Thank you Salem Five Charity Golf Tournament Award

ILCNSCA has recently been awarded a generous gift of $1,000, derived from proceeds of Salem Five’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament. We are proud to be one of the 25 organizations nominated by an employee or Trustee of Salem Five and are grateful for the opportunity to receive this award.

Thank you from all of us at the Independent Living Center of North Shore and Cape Ann Inc..

Employment Transportation Services

Persons with Disabilities & Low Income Individuals

Eligible customers will be transported to employment locations that are not served by MBTA bus or rail service. Pick-up and drop-off locations will be within the boundaries of Danvers, Peabody and Salem.

Mobility Managers will provide customers with travel options, trip planning, and travel training (as needed).

For more information contact Sandra Efstratiou (978) 767-5118 or Norm Ketola 978-767-5119


Affordable Housing in Wenham MA

TOWN OF WENHAM, MA Municipal Affordable Housing Trust

Affordable Condominium in Two-Family

The condominium unit at 11 Friend Court #2 is a duplex with a spacious backyard and has one floor of living area on the second level in addition to an additional finished storage room on the third level. The living area is approximately 1,080 square feet. The main level of the unit (on the second level of the house) has a dining room, living room, kitchen with updated appliances including a washer and dryer, two bedrooms, a den, and a hall with a bay window.  The third level, accessed through common area, includes a finished storage room and large closet. The unit is heated with oil. The duplex is situated on a lot of approximately 47,500 square feet.

Offered at $165,500

Program Income Limits are 80% Area ; Median Income:

1 person household – $45,100
2 person household-  $51,550
3 person household-  $58,000
4 person household – $64,400
5 person household – $69,600
6 person household – $74,750

Asset limit for this program is $75,000
Use and resale restrictions apply

Affordable Single-Family Home

The single-family house offered at 105 Pleasant Street, located near Pleasant Pond, has two floors of living area in approximately 1,260 square feet. The upper level has a living room with a wood stove, a kitchen with new appliances and granite counters, a bathroom, dining alcove, and two bedrooms. The lower level has a family room, one bedroom, and a laundry room with a washer and dryer. The home is heated with oil through a forced hot water system. It is being sold with the 8,200 square-foot parcel in a ‘fee simple’ transaction.

These homes are offered to eligible first-time homebuyers on a first come first serve basis. See application for details.

Offered at $197,900

Program Income Limits are 80% Area; Median Income:

1 person household – $45,100
2 person household-  $51,550
3 person household-  $58,000
4 person household – $64,400
5 person household – $69,600
6 person household – $74,750

Asset limit for this program is $75,000 – Use and resale restrictions apply

You may obtain an application at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
14 Union St., South Hamilton, MA or Wenham Town Hall, 138 Main St.or download from

Real Estate Broker: Mary Wood, GRI,
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Contact Info: 978-882-4310

Contact for Affordable Housing Program:

Jennifer Goldson, AICP
JM Goldson community preservation + planning
Contact Info: Office: 617-990-4971
TOWN OF WENHAM 138 Main Street, Wenham, MA

Old & Bold Anniversary Celebration

The Old & Bold Coalition invites you to the beautiful home of John Archer, 10 North Street, Danvers, December 9, 2010, 6:00-8:00 p.m to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of bringing together seniors, allies, providers, and community members interested in issues of aging for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) seniors on the North Shore.

Please consider bringing a donation of a non-perishable food item or warm winter clothing; mittens, hats, scarves, or small personal care items.  All donated items will be shared with the homeless and/or local food pantries.

Please RSVP by December 1: or call 978-624-2261 .

Free Legal Advice for Veterans

The Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA)  is offering a toll free number as part of its Veterans Dial-A-Lawyer program that will be held on Wednesday, November 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This service is free as part of the MBA’s Serving Our Veterans in the Law initiative.

This initiative also includes a weekly call-in service for veterans struggling with state and federal benefit appeals, and qualified veterans will be matched up with attorneys who agree to represent their case at no charge.

The toll free number to call is 877-686-0711. Callers are urged to hang up and try again if they get a busy signal.

The local number is 617-338-0610.

Old and Bold Coalition and Over-The-Rainbow Supper Club

Are you interested in being a supporter of GLBT and Aging folks to be included in all aspects of community living? If so, join the Old and Bold Coalition! The Coalition meets on the 2nd Friday of every month at North Shore Elder Services, 152 Sylvan Street, Danvers at 1:00.

Please RSVP if you can attend.

NS Elders of Danvers is proud to provide a safe and comfrotable atmosphere where LGBT (Lesbians, Gay, Bi, Transgendered) seniors are able to meet and socialize while having supper. Old and Bold  meets for a buffet dinner at the House of Seven Gables, Salem on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

This is an opportunity for LGBT seniors to get out of the house and network with like folks from their North Shore and surrounding neighborhoods.

Suggested donation for dinner for anyone age 60+: $2.25, and under 60: $5.00 Please call 978-624-2261 to reserve.

We hope to see you there!

Coping and Healing During the Holidays

If you’ve experienced a loss, dealing with the holidays isn’t easy. But there’s help.

Join the Bertolon Center for Grief & Healing for a free workshop following the Tree of Lights and find ways to cope. Wednesday December 8, 6:00-8:00 P.M.

Bertolon Center for Grief & Healing
78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA

Due to limited space, pre-registration is required.
Please call to register: 978-774-5100.