello

• Dr. Steven Krendel, AGH

• Gloucester Fire EMS Coordinator Sander Schultz

• Fire Captain Jamie Santos

• Firefighter Paramedic Doug Sherman

• Firefighter Paramedic Jack Brancaleone

• Firefighter Robert Grover

• Firefighter David Lovett

• Firefighter Michael Sonia

• Firefighter Andrew Pierce

• Gloucester Police Officer Robert Morrissey

• Representatives from MedFlight

• Shaw’s Store Manager Marcus Amann


PACE medical model of care program tour with Senator Bruce Tarr and State Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante

Hi Joey,

I just wanted to send you some pictures from today’s tour of the PACE medical model of care program with Senator Bruce Tarr and State Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante.  They both are going to lobby for the PACE at Element Care program and advocate for our seniors when the “Preserving Access to PACE Act” comes out at the State House next week.  We are very fortunate to have such caring legislators doing such good work for us!

I would encourage anyone who has medical needs or is a caregiver who is looking to keep their loved one home and out of a hospital or nursing home setting, to come to us at PACE in Gloucester to see if we can assist them.  We are a non-profit healthcare care organization who’s mission is to keep people living in the community safely and independently for as long as possible with our comprehensive healthcare services, all covered by MassHealth & Medicare, for those 55 and over.  If anyone would like more information or a tour, please call me at 978-283-7375.  We are located next to Pathways for Children, across the street from the Open Door.


Thanks Joey!

Carol Pallazolla

Caribbean Dance Party at Gloucester’s Elks at Bass Rocks

Celebrate Spring at SeniorCare’s FUNdraiser!

Steel drum band

SeniorCare Inc. will host its first Caribbean Dance Party fundraiser on Thursday, May 19, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Elks at Bass Rocks, located at 101 Atlantic Road on Gloucester’s picturesque back shore. The party will feature the music of Kolors, a Caribbean band with an exceptional dedication and commitment to sharing the joys of the Caribbean culture through its rich music. Join us as we celebrate spring 2016 in grand style. It will be an evening filled with music, dancing, and Caribbean style foods.

The Caribbean Dance Party is presented by TLC @ Home, LLC., a non-medical home care agency dedicated to exceeding expectations on service delivery and standards with all clients, employees, referral sources and community relations. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.

Tickets to the party are $35 and include admission, hors d’oeuvres, a buffet supper, and a cash bar. A raffle with dozens of great prizes will also be offered. All proceeds support SeniorCare‘s programs and services including:

Meals on Wheels • Protective Services • Nutrition Education/Programming • Nursing • Caregiver Support • Money Management • Long-Term Care Ombudsmen • Preventive Health Programs • RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) • Transportation • Pawsitive Connections – a supportive pet program for seniors • Independent Living Funds

For information and to purchase tickets, contact Kelly Knox at SeniorCare Inc. at 978-281-1750 x-540 or kelly.knox@seniorcareinc.org. Or, visit our website www.seniorcareinc.org.

About SeniorCare

SeniorCare Inc. serves an area that represents more than 27,000 residents aged 60 and over.  We provide services to adults with disabilities and elders in nine communities. Established in 1972, SeniorCare has approximately 100 employees and nearly 400 volunteers. The volunteers and staff work to fulfill its mission as a consumer-centered organization which provides and coordinates services to elders and others. This allows them to live independently at home or in a setting of their choice, while remaining part of their community.

Cape Ann Museum Photo Contest

Inspired by Home Online Photo Contest

In conjunction with this summer’s exhibition, Design/Build: The Drawings of Phillips & Holloran, Architects, the Museum is hosting an online photography contest. Photographers are invited to submit images based on the theme of “home” that capture the unique character of Cape Ann (photos must be taken in Rockport, Gloucester, Essex or Manchester-by-the-Sea).

What does home mean to you? The photo below, taken by Philip Reisman in Gloucester in 1951, is one idea of home in a particular place and time. With this online photo contest, we want to see what speaks of home to you.

Deadline for submission: April 29, 2016

To submit your work, go to: http://www.capeannmuseum.org/inspired-by-home/

gloucester alley kids 7/51 [harbor terrace]

Winning entrants will be notified by May 27, 2016; top three selections will be awarded the following prizes:

1st Prize: One year Cape Ann Museum Membership (Contributor or Red Cottage Society Individual level)

2nd Prize: Signed copy of White on White by photographer Steve Rosenthal

3rd Prize: $50 Gift certificate to Museum Shop

All accepted images will be posted on the Cape Ann Museum website and on other social media outlets. A selection of photographs, including the top three winning entries, will be digitally displayed in the Museum during the course of the Design/Build exhibition (June 4 – October 9, 2016).

To submit your work, go to: http://www.capeannmuseum.org/inspired-by-home/