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CMAA Updates

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Mark your calendars for May 3, 2021 because #ElderCare2021 is coming to a screen near you!

Learn about local resources and information for older adults in Central Massachusetts virtually. We’ll be broadcasting the event online and across the region on cable access! More details to come.

Presented by:

Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging &

Sheriff Lew Evangelidis of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office

Sponsored by:

Joseph D. Early Jr. Worcester District Attorney’s Office,

Reliant Medical Group, UMass Memorial Medical Center, UMass Medical School, Unibank, