Senior Connection Bulletin 11/16/20

Welcome to The Central MA Senior Bulletin!

 

The Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging (CMAA)

serves 61 towns and municipalities.

We want to spread the word about excellent events

and programs for senior citizens in our region.

 

Read on to find out what’s going on in your community!

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ASHBY

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Join the Ashby Council on Aging at the Ashby Free Public Library (Central Library) for a free cup of coffee and a snack.

You don’t even need to leave your vehicle!

 

The Drive-Thru will be held this Friday, November 20th

from 9:00-10:00am. 

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GRAFTON

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MILLBURY

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SHREWSBURY

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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 inittogether01545@gmail.com

Boxes of non-perishable snacks including Jif to go cups

WORCESTER

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SUTTON

Did you know that Sutton Public Access Television broadcasts a regularly schedule Senior Exercise Series?

 

Airing times:

Monday – Friday 10:30am

Weekends 4:30pm

 

Watch on:

Charter 191/192/194

Verizon 29/30/31

 

UXBRIDGE

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Join the Uxbridge Senior Center every Tuesday morning (8:30-10:00) for grocery shopping at Hannaford.

 

Pick up begins at 8:30 AM. Please sign up in advance by calling  508-278-8622 to reserve your seat on the van.

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Senior Fraud Hotline

A partnership between RSVP Volunteers of Central MA,

Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, and Family Services of Central Massachusetts

 

The Senior Fraud Prevention Initiative helps seniors recognize, resist and report fraud. 
When calling the HelpLine, you will find a peer who may have had a similar experience to yours. You will speak with a person trained and knowledgeable about what to do next; a confidante who cares about your fears. The volunteers answering these calls have been trained to identify the tell-tale signs of scams and frauds.

 

You are not alone.

 

RSVP’s Senior Fraud HelpLine receives calls from

9:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday

1-800-297-9760

 

Central Massachusetts

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

CMAA is pleased to offer seniors residing in nursing or rest homes

a continuing resource for resolving issues related to long-term care!

 

What is the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program?

An Ombudsman visits residents in nursing and rest homes to investigate and resolve complaints related to personal care, their belongings, food matters, roommate problems, and other issues which impact their daily lives. Ombudsmen resolve complaints through discussion, negotiation, or referring issues to the State Ombudsman. They also provide residents, their families, and community members with information and advocacy.

These professionals are trained and certified by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and here to help!

 

For more information, contact OMB@seniorconnection.org