Community Stuff 2/23/13
Free Seminars for North Shore Older Adults
Danvers, Massachusetts –The Longevity Connection, part of North Shore Elder Services, welcomes the public to several free seminars at our headquarters at 152 Sylvan St., Danvers.
Free Hearing Screening
Tuesday, February 26, 10 AM to 2 PM
Do you find yourself asking people to repeat themselves more often? Join us for a free hearing screening and free hearing aid cleaning and check-up. By appointment only. RSVP online at longevityconnect.org/news-events or by calling 978-539-8254 or emailing Manager Eileen Lubas at email@example.com
Needy Meds Presentation
Thursday, March 7, 10 AM
Are the costs of prescription drugs getting you down? Needy Meds is a non-profit organization that provides a free discount drug card, as well as information and access to free or reduced prescriptions through drug company-sponsored programs. Refreshments will be served.
Living with Vision Impairment
Tuesday, March 12, 1 to 3 PM
Loss of vision can be challenging, physically and emotionally. Learn about the latest aids and technologies that can enhance quality of life and maximize life options.
Getting Started: What to Do When Your Family Member Has Memory Loss
Thursday, March 14, 12:30 to 1:30 PM
For family members of those with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or dementia, this program focuses on getting a diagnosis, addressing behavior and communication problems and finding local resources and support.
Understanding Social Security
Wednesday March 20, 11 AM
Confused or concerned about Social Security benefits for you or a family member? Join us for an informative discussion led by a certified financial planner, an expert in managing and maximizing Social Security benefits. A Q & A session will follow the presentation.
About The Longevity Connection
The Longevity Connection (TLC), founded in 2012 as a branch of North Shore Elder Services, provides seniors, those with disabilities and caregivers with a full-service “one-stop-shop.” The organization features comprehensive on-site products and resources, professional MSW Longevity Liaisons, a full continuum of services by vetted TLC Professional Affiliates—all backed by the local knowledge provided by parent organization North Shore Elder Services, which has been helping elders for 35 years.
North Shore Elder Services (NSES)
Thirty-five years old, North Shore Elder Services (NSES) is a nonprofit organization that provides services to low-income, frail elders who qualify for public assistance. NSES Executive Director Paul Lanzikos has been a leader in building and managing high-quality services for elders in Massachusetts for almost 40 years.
We are happy to announce we have decided to extend DRIVEN featuring works of Jon Sarkin, Ken Riaf and Paul Cary Goldberg until March 3rd. Don’t miss this great show!
Check out this article by Dinah Cardin in Artthrob Magazine
2013 FARM SHARES AVAILABLE AT MORAINE FARM IN BEVERLY
Moraine Farm in Beverly, a Trustees of Reservations property, is offering farm shares in a Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA).
WHAT IS A CSA?
CSAs offer community members the opportunity to buy fresh, local, seasonal food directly from a farmer by purchasing a share of the seasons’ harvest. Shareholders buy into the farm as members at the start of the growing season, and in exchange receive a weekly allotment of the farm’s harvest. Shareholders and Moraine farmers share in both the risks and the many rewards of the growing season, which include weekly access to tasty, locally grown, nutritious vegetables – all grown without synthetic chemicals or pesticides.
ABOUT THE FARM SHARE/CSA PROGRAM
This year’s Moraine Farm CSA season will begin in early June and run through late October. Share pick ups are scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays from 2-7 p.m. at the farm, which is located on Cabot Street in north Beverly. Share sizes are intended for either one or two adults, a small family or someone new to a CSA who wants to start out with a small share.
Crops planned for 2013 include arugula, Asian greens, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, broccoli raab, carrots, cantaloupe, cauliflower, cabbages, sweet corn, chard, collard greens, celery, celery root, cucumbers, edamame, eggplant, escarole, fennel, herbs (basil, cilantro, dill, oregano, parsley, summer savory, sage), kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, leeks, onions, potatoes, peas, pie pumpkins, peppers, radishes, sweet potatoes, spinach, scallions, summer squash, salad turnips, tomatoes (slicing and cherry), watermelon, winter squash and zucchini. There will be pole beans, trellised peas, cherries tomatoes, tomatillos, husk cherries and herbs available as pick-your-own crops.
HOW TO JOIN
Moraine Farm CSA summer shares are $500, plus the cost of a Trustees of Reservations membership.
You can sign up by visiting www.thetrustees.org/morainefarm. For questions about the Moraine Farm CSA e-mail CSA manager Gretta Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information to become a member of The Trustees of Reservations visit www.thetrustees.org.
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Who Fishes Matters Tour Hits the Road to Explore Fleet Diversity
February 28 – March 6
Coming to a Fishing Community Near You
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Gloucester, MA. March 1 from 4-7pm
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