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Salter HealthCare Recognizes 17 Employees for Longtime Service at Special Ceremony

Among Those Awarded Was Burlington Resident & Nurse, Judy Enos, Who Was Recognized for Her 40-year Commitment to Serving Salter Patients

Salter HealthCare (http://www.salterhealthcare.com), one of Massachusetts’s most trusted leaders in rehabilitation and skilled nursing care, today announced the recipients of their employee recognition awards for tenure. Seventeen team members who have been with the company for 5 years or more were recognized at a special ceremony held on March 7, 2017 at Winchester Rehabilitation & Nursing Center.

Among those recognized was Mimose Renois of Everett, C.N.A., for her five years of service.

The star of the day was Certified Nurse Aide (C.N.A.), Judy Enos, who has been with Salter HealthCare for 44 years. Massachusetts Senator Jason Lewis presented Enos with a special citation from the Massachusetts Senate and from Governor Charlie Baker. “It’s not every day that I get to recognize someone who has worked for a company for over 40 years and that says a lot about the Salter organization,” said Lewis. Fellow staff members applauded Enos for setting the tone, attitude and work ethic for everyone around her before presenting her individually with a rose to the song, Simply the Best.

 

May is Older Americans Month

The Malden YMCA encourages older adults in Everett, Malden and Medford to eat healthy, get active and social

May is Older Americans Month and the Malden YMCA encourages all adults 50 years and older in Malden, Medford and Everett to get motivated and develop behaviors that are crucial to healthy aging, including healthy eating, increasing physical activity and social interaction.

Adults 50 years and older currently make up more than 30 percent of the U.S. population, and will soon represent 45 percent of all Americans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that adults 50 and older have a 70 percent chance of developing at least one chronic disease. While these numbers seem daunting, the good news is that making small lifestyle changes that include increasing physical activity, eating healthier and staying active socially can help older adults live better.

“The image of an older adult sitting on the porch in a rocking chair is long gone—today’s older adult is more active, engaged and in control of their health,” said Debbie Amaral, CEO, Malden YMCA. Community-based organizations like the Y provide the needed guidance to help them reach health goals, particularly when it comes to chronic disease prevention.”

The Y offers many ways for older adults to live healthier including Enhance Fitness

The Malden YMCA offers Enhance®Fitness, a 16-week evidence-based physical activity program proven to increase the physical, mental and social functioning of older adults – particularly those with arthritis. Classes are held at 3 convenient locations, 99 Dartmouth St. Malden, 121 Riverside Ave , Medford and at 106 Wyllis Ave., Everett. A schedule of classes is available at www.ymcamalden.org. The Y offers a wide variety of programs supporting the social and physical well-being of older individuals. These include aqua fitness classes, exercise classes such as yoga, ZUMBA Gold, and strength and flexibility classes. The Malden YMCA also provides YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program and Livestrong for cancer survivors.

According to the CDC, 52 million Americans have arthritis, including about half of all adults over age 65. Almost 23 million Americans report that arthritis limits their physical activity. Research has shown that low-intensity physical activity performed on a regular basis can reduce pain, improve functioning, elevate mood and delay the onset of disability.

Participants in EnhanceFitness attend three, one-hour classes per week taught by certified Y instructor. Classes feature proven aerobic, strength training, balance and flexibility exercises that are safe, effective and modifiable for a variety of fitness levels. After four months, fitness assessments are conducted to track participants’ progress. In addition to physical benefits, the program provides a fun, social atmosphere that fosters relationships between program participants.

Additionally, the Y offers the following tips on how to jump-start your healthy-living routine:

1. Have fun with your food. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring! Have fun with your fruits and vegetables by trying them fresh or frozen. Find a new recipe that uses a different source of protein or find a way to incorporate fish or beans into an old favorite. Remember as you age, it’s important to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat or fat-free dairy and lean meats to help your body get the necessary nutrients.

2. Fill up on fiber and potassium, hold the salt. As you age, your body needs more fiber rich foods to help it stay regular. Aim for a variety of colorful foods on your plate (i.e. fruits and veggies) to keep fiber rich foods a part of your diet. Additionally, increasing potassium along with reducing sodium or salt may lower your risk of high blood pressure. Fruits, vegetables and low-fat or fat-free milk and yogurt are good sources of potassium.

3. Get Active. Physical activity is safe for almost everyone, and the health benefits of physical activity far outweigh the risks. Regular physical activity is one of the most important things older adults can do for their health. It can prevent many of the health problems that seem to come with age (such as osteoporosis and arthritis) and reduce the risk for developing, or help manage, depression, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain kinds of cancers. For older adults who have chronic conditions that hinder their ability to be active on a regular basis, some physical activity is better than none, and older adults who participant in any amount of physical activity gain some health benefits.

