Director’s Corner

Director’s Corner

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

Hurray For Us!

We passed the accreditation process in the top group! In Massachusetts, every Adult Foster Care program has had to go through a year-long process of formal accreditation with a nationwide company to demonstrate proficiency, effectiveness, responsibility and financial stability. We worked with CARF International (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) and not only passed but […]

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Tattoo Removal

The oldest known tattoo was found on Otzi the Iceman dated from 3300 B.C.  Ancient methods of tattooing included using needles, bamboo shoots and sharp tools to introduce ink into the skin.   Tattoos have been used to represent military accomplishments, life events, religion and many other things.   Tattoo removal hurts more than getting the […]

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Virtual Dementia

Today I had virtual dementia for 10 minutes, and that was plenty.   At Seasons of Danvers we were taken on a “virtual dementia” tour. We were outfitted with simple equipment and then given tasks to do. We got headphones, shoe inserts, gloves and glasses.   The headphones played continuous chatter, TV noises, traffic noises […]

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Sammy Smart Guy (reprinted from “ReadersMagnet”)

What is it like to have autism? Polyvios Christoforos would tell you it means being a little different from everyone else. He has firsthand knowledge, because he is on the spectrum himself. Polyvios (Paul for short) was diagnosed with PDD, pervasive developmental disorder, when he was just 3 years old. His journey began with a […]

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Active Shooter Training

Such are the times that we just had a training about what to do if there is an active shooter on the premises.  Lt. Mike Gossom of the Gloucester Police Department taught our staff about what is recommended.  The word to remember is ALICE: Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Escape ALERT everyone in the immediate area […]

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