Time Exchange of the North Shore Meeting Rescheduled

The Time Exchange of the North Shore is expanding into Peabody!
TENS one of the most diverse time banks in the country.
It operates on the premise that for every hour that you volunteer to help a neighbor in need, you receive a time dollar that you can spend requesting services in return. TENS currently has over 175 members offering numerous services including snow shoveling, pet-sitting, painting, home repair, tutoring, child-care, housekeeping and supporting the TENS organization.
At this meeting the history and structure of the organization will be discussed, and volunteers will be available to answer questions.
Come meet new friends, hear about all of the TENS projects, and get involved!

February 15, 2011 6-7pm at Peabody Institute

Library 82 Main Street, Peabody
More information can be obtained by visiting the TENS website at
www.timeexchangenorthshore.org, or by contacting Lauren Kilcoyne at Lauren@timeexchangenorthshore.org or 781-479-8407




SAVE THE DATE – 24th Annual Legislative Breakfast

The Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc. (ILCNSCA) and the Aging and Disability Resource Consortium of the Greater North Shore (ADRC of GNS)

24th Annual Legislative Breakfast
Friday, May 6, 2011 – 9:00 to 11:30 AM
8:30 AM Registration
Salem Waterfront Hotel and Marina, Pickering Wharf, Salem, Massachusetts

The Future of Independent Living for Children, Adults, and Seniors

During the past two years we all have experienced significant changes in our communities. These include increased physical, attitudinal and communication access during the 20 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act and with the Olmstead Supreme Court decision. Recently we have seen the increase in collaboration under the Aging and Disability Resource Consortium of the Greater North Shore providing more integrated access to long term services and supports. We have also seen dramatic economic pressures due to the global and national banking and budgetary dilemmas. With the aging of our population and the increased numbers of adults nationally in nursing homes, we need to confront how we are insuring that independent living remains a viable option for those living with disabilities of all ages and seniors. Join with us and our municipal, state and federal government Leaders from the North Shore and Cape Ann to focus on where we are and how do we keep self-determination and choice in our futures.
Presentation of Awards for Independent Living Advocacy will also occur.

ILCNSCA is partially funded by the City of Salem Department of Planning & Community Development and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. ILCNSCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, familial status, sexual orientation or disability.  ILCNSCA is an equal opportunity employer. Para mas informacion 978-741-0077 .

Blind Individuals With No Light Perception Needed

Clinical Research Study Recruitment

A local doctor is conducting research to evaluate a new investigational treatment for insomnia and daytime sleepiness in individuals who are totally blind. Individuals may qualify who:

  • are between 18 and 75 years of age
  • are blind with no light perception
  • have trouble sleeping at night or experience daytime sleepiness

Participants will be compensated for their time and effort and will receive study medication and study-related medical evaluation at no cost.

For more information Call 1-888-389-7033 Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. .

Peabody Resident Elected Taxpayer Advocacy Committee Chairman

At the annual conference of the  Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), a Federal Advisory Committee to the Internal Revenue Service, held in Washington, DC, Dr. Gerald Stepner of West Peabody, a supporter of ILCNSCA and a member of the ADRCGNS Steering Committee, was elected Chairman of its Area 1 Committee, composed of New England, New Jersey, and New York.

The 101 members of the Panel are selected nationally by the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury on a geographic and demographic basis, with at least one member from each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.  The mission of its members is to listen to taxpayers, identify taxpayers’ issues, and make suggestions for improving IRS service and customer satisfaction..

Taxpayers can find additional information about TAP or submit suggestions to improve customer satisfaction via the TAP internet site at www.improveirs.org or calling TAP’s toll-free number, 1-888-912 1227.  Taxpayers can also contact their local TAP representative, Gerald Stepner, by calling the number above or writing to the Panel at 10 MetroTech Center, 625 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY  11102.

Addiction and Recovery Education Support Group for Families

The Next Step Forward Support Group meets Thursday evenings:  7:00-8:30 pm

This support group is run by addicts and alcoholics in recovery, for the family, friends, and loved ones of addicts and alcoholics. The purpose of these meetings is to open up the lines of communication between family and friends who are looking for guidance, education, or new ideas about how to better understand the addiction in their home.

Our meetings will be held at a new location:
Living Hope Church of the Nazarene, 556 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915

A Family Guide to SSI, Guardianship, and Estate Planning

Lifequest Workshp: The Scoop on Guardianship
Come and learn everything there is to know about Guardianship.
Speaker:  Barbara Jackins, attorney and author of
“Legal Planning for Special Needs in Massachusetts:
A Family Guide to SSI, Guardianship, and Estate Planning.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 6:30-8:30 pm

Northeast Arc, 6 South Side Road, Danvers
$5 (Funding available) Register:
Aymee Lucifora 978-624-2381 or email