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National Volunteer Month (2021)

Apr 9, 2021 April is National Volunteer Month. This began as a celebration to honor the contribution women made on the home front during World War II. After the war, interest resurged in the late 1960s and early 1970s and April became National Volunteer Month as part of President George H.W. Bush’s 1000 Points of…
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The SAVVY Caregiver (Spring 2021)

Apr 1, 2021 SeniorCare will offer The SAVVY Caregiver, a free six-week workshop online on Thursdays, May 20 – June 24, 202110:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Savvy Caregiver Program is a free six-session training for family and friends who are active caregivers, caring for those living with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. Taking care of…
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COVID-19 Resiliency Grant Fund

Mar 31, 2021 COVID-19 has created challenges for many of the nonprofits and public agencies across Massachusetts to meet the needs of their communities. The pandemic and the resulting economic shutdown have had significant effects on the services, operations, and people working and serving in the nonprofit sector. In particular, organizations that manage volunteers are…
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Money Management Assistance

Mar 26, 2021 Managing our finances can stymie even the best and brightest among us. Sometimes we need help, even if our finances are not complicated. As we age, managing the day-to-day tasks that involve our money–from paying the bills and balancing the checkbook to giving to charity, filing insurance claims, managing Medicare and/or Medicaid…
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Councils on Aging Update

Updated Mar 12, 2021 The information here is valid as of Mar 12, 2021, but is subject to change. Please confirm service availability with your COA. Many Councils on Aging (COAs) and Senior Centers have closed their building due to the winter COVID spike. Most COAs are offering online programming or programming via local cable…
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March for Meals

Mar 19, 2021 Hunger is a very real problem in the United States.  In 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that 10.5% of all U.S. households are “food insecure.”  Food insecure is defined as uncertain of having, or unable to acquire, enough food to meet the needs of all the members of a household…
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Tax Preparation Assistance (2021)

Updated Mar 19, 2021 Quick link: Tax Aide Resource Guide Important update: The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service have announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. More information. For this year’s tax…
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March For Meals 2021

SeniorCare’s annual celebration of March for Meals– acknowledging the importance of the Meals on Wheels program and the many people who make it possible. In 2021, this celebration looks a little different, but the importance of Meals on Wheels is greater than ever– ensuring that home bound elders receive a nutritious meal and a friendly…
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Daylight Savings Time

Mar 12, 2021 This weekend, we “spring ahead” an hour with Daylight Saving Time (DST) at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning. I am not a particular fan of the “fall back” aspect of DST, but I love springing forward!  The history of DST is interesting.  I have heard that Benjamin Franklin came up with the idea…
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Dementia Friends

Mar 11, 2021 Upcoming Dementia Friends Information Sessions: There are 4 upcoming sessions, register to attend only one session Monday, March 22, 2021, at 1:30 PMTuesday, March 30, 2021, at 6:30 PMThursday, April 8, 2021, at 9:30 AMWednesday, April 14, 2021, at 3:00 PM To register, email carrie.johnson@seniorcareinc.org or call 978-281-1750. If you saw someone…
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