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Caring for Elders Resources

Caring for Elders Resources posted on Feb 27

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC), more than 65 million Americans act as unpaid caregivers for a family member, and the average age of an adult who receives assistance is 69 years old. The Executive Office of Elder Affairs (ELD), primarily through the   …Continue Reading Caring for Elders Resources

Maple Sugaring Season Is Here

Maple Sugaring Season Is Here posted on Feb 25

It might feel as though winter will never end in Massachusetts, but there’s already one sure sign of an imminent thaw — maple sugaring season. Farmers across the state are getting ready for the warmer days but still-freezing nights that get the sap running, usually   …Continue Reading Maple Sugaring Season Is Here

Glaucoma: What to Know and How to Help

Glaucoma: What to Know and How to Help posted on Feb 24

Approximately 2.7 million people in the United States have glaucoma, according to the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP), and many of them experience partial or total vision loss. The Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) offers a number of resources for employers,   …Continue Reading Glaucoma: What to Know and How to Help

Prevent Heart Disease During American Heart Month

Prevent Heart Disease During American Heart Month posted on Feb 20

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year more than half a million Americans die from heart disease, making it the number one cause of death for both men and women. The Commonwealth strives to educate and inform residents about the   …Continue Reading Prevent Heart Disease During American Heart Month

What Are Estimated Taxes and Who Must Pay Them?

What Are Estimated Taxes and Who Must Pay Them? posted on Feb 19

For some workers, tax season doesn’t end on April 15. In fact, that’s the date when it begins. Freelancers, contractors, and any professional who doesn’t have taxes withheld from paychecks may be required to make an estimated tax payment at the end of each quarter   …Continue Reading What Are Estimated Taxes and Who Must Pay Them?

Special Education Resources for Massachusetts Parents

Special Education Resources for Massachusetts Parents posted on Feb 18

Massachusetts parents of children with learning disabilities can find special education resources through their local public school district or through the Executive Office of Education (EDU) — primarily at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) — to ensure their child receives an education   …Continue Reading Special Education Resources for Massachusetts Parents

Celebrating Presidents’ Day in Massachusetts

Celebrating Presidents’ Day in Massachusetts posted on Feb 13

In 1783, after leading the Continental Army to victory against the British, George Washington made an even bolder move: He gave up power to a grateful Congress. Had he not believed in civilian control of the military and the ideals for which he fought, George   …Continue Reading Celebrating Presidents’ Day in Massachusetts

This National Donor Day, Give Hope to Residents of the Commonwealth

This National Donor Day, Give Hope to Residents of the Commonwealth posted on Feb 12

Organ transplants have enabled numerous Massachusetts residents to live longer, have more time with their family and friends, and have a better quality of life. However, despite continuing advances in medical technology, the demand for organs is still vastly greater than the supply available for   …Continue Reading This National Donor Day, Give Hope to Residents of the Commonwealth

Celebrate Black History Month in Massachusetts

Celebrate Black History Month in Massachusetts posted on Feb 11

Each year, the month of February is recognized as a time to honor the successes and sacrifices of African Americans. There are many ways to celebrate Black History Month in the Commonwealth. The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) provides information on the state’s   …Continue Reading Celebrate Black History Month in Massachusetts

What Is Prescription Advantage?

What Is Prescription Advantage? posted on Feb 4

Massachusetts residents who are elderly or living with disabilities can get supplemental assistance through Prescription Advantage to help pay for prescription drugs without insurance. Prescription Advantage is a prescription drug assistance program run by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA). How Can Prescription Advantage   …Continue Reading What Is Prescription Advantage?