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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.

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Date:10-04-2017 through 12-06-2017
Time:2:00 - 3:00 PM
Location:In the Coffee ShopHolden Rehab & Skilled Nursing32 Mayo Drive, Holden

Better Breathing with Bob

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?










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

Date:10-09-2017 through 12-11-2017
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: YWCA (Members Lounge) Salem Square Worcester, MA

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


Place: YWCA (Library 2nd Floor)
1 Salem Square Worcester, MA 01608

Free childcare provided

The support group meets the second MONDAY 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


Meeting dates in 2017:

MONDAY,  October 9th, November 13th , December 11th  

   This event is made possible through AOA and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Date:10-10-2017 through 11-14-2017
Time:1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:Leicester Senior Center40 Winslow AveLeicester, MA 01524

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class designed to provide you  -  the family caregiver - with the skills you need to take care of yourself. You'll learn to:

·        Reduce stress

·        Improve self-confidence

·        Balance your life

·        Better communicate your feelings

·        Increase ability to make tough decisions

·        Locate helpful resources


When: Tuesday, October 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7 & 14, 2017

From: 1:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Location: Leicester Senior Center, 40 Winslow Ave, Leicester, MA 01524

Cost: Attendance is Free. Financial assistance for respite is available.

Registration & Information: Please call Debbie Dowd-Foley at Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc. 508-756-1545 ext. 390. Space is limited.

Sponsored by the Central Mass Family Caregiver Support Program

Financial support provided from the Federal Administration on Aging and the Massachusetts Executive office of Elder Affairs

Elder Services of Worcester Area

“Evening At The Arts”

Time:5 pm to 7 pm
Location:Fitchburg Art Museum

Fundraiser for the Leominster Spanish American Center?

Date: Friday evening,
October 27, from 5 pm to 7pm
at the Fitchburg Art Museum.

Join us for Latin themed appetizers, select wine and beverages,
music and discussion of his wonderful paintings by artist Lionel Reinford.

Proceeds to Leominster Spanish Center.

Helping Caregivers Stay

Connected through

Digital Technology, Social Media & Apps

Date:11-02-2017 through 11-09-2017
Time:See Details below
Location:See Details Below

FREE Programs for Caregivers


Helping Caregivers Stay

Connected through

Digital Technology, Social Media & Apps


Thursday, November 2, 2017

4:30 pm Registration, 5:00 pm Light Meal, 5:30 pm Program

Worcester Senior Center

128 Providence Street, Worcester, MA 01604

Registration required-RSVP to Deb Dowd-Foley 508-756-1545 Ext. 390 or


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Leominster Library

30 West Street, Leominster, MA 01453

RSVP to Marc Shelley or Nicole Kanis 978-466-1507


Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6-7:30 pm

St. Camillus Adult Day Health

670 Linwood Avenue, Whitinsville, MA 01588

RSVP to Lisa Bernard 508-266-2054, Ext 297 or lbemard@stcamillus.or

Laura Black Silver 508-949-6640 Ext 3079 or



Nicole Kanis, MS, Caregiver Specialist, Montachusett Home Care, Corp.

Laura Black Silver, LICSW, Caregiver Specialist, Tri-Valley, Inc.

Deb Dowd-Foley, LSW, Caregiver Specialist, Elder Services of Worcester Area


You will have an opportunity to experience different digital tools available to help manage caregiving responsibilities, find support and access new information. We will review a range of social media sites, applications for tablets and smartphones, and helpful Websites.


Sponsored by the Central Mass Family Caregiver Support Program

Financial support provided by The Administration for Community Living and The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

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

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