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U.S. Suicide Rate Report & Rest.Stop.Ranch Support

Friends, A mid-life crisis due to most difficult dementia-caregiving is what I experienced in 2007-2008. The crisis caused me to found on April 19,2010, MaryMac Missions LLC, as a single-person social enterprise, to raise awareness, educate and support other caregivers experiencing difficulties with dementia-caregiving. Most of these “other caregivers” are mostly women and mostly middle-age. […]

Love in Action, Makes a Difference

MaryMac Missions is 1 of 13 MA DDS Inclusive Memory Cafe Contracts Awarded!

Karl and I are thrilled to receive a contract from the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services to further develop and implement our inclusive memory café. Please enjoy reading the letter below that we received just yesterday. It appears that we are the only Ma & Pa provider on the list (MaryMac Missions, Topsfield). Learn more […]

Caregiving Innovations – Link Available!

The Mass Lifespan Respite Coalition panel discussion on “Caregiving Innovations” in which I participated March 1st may be watched on YouTube now: I spoke about our Rest.Stop.Ranch Sunday Strolls and Memory Café seasonal once-a-month program, and new, available year-round, Respite Retreats for Weary Caregivers. I also shared a bit about “How I got here.” Check […]

Caregiving Innovations – Taping Tonight! March 1

The Mass Lifespan Respite Coalition has a new TV series about Respite! I’ll be a panelist for their topic tonight: Caregiving Innovations… I’ll talk about Rest.Stop.Ranch Respite Retreat Center in development, other panelists will share their innovations, and we’ll have an interactive conversation with the audience. The event is happening from 6-8pm at the Belmont […]

Edith Stands with ADA25Boston March

ADA 25th Anniversary: Boston Commoners are We!

A person with disabilities of my own, I was grateful to make it down to the Boston Common for the ADA25Boston Celebration yesterday, thanks to Edith, my beloved get-it-done/personal-care assistant and companion, who drove us down from our home in the Topsfield wilderness. Edith helped us get to the start of the march, at the […]

Register Today for the Take Time Retreat Nov.13 in N. Andover MA

An early registration discount is available through end-of-day tomorrow, November 6! What: Family Caregivers Take Time! Retreat When: Thursday, Nov. 13, 9:30am – 1:30pm Where: Rolling Ridge Retreat Center in North Andover, MA With heartfelt compassion for those who truly need this retreat at this time, ~ Mary Learn more about this retreat: Family Caregivers […]

The Forgetting Curve: A Play, in Boston, through 9/27

Friends, As part of our participation in World Alzheimer’s Month, we’ll be attending “The Forgetting Curve” play, by Vanda, playing at the Wimberly Theatre at the Huntington on Thursday evening, this week. The play runs to the 27th of September. They have performances on Wednesdays (7:30PM), Thursdays (7:30PM), Fridays (8PM) Saturdays (8PM), and Sundays (2PM). […]