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Medicare Open Enrollment
October 15 - December 7

Healthy Living Program Update

Volunteer Spotlight

13th Annual Holiday Online Auction

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Volunteers Needed

Updated COVID-19 Boosters Now Available!

Help for Homeowners

Brain Injury Fundraiser

Protect Personal Benefits from Scams

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Volunteers Needed

Board Members from Boxborough, Burlington, Wilmington and Woburn.

Meals on Wheels Drivers are needed in Arlington, Concord, Lincoln and Woburn.

Senior Dining Assistants are needed in Acton, Arlington and Lincoln.

Ombudsmen are needed in Concord, Winchester and Woburn.

Money Management volunteers are needed in Arlington, Burlington, Wilmington and Woburn .

Friendly Visitors are needed in Lexington and Littleton.

Updated COVID-19 Boosters Now Available!

As of September 1, 2022, updated Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 boosters are now authorized by the FDA and recommended by the CDC. Anyone age 12 or older who completed a primary COVID-19 vaccination series or received a booster dose at least two months ago should get the updated booster as soon as possible. Visit www.mass.gov/covidbooster for the latest information.

Help for Homeowners

The Massachusetts Homeowner Assistance Fund is available for homeowners who are behind on their mortgage payments because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more

Brain Injury Fundraiser

The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA) is hosting an in-person Cere-Bration in Acton to increase local awareness of the diverse needs of the brain injury community.
October 2, 2022 at Nara Park in Acton

Protect Personal Benefits from Scams

The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) issued warnings to advise Massachusetts residents to protect public benefits from scams. In response to a rise in skimming scams, DTA strongly recommends that clients change the Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) on their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards at this time and before each scheduled benefit issuance date.

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September 2022

Medicare Open Enrollment
October 15 - December 7

The SHINE Program - Serving the Health Insurance Needs of EveryoneAnnual Medicare Open Enrollment time is October 15 - December 7. This is your opportunity to be sure you’re enrolled in the right Medicare supplement, Prescription Drug plan or Medicare Advantage Plan. SHINE counselors from Minuteman Senior Services are available throughout our service region by appointment to provide you with an insurance and public health benefits assessment. To schedule an appointment please contact your local Senior Center or call Minuteman Senior Services SHINE Program at 781-221-6171. Book early - do not wait until it's too late!

Healthy Living Program Update

Marianne DiBlasiAfter a two-year hiatus, we are excited to announce the re-launch of our popular Healthy Living Programs, with Marianne DiBlasi returning to Minuteman in her new role as Coordinator. We are actively seeking volunteers to co-lead evidence-based workshops where participants are educated and empowered to enhance their quality of life in a supportive environment. Volunteer training, stipends, and support are providedFind out more.

Watch this space (and our website) for a schedule of upcoming workshops, some of which will be delivered virtually, so that we can reach a wider audience.

Volunteer Spotlight

Much appreciation to these long-term volunteers who retired recently - Don Milan after 16 years of service with our SHINE program; Rob Todd after 21 years of service, Pierie O'Connor after 20 years, Martha Heck after 10 years and Deanne Glorioso after 23 years with our Senior Nutrition program; Arlene Parillo after over 15 years on our Advisory Council; and Dilla Tingley after 28 years of service as a Meals on Wheels driver and 4 years on our Board of Directors. Thank you all for the care and compassion you’ve provided for hundreds of homebound seniors!

Thank You to our Retiring Volunteers!

Are you interested in having a tremendous impact on your community? Contact us at Volunteer@MinutemanSenior.org or (781) 221-7093.

13th Annual Holiday Online Auction

This major fundraiser will take place from November 28 – December 4 this year. Our catalog is already full of great gifts for everyone on your list, including gift certificates for hotel stays, restaurants, shopping and more!

Here's how you can help now:

  • Donate an item or service. Sought after items include restaurant and retail gift certificates, tickets to sporting events, theater, amusements and other entertainment, travel such as hotel stays and resort packages and more. If you have an item to donate, contact Patti Dubielak at 781-221-7015 or by email. Businesses that donate an item for the auction are acknowledged with their logo and a link to their website on the catalog page where the item appears.

  • Become a Sponsor. Help a great cause and get widespread exposure for your business, with your logo and a link to your website on every auction page, an outstanding benefit. Thank you to our supporters who have already signed on as auction sponsors: ABC Home Healthcare Professionals, Acton Nursing Services, Assisting Hands Home Care, Enterprise Bank, How's Work, Inc.HUB International, Metropolitan Home Health Services, Inc., Middlesex Savings Bank, Right at Home, and Winchester Savings Bank.

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  • Spread the Word! Tell others about this effort. The more items we have the more money we will raise to help keep people safe and independent at home.


The resources and website links are being provided as a convenience, and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Minuteman Senior Services of any of the products, services or opinions of the organizations. Minuteman Senior Services bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external sites or for that of subsequent links. Users of the site are responsible for conducting their own review and investigation of the products and services listed. Should you find an error or know certain information to be incorrect, please contact us so that we may update our resources.

 

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