SeniorCare Annual Valentines Breakfast Fundraiser

SeniorCare Inc. will hold its 45th annual Valentine’s Day Breakfast Fundraiser Breakfast at The Gloucester House, located 63 Rogers Street in downtown Gloucester on Thursday, February 14, 2019, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  Tickets are $15 per person and include a buffet breakfast. Tickets are available in advance by calling 978-281-1750, online at www.seniorcareinc.org, or may be purchased at the door. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit SeniorCare’s Meals on Wheels program.

SeniorCare Inc.’s Meals on Wheels program brings a daily meal right to the door of homebound elders, Monday through Friday. Menus are designed by nutrition experts to meet the needs of older adults and are prepared by a professional caterer.  In addition, homebound elders have a daily interaction with the delivery team—sometimes their only human contact that day.  SeniorCare currently delivers Meals on Wheels to more than 550 elders each day.  Annually, this means 128,000 home-delivered meals and 33,500 meals served at dining sites in Beverly, Gloucester, Essex, Manchester, Rockport, Ipswich, Hamilton, Topsfield, and Wenham.

Sponsorship opportunities for the Breakfast are available. For information about the breakfast or to become a sponsor, contact Paula Curley at 978-281-1750 x-560 or paula.curley@seniorcareinc.org.

Buy your breakfast tickets online.

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SeniorCare presents The SAVVY Caregiver Workshop

SeniorCare Inc., will host The SAVVY Caregiver, a free six-week workshop at its offices located at 49 Blackburn Center in Gloucester, MA, from February 1, through March 8, 2019.

The Savvy Caregiver Program is a free six-session training for family and friends who are active caregivers, caring for those living with Alzheimer’s or related dementias.

Taking care of a person living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia is specialized work. To do this work successfully, caregivers need special skills, knowledge, and a positive attitude that helps them to care themselves.

Savvy Caregiver will help participants:
• Understand the impact of dementia on both you and the person you are caring for,
• Learn the skills you need to manage daily life,
• Take control and set goals,
• Communicate more effectively,
• Strengthen family resources,
• Feel better about your caregiving, and
• Take care of you.

Advance registration for this program is required. For information and to register, contact SeniorCare at 978-281-1750 x569.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the Administration for Community Living in collaboration with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and Elder Services of Merrimack Valley.

SeniorCare & AARP Provide Free Tax Preparation

SeniorCare Inc.’s RSVP Volunteers of the North Shore are proud to partner with AARP and coordinate the AARP Tax-Aide Program, a vital service for elders, enabling them much needed assistance with their taxes. It is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service. Across the nation, there are over 34,000 AARP Tax-Aide volunteers who help more than 2.6 million taxpayers file their federal, state and local tax returns each year. SeniorCare’s group of RSVP Volunteer Tax Aides consists of over 40 certified volunteers who contributed more than 3,000 hours of service assisting over 2,500 elders in 2018!

In 2019, from February through April, AARP and volunteers from SeniorCare RSVP will assist taxpayers 60 & older with middle to low income with their tax preparation and filing, providing free tax assistance at over 30 locations throughout the North Shore.

For information on this program, please contact RSVP Program Assistant Theresa Dickson at 978-281-1750 x-568 or theresa.dickson@seniorcareinc.org.

A list of tax preparation locations can be viewed at www.seniorcareinc.org.

Volunteer Drivers Needed

SeniorCare’s Meals on Wheels program is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver noon time meals to homebound seniors in Rockport, Essex, Manchester, Gloucester and Ipswich. Anyone interested in volunteering one or more mornings a week will be greatly appreciated. The hot meals are fully prepared and packaged for delivery. For information, contact 978-281-1750 x560, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm.

SeniorCare Breakfast @ Lobsta Land

SeniorCare Inc. will hold its annual autumn fundraising breakfast at Lobsta Land Restaurant, located on Causeway Street in Gloucester (Route 128, exit 12) on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Tickets are $12 per person and include your choice of pancakes, French toast, eggs, or a fruit plate with yogurt. Tickets are available in advance online at www.seniorcareinc.org, by calling 978-281-1750, or may be purchased at the door. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the full spectrum of programs offered by SeniorCare.

About SeniorCare

SeniorCare Inc. is a federally designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and a state designated Aging Service Access Point (ASAP) with offices in Gloucester and Beverly. Established in 1972, SeniorCare serves an area that represents more than 27,000 residents aged 60 and over, including the nine communities of Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester by the Sea, Rockport, Topsfield and Wenham. SeniorCare’s volunteers and staff work to fulfill its mission as a consumer-centered organization which provides and coordinates services to elders and others, allowing them to live independently at home or in a setting of their choice, while remaining part of their community.

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.

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.