Opening Doors, Opening Hearts
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Cape Ann
author of Raising our Children’s Children: Room in the Heart
Director of Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Learn more about:
- Challenges and solutions for grandparents fully engaged in their grandchildren’s lives
- Upcoming Grandparent Support Group led by Abby Sheridan, LICSW
- Community Resources & Information
- Family enrichment programs offered to grandfamilies on Cape Ann
AARP MA Operation Stop Scams: Shred Event
Join us for a free shredding event!
Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. Shredding confidential documents you no longer need is a good way to protect yourself, and the AARP Fraud Watch Network wants to help!
Bring up to 5 boxes (15x12x10″) of confidential documents to the Shred event, and we will shred them for free. The shredder can handle staples, paper and binder clips, no need to remove them. Absolutely no Hard Drives, glass, metals or plastics. We ask that everyone takes their boxes and bags with them.
It only takes a few minutes and can save you lots of headaches later on.
Shredding provided by New England Security Shredders.
Across the country, older Americans – a rapidly growing population – are taking part in activities that promote wellness and social connection. They are sharing their wisdom and experience with future generations, and they are giving back to make enrich their communities. They’re working and volunteering, mentoring and learning, leading and engaging.
Older Americans Month is observed to recognize older Americans and their contributions to our communities. Every May offers opportunity to hear from, support, and celebrate our nation’s elders.
SeniorCare hosts free SHINE counseling sessions for Medicare members and prospective members. SHINE Counselors offer free, unbiased information about the many choices to be made when enrolling or re-enrolling in Medicare. Anyone interested in reserving a 45-minute session should contact 978-281-1750 (TTY 978-282-1836). All counseling sessions are held at SeniorCare’s offices at 49 Blackburn Center in Gloucester, MA.
SHINE, Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone, provides free health insurance information, counseling, and assistance to Massachusetts residents with Medicare and their caregivers. SHINE is administered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs in coordination with local agencies.