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Extended hours and pizza! Thank you HESSCO Elder Services.... Meg DiMascio, Mealsite Manager and her daughter Julia cooked and put the meal together. Good job!

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Pizza Party & Viewing of Gen Silent in honor of Pride Month
Lakeside Cafe
Monday, June 19, 2017
5:00 PM — 7:30 PM
Sharon Adult Center
219 Massapoag Ave, Sharon, MA

For further information or to register call Jayne Davis at HESSCO, 781-784-4944

To ensure a meal please RSVP by June 15, 2017. Suggested meal donation: $3.00 for seniors over 60, $5 charge for anyone under 60.

Lakeside Café - for LGBT Seniors, Friends and Allies
Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual & Transgender

**Free transportation available within Sharon including the Sharon Train Station** For help with transportation, call Nancy Weiner by June 14th at the Sharon Adult Center 781-784-8000
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Unique training opportunity being offered on May 31st for First Responders with tips on how to communicate if there is someone with dementia in the home or community. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sometimes, it's all in your perspective. How are you choosing to age? #OAM17 #AgeOutLoud ... See MoreSee Less

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Please join us in learning more about services for seniors in the CHNA 7 MetroWest region.
Aging Services - who we are, how we connect
Monday, May 22nd
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Walpole Public Library
RSVP to chna7coordinator@gmail.com
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Who would have thought that we’d be talking about extreme heat this week, when we were all wrapped up in blankets last week?! Temperatures could hit 90 degrees tomorrow, so please take a moment to review these important reminders about staying safe in extreme heat.

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The theme of Older Americans Month 2017 is challenging you to set new goals...small goals count too! How are you choosing to age? #OAM17 #AgeOutLoud ... See MoreSee Less

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Stop by the HESSCO table at Walpole Day from 12-3 today. Kids can decorate a placemat to be used at one of our congregate meal sites. ... See MoreSee Less

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Giving your body the right nutrients and maintaining a healthy weight can help you stay active and independent as you age. Healthy eating can increase mental acuity, resistance to illness and disease, energy levels, immune system strength, recuperation speed and the ability to manage chronic health problems. How are you choosing to age? #OAM17 #AgeOutLoud

If you or someone you know is having difficulty shopping for food and/or preparing healthy meals, HESSCO's congregate meal sites and/or home delivered meals programs are here to help.
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Foxboro Council on Aging and S.A.F.E. Foxboro have collaborated to bring area experts together to present more about Opioid addiction and how to combat it. Be sure to tune in to "Our Community and the Opioid Crisis" on Wednesday, May 17th 7-8:30 PM. ... See MoreSee Less

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Please join us in learning more about services for seniors in the CHNA 7 MetroWest region.

Aging Services - who we are, how we connect
Monday, May 22nd
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Walpole Public Library

RSVP to chna7coordinator@gmail.com
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Thank you Project 351! What an incredible honor to be the recipient of one of your service projects again this year. Thanks to your service and donations, 200 seniors in Foxboro, Wrentham, Plainville and Walpole received a grocery bag full of fresh fruits and vegetables yesterday. Another 250 home delivered meals consumers received "Care and Compassion" bags along with their noontime meal today. The inspirational notes and cards hand written by Project 351 8th grade ambassadors most definitely brought smiles to their faces. Thank you for all you do! ... See MoreSee Less

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HESSCO is proud to work collaboratively with each of the Councils on Aging in the 12 towns we serve. The theme of this year's Older Americans Month is challenging all of us to be engaged as we age - visiting your town's senior center is a good way to start! #OAM17 #AgeOutLoud ... See MoreSee Less

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Come Celebrate Pride Month at the Lakeside Cafe!

Pizza Party & Viewing of Gen Silent
Monday, June 19, 2017
5:00 PM — 7:30 PM
Sharon Adult Center
219 Massapoag Ave
Sharon, MA

For further information or to register call Jayne Davis at HESSCO, 781-784-4944

To ensure a meal please RSVP by June 15, 2017. Suggested meal donation: $3.00 for seniors over 60, $5 charge for anyone under 60.

Lakeside Café - for LGBT Seniors, Friends and Allies
Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual & Transgender

**Free transportation available within Sharon including the Sharon Train Station** For help with transportation, call Nancy Weiner by June 14th at the Sharon Adult Center 781-784-8000
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Thank you Project 351 for selecting HESSCO to be the recipient of your service again this year. We are so honored to be here today! Unite Act Lead 351 Reunion 2017. ... See MoreSee Less

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The theme of Older Americans Month 2017 is challenging you to try something new...that suits you! How are you choosing to age? #OAM17 #AgeOutLoud ... See MoreSee Less

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2703, 2017

Eldercare Q&A February 2017 Helping the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Q:What’s the difference between hard of hearing and deaf?

A: Hard of hearing (HOH) refers to people who still have some useful hearing, and can understand spoken language in some situations, with or without amplification.  QA […]

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1101, 2017

Eldercare Q & A Helping the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Q:What’s the difference between hard of hearing and deaf?

A: Hard of hearing (HOH) refers to people who still have some useful hearing, and can understand spoken language in some situations, with or without amplification. Most […]

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1612, 2016

Caring for Elderly Parents? There’s an App for That

New InfoSAGE app will assist multiple family caregivers coordinate care of loved one

Hebrew SeniorLife Blog http://blog.hebrewseniorlife.org/caring-elderly-parents-there-s-app

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1612, 2016

This former journalist helps caregivers get to know who their patients once were, before dementia took hold

This former journalist helps caregivers get to know who their patients once were, before dementia took hold https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2016/12/15/this-former-journalist-is-helping-caregivers-get-to-know-who-their-patients-once-were-before-dementia/?postshare=3201481836351187&tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.aa37489c6002

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712, 2016

Eldercare Q&A January 2017 – The Importance of Vaccines for the Elderly

Q: Is it important for seniors to keep up on their vaccines?

A: Yes. A number of diseases which can be prevented with vaccines can cause significant illness, hospitalization, disability, and even death.

Older adults are more […]

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2811, 2016

The Alzheimer’s Laboratory

An extended family in Colombia with a genetic mutation causing Alzheimer’s may help scientists prevent the disease someday. Lesley Stahl reports on the groundbreaking study.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-alzheimers-disease-medellin-colombia-lesley-stahl/

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