Category: Announcement

  • A Note from the Sutton Senior Center/Sutton Food Pantry

    A Note From the Sutton Senior Center/Sutton Food Pantry
    It’s important for senior citizens to know and trust anyone they accept assistance from during this difficult time. People with wonderful intentions are offering to volunteer and assist others with shopping and other errands. Unfortunately, scammers often prey on people during their most vulnerable times. Coronavirus-related scams targeting the elderly have been reported throughout the country. Some scammers claim to be from medical organizations with a COVID-19 vaccination and require over-the-phone payments to reserve a dose. Currently, there is no vaccine for the virus. Do not click on pop-ups or links from any sources you don’t recognize. Additionally, avoid charity scams or investment schemes involving research.
     
    As the Director of your Senior Center, I’m looking out for your safety by urging you to not accept help from anyone you don’t know. Local volunteers, not associated with the Senior Center, are offering to assist with banking, shopping, prescription pick-ups and in-home assistance. 
     
    DO NOT provide your banking or prescription information to anyone you don’t personally know, and don’t let them in your home. If you’re approached by such a volunteer, politely say “thank you for thinking of me, however, the Sutton Senior Center has provided assistance for those of us in need.”
     
    All Sutton Senior Center volunteers are CORI checked and provide credible references. If you’re concerned about a local senior, are a senior in need, or would like to volunteer, please call us at 508-234-0703. The building is closed to the public but our services remain available.​
     
     
    Michelle Edelstein
    Sutton Senior Center/Sutton Food Pantry
    19 Hough Road
    Sutton, MA 01590
    508-234-0703

  • ElderCare 2020 POSTPONED

    ElderCare 2020 Postponed Until 2021

    To The Community,

    This year’s ElderCare 2020 Event has been postponed, 

    due to unforeseen circumstances surrounding the coronavirus

    (COVID-19). The safety of our community always comes first.

    We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause,

    and we look forward to seeing you next year.

     

    Sincerely,

    Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, Inc.

    & Sheriff Lew Evangelidis Worcester County Sheriff’s Office

     

    ElderCare 2020 Postponed Until 2021

    TUESDAY, MAY 4th
    THE MANOR IN WEST BOYLSTON
    9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    (DATE CHANGE)

     

  • Medicare Savings Programs – Find out if you qualify

    From the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs and MassHealth:

    “A new state law in Massachusetts is expanding several Medicare Savings Programs (also known as “MassHealth Buy-In” Programs). These programs help older residents and people living with disabilities save money on their Medicare coverage. On January 1, 2020, more people are now able to get help paying for Medicare…” (From Medicare Savings Program release)

    The following link gives you more information, and three easy steps to see if you qualify:

    Medicare Savings Program Information January 1, 2020

  • Worcester Senior Center

    Free Health Care Planning Ambassador Workshops

    Honoring Choices is hosting free Ambassador Workshops – open to all care providers- in Worcester, South Shore, and Western MA. Everyone is welcome!

    South Shore
    Oct 24. Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care Ambassador Workshop
    9:00 am-10:30 am, Season Hospice & Palliative Care, Norwood.
    Register Here.  Download the Flyer.

    Worcester & Central MA
    Oct 22.  Worcester Senior Center Ambassador Workshop
     9:00 am- 10:30 am, Worcester Senior Center, Worcester
    Register Here.    Download the Flyer.

    Springfield & Western MA
    Nov 20. Western MA Transitions in Care Cross Continuum (TICCC) Workshop
    2:00- 4:00 pm, Baystate Medical Center Education Facility. 

    Register Here     Download the Flyer