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Service, Duty & Honor is Risky Business

Thank you Veterans and Dementia Care Partners for your service. Whether we serve for love of country or family, if we end up on the front lines, we are risking life and long-term health. This past weekend, I tuned in closely to the TV programs about post 9/11 veterans living with the invisible wounds of […]

2016 Annual Report ~ Read it and Celebrate!

Our 2016 Annual Report tells a story of increasing community involvement and support from individuals, couples, families, local community groups, and the state of MA Department of Developmental Services. It’s great to witness the actualization and positive changing of the vision I started with in 2010. I remain open to listening to community members on […]

Dementia Friendly Topsfield Year-round Begins with a Memory Café

Dementia caregivers age 8-88+ (and survivors of dementia-caregiving) are welcome year-round to join us at our Topsfield Memory Café which will be hosted at least once-a-month outdoors in our beautiful wheelchair-accessible garden at Rest.Stop.Ranch, or indoors at the cozy and warm wheelchair-accessible Trinity Church. Come alone, as you are, for socialization, information and networking with […]

Open Garden Day on The Longest Day 6/21: Wicked Local

Wicked Local Topsfield editor, Wendall Waters, has written a nice piece about our 6/21 event to support Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH and our survivor’s mission to help other families impacted by Alzheimer’s/Dementia, at our home, Rest.Stop.Ranch in Topsfield, MA: http://topsfield.wickedlocal.com/entertainmentlife/20170614/reststopranch-in-topsfield-to-open-gardens-for-alzheimers-association-benefit To Donate, Please visit http://act.alz.org/goto/marymacmissions Join us! June 21, Wednesday 10am – 4pm 202 Haverhill Road, […]

Try a Sober St. Pats Day

Each of us has an opportunity to come clean… what’s yours? Whether or not you or a family member struggles with addiction… Now is a good time to look at our habits. Now is a good time to consider how we are influenced by ethnic heritage and family of origin. Now is a good time […]

Dementia Caregiver (DCG) Stress and Substance Abuse: Impacts Kids & Teens

This week (February 12 – 18, 2017), and perennially, Valentine’s Day (Feb 14) week, is Children of Alcoholics Awareness Week. If you are an individual choosing alcohol or another addictive substance, as a coping mechanism for life’s stressors… there is help. If you are a child or teen of an alcoholic (COA) or an adult child of an alcoholic […]

DCG Living Hx Mobile Museum and School

Each week, the new DCG (dementia-caregiver) Living Hx (history) Mobile Museum and School travels from Topsfield Rest.Stop.Ranch Caretaker’s Cottage to Concord, NH’s Havenwood Heritage Heights’ campuses “Havenwood” (serving independent, home-care, assisted living, and skilled nursing residents) and “Heritage Heights,” (serving independent residents and those receiving home-care). Each month, a new interactive exhibit featuring an artifact from […]