news & updates
October 2022 | Issue 22
  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • Laughter is the best medicine: Health benefits and why you need to laugh more

  • Get your tickets for MVES' Bellyful of Laughs Event on 1/28/2023

  • ABC sponsors SeniorCare's 50th Anniversary Celebration

  • Walking for a Cure for ALS
What Our Clients Are Saying...

"The entire ABC organization has been a godsend for my family. If it weren't for our aide and all that she does to take care of my mom, I don't know what we would do! It saddens me that I don't live closer to my mother but knowing that she has an extended ABC family makes all the difference!"

Lorraine T.
Client's Daughter
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
"Rising" to the challenge to raise awareness of breast cancer and provide resources to ensure regular screenings
Per the National Breast Cancer Coalition, there will be an estimated 287,850 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in women in 2022. The risk of a woman being diagnosed with breast cancer has risen considerably since 1975 with now 1 in 8 women in 2022 at risk of being diagnosed. While younger women are also susceptible to getting breast cancer, older women are far more likely to receive a breast cancer diagnosis.

With the rise of breast cancer cases in the US, it is critical for all women to be on top of their routine doctor appointments, get regular screenings as well as be vigilant of any warning signs that come up...after all, no one knows your body better than you do!

Practice Relieving Stress BEFORE the Holidays
Laughter is the Best Medicine
It's no secret that keeping a positive mindset is paramount but people often forget just how important it is to laugh! Many assume laughing is just a reaction and that's all it is but, in reality, laughing so many health benefits including:

  • Stress relief
  • Increase in blood flow
  • Boosting immunity
  • Putting the heart, diaphragm and abdominal muscles to work
  • Improving memory

Where Do You Turn When You Need Extra Help at Home?
Well, you come to ABC Home Healthcare Professionals, of course!

It's hard to believe but the holidays are almost upon us! First it's Halloween and the next minute it's Christmas and New Years. You may realize that you or someone you love is in need of additional assistance at home.

ABC offers a variety of home care services that can help you or your loved one remain living safe and independent at home. However, many are unfamiliar with home care and want to learn more before exploring it as an option.

Services, Celebrations and More!
Save the Date for MVES' Bellyful of Laughs Event on 1/28/2023
It's almost that time again...time for Mystic Valley Elder Services' Premier Fundraising "Bellyful of Laughs" Event!

ABC is proud to, once again, be the lead sponsor for one of the most successful fundraising events for the MVES organization. The Bellyful of Laughs Event is one of the annual fundraisers that helps raise money for unfunded and underfunded programs and services for elders in need.
Here is the ABC Team having a fabulous time!

Pictured from left to right is Doug Baraw (Controller), Joan Lepore (Chief Operations Officer), Beth O'Donoghue (Nurse), Marsha DiPerri (HR Director), Clare Pappagallo (Nurse Manager) and Christine Sheehan (Marketing Manager)
Celebrating Our Love for Seniors & Our Continued Partnership with Cape Ann's SeniorCare
On September 22nd, SeniorCare hosted their 50 year anniversary event for which ABC Home Healthcare Professionals was the premier sponsor.

The work that SeniorCare has done over the past 50 years and the immeasurable aid they've provided to seniors throughout the Cape Ann communities is truly remarkable.

We are grateful to partner with such a wonderful organization that provides seniors with the resources and support they need and so much more!
ABC "Walks the Walk" and "Talks the Talk" as We Sponsored the Walk for Hope to find a cure for ALS!
While some people only need limited help in the home, there are many clients who have serious health conditions or disabilities such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and ALS (just to name a few) who require more hands-on assistance.

ABC is proud to provide this extensive level of care and we welcome any opportunity to be able to get involved with organizations that strive to find cures for health conditions like ALS and so many more that affect some of our clients!
Shown here is the "Marie's Army" Team that was sponsored by ABC and who participated in the Angel Fund's Walk for Hope on 9/10/2022. The Angel Fund raises money for critical research towards finding a cure for ALS.