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Calendar of Events

Below is a list of Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging's schedule of up-coming events and other activities occuring throughout Central Massachussetts. Events are posted frequently and displayed in date order with the most recent at the top. If you would like further information on a particular event please email us at SeniorConnection.

Please also visit:

The Choice is Yours

Date:03-28-2017 through 03-28-2017

10:30 AM


Canton Council on Aging
500 Pleasant Street
Canton, MA

Copley at Stoughton Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility's Administrator Steven Tyer will be giving a presentation on March 28, 2017 at the Canton Council on Aging. 

Event Name: The Choice is Yours

When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Where: 500 Pleasant Street Canton, MA

Event Description: Steven Tyer, Administrator at Copley at Stoughton Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, will speak about the things one should consider when they are faced with choosing the right rehabilitation facility for themselves or a loved one. Refreshments will be served and pre-registration is required. Call 781-828-1323 to register.


Bidder's Conference

Date:03-29-2017 through 03-29-2017

3:00 - 4:00 PM


Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging
360 West Boylston Street, Suite 216 (Conference Room)
West Boylston, MA 01583

Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging will hold a Bidders’ Conference on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 from 3:00 PM TO 4:00 PM, at the CMAA offices at 360 West Boylston Street, West Boylston, MA.  The purpose of this Bidders Conference is to review FFY 2018 priorities for funding under the Older Americans Act, the application process, including letters of intent, and highlight criteria used by the Planning and Allocations Committee in its review of proposals. 

Only organizations which submit a letter of intent that appropriately addresses the FFY 2018 Priorities will be invited to submit a full proposal.  The Planning and Allocations Committee determines the type of services to be funded by the area agency under each priority.  The Committee reserves the right to request interviews with any or all applicants.

Applicants’ letters of intent will then be considered for the following areas:
• III B Supportive Services
• III C  Regional congregate and home delivered meal services
• III D  Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (Title IIID funds can be spent on programs that meet ACL’s Evidence-Based Definition, or are considered an evidence-based program by an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.)

With adequate notice, people with disabilities may request special accommodations (e.g. sign interpreter, sound system, etc.).  For more information, please call CMAA at (508) 852-5539 (TTY Services dial 711) or 1-800-244-3032. Website:   EOE/AA

The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren presents:

Statewide Regional Workshops for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Date:03-31-2017 through 05-04-2017

See Details Below


See Details Below

The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren presents this three-hour workshop for grandparents and kinship caregivers throughout the Commonwealth.  There will be special guests at each workshop presenting on topics important to grandparents raising grandchildren.  There will also be an information panel at each workshop which will include representatives from DCF, DTA, Masshealth, Elder Services, and more.

Breakfast pastries, coffee and tea will be provided

Lawrence 3/31/17 9:30-12:30

Elder Services of Merrimack Valley
280 Merrimack Street Suite 400
Lawrence, Ma
Special Guest: The Federation
Children with Special Needs
Topic: Special Education Services

Boston 4/4/17 9:30-12:30
So. Boston Neighborhood House
136 H Street Boston, Ma.
Special Guests: Lynn Girton and Ilene Mitchell
Topic: Legal Issues

Brockton 4/12/17 9:3012:30
The Brockton Public Library
304 Main Street Brockton, Ma.
Special Guest: Karen MacDonald
Topic: The Disease of Addiction

Northampton 4/26/17 9:30-12:30
The Northampton Senior Center
67 Conz Street Northampton, Ma.
Special Guest: Deb Dowd-Foley
Topic: Take Care of the Caregiver

Hyannis 5/4/17 9:30-12:30
Cape Cod Family Resource Center
29 Basset Lane Hyannis, Ma.
Special Guest: Ruth Bodian
Topic: The Impact of Trauma

Please register by contacting Colleen Pritoni 617-748-2454 or

Association of Developmental
Disabilities Providers

Date:04-03-2017 through 04-03-2017

9 am - 12 pm


ADDP/JRI Training Room,
Rooms 104 - 106 (Basement Level),
1671 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701

Cost:See Details

Aging Training Series:
Overview of Legal and Physical Health Aspects of Aging of Individuals with I/DD

Are you ready for aging?
Can you answer your consumers' and caregivers' questions related to aging?

America is graying and this change has profound impacts on consumers and caregivers as they age. This training provides in-depth information about the legal and physical health aspects of aging for both consumers and caregivers. The training series is intended to demystify the complex and fragmented delivery system and funding mechanisms that can aid individuals with disabilities and their families to age in place and remain in their homes for as long as they choose.
Intended audience: Employees at all levels working in I/DD field, health care and/or aging

Attorney Lisa Neely of Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP

Kathy Serice, RN, MS, FNP-BC, CDDN

Physical Health Aspects of Aging on April 3, 2017 at 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

ADDP/JRI Training Room, Rooms 104 - 106 (Basement Level), 1671 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701


For series: $135 member; $170 non-member
For individual session: $85 member; $120 non-member

Event Page

Register Now!

