NoteWorthy – 11/24/19
AROUND THE VALLEY
Aid Association Raises $130,0000 In Support Of Anna Jaques Hospital
The Anna Jaques Aid Association celebrated its annual meeting in October and presented a check for $130,000 to President and CEO Mark Goldstein, Chairman of the Anna Jaques Board of Trustees David LaFlamme, and Chair of the Anna Jaques Community Health Foundation Matt Khatib.
Funds raised this year were designated to assist underinsured and uninsured low to moderate income patients in Seabrook, the AJH birth center, comprehensive pain clinic, Cardiac Cath and Interventional Radiology Suite, and the pediatric psychiatric unit.
The meeting also recognized retiring Aid directors, welcomed new members and introduced Karen Davis as corresponding secretary.
UMass Lowell Researcher Receives $1 million To Alleviate Asthma In Senior Citizens
A UMass Lowell researcher who works to alleviate asthma in senior citizens has received $1 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. UMass Lowell Prof. Dave Turcotte leads Healthy Homes, a program that works to reduce asthma among low-income seniors and families living in public and subsidized rental housing in Lowell.
With the new award, the program is taking aim at protecting senior citizens from asthma triggers associated with gas stoves such as nitrogen dioxide emissions and microscopic particles including chemicals, metals and dust. While electric stoves do not emit these substances, converting from gas to electric stoves in many apartment buildings is not feasible, according to Turcotte.
The grant will allow Healthy Homes to install portable air filtration units in apartments with gas stoves and provide other equipment with the goal of improving the health of senior tenants with asthma or preventing it. Turcotte and his team will also research whether these measures are effective.
NECC Receives 2019 Magazine Pacemaker Award From Associated Collegiate Press
This is the second year in a row that Parnassus has received this award. The magazine was also selected in 2011, and was a finalist for the award in 2009, 2013 and 2017.
Parnassus was judged on the quality of the writing and editing, photography, art and graphics, layout and design, and overall concept or theme. Published each spring, the magazine includes student poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction, and photography and artwork.
Northern Essex was competing with 126 collegiate publications from 22 states and Canada. Forty-one were named as finalists and 14, including Parnassus, were selected as winners and announced at the Fall National College Media Convention on Nov. 2 in Washington, D.C.
Anna Jaques Hospital Welcomes Patients To Newly Expanded Comprehensive Pain Center
On Nov 14, Anna Jaques Hospital welcomed patients to the newly renovated and expanded Comprehensive Pain Center located on the hospital campus at 25 Highland Avenue, Newburyport.
Led by Medical Director Simon Faynzilberg, the Comprehensive Pain Center strives to help patients reduce and cope with chronic pain including back pain, neck pain, joint pain, neuropathies, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, post-traumatic injury pain, cancer pain, and more.
The recent renovation project centralized all related pain services to one expanded facility, including a new surgical procedure room and pre- and-post procedure areas. The suite also houses the latest C-Arm technology which provides high-resolution, real-time fluoroscopic X-ray imaging during surgical procedures.
In addition to the community-based care provided by Anna Jaques, as a member of Beth Israel Lahey Health, Comprehensive Pain Center patients also have access to a network of leading experts in orthopedic and spine surgery, neurology, behavioral health, occupational and physical therapy, and more.
Lawrence Partnership Annual Meeting 2019
This year’s event will feature a showcase of Lawrence most authentic locally owned restaurants. Attendees will enjoy new and classic Latin American dishes that tell the stories of the city and the people who helped shape it.
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Third Annual Mayor’s Holiday Fest for Youth Homelessness
Youth homelessness is a persistent problem in Greater Lowell, yet services focused on the population have typically been geared towards families and adults with little awareness of homeless youth.
To help combat this issue and to provide support to these young people in our community, Mayor Bill Samaras is continuing and building upon last year’s Mayor’s Holiday Fest for Homeless Youth (started by now-Senator Ed Kennedy).
Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra’s Family Holiday Concert
The MVPO invites all to their Family Holiday Season Spectacular Concert at Timberlane Performing Arts Center, featuring many instrumental and choral favorites of the season.