SeniorCare Honors Lafontaine at 46th Anniversary Gala

SeniorCare Inc. will host its 46th Anniversary Gala Celebration on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Danversport, located at 161 Elliott Street in Danvers, MA. The Gala will feature a delicious dinner, dancing to the sounds of Madhouse and a Silent Auction. The Gala is presented by ABC Home Healthcare Professionals.

SeniorCare will honor three community leaders at the Gala.  Mary Ann Camp of Rockport will be presented with the Myra L. Herrick Outstanding Older American Award. Julie Hazen LaFontaine of The Open Door will be presented with the Rosemary F. Kerry Community Service Award. William Coughlin of Beverly will be presented with the Board of Directors Community Partners Special Recognition award.

Tickets to the Gala are $75 each or a table of 10 for $650. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For information about the Gala, contact SeniorCare’s Marketing Officer Tracy Arabian at 978-281-1750 or tracy.arabian@seniorcareinc.org or go to http://www.seniorcareinc.org.

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Rotary Pancake Breakfast this Saturday

GLOUCESTER ROTARY PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Come for the Pancakes, Stay for the Waterfront Festival!

The Rotary Club of Gloucester MA will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Stage Fort Park, located on Hough Avenue in Gloucester, MA.  This popular event takes place concurrently with the Gloucester Waterfront Festival, which is sponsored by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and is held in Stage Fort Park on Saturday-Sunday, August 18-19, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days. A special FREE parking area is available for Pancake Breakfast attendees.

Tickets for the Pancake Breakfast are $8 per person and are available from any Gloucester Rotarian or at the following Gloucester locations:
North Shore Health Project, 5 Center Street, Gloucester, MA
Rose Baker Senior Center, 6 Manuel F Lewis Street, Gloucester, MA
Bank Gloucester, 160 Main Street, Gloucester, MA
Cape Ann Savings Bank, 109 Main Street, Gloucester, MA
Institution for Savings, 4 Parker Street, Gloucester, MA

Tickets will also be available on the morning of the breakfast.

Proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast will benefit the Rose Baker Senior Center, North Shore Health Project, the Cape Ann YMCA Teen Leaders and projects of the Gloucester Rotary Club.  More information about this event and the Rotary Club of Gloucester is available online at www.gloucesterrotary.org or www.facebook.com/RotaryGloucesterMA.

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

SeniorCare presents A Matter of Balance workshop

SeniorCare Inc. will host a free 8-week workshop, A Matter of Balance, at their offices located at 49 Blackburn Center in Gloucester, MA, on Mondays, starting on September 10 and ending November 5, 2018. Each session will be held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.

Participants learn to:

  • View falls as controllable
  • Set goals for increasing activity
  • Make changes to reduce the risk of falling
  • Exercise to increase strength and balance

Who should attend?

  • Anyone concerned about falls
  • Anyone who has fallen in the past
  • Anyone who has restricted activities because of falling
  • Anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength

For more information or to register, contact Beverly Flanagan at 978-281-1750. For more information about SeniorCare programs, visit our website at www.seniorcareinc.org.

SeniorCare Inc. & NeedyMeds Offer Free Workshop

Storylines is a free self-care app that makes it easy for you to track and manage your health conditions. It also allows you to access the NeedyMeds Drug Discount Card and other information on assistance programs, right at your fingertips.

SeniorCare Inc. and NeedyMeds will co-host a free workshop to learn about the Storylines App on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 5-6pm at SeniorCare’s offices at 49 Blackburn Center in Gloucester.

People living with a disability, people ages 60+ and caregivers are invited to this free information session.  Call Kelly at 978-281-6666 to RSVP or if you have any questions.  For more information about the Storylines App, go to www.needymeds.org/storylines.

 

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—Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester by the Sea, Rockport, Topsfield and Wenham. 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. www.seniorcareinc.org

Alzheimer’s First Responder Training

First Responder Training
Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 8am-11am
SeniorCare Inc.
49 Blackburn Center, Gloucester, MA 01930

Understand, Approach & Respond:
Effective Interventions with Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias. The training will provide 3 approved credits by the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services for EMS personnel.

