Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for family

Use this time to observe your loved one and know the signs of when additional help is needed

As you visit your loved one this holiday season, it is important to use this time not only to enjoy the time with them but also to observe their living environment, physical health and mental/emotional well-being.

Here are a few of top warning signs that you or your loved one might benefit from additional help in the home:

  • Changes in Balance or Mobility
    Are they having a more difficult time getting around?
  • Significant Weight Changes
    Do you notice significant weight gain or weight loss?
  • Emotional Well-Being
    Detecting depression, especially over the phone, can be difficult. Learn what to look for.
  • Living Conditions
    Is the mail piling up? Are they keeping up with the household needs?

Read our full article to learn more including:

  • What to look for
  • Questions to ask
  • What might these changes mean
  • Possible next steps for various situations

If you are concerned that your loved one might need help managing their house or caring for themselves – give us a call at 781-245-1880 or visit us online at ABC Home Healthcare has been helping to keep Cape Ann seniors safe at home for nearly 20 years. We would be honored to help you too.

News from your YMCA!

Wishing you a Happy, Healthy ThanksgivingPlease note our holiday hours below
Register for Winter Programs!

Stay active all winter long with us! Swimming, gymnastics, Jr. Celtics, sports, and more!
View all Programs  
Healthy Together With Member Referral

Invite a friend to join the Y and we’ll thank you with a free month of membership for you and $0 enrollment fee for your friend!Learn more
Upcoming Fitness Fun

Join us for Glow Cycle and Glow Yoga on Mondays at 7:30pm

Glow Cycle 11/21Glow Yoga 11/28Glow Cycle 12/5Glow Yoga 12/12Glow Cycle 12/19
Registration opens 23 hours in advance, Register 
Crystals 101
Thursday, November 17 at 7:15 pm

Crystal Healing is a technique that uses precisely placed crystals either on and/or around the physical body. Crystals may also be laid in precise geometric patterns within the environment.
Crystals absorb, focus, direct, detoxify, shift, and diffuse energy as they interact with the electromagnetic forces and subtle vibrations within the subtle human or environmental energy field. The main influence for healing is the chakra philosophy of disease caused by energy imbalances.  All participants will take home a crystal to practice crystal healing on their own!

Afternoon Bingo
Thursday, December 8, 12:00 pm

Cape Ann Savings Bank and the Cape Ann YMCA invite our senior members to an afternoon of lunch and bingo! We provide lunch, bingo cards, and daubers, we just need you! Open to YMCA members and the community 65+ (bring a friend)!
Please register by December 2nd. Register by emailing Elizabeth Williams,
Staff Spotlight – Jerry Justice

Jerry is the Director of the Water Wise Swim Program for children on the autism spectrum. This unique program, offered at some of our YMCA of the North Shore locations, combines the expertise of Northeast Arc and our YMCA swim lesson program to provide all children with the life skill of knowing how to swim.
Your Support, Our Mission

November is a time for reflecting on what we are grateful for and at the Y, we are most grateful for YOU, our members. You BELIEVE in our mission to welcome all. Your trust in the Y INSPIRES us to work tirelessly every day to GIVE families and individuals in our community the programming, services and resources they need. Join us in our lobby for Gratitude week – November 20th through 26th for a chance to share what you are grateful for this year and to pick up some goodies as a THANK YOU from us to you for being a part of our Y community. #GratitudeWeek #BePartOfSomethingBIG
Cleaning Sanitization:  A clean Y is a happy Y.

We are committed to the health and safety of all our staff and members. Thank you for continuing to do your part in helping keep the equipment and YMCA facilities clean. A friendly reminder to please wipe down equipment when you are finished. We will also continue our stringent cleaning practices and facility sanitization plans. Learn more>>
Manage Your Membership
As always, we are here to answer your questions. If you have any questions or need to reactivate your membership, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Membership Sales Director: Joe Dapper

Daylight Saving Time Ends

REMINDER! This weekend is THE END OF DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME. That means when we go to bed TONIGHT we need to turn the clocks back one hour. 

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 6th at 2:00 AM. This means the clocks need to move backwards 1 hour, 2:00 AM will change to 1:00 AM.

This is also a great time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and to make sure they are in working order.

Winter Program Registration OPENS Nov. 1st

You’ll Love Our Winter Programs!

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 1st
and register for fun, health, and connection at the Y.

From youth basketball leagues including Jr. Celticsswim, and gymnastics to personal training,pickleball, STOTT PILATES® and more, there is something for every age and every interest to keep you active all winter long.

Be sure to check out all our “NEW” programs, noted on our registration page here>>.

Fall parent/child classes are ending so please remember to register for these classes for the winter session.

Check out a few program highlights below!


Join the fastest growing sport in the country. We have lessons and leagues. You will love it!
Click here for schedules


We’re so excited to bring STOTT PILATES® to our Cape Ann Y!

Pilates is an excellent physical exercise with a focus on concentration, centering and breathing. It can also sharpen participants’ mental faculties and help to reduce stress and anxiety, enhance concentration and improve sleeping habits. Contact Cassie Carlson to get started

Click here to explore ALL our programs!
YMCA of the North Shore Locations
Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA
Greater Beverly YMCA
Haverhill YMCA
Ipswich Family YMCA
Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA
Plaistow Community YMCA
Salem YMCA

News from your YMCA!

