Category: Voices

This section of our website is dedicated to the voices in the community who comment on their Life’s Journey and their perspectives in Aging and Caregiving.  Please stay tuned for monthly blogs from the community.

The Best of Time Even in the Worse of Times

“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.”     ― Kalu Ndukwe Kalu
In honor of “National Caregiver Month”, we commend all Caregivers for enhancing the life of another.
The Best of Time Even in the Worst of Times
Time is the gift we […]

2016 Cluster Awards

2016 Cluster Awards

2016 Cluster Awards honor direct-care workers.  State Representative Bruce J. Ayers helped SSES honor provider staff with our Certificate of Appreciation.

 
 
 
Marie Mona Andre
Anodyne is honored to nominate Marie Mona Andre, Home Health Aide, for the Outstanding Employee Award. Mona is a pleasure to have working for Anodyne. Her knowledge of dealing with the senior population […]

Personal Care Attendant Program (PCA)

Hi there, my name is Chris Coleman and I work here at South Shore Elder Services. Today, I will be giving you a brief overview of the PCA program and how it works. The PCA program is a program through MassHealth in which consumers are given a certain amount of hours with which they can […]

Giving the Gift of Time Through Volunteering at South Shore Elder Services

Do you live in or near the South Shore and have a few hours a month to share?  Our South Shore Elder Services Volunteer Program invites you to join our extraordinary group of nearly 400 volunteers making a difference in the lives of our seniors and their families. Look over our Friendly Visiting, Money Management, […]

Senior Care Options

It can be frustrating finding out that Medicare and Mass Health do not cover all your health and social needs.  Don’t you wish there was a better option that could better meet your needs?  Senior Care Options also known as SCO is a voluntary program for people that receive Mass Health Standard and/or Medicare benefits, […]

June 15, 2016: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today marks the annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day which began ten years ago on June 15, 2006, nearly a decade ago. This day was started by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations.
The goal is to provide an opportunity for communities around the […]

Resiliency

I work in human services because I believe in the idea of resiliency.
The definition of resilience found in the Meriam-Webster dictionary is : 1) the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens 2) the ability of something to return to its original shape after it has been pulled, stretched, pressed, […]

Interfaith Social Services

Interfaith Social Services

Rick Doane
Claire Hagen
Interfaith Social Services is local nonprofit organization based in Quincy, MA. They have been helping South Shore families in need since 1947. Interfaith operates one of the largest emergency food pantries in Greater Boston. However, their programs nourish people who are in need of much more than just food. Their programs also focus […]

Home Care Aide Council Hosts Elder Lobby Day

On February 29th, the Home Care Aide Council (Council) was extremely proud to once again partner with our allies from across the elder and aging networks to host an Elder Lobby Day at the State House in Boston. Spearheaded by Mass Home Care, this annual event provides an opportunity for elder advocacy organizations throughout the […]

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