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.

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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.

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.