Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 10/13/17
Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board
JOEY C ~
A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted to http://www.goodmorninggloucester.com . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.
The web address will be http://www.capeanncommunity.com
To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.
Please join The Open Door for our annual Autumn Breakfast on Thursday, October 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Cruiseport Gloucester. This celebration of community spirit kicks off the 2017 Thanksgiving Meal Basket and Food Drive season.
Can’t make it? Want to help? Donate online or find out more at www.FOODPANTRY.org.
Your Input is Critical!
SeniorCare Inc. will host four Community Forums throughout Cape Ann to begin a discussion of how Cape Ann can become more Age and Dementia Friendly. The four Forums will be led by Dr. Caitlin Coyle from UMass Boston, and will be held at:
- Rockport Community House, Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 10:30am-12:00pm
- Gloucester’s Rose Baker Senior Center, Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 6:00-7:30pm
- Essex Town Hall, Thursday, November 16, 2017, 2:00-3:30pm
- Manchester Community Center, Thursday, November 16, 2017, 5:00-6:30pm
Members from all aspects of the community are encouraged to attend, including government, human service agencies, health and beauty, finance and banking, media and information services, private business, and—possibly the most important group—caregivers and persons directly impacted by aging and dementia. Interested individuals are welcome to attend one or all of the Forums. Your input is critical.
What makes a community Age and Dementia Friendly? Are the sidewalks conducive to wheel chairs and strollers? Does transportation for seniors who no longer drive meet the need? Does our community make a person with dementia or other challenges feel welcome?
These are just a few of the questions the Age and Dementia Friendly initiative will aim to answer.
These Forums are made possible through a grant from the North Shore Community Health Network.
To learn more about SeniorCare’s mission to serve elders and adults with disabilities on the North Shore, please visit our website www.seniorcareinc.org. As the discussion on Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann progresses and Action Teams are formed, the website will include a section about this initiative.
SeniorCare Inc. will hold a “Facing Death, Finding Peace” workshop with interfaith minister and master teacher Reverend Sue Koehler-Arsenault, M.Div., on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SeniorCare offices at 49 Blackburn Center in Gloucester. The cost for this workshop is $35 per person and includes lunch. Advance registration is required at www.seniorcareinc.org. Registration is limited to 20 people.
Through guided meditation, personal reflection and group sharing, Reverend Sue Koehler-Arsenault, will lead 20 participants toward making peace with the end of life so that they may live a more purposeful and powerful life now.
Rev. Sue earned her Master of Divinity degree with distinction from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology (Boston College in 1994). She has served as chaplain at Wellesley College where she was part of a pioneering interfaith spiritual life program, working with Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Protestant, Unitarian, and Muslim colleagues and students. Later, as Chaplain with Community Hospice in Schenectady, NY she became a skillful spiritual counselor and end-of-life educator. In November 2014, Rev. Sue moved to Cape Ann with her husband, artist David Arsenault. She is Dean of Second Year students and teaches on the Spiritual Care of the Dying at One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in NY, NY.