This no-cost training is designed to provide evidence-informed education to First Responders on understanding the impact that Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias may have on individuals and communities. This program has been developed specifically for First Responders. Strategies acquired from this training will provide an understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and practical strategies to optimize the effectiveness of responding during on-scene interactions with persons living with dementia and their families. Additionally, attendees will gain an understanding of available dementia-related resources.

Program provided at no cost

Instructor:
Ronda Randazzo, MSW, LICSW, CDP
Manager, Community Education and Training
Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH

MA OEMS Approved:
Basic-3, Advanced-3, Paramedic-3

To register, call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900

SeniorCare Sunset Cruise Fundraiser

SeniorCare Inc. will host its Ninth Annual Sunset Cruise Fundraiser, an evening cruise aboard Cape Ann Whale Watch’s Hurricane II, on Thursday, July 12, 2018, boarding at 6:30pm and returning at 9:30pm. The evening includes a light dinner, dancing and entertainment, raffle and door prizes. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased by contacting SeniorCare at 978-281-1750 or online at www.seniorcareinc.org. Sponsor opportunities are available.

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.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Month

WEAAD-banner-web-01June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month and June 15, 2018, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. SeniorCare Inc. and several non-profit and civic organizations are holding special events throughout the North Shore to increase awareness of this growing issue in our society.

10,000 people turn 65 in the US every day. That trend is going to continue for the next 20 years. Our demographics are shifting, and we will soon have more elder people in the US than ever before. At the same time that the population is growing, we know that a startling number of elders face abusive situations. Every year an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10, older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And that’s only part of the picture: Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, as many as 23.5 cases go unreported.

Elder abuse and neglect and take on various forms. It can be physical, emotional/verbal, sexual, financial, neglect by a caregiver, or self-neglect. Elder abuse can occur anywhere – in the home, in nursing homes, or other institutions. It affects seniors across all socioeconomic groups, cultures, and races. In Massachusetts, an elder is anyone 60 or older.

If you suspect abuse or self-neglect, don’t assume that someone has already reported it. In cases of immediate danger call 911. Otherwise, you can call the Massachusetts Elder Abuse Hotline at 800-922-2275.

Elder Abuse Awareness Rally 2017aSeniorCare is participating in five rallies to increase awareness of Elder Abuse this year. The first rally will take place in Gloucester on Thursday, June 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to meet at the flagpole in front of the Gloucester Police Station on Main Street at 11:00 a.m. The rally will march down Main Street, continuing along Rogers Street to the Fitz Henry Lane parking lot (across from Walgreens on the corner of Rogers Street and Harbor Loop). Following the march, there will be a cookout in the Fitz Henry Lane lot. Gloucester’s event is supported by the Gloucester Police Department, HAWC, the Gloucester Council on Aging, and SeniorCare.

Rockport’s “Show You Care” rally will be held on Thursday, June 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Five Corners (the intersection of Broadway, Railroad Avenue, and Main Street). This event is supported by the Rockport Police Department, the Rockport Council on Aging and SeniorCare.

There will be a rally in Manchester by the Sea on the Village Green in front of Town Hall on Tuesday, June 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Manchester’s event is supported by the Manchester’s Police Department, SeniorCare and the Manchester Council on Aging.

Beverly will hold a rally in front of Beverly City Hall on Friday, June 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Beverly’s event is supported by the Beverly Police Department, HAWC, SeniorCare and the Beverly Council on Aging.

Ipswich will hold a rally on Thursday, June 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Five Corners (the intersection of Central and Market Streets). Following the rally, refreshments will be served at the Ipswich Council on Aging at 25 Green Street. This event is supported by the Ipswich Police Department, the Essex County Sheriff’s Department, the Ipswich Council on Aging and SeniorCare.

Concerned citizens are invited to participate in any or all of these events. Join SeniorCare and our local safety agencies in bringing light to the horrendous crime of elder abuse. Please stop by to show your support!

SeniorCare is committed to identifying and stopping Elder Abuse!