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Yearly Archives: 2015

Tips for Seniors: Making Spirits Bright and Healthy This Holiday Season Posted on Dec 11

Tips for Seniors: Making Spirits Bright and Healthy This Holiday Season

For seniors, like everyone else, the holidays can be a great time but also an excuse to overindulge but it’s important to remember to enjoy the abundance of sugary, salty and high-fat foods in moderation. Seniors, in particular, must pay close attention to their diet   …Continue Reading Tips for Seniors: Making Spirits Bright and Healthy This Holiday Season

Walk-in support centers make sign up for health insurance easy Posted on Dec 4

Walk-in support centers make sign up for health insurance easy

Every day, someone comes into the HealthFirst Family Care Center in Fall River wanting to see a doctor. In some cases, they don’t have health insurance. That’s when Kerri Lewis springs into action. Lewis is working at the Massachusetts Health Connector’s walk-in support center at   …Continue Reading Walk-in support centers make sign up for health insurance easy

Becoming a Leader in Change is More than a Month-Long Effort Posted on Dec 1

Becoming a Leader in Change is More than a Month-Long Effort

When it comes to finding a job, many people struggle. It takes effort, patience and confidence. For those who are unemployed and disabled the task is even harder – the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is nearly double that of those unemployed without disabilities.   …Continue Reading Becoming a Leader in Change is More than a Month-Long Effort

What You Need to Know about MassOptions! Posted on Nov 25

What You Need to Know about MassOptions!

The number of older adults and individuals with disabilities in Massachusetts is rapidly growing. We know that navigating programs and services can sometimes be complicated, and we are committed to facilitating better access for the people we serve. That is why the Baker-Polito Administration along   …Continue Reading What You Need to Know about MassOptions!

A picture is worth a thousand words… Posted on Nov 24

A picture is worth a thousand words...

A picture is worth a thousand words.  It also could be worth a new home for a child in need. “There is something about seeing the face of a child awaiting adoption that speaks to the heart,” said Jake Murtaugh with MARE, Inc. “Each picture   …Continue Reading A picture is worth a thousand words…

Women Veterans Recognized for Service and Strong Network at Appreciation Event Posted on Nov 10

Women Veterans Recognized for Service and Strong Network at Appreciation Event

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is proud to honor all of those who have served our country in the armed forces this Veteran’s Day. Massachusetts is also proud to have a strong Women Veteran’s Network that acts as a central resource for women veterans. Established in   …Continue Reading Women Veterans Recognized for Service and Strong Network at Appreciation Event

DPH Commissioner Bharel recognized for her work to provide health care to the state’s most vulnerable residents Posted on Nov 6

DPH Commissioner Bharel  recognized for her work to provide health care to the state’s most vulnerable residents

For two decades, Dr. Bharel has worked to improve the lives of vulnerable populations in Boston. Now, in her capacity as Commissioner of the Department of Public Health (DPH), she is expanding her reach to develop and implement reforms that will impact residents across the   …Continue Reading DPH Commissioner Bharel recognized for her work to provide health care to the state’s most vulnerable residents

Farmers Market Tour Shines A Positive Light on the Importance of Access to Local Produce for Seniors Posted on Oct 16

Farmers Market Tour Shines A Positive Light on the Importance of Access to Local Produce for Seniors

It was a beautiful October day – perfect for a visit to a farmers market. Crisp air and warm sun mingled with rich autumn foliage to provide a perfect backdrop for the bountiful fresh produce overflowing at the vendor booths.  Not only did the Northampton   …Continue Reading Farmers Market Tour Shines A Positive Light on the Importance of Access to Local Produce for Seniors

Postpartum Screening Posted on Oct 8

Monica Hau Hien Le knows women who struggled to care for their newborn babies because they were suffering from postpartum depression. Some are close friends. Many women describe the time after child birth as difficult and experience what is commonly known as the “baby blues.”   …Continue Reading Postpartum Screening

Celebrating “National Employ Older Workers Week” Posted on Sep 30

Celebrating “National Employ Older Workers Week”

  “Experience never gets old” is the tagline for Robert De Niro’s newest movie The Intern, which follows a 70-year-old widower who decides to rejoin the workforce as an intern. The tagline is catchy and also appropriate for the spotlight being placed on the valuable,   …Continue Reading Celebrating “National Employ Older Workers Week”