In This Issue
Board Members are needed in Boxborough, Burlington, Wilmington and Woburn.
Senior Dining Assistants are needed in Acton, Arlington and Stow.
Meals on Wheels Drivers are needed in Arlington, Lexington, Stow and Woburn.
Money Management volunteers are needed in Arlington, Bedford, Burlington, Winchester and Woburn.
Friendly Visitors are needed in all towns.
Healthy LIving Workshop Leaders are needed in all towns.
Long-Term Care Ombudsmen are needed in Concord, Winchester and Woburn.
Make sure to renew your MassHealth coverage this year. Learn about the process and what it means for you here.
September 18th - 22nd is Falls Prevention Awareness Week! Here are six steps to help you prevent a fall.
Visit your local senior center to get active, make friends, be creative, and find resources.
We recycle cell phones and Smartphones. Please visit one of our community partners.
These free workshops will help you avoid falls and will teach caregivers the skills needed to better care for themselves while caring for a loved one. Pre-registration is required. You do not have to live in the host town to register.
Matter of Balance - Acknowledges concerns about falling while emphasizing practical strategies to reduce this fear and safely increase activity levels.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers - Provides tools and strategies to better handle the unique challenges faced by family caregivers.
Programs are funded in part through generous grants from the Cummings Foundation, Cambridge Savings Bank, Dana Home Foundation, Foundation for MetroWest,and Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation
It's almost time to compare your Medicare benefits, health insurance and prescription drug coverage options to be sure you're receiving the best coverage based on your individual needs. Annual Medicare Open Enrollment time is October 15 - December 7. If you feel you are paying too much for medications or healthcare copayments, please schedule a meeting with a SHINE counselor today at your local senior center or call Minuteman Senior Services SHINE Program at 781-221-6171. SHINE can also perform an income/asset screening to determine your eligibility for Medicare Savings Program, Prescription Advantage and other public health benefits. Book early - do not wait until it's too late!.
Our sincere thanks to Representative Ken Gordon, Representative Simon Cataldo, and Karen Freker from Representative Kate Hogan’s office and Cindy Philips of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs for joining us. We also wish to extend our appreciation to our Volunteer Recognition sponsors: ABC Home Healthcare Professionals, Acton Nursing Services, and Daniel Dennis & Company!
Rose Lerner (pictured on the right) volunteered for 27 years with the SHINE Health Benefits Counseling program, helping Medicare recipients to navigate their complex health insurance options. Rose was awarded a legislative citation from Representative Ken Gordon for her service.
Thank you Janna and Rose, we will miss you!
Many thanks to our 2023 Volunteer Recognition Campaign Sponsors
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