4. Tweak your routine. To get the recommended 30 minutes of daily physical activity, change your routine to 10-minute sessions throughout the day. For example, stand on one foot while brushing your teeth to increase balance, and do squats while washing dishes to increase strength. Make sure you can grab hold of something to maintain balance—safety first! To increase your cardio, take the stairs instead of the elevator or park farther from the entrance to work. When sitting in front of the TV, march during commercials or do some light stretching to break up sitting for long periods.

5. Get social. Socialization is an important part of aging. As we get older, it’s important to be active socially to stay healthy. Take a walk with a friend or a neighbor, join a book club or volunteer at your local pet shelter or local Y. Social interaction provides meaningful engagement, builds relationships, enhances a sense of belonging and provides opportunities for involvement—all resulting in greater bonds and a stronger sense of community. Being connected to the community keeps you healthy!

 

For more information on how your family can live a healthy, active life, visit www.ymcamalden.org or call 781.3324-7680 for more information

   

City of Everett awarded Government Finance Officers Association’s Certificate of Achievement

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City of Everett has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment. Since 1984, GFOA has encouraged and recognized exemplary budgeting practices among governmental entities in the United States and Canada.

Todd Buikema, acting director of GFOA’s Technical Services Center, stated, “Congratulations to Mayor DeMaria and the City of Everett for having satisfied the high standards of the program. We hope that your example will encourage others in their efforts to achieve and maintain an appropriate standard of excellence in financial reporting.”

GFOA is a major professional association servicing the needs of more than 18,000 appointed and elected local, state and provincial-level government officials and other finance practitioners. It provides top quality publications, training programs, services and products designed to enhance the skills and performance of those responsible for government finance policy and management.

In the future, Mayor DeMaria and his administration want Everett to continue to be recognized as a leading community in public financial management by practice and policy development. It is Mayor DeMaria’s goal to enhance and promote quality government management for the benefit of Everett residents and businesses.

   

City of Everett to participate in emergency preparedness drill

Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Everett Health Department will participate in an emergency preparedness drill with the Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management of the state Department of Public Health on Friday, May 19. The drill will be located at the Connolly Center on Chelsea Street, from 7:30 a.m. to noon.

This is only a drill to examine the procedures that would have to be activated in the event of a real emergency. Staff from the Health Department, along with volunteers and other city departments, will stage a full-scale exercise at this time. Also, other members of emergency coalitions will be observing.

You might see an increase in activity in this area during the drill. Remember, this is only a drill. There should be no interference with daily routines.

If you have any questions, please contact Elaine Silva at the Health Department at 617-394-2258 or Sabrina Torra at 617-394-2314.

   

Errors cost Lady Tide softball team against Beverly

The Everett softball team feels they’ve been competitive and playing well, even though they’ve also been doomed by some untimely errors. That trend continued on Monday as they lost, 9-4, to Beverly.

Ariana Garay went seven innings on the mound. She struck out one and only walked three, but gave up 10 hits. Still, only five of Beverly’s runs were earned, which goes to show just how much of a difference errors can make.

“If we took away the errors we had, I feel like this could have been one of the best games we’ve played this season,” said Everett coach Stacy Schiavo. “Our outfielders saw a lot of action and our outfielders made the plays where they could have allowed Beverly to score more.”

Beverly started the first inning with a leadoff single. The base runner moved to second on a fielder’s choice, then scored on a double by the clean-up hitter to make it 1-0.

Samantha Uga followed up in Everett’s half of the inning with a single. She moved to second when Diana Concannon walked. With runners at first and second, Hailey Powers tripled to score both Uga and Concannon and give Everett a 2-1 lead.

Everett held Beverly in the second and third, but came apart in the fourth. A pair of errors enabled Beverly to score four times and take a 5-2 lead. In the bottom of the fourth, a pair of consecutive walks put Izza Bourouis and Kloey Cardillo on first and second. With two outs, Powers came through in the clutch again and doubled to score Bourouis and make it 5-3.

“Hailey Powers has stepped up her hitting,” said Schiavo. “She was in a funk for a little while but has been hitting hard and has been solid in the batting lineup the past few games.”

Everett played solid defense for two consecutive innings, but couldn’t complete their comeback due to a tough seventh inning. Beverly registered three hits but scored four runs off of two fielding errors. Concannon scored the Crimson Tide’s final run in the seventh off an RBI double by Nalani Marinez.

   

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