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.
Image ~ June 2, 2016 ~ rebsly
The PTO will be holding a community yard sale on June 18th from 9 AM to 12 PM (rain date on June 19th) outside of the Rockport Elementary School. Anyone in town is welcome to have table at the yard sale! We will also have a PTO table where you can donate your random unwanted goods. The proceeds of this table will go to the PTO which funds many of the field trips your children go on, enrichment activities, teacher supplies, school improvements like the murals, scholarships and many more things! So, clear out your house of all your unwanted items, bring a table and join us for the 1st annual Rockport PTO community yard sale! Or, come shop with us and help support the Rockport School System!
Where: Outside Rockport Elementary School, Jerden’s Lane
When: Saturday, June 18, 2016 (Rain Date: June 19, 2016)
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost to sell: $15 per table for PTO members, $20 for non-PTO members
Please note: You must bring your own table(s). The PTO will not be providing tables.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. It would also be great to know if you plan on getting a table so we could get an idea of how many sellers we will have.
June 1, 2016 ~ trixy546
June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month and June 15, 2016, is Elder Abuse Awareness Day. SeniorCare Inc. and several non-profit and civic organizations are holding special events on Cape Ann and the North Shore to increase awareness of this growing issue in our society.
10,000 people turn 65 in the US every day. That trend is going to continue for the next 20 years. Our demographics are shifting, and we will soon have more elder people in the US than ever before. At the same time that the population is growing, we know that a startling number of elders face abusive conditions. Every year an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10, older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And that’s only part of the picture: Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, as many as 23.5 cases go unreported.
Elder abuse can be physical, emotional/verbal, sexual, financial, neglect by a caregiver, or self-neglect. Elder abuse can occur anywhere – in the home, in nursing homes, or other institutions. It affects seniors across all socioeconomic groups, cultures, and races. In Massachusetts, an elder is anyone 60 or older.
If you suspect abuse or self-neglect, don’t assume that someone has already reported it. In cases of immediate danger call 911. Otherwise, you can call SeniorCare at 978-281-1750 during business hours or the elder abuse hotline at 800-922-2275 after hours.
This year, SeniorCare is participating in three rallies to increase awareness of Elder Abuse. The first rally will take place in front of Beverly City Hall on Saturday, June 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Beverly’s event is supported by the Beverly Police Department, HAWC, SeniorCare and the Beverly Council on Aging.
Gloucester will hold a rally on Thursday, June 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to meet at the flagpole in front of the Gloucester Police Station on Main Street at 11:00 a.m. The rally will march down Main Street, continuing along Rogers Street to the Fitz Henry Lane parking lot (across from Walgreens on the corner of Rogers Street and Harbor Loop). Following the march, there will be a cookout in the Fitz Henry Lane lot until 2:00 p.m. Gloucester’s event is supported by the Gloucester Police Department, HAWC and SeniorCare.
Rockport’s “Show You Care” rally will be held on Friday, June 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Five Corners (the intersection of Broadway, Railroad Avenue, and Main Street). This event is supported by the Rockport Police Department, the Rockport Council on Aging and SeniorCare.
Concerned citizens are invited to participate in any or all of these events. Join SeniorCare and our local safety agencies in bringing light to the horrendous crime of elder abuse. Please stop by to show your support!
SeniorCare is committed to stopping Elder Abuse!
SeniorCare Inc. serves an area that represents more than 27,000 residents aged 60 and over. We provide services to adults with disabilities and elders in nine communities. Established in 1972, SeniorCare has approximately 100 employees and nearly 400 volunteers. The volunteers and staff work to fulfill its mission as a consumer-centered organization which provides and coordinates services to elders and others. This allows them to live independently at home or in a setting of their choice, while remaining part of their community.
Elder Abuse Awareness Rallies:
Saturday, June 11, 2016, 9am-12pm
Beverly City Hall
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Thursday, June 16, 11am-2pm
Fitz Henry Lane lot, Rogers Street, Gloucester
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Friday, June 17, 10am-12pm
Five Corners, Rockport
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June 1, 2016 ~ Michael Deneen
Weather permitting, the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club and HPSP present the first summer star party of 2016 at the Halibut Point Visitor Center, from dusk to 10:00 pm on Saturday night, June 4. There is no cost.
The club will have telescopes set up for the public to look through; we’ll see Jupiter and its moons, Mars, Saturn, summer star clusters and galaxies, colorful binary stars, and more. Come on out and say hello to Summer with a guided tour through your wonderful dark Cape Ann skies.
Please park in the paved lot off of Gott Ave, and walk the short distance up the hill to the Visitor Center. If it’s overcast we’ll try again on July 9.
The Gloucester Area Astronomy Club meets on the first Friday of the month from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm at the Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan Street in Lanesville. All are welcome; parking is free and there are no dues or fees. No special knowledge or equipment is needed to have a great time. For more info on the club please see the web page, at http://gaac.us, the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/gaacpage, or you can follow the club on Twitter, @GAACster.