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Date:04-05-2017 through 04-05-2017



The Boston Home 2049 Dorchester Ave Boston MA 0212

It’s not easy to take care of a loved one. We can help...


Powerful Tools for Caregivers will help you…

Reduce stress
Improve self-confidence
Balance your life
Better communicate your feelings
Increase ability to make tough decisions
Locate helpful resources

Caring for elderly relatives, friends or someone with chronic illness can cause physical, emotional and financial stress. We can help!


April 5th, 2017

At The Boston Home
2049 Dorchester Ave
Boston MA 02124

Meeting Wednesdays from 10:30am-12pm

Join our Powerful Tools for Caregivers six-week class that is designed to provide you, the caregiver, with the skills you need to take care of yourself.

The workshop spans 6 weeks with weekly 1 ½ hour sessions.

Refreshments will be provided!


Please call Lisa Clarke at 617-443-4506
or email
(Registration required)


Boston Senior Home Care
89 South Street,
Boston, MA 02111

Better Breathing with Bob
Asthma? Allergies? Shortness of Breath? COPD? Emphysema?

Date:04-05-2017 through 05-10-2017

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Holden Rehabiliation
32 Mayo Drive, Holden

Join us for an informative support group meeting to discuss breathing issues with Oriol Health Care Respiratory Therapist Bob Dumont. Bob brings over 30 years of experience in his field and has led many community groups to help educate and support anyone affected.

Some topics to discuss:
Do I need oxygen?
How do I travel with oxygen?
What affects allergies and asthma?
What causes shortness of breath?
How do I use my inhaler?
What is Sleep Apnea?

1st Wednesday of Each Month

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Holden Rehabiliation
32 Mayo Drive, Holden

Free Program open to the public

Light refreshments, Questions Encouraged!

Holden Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center

Oriol Health Care & UMassMemorial Health Care

Diabetes Education & Support Group
Presented by Diabetes Center of Excellence

Date:04-06-2017 through 05-04-2017

6:00 ~ 7:30pm


32 Mayo Drive, Holden
In the Community Room!

Join us at Holden Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center for this series of informative and helpful meetings presented by health care professionals from the UMMHC Diabetes Center of Excellence. This special series of monthly meetings are being provided to help the general public with their questions and concerns about diabetes and diabetes management. Each meeting will offer advice on a different diabetes related topic. Questions and discussions are encouraged! Dinner will be provided. Free and open to the public, families, staff and residents. Your reservation will be appreciated. Please try to attend the entire series!


6:00 ~ 7:30pm

March 2 –Meal Planning in Diabetes: Sharon Chan, RD, CDE

April 6 –Ten Questions to ask at your Diabetes Appointment: Samir Malkani, MD

May 4 –Medications for Diabetes –Understanding How They Work: Morgan Comee, PharmD, CDE

Dinner at 6pm and speaker immediately following.

Questions encouraged!

32 Mayo Drive, Holden
In the Community Room!

RSVP 508-829-1213

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group

Date:04-10-2017 through 10-09-2017

6:00 - 8:00 pm


Pleasantries Adult Day and Consulting Services
195 Reservoir Street, Marlborough, MA

If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease,
Please attend this powerful resource group.

We provide information, education, and resources on Alzheimer’s disease. Caregivers share stories along with caregiving journey offering support and making connections with other members.

When:  2nd Monday of each Month

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Pleasantries Adult Day and Consulting Services
195 Reservoir Street, Marlborough, MA


Pre-screening by email or phone is required prior to attending

Please contact Tammy Pozerycki at 508-481-0809 or | alzheimer's association

UMassMemorial Medical Center

Free Educational Programs.
Register Today!

Date:04-10-2017 through 05-09-2017

See Details Below


See Details below

Heart and Vascular Health

A Conversation about Stroke and Bleeding Risk in Atrial Fibrillation patients
Monday, April 10, 6-8pm
Beechwood Hotel, Worcester, MA

Learn about risk factors, stroke risk and a new
way to reduce stroke in atrial fibrillation patients
without the use of anticoagulant

Joint Replacement – Is it right for you?

Join us for one or both presentations

Jeremy Ross, MC. Orthopedic surgeon
Tuesday May 9, 5:50 – 6:30 pm
Beechwood Hotel, Worcester, MA

Learn about total joint replacement and
if this life-altering surgery can benefit you.


Shoulder the Pain

Daniel Aaron, MD, Orthopedic surgeon
Tuesday, May 9, 7-8pm
Beechwood Hotel, Worcester, MA

Obtain expertise and insight into
should pain and injuries, and the
various methods for treatment.

A live Web Event

Reducing Stroke without Anticoagulants

Kevin Floyd, MD. Interventional cardiologist
Tuesday, April 25, 6pm

Learn about the breakthrough option for atrial fibrillation
patients who are considered suitable for warfari

but who have reason to seek a non-drug alterative.

