Wednesday, July 8, 2015


June 20, 2015 • Methuen, MA, 01844
Join the Methuen Rail Trail Alliance for their monthly walk along the Methuen Rail Trail

June 21, 2015 • Rockport High School, 24 Jerdens Lane, Rockport, MA, 01966
A run along one of the most beautiful race courses in the United States

June 25, 2015 • Stage Fort Park, 24 Hough Ave, Gloucester, MA, 01930
The St. Peter’s Fiesta Road Race is a flat fast course with a finish line at St. Peter's Square in the heart of Fiesta!
June 27, 2015 • Cox Reservation, 82 Eastern Avenue, Essex, MA, 01929
Find hidden caches at the Cox Reservation!

July 4, 2015 • Lynch/Van Otterloo YMCA, 41 Leggs Hill Rd, Marblehead, MA, 01945
Celebrating the 4th with patriotic fun!

July 18, 2015 • Methuen, MA, 01844
Join the Methuen Rail Trail Alliance for their monthly walk along the Methuen Rail Trail

July 29, 2015
How slow can you go...

August 1, 2015 • Salem Maritime National Historic Site, 193 Derby Street, Salem, MA, 01970
Come Celebrate Four Centuries of Salem's Maritime Heritage!

August 3, 2015 to August 7, 2015 • Salem Maritime National Historic Site, 160 Derby Street, Salem, MA, 01970
Apply now for summer 2015! Park for Every Classroom is a FREE professional development program for educators of all grade levels and disciplines.

August 6, 2015 • Lynch Park, 55 Ober Street, Beverly, MA, 01915
Don't miss the annual Beverly Yankee Homecoming racing fun! Kids Fun Run, too!

August 15, 2015 • Methuen, MA, 01844
Join the Methuen Rail Trail Alliance for their monthly walk along the Methuen Rail Trail

August 16, 2015 • Kennedy Community Playstead, 25 Holly Street, Lawrence, MA, 01841
The Greenway 5k (GW5K) is an annual event hosted by Groundwork Lawrence’s Green Team to promote health, fitness and open spaces.

September 7, 2015 • O’Maley Middle School, 32 Cherry Street, Gloucester, MA, 01930
Take a challenging run (sometimes a trail run) through Goose Cove Reservoir.

September 18, 2015 to September 20, 2015; September 25, 2015 to September 27, 2015 • Throughout Essex County
Explore Essex County's cultural, historic and natural sites during two weekends of 150+ FREE events!

September 19, 2015
Join Groundwork Lawrence and partners to clean and celebrate the Spicket River in Lawrence and Methuen!

September 19, 2015 • Railroad Street, Methuen, MA, 01844
Join the Methuen Rail Trail Alliance for their monthly walk along the Methuen Rail Trail

May 19, 2015
The Essex National Heritage Area (Essex Heritage) is one of 37 national parks and affiliated park areas selected to receive a 2015 Active Trails grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.

April 22, 2015
The DAR awarded a $10,000 grant for the restoration of the Bakers Island Lighthouse!

Congratulations to Barbara Remon who recently received an unsung Hero of Massachusetts from the Commission on Women for her work as the co- founder and long-time volunteer at the Danvers People to People Food Pantry.  Barbara in one of the many volunteers of the various food pantries around the region that does so much for so many.  Anything you can do to support your local Food Pantry is much appreciated by all.

In a deal similar to its merger with Saugusbank last year, Peabody-based North Shore Bank has announced plans to grow by merging with a small mutual savings bank - Merrimac Savings Bank.
Merrimac has $73 million in assets and two full-service locations in Merrimac, Massachusetts, and in Newton, New Hampshire, plus an ATM in Plaistow, New Hampshire.

North Shore Bank has $680 million in assets and 10 locations in Salem, Beverly, Peabody, Danvers, Middleton and Saugus.  With the merger, the name of the combined banks will be North Shore Bank, putting an end to Merrimac Savings Bank, which has been around for about 144 years. No branch closings or layoffs are anticipated. The heads of both banks said some Merrimac Savings employees may not want to commute to Peabody. 
SWAMPSCOTT — Only a few years after expanding to a four-year school, Marian Court College is closing its doors. School officials cite poor enrollment as the reason for the closure.  Boosters are still hoping for an outside donor who might rescue the school financially, but they concede something approaching a miracle is required to save this Catholic institution.  Established in 1964 by the Sisters of Mercy, Marian Court is set to close on June 30, according to a press release quoting President Denise Hammon. 

“We are so proud of our faculty, administration and staff’s commitment and passion for providing quality education to students. 98 percent of the students are first generation in the United States,” she said in a written statement.

It has been reported that the University paid in excess of $150,000 for the recent Tom Brady speech, but this may have been a great investment when considering the attendance at the event to be totally sold out. Based on those facts, the net income for the project must have been positive.

