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February 5, 2013

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CAROLYN O’CONNOR SCHOLARSHIP: The Carolyn O’Connor Scholarship has been established by the Cape Ann Chamber Businesswomen. The $1,000 scholarship, named in honor of the group’s first chairwoman, will be awarded annually to a Cape Ann woman looking to change careers or re-enter the work force. Each applicant must have a high school diploma or its equivalent, be a legal resident, and be accepted into an accredited college, university or job training program. Applications are available at the chamber office or by calling 978-283-1601. Contributions, made payable to Businesswomen’s Scholarship Fund, may be sent to Chamber Businesswomen’s Division, Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, 33 Commercial St., Gloucester, MA 01930.

NURSING HOME VOLUNTEERS: SeniorCare seeks volunteers who want to make a difference. Volunteers must be willing to spend 10 hours per month advocating for patients or residents as they live their lives with dignity and respect at a nursing facility or rehabilitation center. Volunteers will also work with the residents and staff to resolve concerns about residents’ rights and quality of life and care. A one year commitment is necessary after a local three day training class. To schedule an interview, call SeniorCare at 1-866-927-1050 (toll free) or 978-281-1750, Ext. 336. To learn more, visit: www.seniorcareinc.org.

SCHOONER ADVENTURE: The schooner Adventure needs volunteers for office support, exhibit development, event organization, photography, public relations and the ship’s store. The Gloucester Adventure Inc., a nonprofit historic preservation and educational organization, was established to restore the schooner Adventure as a historic community resource and living classroom. Volunteers help year-round with vessel restoration, educational programs, events and fundraising. Visit www.schooner-adventure.org. Send donations to the Gloucester Adventure Inc., P.O. Box 1306, Gloucester, MA 01931. Contact Joanne Souza at 978-281-8079 or jsouza@schooner-adventure.org.

ELDER VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: The Rose Baker Senior Center and the Council on Aging (COA) needs friendly visitors and shoppers to provide weekly shopping and home visits to home-bound elders. The Gloucester COA has many other volunteer opportunities also available. Call Lydia at 978-281-9765, ext. 14.

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