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  • CMAA Senior Bulletin – Jan 6, 2021

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    CMAA Updates

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    Mark your calendars for May 3, 2021 because #ElderCare2021 is coming to a screen near you!

    Learn about local resources and information for older adults in Central Massachusetts virtually. We’ll be broadcasting the event online and across the region on cable access!

    Presented by:

    Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging &

    Sheriff Lew Evangelidis of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office

    Sponsored by:

    Joseph D. Early Jr. of the Worcester District Attorney’s Office,

    Reliant Medical Group, UMass Memorial Medical Center, UMass Medical School, Unibank, Fallon Health, WTAG News Radio, and The Vitality Magazine

    Central MA Local Happenings

    Grafton

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    Fitchburg

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    The Fitchburg Senior Center is now offering copies of “The Little Bird”, a newsletter where each issue focuses on a specific theme. Examples of topics range from The California Gold Rush, The Great Molasses Flood, and more! This publication is edited by Nancy Franks, a frequent presenter at senior centers and retirement communities around Massachusetts. She’s taken her extensive knowledge virtual during this time of isolation.

    Call the Fitchburg Senior Center at (978) 829-1790 to receive your copy.

    Worcester

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    WORCESTER SENIOR CENTER: INTRODUCTION TO TECHNOLOGY

    LEARN TO USE ZOOM

    You have heard the term and maybe even participated in a Zoom meeting. Now learn the basics to stay in touch with family and friends!

    Join Richard Spool, WSC participant and QCC professor of Computer Literacy who will conduct 3 sessions:

    Session 1: Wed. Jan. 13, 2021

    10am-11am: Intro to New Zoom Users

    Session 2: Wed. Jan. 20, 2021

    10am-11am: Creating and using a Zoom Account

    Session 3: Wed. Jan. 27, 2021

    10am-11am: Hosting a Zoom Meeting

    Participants need to know how to use the Zoom invite to participate in the sessions. Ample time for questions and answers throughout the sessions will be given.

    After registering by emailing lapins@worcesterma.gov, you will

    receive Zoom links, hand-outs to print and links to related websites.

    Sessions will be recorded to add to the Channel 192 and WSC playlists.

    Space is limited, so sign up today!

    Medway

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    The Friends of Medway Elders, a non-profit organization run by volunteers, is looking for applicants for its Board of Directors. If you would like to apply to this Board and help the Medway Seniors, please submit a letter of intent by January 10th 2021.

    Please contact the Center at (508) 533-3210 if you have any questions.

    Central MA Senior & Caregiver Resources

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  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren During the Pandemic

    Watch Spectrum News video at https://spectrumnews1.com/ma/worcester/news/2020/12/24/grandparents-raising-grandchildren

    The Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging is working to help grandparents raising grandkids.

    The nonprofit focuses on seniors serving 61 cities and towns across Central Massachusetts.

    Executive Director, Dr. Moses Dixon, said the pandemic can be an especially challenging time for older caregivers because of the technology kids are using for remote learning.

    “The grandparents that are raising the grandkids, or are having to homeschool them which is a difficult challenge for them since a lot of them are not technology savvy. So we reached out to a number of funders and other entities to support us to be able to support these grandparents during this difficult time as well as going into the holiday season where there is a lot of mental health challenges not only among the grandparents but also the grandkids,” said Dr. Dixon.

    The agency is offering scholarships in partnership with the Elder Services of Worcester for up to $300 per family.

    For more information you can call 508-756-1545.​

    https://spectrumnews1.com/ma/worcester/news/2020/12/24/grandparents-raising-grandchildren

  • The Central MA Senior Bulletin

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    CMAA Updates

    Recently, the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, including Executive Director Moses Dixon, visited senior centers across Worcester County to deliver hundreds of cold weather items and goodies as part of the Central MA Elder Coat Drive.

    Curious about how our stops went?

    Click the play button below and find out!

    Having trouble watching? No worries!

    We’ve also posted the video to our Facebook page.

    CMAA Events

    Join the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging and Jarelys Yoga on Tuesday, December 22nd at 2:00pm for an hour of yoga for older adults and caregivers. This time right on your Facebook!

    To participate, visit the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging Facebook page on December 22nd and watch the Facebook Live starting at 2:00pm. Jarelys will guide us through stretching and functional movement to get rid of built up tension.

    This free class is a great way to shake out the stress of the year!

    Participants will need:

    • comfortable space to practice
    • comfortable clothes to move in
    • chair to sit
    • journal for contemplation
    • rolled-up sock or tennis ball
    • Internet to access the event
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    Central MA Local Happenings

    Ayer

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    West Boylston

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    Uxbridge

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    Central MA Senior & Caregiver Resources

    Are you a grandparent raising grandchildren or other family? Looking for help paying the bills and affording the holidays?

    Consider the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Holiday Season Scholarship.

    This scholarship provides up to $300 per eligible family for expenses related to holiday gifts, food security, winter clothes, utilities, and more!

    Email Deb Dowd-Foley at ddfoley@eswa.org or call 508-756-1545 x390 for more details.

    This program is generously funded by the Reliant Foundation and collaborative effort between Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc. and the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, Inc.

     

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