How Does Massachusetts Re-opening Impact Our Seniors

KEEPING SENIORS SAFE WHILE MASSACHUSETTS RE-OPENS

Massachusetts phased approach to re-opening requires the support of everyone. As essential healthcare workers, the team at ABC has had the benefit of working throughout this pandemic and we have a clear understanding of infection control. We’ve followed the guidelines established and it is important to note that we all must continue to respect these guidelines. As Governor Baker said, “the virus remains with us throughout the opening process.” But what does this mean for our seniors?

SENIORS MUST REMAIN HOME UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY

The government continues to urge that seniors (age 65 and older) remain home unless absolutely necessary. ABC provides MANY of the key programs seniors need to remain safe in their homes including:
  • Shopping
  • Companionship
  • Homemaking
  • Personal Care
  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia Specialized Caregivers
  • In-Home Modifications
  • Medication Management
  • Skilled Nursing Visits
  • 24/7 Care/Live-in Caregivers
  • and more

NOW OFFERING: NON-CONTACT SHOPPING

This program enables clients to safely get their groceries, necessary household items and prescriptions without ever having to leave the house and without having to have any contact with a worker because the worker will leave the items at the door or just inside the door- whichever the client prefers!

ABC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

The health, wellness, safety and happiness of our clients and employees are of utmost importance. Here are just a few of the many safety precautions we are currently taking to protect our clients and workers while also being able to deliver the exceptional care:
  • Pre-screening visits to all clients on a regular basis
  • Ensuring our caregiving team has all the necessary PPE (personal protective equipment) to perform their job safely
  • Nurses utilizing telehealth visits when applicable and/or requested by the client
  • Maintaining open communication with all staff through phone and emails
  • ABC offices remain open for field staff needs with adjusted in-office schedules combined with remote worker opportunities to ensure no gaps in service levels while practicing social distancing
  • Utilizing technology for team meetings to ensure teams are up-to-date and that any organizational needs are addressed
Our Management Team participates in weekly calls with the Home Care Aid Council and Department of Public Health. Protocols continue to evolve and develop according to recommendations from these authoritative bodies along with recommendations from Governor Charlie Baker and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All workers are immediately notified of any changes in protocols and/or any additional safety measures that are established so that we can continue to deliver the best possible care to our clients.
ABC has been keeping seniors safe at home for more than 15 years. Give us a call  at 781-245-1880 to learn how we can help you keep your loved one safe at home. To learn more about ABC visit our website.
Garlics Role ~

Garlics Role ~

Oh how we love garlic and it’s importance as an medicinal herb. It is antibacterial, anti fungal and antiviral.

It is seen as a preventive measure for colds and flu and will offer natural support to the immune system. Through the lens of Ayurveda, garlic kindles agni (digestive fires), destroys natural toxins, supports the lungs and clears excess kapha. (Spring is Kapha season)

Share in the comments below how you use garlic in your diet.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 😀

Info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

www.ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

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New Moon Yoga Nidra via Zoom ~

New Moon Yoga Nidra via Zoom ~

The new moon is all about releasing, about new beginnings and Yoga Nidra is all about experiencing a deep sleep – join us Thursday evening, May 21 at 7pm for New Moon Yoga Nidra via Zoom with master teacher, Wyndee Egan.

This class will incorporate meditation, breath work and relaxing meditation. We will combine the energy of the coming new moon to set our intention for the month ahead while deeply relaxing the body to ground these intentions and heal the body and mind.

Benefits of Yoga Nidra
• Increase Immune function
• Improved digestion
• Better sleep
• Releases old habit, fatigue, worry and stress

Enjoy the benefits of yoga nidra in you own home by getting comfortable in you favorite chair, on your mat or in your bed. Gather up cozy blankets. pillows, eye mask, and your favorite essential oil (lavender is great)

Investment: $12.00 (Usually $27)

Once you register for the class we will send you the zoom link and details on how to access the class

click on the link to register:

https://www.ayurvedawellnesshealing.com/event/yoga-nidra-and-sound-healing/

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Streaming Nia and Restorative Yoga Classes via Zoom with Linda All Free! Week of May 18th Nia Routine: Pink Martini! Special class with Nia trainer, Casey Bernstein, Monday 1 PM EST

 

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Casey Bernstein, Nia Trainer teaches our class at 1 PM tomorrow!

I was speaking with Casey last week.  Casey was my Nia belt trainer in Albany NY and the owner of The Center for Nia and Yoga.   She is also the choreographer of our fun Slumdog Millionaire routine.  I asked her if she would teach for us on zoom sometime and she said, how about Monday.  So Monday you get to dance with Casey and me.  Hope to see you at this special class tomorrow, May 18th at 1PM EST

For more on Casey, visit her Nia HQ page  or her video on why she teaches Nia.  Like me, she too was a former nurse.

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Join us as we revisit an old favorite, Pink Martini.  Fun routine, great music.  If you have not experienced this routine or the music of Pink Martini, you are in for a treat.  Big band, great vocals and a myriad of genres and languages.

If you are new to Nia with Linda, these streaming classes are free.  Share with anyone who you feel needs a little movement in their lives during this period of social isolation.

