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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:


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

8 am – 1 pm


YMCA Central Community Branch
766 Main Street. Worcester, MA 0160



If you or anyone you know is an ACTIVE OLDER
, please come join us for your FREE day of
Healthy Living. Learn from local Health & Wellness
Professionals all the options you have t
continue moving forward.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26th 8 am – 1 pm

YMCA Central Community Branch
766 Main Street. Worcester, MA 0160

(508) 755-6010 Ext. 287 or 252



Rainbow Lunch and Supper Club

Date:04-26-2017 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 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

The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren presents:

Statewide Regional Workshops for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Date:04-26-2017 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

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

Grief Recovery Series offered by Miles Funeral Home

Date:04-29-2017 through 04-29-2017

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.


Holden Senior Center
1130 Main Street, Holden

This Journey of Grief
Finding Your Way and Healing Your Spirit

Join others in healing your mind, body and spirit in this seminar on mindful grieving. Grief is our heat’s natural response to loss and crates emotions that deserve attention and care. This seminar will help you to be present to your loss, understand the emotions of grief, and help you take steps to transform the pain of loss into growth and healing as you journey through grief.

Terri Philbrick, LICSW
Licensed Independent Social Worker,
Grief counselor and Bereavement Coordinator

Richard S. Mansfield, Funeral Director

Saturday, April 29, 2017
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Holden Senior Center
1130 Main Street, Holden

Seating is limited. Seminar is free and open to the public.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please call (508) 829-4434 or (978) 422-0100 for reservations.


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

Date:05-03-2017 through 05-03-2017

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:05-04-2017 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:05-08-2017 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

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

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

Date:05-09-2017 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:

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


UMASS Memorial Medical Center

Free Educational Programs.
Register Today!

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

See Details Below


See Details below


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).


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


The 32nd Annual WALK For The HOMELESS

Date:05-21-2017 through 05-21-2017

Registration 1:00pm
Walk begins at 2pm


Click on Link below for Details

cmha  Central Massachusetts HousingAlliance, Inc.


Sunday, May 21 at 2pm

Elm Park in Worcester

For more information and/or to Register Click Here!



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