Director’s Corner

Director’s Corner

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

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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“Needymeds”

Mara de Gagne can help save you money and find all sorts of resources to reduce your healthcare costs through a program called “Needymeds.” It is a nationwide, non-profit organization that was started in 1997.  Mara is our local “CHASE” (Community Healthcare Access to Savings Education) counselor. This program not only helps people get prescription […]

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Car Keys

Last month Prince Philip, the 97-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth of England, rolled over his Range Rover when he was on his way to one of their castles. Fortunately, the woman and nine-year-old boy in the other car (a Kia) were not seriously injured. Prince Philip has decided that it is time for him to […]

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