So here is how it works.  It will be easier for you if you download the Zoom client for meetings for a desktop or laptop, or the app for phones and tablets.

Click here for the link to download the zoom client or the app

Then click on this link to bring to my website and the list of streaming classes

At my website, niawithlinda.com, you will want to click on the link for the class and time you are trying to join.  Otherwise you will be all alone!

If you have downloaded the client/app, the meeting will open automatically in that interface.

If you have not downloaded the app/client, it should open in a web browser.

You can join early and sit in the waiting room. No magazines but no doctors either.

I’ll leave the audio open till the class starts.  If I leave the audio on, it interferes with my audio and we can’t have that!  I’ll open it back up at the end.  If you need to get my attention, you can raise your hand.  It is an icon in the middle of the bottom of the screen.

If you need any techie help, call me  617-851-2738  or email me at contact@niawithlinda.com

Find a little space in your home and be prepared to move and have fun.

38132202_1813515445350656_3335274798082162688_nFor Restorative Yoga, find some cushions, large books, yoga blocks, blankets, whatever you can use instead of bolsters and blocks.  We make it work.  For more information on Restorative yoga, check out my site, niawithlinda.com.  It is a lovely passive practice that gives the participant relaxation and calm. Who couldn’t use that right now.

Feel free to share these invitations to classes with anyone who needs it.

Love to all and stay healthy,

Linda Wilkes

Streaming Nia and Restorative Yoga Classes via Zoom with Linda All Free! Week of May 11th Nia Routine: Pink Martini!

 

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Join us as we revisit an old favorite, Pink Martini.  Fun routine, great music.  If you have not experienced this routine or the music of Pink Martini, you are in for a treat.  Big band, great vocals and a myriad of genres and languages.  

This Nia routine is all about flexibility and strength to music from movies, not musicals, but movies whose soundtracks have become iconic.

If you are new to Nia with Linda, these streaming classes are free.  Share with anyone who you feel needs a little movement in their lives during this period of social isolation.

So here is how it works.  It will be easier for you if you download the Zoom client for meetings for a desktop or laptop, or the app for phones and tablets.

Click here for the link to download the zoom client or the app

Then click on this link to bring to my website and the list of streaming classes

At my website, niawithlinda.com, you will want to click on the link for the class and time you are trying to join.  Otherwise you will be all alone!

If you have downloaded the client/app, the meeting will open automatically in that interface.

If you have not downloaded the app/client, it should open in a web browser.

You can join early and sit in the waiting room. No magazines but no doctors either.

I’ll leave the audio open till the class starts.  If I leave the audio on, it interferes with my audio and we can’t have that!  I’ll open it back up at the end.  If you need to get my attention, you can raise your hand.  It is an icon in the middle of the bottom of the screen.

If you need any techie help, call me  617-851-2738  or email me at contact@niawithlinda.com

Find a little space in your home and be prepared to move and have fun.

38132202_1813515445350656_3335274798082162688_nFor Restorative Yoga, find some cushions, large books, yoga blocks, blankets, whatever you can use instead of bolsters and blocks.  We make it work.  For more information on Restorative yoga, check out my site, niawithlinda.com.  It is a lovely passive practice that gives the participant relaxation and calm. Who couldn’t use that right now.

Feel free to share these invitations to classes with anyone who needs it.

Love to all and stay healthy,

Linda Wilkes

Streaming Nia and Restorative Yoga Classes via Zoom with Linda All Free! Week of May 3rd Nia Routine: Movie Theme Songs-Last week for the movies

 

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Join us now as this routine will take a hiatus at the end of this week for awhile.  More later about the routine for next week.  

This Nia routine is all about flexibility and strength to music from movies, not musicals, but movies whose soundtracks have become iconic.

If you are new to Nia with Linda, these streaming classes are free.  Share with anyone who you feel needs a little movement in their lives during this period of social isolation.

So here is how it works.  It will be easier for you if you download the Zoom client for meetings for a desktop or laptop, or the app for phones and tablets.

Click here for the link to download the zoom client or the app

Then click on this link to bring to my website and the list of streaming classes

At my website, niawithlinda.com, you will want to click on the link for the class and time you are trying to join.  Otherwise you will be all alone!

If you have downloaded the client/app, the meeting will open automatically in that interface.

If you have not downloaded the app/client, it should open in a web browser.

You can join early and sit in the waiting room. No magazines but no doctors either.

I’ll leave the audio open till the class starts.  If I leave the audio on, it interferes with my audio and we can’t have that!  I’ll open it back up at the end.  If you need to get my attention, you can raise your hand.  It is an icon in the middle of the bottom of the screen.

If you need any techie help, call me  617-851-2738  or email me at contact@niawithlinda.com

Find a little space in your home and be prepared to move and have fun.

IMG_4996For Restorative Yoga, find some cushions, large books, yoga blocks, blankets, whatever you can use instead of bolsters and blocks.  We make it work.  For more information on Restorative yoga, check out my site, niawithlinda.com.  It is a lovely passive practice that gives the participant relaxation and calm. Who couldn’t use that right now.

Feel free to share these invitations to classes with anyone who needs it.

Love to all and stay healthy,

Linda Wilkes