March 10, 2022
Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the team at Minuteman Senior Services has continued to operate our programs and services and to support residents in navigating the public health crisis. We remain committed to doing our part to promote the health, safety, and access to services for those in need.
- Please contact us if you need information on available vaccination or testing sites, assistance acquiring at-home tests, or other COVID-related questions.
- The comprehensive website, GetBoostedBoston.org provides multiple options on how to make vaccine booster appointments, with information available in multiple languages. Links to find local appointments via Vaxfinder and pop-up mobile clinics are also included.
- Insurance carriers, as well as MassHealth, are now providing coverage of at-home tests for members. Click here for more information.
- We continue to work with the local Councils on Aging to reopen our congregate lunch programs, generally located in senior centers and senior housing. Please check the town-by-town schedule here. We are proud to say that home delivered meals through the Meals on Wheels program have continued without interruption throughout the pandemic.
- The most recent surge in COVID-19 cases is having continued impact on the availability of home care workers, such as home care aides and homemakers. As an alternative, the Consumer-Directed Care program allows consumers to hire someone of their own choosing. Please ask your Care Manager if you are eligible or inquire through our Information Center.
- We have implemented a COVID-19 immunization policy for our staff and volunteers. This is an extension of our ongoing efforts, such as use of personal protective equipment, social distance, and cleaning practices, to promote the health and safety of consumers and families, volunteers, and employees.
- While many of our employees continue to work remotely, our main office in Bedford is open and fully operational. Please note that, per the town of Bedford, masks are required when visiting our office. We do have masks available for visitors as needed.
- We owe much gratitude to those who helped us continue to serve the community during this public health crisis – the commitment of our staff and volunteers, the camaraderie of our sister agencies across the state, the leadership at the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the generosity of so many donors that contributed to our Emergency Relief Fund, all essential parts of the safety net that people have come to depend on at Minuteman Senior Services.
- If you or someone you know might benefit from our services, please contact us at 888-222-6171