Camp 2022 RewindWe know it’s been a couple of months since camp ended… but we miss it already! Relive all the best moments from this past camp season in our Camp 2022 Rewind! Want to keep the fun going throughout the school year? Check out our great before and after school care as well as our fall programs, click the button below!
View all Fall Programs
Spooky Spindrift

Saturday, October 15, 11:00 – 1:00pm
pumpkin decorating, costume contest, games and more!

Camp Spindrift
57 Atlantic St, Gloucester
Contact Heather Boudrow
Halloween Fun!

Trunk or Treat
Join the fun and decorate your trunk, wear a costume, and hand out candy or prizes! Winner of the best trunk will receive a special prize!

Thursday, October 20th 4:30-6:00 pm
Cape Ann YMCA parking lot
Trunkers must pre-register! Contact Celia Sanfilippo
Rain Date: October 25th, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Sign Up for Swim Lessons – Strong Swimmers Confident Kids

New leadership, new ratios, same incredible quality of instruction to keep everyone safe around the water.
Sign up!
October Challenge – Still Time to Join!

In honor of our upcoming Witch City 5K on Oct 15, try to log a 5K (3.1.miles) each week this month. You can do it! Download our app and try our challenges, log your workouts, get notifications and more!
Learn more
Shoot Some Hoops With Jr. Celtics!

Recently, some of our Jr. Celtics players had the amazing opportunity to play at the TD Garden right before the Celtics preseason game! Want to join the Jr. Celtics team? Register now for our Jr. Celtics Program!Register

As always, we are here to answer your questions. If you have any questions or need to reactivate your membership, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Membership Sales Director: Joe Dapper

Manchester Athletic Club IS COMING BACK! Join us for Pickle Ball!

Week 1 is the books!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Together the club is looking better, feeling better, and the MAC MAGIC is coming back.

It has been so great this week to feel the energy, to listen to members positive comments and to feel the community.

Here are some of the amazing things MAC is offering.

🎥 Friday Madness Movie night is back  6:30pm – 8:00pm $10 a child and must call and make a reservation 978-526-8900 EXT. 1020

🥇Pickle Ball has returned for our Fall/Winter Season 2022/2023 for more Pickle Ball info please email

🍌🥤🥙 MAC Cafe is returning sooner than YOU THINK! Stay tuned for updates on our social media channels. A MAC alumni is bringing her MAGIC touch to her old stomping grounds.

And here are some FUN photos throughout the club!❤️


COME JOIN THE FUN!!!! 🏋🏼‍♀️💪🏽


Proceeds will ensure the Y continues to play a vital role in strengthening the community 

Pictured L-R Mark Grenier, Earl Uni, Joe Unis and Kevin Michaud

Gloucester, MA – The Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA hosted its first golf tournament at the beautiful Bass Rocks Golf Club on Monday.  It was a cold and windy day but 76 golfers hit the links to join forces to raise funds to support the Y’s educational and summer youth programming. As a result of the pandemic, the YMCA is providing increasingly more financial support to children, adults and families across all programmatic areas. The YMCA of the North Shore golf tournaments have created a viable means of fundraising to eliminate the financial barrier and enable access to those in the community that need the YMCA most. With the generous support of title sponsor Institution for Savings, this tournament raised just over $50,000 in one day.

Erina McWilliam-Lopez, Executive Director of the  Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA said, “The incredible support we saw for this tournament is a true testament to the way the Cape Ann community comes together to help those who need it most. Tournament proceeds ensure we can fulfill our commitment to providing vital resources to children and families   throughout our community. Huge thanks to Bass Rocks for a spectacular venue and special thanks to Institution for Savings for being a title sponsor. We can’t wait until next year!”

The Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann Y currently serves more than 10,000 members, provides more than $760,000 in financial assistance, and offers programs including swim lessons, sports programs as well as camp and licensed child care. Providing affordable housing to North Shore residents is also a core component of the YMCA’s mission. The soon to be built senior housing at the Y’s former location on Middle Street in downtown Gloucester will provide 44 one bedroom units of Y affordable housing for seniors in Gloucester. This will be adjacent to its 22 single room occupancy affordable units.

About the YMCA of the North Shore
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits, strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. For over 160 years, the YMCA of the North Shore has been strengthening the foundations of the community. It serves more than 40,000 members and program participants in 25 cities and towns, nurturing the potential of children and teens, improving health and well-being, and providing opportunities to give back and support our neighbors, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, or socio-economic background.

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Healthy Aging

Talking about aging can often be taboo but it really shouldn’t be- after all, 60 is the new 50!

Life expectancies have consistently increased since 1950 and only continue to do so as time goes on.

We are living longer and better in our golden years with an average age of 79 years old per the 2022 Revision of World Population Prospects and many of these older adults will decide to age in place in the comfort of their own home.  Making the decision to age in place is critical to planning for your future just like making the decision to reinvent yourself and being the best version of YOU is essential to your quality of life!

September is Healthy Aging Month and during this month we want to help you embrace your golden years because these truly can be the best years of your life!
Read more including best practices for healthy aging>>>

ABC Home Healthcare provides medical and non-medical home care services to seniors living on Cape Ann. We provide services for as little a few hours a week up to 24/7 care. Visit our website to see how we can help you or your loved one age in place.

ABC Home Healthcare is Hiring!

Immediate openings for Homemakers, HHA and more! Flexible PT schedules including mother’s hours. Help keep our seniors safe at home. Learn more