Men’s Peer Support Group Starting at ILCNSCA !!

Through peer-to-peer support we are empowered both to make changes in our lives that support our own recovery journeys and also offer hope to others in the process of recovery.

Thursday 6:30-7:30 PM
3 to 4 times per month except holidays
Independent Living Center
North Shore & Cape Ann
27 Congress St, Suite 107, Salem, MA 01970

For more information contact: Justin Brown
978-687-4288 x.130 or email to, and check out www.nilp.og/nerlc or


The Northeast Recovery Learning Community supports individuals who have lived experience with mental health issues, trauma and/or extreme states, in finding their own paths to recovery and wellness in the communities of their choice. By offering trauma-sensitive peer supports, we encourage each other to lead meaningful and productive lives and, together, create a welcoming and diverse peer community.
This peer support group is being sponsored by: The Northeast Independent Living Program, Inc. ( & The Independent Living Center of the North Shore & Cape Ann, Inc. (, and is one of the core activities of the Northeast Recovery Learning Community.

if communication accommodations are needed, please call at least
two weeks prior. To accommodate people with chemical sensitivities,
please DO NOT use perfume or scented clothing.

Only Two More Days until the Eighth ADRCGNS, Inc. Annual Conference

Only Two More Days until the Eighth ADRCGNS, Inc. Annual Conference

The Path to an Independent Future

Register at:

Don’t miss the Opening Session Keynote Speaker, Julie Fox Garrison, author of, “Don’t LEAVE ME THIS WAY, or when I get back on my feet you’ll be sorry.”

Attend one of five concurrent Breakout Sessions: Care Management, Hoarding, Device Re-use, Mental Health Services, and Money Management.

Be inspired by the Closing Speaker, Steve Saling, Co-founder Leonard Florence Center ALS Residence Initiative.

Special rates for Seniors, Consumers, and Students

Register at: Credit Cards and Checks accepted
The Path to an Independent Future

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 50 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, Massachusetts

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ILCNSCA Becomes a Community Partner of Honoring Choices Massachusetts

ILCNSCA has met with Honoring Choices of Massachusetts to assist with better tools being available to all citizens of the Commonwealth in their health planning. As the regional center for independent living for those living or working in our twenty five municipalities of North Shore and Cape Ann, and serving seniors through our collaboration with the Aging and Disability Consortium of the Greater North Shore ( we are committed to giving the best options to all we serve in their management of their health, economics, and life. Our partnership with Honoring Choices further expands the ILCNSCA expertise for you, our brothers and sisters, who are living as independently and fully as you choose.Check out more information below on Honoring Choices Massachusetts!

Honoring Choices Massachusetts informs, empowers and helps adults make a health care plan and connect to quality care all through their lives. We are a consumer focused, nonprofit organization which brings together information, tools, and community resources.

We provide access to comprehensive health care planning information, Massachusetts planning documents, and an easy to follow three step planning guide to help adults create their own personal health care plan.

We also help adults and families connect to Community Partners who provide hands-on help and resources to help adults start a health care planning discussion, create a personal plan and connect to person-centered care. Community Partners are community groups, care professionals, and health care organizations who work together to share resources and coordinate care for adults and families in their communities.

Our mission is to ensure that Massachusetts adults, including our most vulnerable citizens, have access to early and on-going health care planning and receive lifelong quality care that honors their values and choices. Working together, we can build a strong network of person-centered care, community by community.

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September 10, 2014 (508) 820-2002

New Generation of Emergency Alerting System Pinpoints Messages to Smartphones

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Receive emergency alerts and critical information on your Smartphone – – join the tens of thousands of residents of Massachusetts who already receive emergency alerts and critical information about disasters and public safety incidents on their Smartphones.

Two years ago, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) launched a free alerting app called Ping4Alerts. Since then, the app has helped keep residents of the Commonwealth alerted to severe weather (tornadoes, hurricanes, tropical storms, and severe thunderstorms), hazardous material incidents, evacuation orders, shelter-in-place orders, Amber Alerts, unsafe drinking water supplies, and other types of incidents and disasters.

On September 1st, MEMA officially launched the next generation of its free alerting app, called Massachusetts Alerts. Massachusetts Alerts, which still utilizes Ping4Alerts’ platform and technology, is customized for Massachusetts and will allow MEMA and other public safety agencies to provide emergency notifications. In addition to providing alerts and critical information about ongoing incidents and disasters, Massachusetts Alerts will also provide preparedness tips and information, and direct users to online resources to help prepare for, manage during, and recover from a wide range of natural, technological and man-made hazards that threaten the residents of the Commonwealth.

Massachusetts Alerts provides emergency notifications and public safety information based on your location, proximity to an event or incident, and the preferences you select. Users receive real-time information, including:

• Severe weather watches and warnings (users set their own preferences)
• Amber Alerts about missing children
• Critical information during disasters, such as evacuation and shelter-in-place information
• Shelter information
• Information about power outages
• Tips to prepare for, and stay safe during disasters and public safety incidents
MEMA encourages all residents of the Commonwealth to download Massachusetts Alerts. Massachusetts Alerts is available for Apple (, Android Smartphones ( and tablets.

Current users of Ping4Alerts will continue to receive alerts from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency; MEMA now pushes alerts and critical information to Massachusetts Alerts and Ping4Alerts.

MEMA is the state agency charged with ensuring the state is prepared to withstand, respond to, and recover from all types of emergencies and disasters, including natural hazards, accidents, deliberate attacks, and technological and infrastructure failures. MEMA’s staff of professional planners, communications specialists and operations and support personnel is committed to an all hazards approach to emergency management. By building and sustaining effective partnerships with federal, state and local government agencies, and with the private sector – individuals, families, non-profits and businesses – MEMA ensures the Commonwealth’s ability to rapidly recover from large and small disasters by assessing and mitigating threats and hazards, enhancing preparedness, ensuring effective response, and strengthening our capacity to rebuild and recover.

For additional information about MEMA, go to Also, follow MEMA on Twitter at; Facebook at; and YouTube at Massachusetts Alerts: to receive emergency information on your smartphone, including severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service and emergency information from MEMA, download the Massachusetts Alerts free app. To learn more about Massachusetts Alerts, and for additional information on how to download the free app onto your smartphone, visit:

Peter W. Judge
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
400 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702-5399

The Griswold Solution Series Presents Fighting ALS – From The Beginning Dash & Dine at Peabody Glen Health Care Center

Meet representatives from their team who will familiarize you with the clinical capabilities and programs that make Peabody Glen a leader in sub-acute skilled nursing and
rehabilitation services.

You will be provided your Enrollment 3 CEU Fighting ALS—From the Beginning course from Griswold Home Care from The Griswold
Solutions Series™.

Relax at home with the featured take out meal and a bottle of red or white wine. Using local
produce our chef prepares Eggplant Parmesan,Garlic Bread, and Apple Crisp using Peabody’s Brooksby Farm apples.

Date: September 10, 2014

Time: Between 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Peabody Glen Health Care Center

RSVP to Jamie Turcotte at 978-817-3407 or Griswold Home Care at 617-389-0820 by Tuesday September 2, 2014