Author Archives for Ashley Preston

The Salem State Series will go virtual Wednesday, July 15!

June 22, 2020 8:56 am Published by Comments Off on The Salem State Series will go virtual Wednesday, July 15!

Salem State University’s long-running and popular speaker series will celebrate its 39th year by going virtual and welcoming back medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer, MD, PhD on Wednesday, July 15 at 6 pm. Farmer, co-founder and chief strategist of international non-profit Partners in Health (PIH), will discuss how his organization is leading the COVID-19 contact tracing efforts in Massachusetts...


Walk with a Doc

May 18, 2020 4:22 pm Published by Comments Off on Walk with a Doc

Walking was recently recognized by the Surgeon General of the United States of America as one of the single most important things we can do for our health. The Walk with a Doc Program combines a group walk with a short lecture by a doctor on a variety of health topics. The doctor also walks with participants to answer any...


Salem Together: Community resources for facing coronavirus

March 18, 2020 4:39 pm Published by Comments Off on Salem Together: Community resources for facing coronavirus

Bookmark the “Salem Together” website, a City of Salem-compiled directory of community resources concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. Check it often for updates! Website link: https://www.salem.com/home/pages/salem-together


Reminder and Request from the Salem Council on Aging

March 16, 2020 4:31 pm Published by Comments Off on Reminder and Request from the Salem Council on Aging

March 16, 2020 https://www.salem.com/home/news/reminder-and-request-salem-council-aging The Salem Council on Aging staff are working to identify and support older adults in Salem who may be in need during this difficult time. Read more below about services that may be of particular benefit to older residents, as well as an opportunity for community volunteers to assist. Social Services Available Older residents who may be more at...


Holiday Classics with Nicole Lashomb

December 6, 2019 9:25 am Published by Comments Off on Holiday Classics with Nicole Lashomb

Mayor Kim Driscoll invites all Salem seniors to a free afternoon of Holiday cheer & light refreshments, and to sing along with Nicole Lashomb. In this exclusive Holiday performance, join professional vocalist Nicole Lashomb as she takes us on a magical trip down memory lane with some Holiday Favorites & Seasonal Classics in contemporary, traditional, and classical genres. Feel the...


Salem Senior Fun Day!

November 6, 2019 7:06 pm Published by Comments Off on Salem Senior Fun Day!

A collaboration with Salem for All Ages and the Healthcare Studies Department at Salem State University. Saturday, November 16 10:00am-1:00pm Harrington Building, Salem State South Campus 90 Harrison Avenue, Salem, MA Join Healthcare Studies Department students and faculty, Salem seniors and residents for a day of activities such as games, exercise, crafts, and fellowship. Gift basket raffles and lunch, too!...


Join the Broad St. Readers Book Club!

September 6, 2019 4:04 pm Published by Comments Off on Join the Broad St. Readers Book Club!

Now meeting at both 11:00am and 5:30pm! Join the Broad Street Readers on Tuesday September 24th to discuss Paulette Jiles’ “News of the World,” an adventure story set in the aftermath of the Civil War that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust. “‘News of the World’ is an adventure story, filled with danger and incident; a western,...


Are You OK? Automated well-being phone call system now available for Salem seniors.

September 1, 2019 6:22 pm Published by Comments Off on Are You OK? Automated well-being phone call system now available for Salem seniors.

The City of Salem’s Council on Aging, Salem for All Ages initiative, and Salem Police Department are now offering the “Are You OK?” program for Salem seniors. If you are a Salem senior who lives alone or you are the adult child of a Salem senior who lives alone, “Are You OK?” is a free program that places a daily...


“His and Hers- How Heart Disease Differs by Gender” Lecture is now available to view on SATV

March 28, 2019 3:35 pm Published by Comments Off on “His and Hers- How Heart Disease Differs by Gender” Lecture is now available to view on SATV

The North Shore Physicians Group Lecture Series “His and Hers- How Heart Disease Differs by Gender” is now available to view on the SATV educational YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/F09sfmPdzc0 and will be airing on SATV channel 15 at the following times: 4/1/2019 at 2:22 PM 4/3/2019 at 8:20 AM 4/6/2019 at 5:00 PM


North Shore Physicians Group Lecture on Diabetes is now available on SATV

February 5, 2019 8:39 pm Published by Comments Off on North Shore Physicians Group Lecture on Diabetes is now available on SATV

Lecture on “Diabetes:  Answers to Common Questions” will be shown on Salem Access TV, channel 15 (Education channel) on the following dates and times: February 2 at 4:00 PMFebruary 4 at 4:00 PMFebruary 6 at 9:00 PMFebruary 9 at 4:00 PM It will also be shown on future dates; please check the schedule on their website satvonline.org. It is also...


Salem for All Ages: Year 2 Report

February 5, 2019 8:35 pm Published by Comments Off on Salem for All Ages: Year 2 Report

“The priorities represented by the Age-Friendly designation are reflective of Salem’s values as a whole. The goals of a livable, safe, and vibrant city serve to lift up all of our residents, no matter their age or ability.” -Mayor Kim Driscoll Click here to read the Year 2 Report


Salem for All Ages in the Salem News

January 4, 2019 10:28 am Published by Comments Off on Salem for All Ages in the Salem News

“Over the last two years, Salem has taken tremendous strides to encourage active aging, provide opportunities for good health, inclusion and security, and to become even more a place that improves the quality of life for all people as they age. While the opening of the greatly anticipated Mayor Jean Levesque Community Life Center was certainly the most visible accomplishment...