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Monthly Archives: October 2014

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Posted on Oct 8

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

With internet technology advancing at a rapid pace, people who go online are increasingly susceptible to cybercrimes, including identity theft, stolen PINs, and hacking.   As of 2012, approximately 73 percent of Americans have been victims of cybercrime, according to the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis   …Continue Reading National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Keep Smiling: Managing Your Oral Health Posted on Oct 7

Keep Smiling: Managing Your Oral Health

Massachusetts residents – young and old – need to keep a close eye on their health and well-being. Oral health is an important part of the equation that individuals should prioritize, no matter their age. Consider some basic oral care tips to maintain a healthy   …Continue Reading Keep Smiling: Managing Your Oral Health

Fire Prevention Week Posted on Oct 2

Fire Prevention Week

Fire safety and prevention are responsibilities that all residents of the Commonwealth should take seriously. According to the Massachusetts Fire Incident Reporting System, there were 31,229 fires reported in the Commonwealth during 2012, causing 39 civilian deaths, 322 civilian injuries, and 531 fire service injuries.   …Continue Reading Fire Prevention Week

Paying for Life’s Necessities: Massachusetts Resources for Elders, People with Disabilities, and Caregivers Posted on Oct 1

Persons with disabilities, elders, and their caregivers can face a unique set of challenges in their everyday life. Massachusetts offers several programs to make things less overwhelming for those involved such as home care, financial assistance, and better access to medicine. With these resources, caregivers   …Continue Reading Paying for Life’s Necessities: Massachusetts Resources for Elders, People with Disabilities, and Caregivers