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Category: COVID19

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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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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Covid Vaccine Information

Update: Mar 25, 2021 Information on Covid Vaccine eligibility and availability is changing day by day, sometimes hour by hour. For the most up to date information, please visit the state information page at: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-updates-and-information#covid-19-vaccine-.

Covid 19 Vaccines (1/25/2021)

This information is from a Commonwealth of Massachusetts memo dated 1/25/2021. Beginning Monday, February 1st, people ages 75 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts. The COVID-19 vaccine is provided free of charge. Find a vaccine location at: https://www.maimmunizations.org/clinic/search?page=1 When can I get vaccinated? Vaccinations for people ages 75 or older…
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New Years Resolutions 2021

Jan 1, 2021 Now that we have bid a fond farewell to 2020, many of us are considering what changes we might want to make for 2021.  It’s time to make our New Year’s Resolutions.  But, as most of us have discovered, it’s easier to make a resolution than to keep it.  Many experts on…
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Fraud Alert: COVID-19 Scams

Dec 28, 2020. As the number of people and communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic grows, so do the scams associated with it. Scammers use public health emergencies as opportunities for new fraud schemes, and because older adults and people with disabilities are at greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19, they may target these…
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A Message from CEO Scott Trenti

Dec 28, 2020 Watch a short video message from SeniorCare CEO Scott Trenti at https://youtu.be/ejUj81PYzk8. SeniorCare works closely with those we serve, their families and other informal supports, weaving together programs and services that make living at home as easy and comfortable as possible. Such services include nutritional assistance (i.e., Meals on Wheels, “Grab &…
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Holiday (Pandemic) Blues

Dec 18, 2020 We are in the middle of what Andy Williams told us years ago is “the most wonderful time of the year.”  For many of us, the holiday season is fun and joy filled.   For some, however, the holidays bring stress and sadness. This year in particular, some of us may find it…
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Assisting Elders with Technology

Dec 25, 2020 In the past nine months, many of us have learned to use technology in ways that far exceed what we thought was possible before covid became a word in our vocabulary.  We are using face-time apps to hold meetings with co-workers and to socialize with friends and family. We are ordering groceries…
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Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dec 11, 2020 Colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon or rectum—is one of the most common types of cancer in the United States.  The American Cancer Society has estimated that there will be roughly 148,000 new cases diagnosed this year. Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths, and is expected to cause…
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