Register at or call 855-UMASS-MD (855-862-7763).


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group
(This also includes other kin)

Date:04-11-2017 through 10-10-2017

6:00-8:00 p.m.


YWCA (Members Lounge)
Salem Square Worcester, MA

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.


Place: YWCA (Members Lounge)
Salem Square Worcester, MA

Free childcare provided

The support group meets the second Tuesday of every month
with a social worker from Children's Friend, Inc.

For more information, please call Elder Services of Worcester Area at 508-756-1545

Sponsored by The Family Caregiver Support Program of Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc., Children's Friend, Inc., and the YWCA


In the event of a school cancellation in the Worcester Public Schools, due to the weather, the support group will be cancelled.


Meeting dates in 2017:

April 11, May, 9, June 13,
July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10


The Worcester Public Schools is not responsible for, or connected with, any aspect of this program and participation in this program is the sole decision and responsibility of the parent/guardian.

This event is made possible with funds administered through the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs; and federal financial support under the Older Americans Act provided by the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging.


Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc., 67 Millbrook Street, Suite 100, Worcester, MA 01606

Rainbow Lunch and Supper Club

Date:04-12-2017 through 04-26-2017

6:00 - 8:00 pm


Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester
90 Holden Street
Worcester, MA.

WLEN is proud to announce that we have received a grant from the Worcester Arts Council. The grant allows us to provide quality professional entertainment, free of charge, at our Rainbow Lunch and Supper Clubs through the 2017 calendar year.

We kick off the grant at the Rainbow Lunch Club on April 12th with Richard Hennessy and "The Otters." They will begin their performance at 12:30pm and entertain us with a variety of soft rock tunes from the 60s and 70s.

Richard Hennessy's musical philosophy is that music should belong to people and not business conglomerates. He has been playing with The Otters for 25 years. The Otters perform at many local venues including fairs, town festivals and on the common town concerts. They also generously volunteer their music and time to support many local causes. Check out their facebook page at The Otters @funlovingmammals.

Want to join us for lunch at noon before the concert? Reservations are required, see below for details about the Rainbow Lunch Club.

Thank you again to the Worcester Arts Council, and we hope to see you on April 12th!

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

The Rainbow Lunch Club offer LGBTIQA seniors age 60+ a nutritious meal and an opportunity to socialize with friends.

The Rainbow Lunch Club meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at noon. In April we gather on the 12th and 26th. The meal is followed by entertainment the12th and by social time on the 26th.

The Rainbow Lunch is held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester, 90 Holden Street, Worcester, MA.

The suggested meal donation for people age 60+ is $2.50. Guests under age 60 pay a $5.50 fee for the meal.

Reservations are due one week before the meal, 508-756-1545 x404

WLEN (Worcester LGBT Elder Network)
Worcester Arts Council
Massachusetts Cultural Council

ElderCare 2017
Age out Loud!

Date:05-09-2017 through 05-09-2017

9:30 AM – 2:00 PM


 The Manor
42 West Boylston Street (Rte 12)
West Boylston, MA

A Free Event for Seniors & Caregivers

ElderCare 2017
Age out Loud!

Tuesday, May9, 2017
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

The Manor
42 West Boylston Street (Rte 12)
West Boylston, MA

Health & delicious food Sampling

Door prizes will be given away every hour!

60 Exhibiting Companies

Giveaway & Raffles


Great Entertainment

Informative Seminars

Health Screenings and Information

For More Information contact American Health Resources, Inc.
508-588-7700 -

Agency Sponsors:
Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging
Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc.

Contributing Sponsors:
Saint Vincent Medical Group
Reliant Medical Group
UMassMemorial Health Care
Fallon Health
Vitality Magazine

The Savvy Caregiver Program


Date:05-11-2017 through 05-11-2017

1:00 - 3:00 pm


Auburn Senior Center
4 Goddard Drive
Auburn MA 01501

The Savvy Caregiver Program is a six-session training for family
and friends who are active caregivers, caring for those living with
Alzheimer’s or related dementias!

Brought to you by
Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc.
and Tri-Valley, Inc.

Free of Charge

Thursdays, May 11, 2017

Auburn Senior Center
4 Goddard Drive
Auburn MA 01501

Taking care of a person living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia is
specialized work. To do this work successfully, caregivers need special skills, knowledge, and a positive attitude that helps them to care for themselves.
Become an expert in Caregiving for someone with
Alzheimer’s or related dementias!

Savvy Cargiver will help you:

Understand the impact of dementia on both you
and the person you are caring for.

Learn the skills you need to manage daily life.

Take control and set goals.

Communicate more effectively.

Strengthen family resources.

Feel better about your caregiving.

Take care of you!

For more information or to register
Call Deb Dowd-Foley 508-756-1545 ext. 390
Or Laura Black-Silver 508-949-6640 ext. 3079


For more information please click on the following link to email us

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