One of the biggest challenges we face as companions is finding creative ways to engage with individuals who have dementia. Many of our clients are living with cognitive impairment. Some have difficulty finding the right word to use, others may be resistant to accepting help or experience anxiety around being in an unfamiliar environment. Creative engagement is important in helping individuals with dementia feel a sense of security and acceptance. People with dementia are often self-conscious about their memory issues and are told “no” frequently. We’ve discovered the best way to engage with individuals is to “just go with it”.


By Kelly Hoag
Monday, April 8th

The Year In Review - 12 Reasons We Are Grateful for 2018

As the end of the year approaches, we have a lot of significant milestones to reflect upon. It… More

By Rachel Polcaro
Wednesday, December 19th

We are excited to announce that Seniors Helping Seniors® has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the 11th annual employee-based survey project from The Boston… More

By Kelly Hoag
Wednesday, November 21st

It was a picture-perfect summer’s day on Saturday, July 21st, for Seniors Helping Seniors of Greater Boston and Metrowest’s fourth annual Employee Appreciation Barbecue. More than 60… More

By Lisa Graffeo
Friday, August 3rd

My name is Rachel, and I am the new Client Care Coordinator here at Seniors Helping Seniors. What an exciting couple of weeks it has been since I joined the SHS team! Not only have I been getting… More

By Rachel Polcaro
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