Images Program

The Images Program at South Shore Elder Services provides a social opportunity for individuals with visual impairments to interact with others who may have experienced a change or loss in their vision as a result of macular degeneration or other health complications.  In addition to social opportunities; participation in the group provides many other advantages […]

A Veteran’s View

When I was asked if I could talk about the Veterans at our annual meeting, I was a little hesitant.  I felt because I was lucky enough not to be in harms way that I wasn’t qualified.
Then I saw the wall of Veterans Stars at South Shore Elder Services and saw that my name […]

Grateful for National Family Caregiver Month

November is National Family Caregiver Month. The commitment and dedication caregivers show throughout the year to their loved ones is remarkable, and it is always valuable to stop and appreciate the good things in our lives. Take a moment this month to acknowledge the caregivers in your life.
Caregiving offers a challenge and brings great […]

Caregiving Is Always A Challenge

Hello my name is Eleanor O’Neil.  I have worked with elders and their families for the past thirty eight years.  I have a wonderful career and have worked in many venues of elder service.  I am writing my story to you as a daughter who cared for her aged Mother.
 I thought that I knew what […]

An Unexpected Miracle

One day a gift arrived.
I did not notice.
I was not looking.
This is a story about acquiring my divine vision and the little boy who ignited the torch that became the guiding light to the doorway of my very best self.
The story begins with a violent act, mine to her, “her” being my teenage daughter.
The comfort […]

Veteran’s Project

The 4th of July is dedicated to honoring the freedom we fought for and continue to uphold throughout our history. This year we take a moment to reflect on this holiday and express gratitude for the efforts of our members of the Armed Forces in protecting our freedom.
As a retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel and […]

What Does It Mean?

This month’s reflection highlights new partnerships in the community and the desire to bring preparation and planning for the realities of life to everyone.
What Does It Mean?
In 1985 The Fifteenth General Synod of the United Church of Christ adopted the Resolution now titled “Calling On UCC Congregations to Covenant As Open and Affirming.”
In 1985 I […]

Family Communication

 Caregivers often find themselves unable to voice their needs and communicate with family members. Many sensitive issues are always popping up. How do I talk to mom about long term care options? When do you discuss with your dad that it might be time to give up the car keys? What happens when other siblings […]

End of Life Forum

April is the month to get your financial affairs in order for the taxman and to get the rest of your affairs in order for National Healthcare Decisions Day.  National Healthcare Decisions Day comes on the 16th of April and was created to encourage everyone to plan for ill health and the inevitability of death […]

Have the Conversation

It’s the Conversation that matters!
 It has now been 40 years since the very first Hospice opened in the United States.  We have advanced in many ways since those early days.  Patients and families have increased access to hospice services and there are many options to keep loved ones at home as they face dying. Hospice […]

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