A Note From the Sutton Senior Center/Sutton Food PantryIt’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 EdelsteinSutton Senior Center/Sutton Food Pantry19 Hough RoadSutton, MA 01590508-234-0703
This video will introduce you to the 2020 Census, present a quick overview of the online questionnaire, and help you answer the questions.
American Sign Language (ASL): Video Guide to Completing the 2020 Census Online: https://www.census.gov/library/video/2020/asl-2020-census-video-guide.html
More Languages found here: https://www.census.gov/library/video.html
Written testimony to the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs for their Informational Hearing on the Crisis Facing the Direct Care Workforce in Elder Services
Lisa Gurgone, Executive Director
Mass Home Care
February 4, 2020
The Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, Inc (CMAA):
will be relocating to a new location in Worcester, MA effective March 1, 2020.
Our new address will be 330 Southwest Cutoff, Suite 203, Worcester, MA 01604.
During this time of transition the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, Inc, will continue to serve our consumers without any service interruptions. This also includes no changes to our office’s main telephone number (508-852-5539). The new location allows us to serve you better, with more accessibility and opportunities to expand our partnerships throughout the Central Massachusetts Region.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to our continued service as the leader in Central Massachusetts in providing information and resources to older adults & their caregivers.
The CMAA Staff and Board of Directors