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Take a Step Toward Better Health!

Annual Appeal Update

Nutrition Counseling for People with Dementia

"Plan Ahead For Medicare"

March For Meals 2018

"Starting Small and Making It Big"

Office Update

The New Medicare Card: Ten Things to Know

Volunteers Needed

Join Our Team

Suicide Prevention Training

TD Bank Affinity Program

Cell Phone Collection

Office Update

Our agency is transitioning to a new phone system this month. We ask for your patience as we navigate this new technology. Thank you!

The New Medicare Card: Ten Things to Know

Beginning this April, Medicare is issuing new Medicare cards. Here are 10 things to know about your new Medicare card.

Volunteers Needed

Board Members from Boxborough, Burlington and Woburn.

Money Management volunteers are needed in Littleton and Winchester.

Meals on Wheels Drivers and Dining Assistants are needed in Acton, Arlington, Littleton, Maynard and Woburn.

To find out more about these and other opportunities, please call Harriet at 781-221-7001.

Join Our Team

Protective Services Worker

Care Manager

Resident Services Coordinator for Arlington Heights

Protective Services Supervisor

Suicide Prevention Training

Learn 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life

May 17, 2018 at the Acton Senior Center

Find out more

Shop at Amazon

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TD Bank Affinity Program

TD Bank

Cell Phone Collection

We recycle cell phones and Smartphones. Please bring to our office at 26 Crosby Drive, Bedford, MA or visit one of our community partners

 

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April 2018

Take a Step Toward Better Health!

These workshops will help you live life more fully with chronic disease, avoid falls, and manage the stress of caregiving. Click on the links below for location and registration information, and check the Healthy Living Program Schedule on our website for the most up to date schedule, as new classes are added regularly. Pre-registration required. You do not have to live in a town to register for a workshop.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Concord: Tuesdays, April 24 - May 29 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Acton: Saturdays, May 5 - June 16 from 10:00am - 11:30am

Matter of Balance

Lexington: Mondays, May 7 - July 2 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Chronic Pain Self-Management

Winchester: Mondays, May 14 - June 25 from 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Diabetes Self-Management

Maynard: Wednesays, May 16 - June 20 from 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Programs are funded in part through generous grants from:
Acton Boxborough United Way, Concord-Carlisle Community Chest, Cummings Foundation and The Dana Home Foundation

and support from our Premium Sponsors 
ABC Home Healthcare Professionals
Acton Nursing ServicesAssociated Home Care
Connected Home Care, and A Joyful Adult Health Care Center

Annual Appeal Update

We set a goal of $40,000 for our Annual Appeal this year, and with your help we can make this happen! Please make your donation here

Annual Appeal 2018

Nutrition Counseling for People with Dementia

Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia-related illness can increase your loved one’s risk of nutrition problems, which exacerbate symptoms of the disease, increase caregiver stress, and lead to more frequent hospitalizations. Thanks to generous local grants, we are able to offer specialized nutritional assessment and counseling in your home, and family caregiver coaching and support around nutrition issues. There is no cost for this service but it is time-limited. Click for details

This prograrm is funded through grants from the Foundation for MetroWest and the Northwest Suburban Health Alliance/CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center and Winchester Hospital.

"Plan Ahead For Medicare"

For those approaching age 65, this 2 night course (offered by Minuteman Senior Services through Arlington Community Education), will demystify Medicare and help you prepare for this important financial step.

Find out more

March For Meals 2018

Thank you to all who helped make our 2018 March for Meals campaign a big success. Click here for slideshow. 

March for Meals

With appreciation to our campaign sponsors: ABC Home Healthcare Professionals, Acton Nursing Services, Associated Home Care, Connected Home Care, A Joyful Adult Health Care Center, Bayada Home Health Care, How's Work, Metropolitan Home Health Services, Inc., Natale Company & SafetyCare, Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice/Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, Park Avenue Health Center and Whole Foods Market!

"Starting Small and Making It Big"

Our agency is fortunate to be a beneficiary of the Cummings Foundation, and we know first hand the amazing work the Foundation supports. Bill and Joyce Cummings set an amazing example for us all. In Bill's autobiography, you can read his fascinating story...and 100% of the profits go to charity! Find out more