Director’s Corner

Director’s Corner

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

A “Mindful Space”

I recently met with Ena Daniels who told us about the concept of a quiet room. We met at the new Triangle, Inc. branch in Salem. Triangle runs training programs for adults with disabilities. Oftentimes someone needs a break from the sensory overload of the world. Triangle calls their quiet room the “Mindful Space.” The […]

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Meet Gayle Yarnall and the Talking Book Program

Meet Gayle Yarnall and the Talking Book Program Gayle Yarnall is totally blind, and she loves to read. She is now working her way through books that have won The Pulitzer Prize. Gayle believes that reading is for everyone. If you are finding it more difficult to read the books and magazines that you love, […]

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Landlord/Tenant Issues

Laura Gallant is a lawyer with the Northeast Justice Center in Lynn. She has been working in the public arena for 25 years, and she recently spoke with us about landlord/tenant issues and the eviction process. I wanted to share some of the information that she presented. Housing conditions Housing must meet the statewide standards […]

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The Thyroid Gland

January is (among other things) Thyroid Awareness Month. Here is some basic information about this fascinating little endocrine (hormone secreting) gland. The thyroid gland sits at the base of the neck under the Adam’s Apple. Normally it can’t be seen or felt. The thyroid gland controls metabolism of the body through the release of thyroid […]

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Coat Drive & Raffle

Help the homeless by donating a used coat and get a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to The Bancroft steak house or $100 certificate for Market Basket. Adult Foster Care of the North Shore (AFCNS) is partnering with Brightview Assisted Living in Danvers to collect coats, boots, winter hats, scarves and gloves. Items […]

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