Director’s Corner

Director’s Corner

Read the latest from our Executive Director, Cynthia Bjorlie MD.

Tuberculosis (TB) News

Tuberculosis is an infection caused by the bug mycobacterium tuberculosis.  People are screened for TB with the skin prick test that is looked at a few days later for reaction. If redness and swelling develop at the skin prick site, that means you have been exposed to TB, and your body has developed an immune […]

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June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia among older people. Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. AD begins slowly. It first involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. People with AD may have trouble remembering things that […]

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Cape Ann License Plate

Did you know that you can get an official Cape Ann license plate and that your purchase will help our Camp Fund? Even if you don’t live on Cape Ann, you may love it anyway. The Chamber s of Commerce throughout Massachusetts try to sell these license plates for various communities. If our local Chamber […]

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Health Care Proxy

We are on a mission! We want every single client to have a Health Care Proxy signed. As you can see from the main article in this newsletter, the Health Care Proxy is simple. It does not require a lawyer or any official input. You may choose anyone (friend or family) to be a proxy. […]

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Christmas on Cape Ann

In Gloucester on Christmas morning, there was a near blizzard. The snow was blinding and the driving was treacherous. Our own Kristine Saltonstall (office staff) had volunteered to help American Legion Post #3 deliver Christmas meals to 480 people at homes all over the North Shore. Dozens of volunteers did not let the blizzard get […]

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