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Month: June 2021

Juneteenth

Jun 18, 2021 There has been a significant amount of talk this month about Juneteenth—a celebration that honors the end of slavery in the United States. In Massachusetts, Juneteenth became an official state holiday this year. Nationally, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution this week establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day. As…
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Massachusetts Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) (2021)

Jun 11, 2021 The Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance is once again working with Massachusetts Farmers Markets to offer the Massachusetts Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) to recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (commonly known as food stamps).  Massachusetts residents enrolled in SNAP are automatically enrolled in HIP. When someone uses their SNAP card…
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Month (2021)

Jun 4, 2021 June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, and was launched 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations.  Elder abuse is a largely hidden and growing problem in the United States. It is…
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