Director’s Corner

Director’s Corner

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

Seasonal Depression (Seasonal Defective Disorder)

Seasonal depression, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, is related to the change of seasons, most often Fall becoming Winter. It is a type of depression that has been officially recognized by the medical community affecting women twice as often as men and usually has an onset before the age of 21. Decreased sunlight leads […]

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Northern Essex Elder Transport (N.E.E.T.)

If you live in one of the towns listed below and you have a car, N.E.E.T. wants you! Northern Essex Elder Transport (N.E.E.T.) offers transportation to elders by volunteer drivers. Drivers transport seniors (age 60 and over) door-to–door to local and out-of-town locations for all sorts of things…medical appointments, shopping and social interactions when other […]

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10 Self-Improvement Tips

September is self-improvement month. Here are 10 ways to help you grow. Read a little bit every day. Whether you enjoy biographies, beach reads or dramas, read a little bit every day. Pick up a new hobby. Picking up a new hobby requires you to stretch yourself physically, mentally or emotionally. If you like to […]

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Honoring Our Caregivers

During our annual summer party, we recognize and thank those caregivers who have reached the 10 and 15-year milestones with Adult Foster Care of the North Shore. This year we would like to recognize the following caregivers. 10 years Angennes Akoa Darlene Capsalis Toots Christofferson Yvonne Cosgrove Sue Gagnon Elise Hall Kathleen Hallahan-Surrette Sandra Hicks […]

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Caregiving for Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease

During early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, both the individual with the disease and the caregiver will need to adjust to the diagnosis and make plans for the future. Here is what to expect as a caregiver in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Learning about early-stage Alzheimer’s disease As a caregiver, learning as much as possible about Alzheimer’s […]

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