March news & updates
March 2021 | Issue 2
COVID-19 Updates
Join the COVID Vaccine Update Call

Tuesday, March 2 | 6:00-6:30pm EST
How does the COVID vaccine work? What can you expect when you are vaccinated? How is the vaccine effective?

These questions and many others will be answered by leading public health expert, Dr. Steven Sbardella, MD, FACEP, FABC- the Chief Medical Officer at MelroseWakefield Healthcare in Melrose, MA.

This is a FREE event courtesy of the Reading/North Reading Chamber of Commerce but you must pre-register!

Helpful Vaccination Info
  • Are you 65 years old or older?
  • Would you like to receive the COVID vaccine?
  • Do you need help finding a vaccination site near you?
  • Need help registering for the vaccine?

The state has launched a vaccine scheduling line for residents of Massachusetts age 65+. This call center has over 500 staff members available to provide live telephone support for identifying vaccination sites near you and helping you register for your vaccine!

NOTE: This is for Massachusetts residents only!

Dial 211 from your mobile phone or call (877) 211-6277 for assistance.
Looking for a vaccine location or clinic near you?

Use Mass.Gov's online vaccination location search tool to find out where you and/or your loved one can go to get your vaccine!

Please note that to access this website you will need to use a computer. If you do not have a computer, please call 2-1-1 or (877) 211-6277 for assistance.
You may feel like you are the only one with lots of questions about the coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine but we assure you...YOU'RE NOT!

Visit our page to get answers to some of our clients' most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or contact your Primary Care Physician.
March: The Luckiest Month of Them All
The Story of the Four-Leaf Clover
Four-leaf clovers were Celtic charms, presumed to offer magical protection and ward off bad luck!
Dear Clients, We Are Lucky To Have You!
Whether you are Irish or not, everyone tends to have a different St. Patrick's Day tradition. As was the case for most things this past year, your celebrations may be different but we hope you get to enjoy doing something fun!

We at ABC consider ourselves LUCKY to be able to do the work that we do and care for seniors like you/your loved ones. We thank you for being a valued member of our ABC family and we wish you good luck today and all of the days that follow!

A Moment in Time: Reflecting on Historic Milestones

March is Women's History Month!

This month is dedicated to the brilliant, selfless and incredible women who came before us and who walk among us!

The goal of Women's History Month is to observe, recognize and reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of American women, their legacy and the undeniable impact they have had on our nation's history.

Did you know that ABC Home Healthcare Professionals is a woman-owned business?

For over 15 years, ABC is proud to be a certified women's business enterprise!
"Stew" Up Some Deliciousness

As we patiently wait for spring to arrive, there is nothing better than a stew in the crockpot for a quick, easy, cozy meal at home!

What's even better? Leftovers for days!

Here's what you will need:

  • 2 lbs boneless, beef chuck roast (cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • 1/4 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 4 russet potatoes (peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks)

Supporting the Communities We Serve
Pictured Here: Michelle McNall, Business Development Manager with ABC Home Healthcare Professionals, and two members of the Milano Senior Center
ABC Sponsors The Milano Senior Center's Valentine's Day Event
ABC Home Healthcare Professionals was thrilled to sponsor The Milano Senior Center's Valentine's Day Drive-By Event in Melrose, MA on February 17th!

75 Festive cupcakes and cards (created with love by children throughout various Melrose neighborhoods) were distributed to many of Melrose's seniors. Though the weather was pretty chilly, that didn't stop the group from having a whole lot of *socially distanced* fun!
Supporting a More Dementia Friendly Community for All
ABC Home Healthcare Professionals is proud to say that we have our own Dementia Friends Champion right here in-house!

Our Business Development Manager, Michelle McNall, has just completed the course required to be able to train others within the community on how to become more dementia friendly and inclusive for all!

Are you interested in learning more about Dementia or would you, your family or your organization benefit from a Dementia Friends training?

The Fun Stuff
Who Is it?

March 14th (3/14) is widely known as "Pi Day." In the math world, Pi (3.14...) is an infinite, non-repeating decimal- meaning that every possible number combination exists somewhere in Pi. Back in 1995, one genius Pi champion memorized 42,195 digits of Pi!

Speaking of geniuses, which genius (who developed the theory of relativity) was born on Pi Day (3/14/1879...yes, 1879!)?

Fun With Words

Crossword puzzles are a fun way to pass the time but, more importantly, they are a great exercise for the brain!

Did you solve it? Find the answers here