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Calendar of Events

Below is a list of Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging's schedule of up-coming events and other activities occuring throughout Central Massachussetts. Events are posted frequently and displayed in date order with the most recent at the top. If you would like further information on a particular event please email us at SeniorConnection.

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Saint Francis – Adult Day Health

Date:06-16-2017 through 09-01-2017
Time:Call for Details
Location:Saint Francis – Adult Day Health

Saint Francis – Adult Day Health

Do you care for a loved one at home?

Are you planning a vacation or need to get errands done during the day?


Saint Francis Adult Day Health can help!

·        Transportation is available through Taxi or Van to Worcester and the towns immediately surrounding Worcester. The drivers are trained to assist the elderly.

·        We provide nursing care, social services, activities and 2 hot meals and a snack during the day.

·        We accept Private pay, MassHealth, Veterans Administration, and payment through Elder Services of Worcester (Navicare, Evercare).




** Our Adult Day Health is a Medical model based program.

We are able to coordinate Nursing services for our participants.

All of the staff undergo Alzheimer association training, and the program space is secured. Our C.N.A.’s provide assistance with eating toileting and personal care as needed.

Osteoporosis Exercise and Nutrition Classes

Date:09-05-2017 through 11-07-2017
Time:See Details below
Location:Worcester Senior Center128 Providence StreetWorcester, MA 01604



Osteoporosis Exercise and Nutrition Classes


Register Now for Classes Starting Sept 5, 2017

Exercise Classes Tuesday and Friday 12 noon – 1 pm


Nutrition Classes Tuesday 1-2 pm


This 10 weeks program can help to prevent and may even reverses Osteoporosis by:

Building Bone Density

Improve Balance

Strengthen & Improved Posture

Enhance Energy & Well-being


A Certified Exercise Trainer will teach specific weight bearing exercise & a Registered Nutritionist will guide and educate you in proper diet and supplements.


Please call 508-799-8062 for information and registration


The Program is funded in part by Title III of the Older Americans Act via the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs.


Worcester Senior Center
128 Providence Street
Worcester, MA 01604

Phone: (508) 799-1232

Fax: (508) 799-1743


The Savvy Caregiver Program

Date:09-07-2017 through 10-12-2017
Time:1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:Millbury Public Library128 Elm StreetMillbury, MA 01527

The Savvy Caregiver Program is a six-session training for family
and friends who are active caregivers, caring for those living with
Alzheimer’s or related dementias!


The Savvy Caregiver Program

Brought to you by Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc. & Tri-Valley, Inc.


Thursdays, September 7 – October 12, 2017

1:00 pm — 3:00 pm

Millbury Public Library

128 Elm Street, Millbury MA 01527

Free of charge!


Taking care of a person living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia is specialized work. To do this work successfully, caregivers need special skills, knowledge, and positive attitude that helps them to care for themselves.


Become an expert in Caregiving for someone with Alzeimer’s or related dementias!

·        Understand the impact of dementia on both you and the person you are caring for.

·        Learn the skills you need to manage daily life.

·        Take control and set goals.

·        Communicate more effectively.

·        Strengthen family resources.

·        Feel better about your caregiving.

·        Take care of you!


Complimentary Respite Available

For more information or to register
Call Deb Dowd-Foley 508-756-1545 ext.390
or Laura Black-Silver 508-949-6640 ext. 3079


Funding for this program was provided by a grant form the Administration for Community Living in collaboration with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and Elder Services of Merrimack Valley


For more information or to register
Call Deb Dowd-Foley 508-756-1545 ext. 390 or
email her at

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group

Date:09-11-2017 through 10-09-2017
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Pleasantries Adult Day and Consulting Services 195 Reservoir Street, Marlborough, MA

If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease,
Please attend this powerful resource group.

We provide information, education, and resources on Alzheimer’s disease.
Caregivers share stories along with caregiving journey offering support
and making connections with other members.

When:  2nd Monday of each Month

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Pleasantries Adult Day and Consulting Services
195 Reservoir Street, Marlborough, MA


Pre-screening by email or phone is required prior to attending

Please contact Tammy Pozerycki at 508-481-0809 or | alzheimer's association

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group
(This also includes other kin)

Date:09-11-2017 through 12-11-2017
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: YWCA (Members Lounge) Salem Square Worcester, MA

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.


Place: YWCA (Library 2nd Floor)
1 Salem Square Worcester, MA 01608

Free childcare provided

The support group meets the second MONDAY of every month
with a social worker from Children's Friend, Inc.

For more information, please call Elder Services of Worcester Area at 508-756-1545

Sponsored by The Family Caregiver Support Program of
Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc.,
Children's Friend, Inc., and the YWCA


Meeting dates in 2017:

MONDAY,  September 11th, October 9th, November 13th , December 11th  

   This event is made possible through AOA and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

New England Jazz BanjoFest

Date:09-15-2017 through 09-17-2017
Time:See Details below.
Location:Strubridge Host Hotel366 Main StreetSturbridge, MA 01566

September 15 - 17, 2017

Sturbridge Host Hotel

366 Main St., Sturbridge, MA 01566



Friday 8:00 pm, Sturbridge Room

Festival Opening Concert


Steve Caddick - JAZZ

Steve is hands-down one the best four string banjo players around. He has headlined for festivals around the country. He was recently inducted into the Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame.


Lance MacLean and His Dixieland Band

Lance is in demand as banjoist and travels internationally to
play with thebest Dixieland bands around including his own
Moose Mountain Jazz Band. Though originally from California,
we are lucky that he now lives in central NH.


Other events this weekend:


Friday 3-5 pm & Saturday 10-noon Lobby Performers


Saturday 1 – 4 pm Festival Show (15 minute time slots)


Continuous jam sessions Friday 3 pm ‘til Sun noon.


All musicians welcome.

The festival is FREE to the public.


Donations welcome and are necessary to support the festival.

For More Info: Allen Padwa or Alice Caldwell - 508-754-7918

For more information please click on the following link to email us

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