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October 2021

Medicare Open Enrollment
October 15 - December 7

Medicare open enrollment runs from October 15 - December 7. There may be changes to your current Medicare prescription drug and health insurance plans for 2022, so this is a good time to review your current plan. To schedule an appointment with a SHINE counselor, call your local Senior Center directly or Minuteman Senior Services at 888-222-6171. Book early - do not wait until it's too late!

For more information about SHINE and Medicare please visit: www.Medicare.gov or shinema.org

Medicare and You 2022 guide is now available in multiple languages including Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean. For a free copy delivered to your home contact Centers for Medicare Services at 800-633-4227.

Volunteers Needed

Board Members from BoxboroughHarvard, Lexington, Wilmington and Woburn.

Meals on Wheels Drivers are needed in Acton, Bedford, Burlington and Woburn.

Money Management volunteers are needed in ActonArlington, Boxborough, Concord, and Maynard.

Friendly Visitors are needed in ArlingtonConcord and Maynard.

Volunteers are the heart of our organization, and our Volunteer Recognition sponsors ensure we have the resources to train and support the hundreds of community members who give their time to make meaningful connections with the seniors and people with disabilities we serve.

Thank you to our 
2021 Volunteer Recognition Campaign Sponsors!

2021 Volunteer Recognition Campaign Sponsors

Free Online Home Care Aide Training

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs has launched an initiative to expand the opportunity for training for individuals seeking employment in home care or for those caring for a loved one. The Commonwealth has now made available a free, online Home Care Aide training. Click here to learn more. Help spread the word!

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released revised guidance related to additional vaccine doses for certain populations. Click here for updated guidance. If you need access to a vaccine for a person who is homebound, please call the In-Home Vaccination Central Intake Line at 833-983-0485. For information on transportation options, please call 888-222-6171 and ask for our Information and Referral Department.

12th Annual Holiday Online Auction
November 29 - December 5

Our catalog is already full of great gifts for everyone on your list, including Retail and Restaurant Gift Certificates, Hotel Stays, Museum Passes, Bruins Tickets, an Autographed Red Sox Baseball 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.

  • 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.

With appreciation to our sponsors: Acton Nursing Services, Assisting Hands Home Care, Best Home Care, Enterprise Bank, Guardian Angel Senior ServicesHUB InternationalMass General Brigham Home Care, Middlesex Savings BankNashoba Nursing Service & HospiceNorthern Bank & Trust Charitable FoundationPine Knoll Nursing Center and Winchester Savings Bank

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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