Month: November 2020

  • CMAA & Worcester Sheriff’s Office ‘Gifts for Seniors’ Ceremony Recap!

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    This past Thursday, the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office presented bags of gifts as part of Shrewsbury Senior Center’s “Gifts for Seniors” program.

    Staff, volunteers, and community members gathered to celebrate the item donations and explain the importance of this collaboration. There was even an online shoutout by the Bombas sock company afterwards!


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    Facebook post courtesy of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office


    Get involved!


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    The In It Together Volunteer Group is looking for newly purchased gifts to distribute to local seniors during the holiday season. The program runs October 1 to December 1.

    Items can be dropped off at the front of the Shrewsbury Senior Center, located at 98 Maple Ave. There are designated bins for items. Remember, all items must be new with tags on.

    They are looking for:

    • holiday cards (handmade or bought)
    • non-skid socks
    • sugar-free candy
    • diet and regular ginger ale
    • adult coloring books
    • colored pencils
    • granola bars
    • cookies
    • cereal
    • peanut butter
    • crackers
    • Spam
    • large print crosswords
    • word search books
    • lotion
    • deodorant
    • toothbrushes and toothpaste
    • soap
    • coin purse
    • flashlight
    • stuffed animal
    • water
    • blankets
    • mittens
    • combs and brushes
    • toilet paper
    • paper towels
    • tissues
    • hand sanitizer
    • masks

    Questions? Email Paula at


    Boxes of non-perishable snacks including Jif to go cups
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  • Happy Veteran’s Day from CMAA

    NOVEMBER 10, 2020


    The Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging is committed to supporting veterans near and far. For over 45 years, we’ve worked to help older Americans across Central Massachusetts get access to the resources they need. Read on to learn more about local events and happenings for this important holiday.

    Statewide Veterans' Day Activities

    Massachusetts Veterans Day 2020

    Virtual Veterans Day Ceremony, 10:00am

    Featuring speakers and musical performances, remarks by Governor Baker, and more! The ceremony will be broadcast on Facebook pages for the Department of Veterans’ Services, the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, and the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea as well as on the Commonwealth’s website.


    Stream the ceremony online at:  


    Northern Central MA Veterans' Day Activities


    Fitchburg Access Television (FATV)

    Virtual Veterans Day Ceremony, 11:00am

    A livestreamed broadcast available online and your television!


    If you reside in Fitchburg and have cable, watch on Comcast Channel 99 and Verizon Channel 37.

    To view the broadcast online, visit and click on the ‘Government Live Stream’ button.



    The City of Leominster and Leominster Veterans’ Services

    Veterans Day Presentation, 11:00am


    Due to the Governor of Massachusetts’ recent orders, in person attendees will be limited to staff, the Mayor, award recipients and a select few key participants. The ceremony can be watched on Leominster Access Television.


    If you reside in Leominster and have cable, watch on Comcast Channel 8 and Verizon Channel 34.


    To view the broadcast online, visit and watch at 11:00am.

    Central MA Veterans' Day Activities


    Veterans Inc. presents:

    Veterans’ Day Car Parade and Pancake Breakfast-To-Go!

    Click here to register!


    Decorate your car in a patriotic theme and celebrate our veterans!


    • 10:00am – Line up at Percy’s Appliance (19 Glennie Street, Worcester, MA)
    • 10:30am – Parade Begins
    • 11:00am – Parade Ends at Green Hill Park where there will be a WWI Memorial Unveiling

    *COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced and participants must remain in their vehicle at all times. Limited numbers, so register today!


    Graphic for Veterans, Inc. Veterans Day Car Parade and Pancake Breakfast-To-Go
    Southern Central MA Veterans' Day Activities


    Old Sturbridge Village

    Veterans’ Day Activities at The Village, 9:30am-4:00pm

    Cost: All active, veteran and retired members of the military and their families* receive free admission on Veterans Day. (*up to 6 people). For non-military guests, Veterans Day activities are included with standard daytime admission or Village membership; Please make sure to reserve/purchase tickets before arriving!


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    Photo courtesy of Old Sturbridge Village

    To celebrate Veterans Day, Old Sturbridge Village will present special activities celebrating the nation’s military history. Listen to fife and drum music, watch musket and cannon demonstrations, and see how American military uniforms have changed over the past 200 years.


    (Weather conditions could impact where and how certain activities take place. Visitors are expected to follow COVID-19 guidelines, including wearing masks when interacting with staff and other guests.)