Bouncing Back with PACE

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Born in Haverhill, and living in Gloucester, Paul Archambault was a fabric cutter for antique car interiors and upholstery. Paul loves everything about antique cars, especially driving them.

While camping in 1997, Paul was hit twice by lightning and suffered seizures and lost his teeth. He also suffered from heart problems, short term memory loss, lower back pain, vertigo, migraines and ringing in his ears.

Since Paul joined PACE at Element Care in April of 2014 his health and quality of life have improved significantly.

After joining PACE at Element Care, Paul had a stent inserted to help with his heart problems. He also received new hearing aids and dentures. Paul’s nurses at Element Care help him with his medication due to his short-term memory issues. For his lower back pain and migraines, Paul receives acupuncture one day a week at the PACE Adult Day Health Center.

Paul loves to come in to Element Care’s PACE Center to socialize and participate in activities. He attends the PACE Center four times a week where his favorite pastime is completing jigsaw puzzles.

Paul has been a great PACE ambassador who loves to tell everyone in his community and at church about all the ways that PACE has changed his life.