Speaking of Brady, his hearing could have an impact on the England Patriots 2015-2016 season.   The Pats seem to be making provisions in the event that the Brady suspension is upheld, by bringing in another quarterback by the name of Matt Flynn.

Cash Contributions and Memorial Gifts:Contributions to NSES are always appreciated. Writing a check to North Shore Elder Services is a simple and direct way to make a donation. We also accept credit card gifts through Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. If you wish, you can make your gift in honor or memory of a loved one. Please note the name of your loved one with your donation.
Bequests:Giving to North Shore Elder Servicesis possible through a bequest in a will or living trust. Any portion, percentage, or component of estate or trust assets can be designated to North Shore Elder Services and will help to reduce inheritance taxes.
Naming Rights:There are several opportunities within the North Shore Elder Services building to have a conference room or educational center named after you or a loved one. What a wonderful way to leave a living legacy! 
Sponsorships and Sponsorships Opportunities
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The Older Americans Act:
Aging Well Since 1965
“The Older Americans Act clearly affirms our Nation’s sense of responsibility toward the well-being of all of our older citizens. But even more, the results of this act will help us to expand our opportunities for enriching the lives of all of our citizens in this country, now and in the years to come.”
– President Lyndon B. Johnson

The 1960s were a time of vast social and political change. In July 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed three land- mark pieces of legislation that together have shaped the lives of generations of American elders – Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act (OAA). Medicare and Medicaid extended health insurance coverage to millions of Americans. The OAA, meanwhile, created the foundation for a system of services and supports that enables millions of older adults in this country to continue to live independently as they age. In addition, the OAA established authority for grants to states for community planning and social services, research and development projects, and training personnel in the field of aging. This multiplied its potential to positively affect the lives of older adults. Perhaps most importantly, the law outlined a vision for maintaining older Americans’ dignity and sustaining their connections to their homes and communities – principles that continue to guide OAA programs to this day.

Today, OAA-funded programs play a vital role in helping to maintain the health and well-being of millions of seniors age 60 and older. In fact, OAA services reach one in five older adults. As a result of successive amendments to the original law, special emphasis is placed on serving the most vulnerable among the older population – people with low income, membersof minority groups, those at risk for institutionalization, people living in rural areas, and those with limited English proficiency.
Over the years, Congress has amended the Act several times, creating the infra- structure we now know as the ‘national aging services network.’ At present, the network consists of 56 state units on aging, over 600 area agencies on aging, and over 260 tribal organizations representing more than 400 tribes. Further, the network is supported by tens of thousands of service providers and volunteers. This system allows state, tribal, and local entities the flexibility to provide the evidence-based interventions that best meet the needs of their specific communities.

The State House News Service is reporting on the proposed legislation to permit spouses as paid caregivers and today’s Committee on Children and Families hearing.

North Shore Elder Services thanks the members of the North Shore legislative delegation who have taken active positions in support of this legislation.  We truly hope that it prevails all the way to the Governor’s desk this session.  The North Shore Elder Services Board of Directors has taken a strong position in support of the proposal.  If you have any questions about it, particularly its impact on your constituents, please do not hesitate to contact north Shore Elder services

Danvers: Abomed, the company that produces artificial hearts, will increase job opportunities by 100 employees.
Marblehead: The residents of Marblehead have voted positively to pass an eight million dollar tax over ride.
Danvers: The town has produced two baseball teams competing for state titles.   Danvers High School and St Johns Prep are still alive in the tournaments.

Danvers: The Swamp Walk News - During this past month, thanks to 30 generous donors to our ‘Rising From The Swamp Campaign’, we have $4,700 !!!!!  Danvers town folk are amazing. That’s not enough to do the whole job, but it’s a huge start.

I need to remember that we were clueless when we started a few years ago. With only $2,000, we (literally) waded in. After a while and after $40,000 & with 200 volunteers, we built the most unique outdoor experience in Danvers.

Download the Amputee Coalition’s New App!The Amputee Coalition has some exciting news to share! You will now be able to read inMotion, the Amputee Coalition’s latest blog, connect with other amputees on Facebook, check out our inspirational and educational videos on YouTube, and see what’s happening on Twitter, anywhere and everywhere! Download our new app to your Apple or Android device for free! Get it now through the IPhone App Store for Apple products and through Google Play for Android.

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Hurry and Register Before Early Bird Registration Ends TODAY for the Amputee Coalition 2015 National Conference!
Register now for the Amputee Coalition 2015 National Conference in Tucson, Arizona! The Conference, which will be held July 23-25 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, will also include an exhibit hall, fun and entertaining adaptive sport and recreation events, as well as educational and technology sessions, and the Everyone’s a Star gala dinner/dance. These benefits are all included with your full Conference registration fee. Among the featured programs will be Carol Miller’s and Karen Sullivan’s Gait Analysis Clinic; Kevin Carroll’s Above-Knee Bilateral Mobility Clinic; Continue reading...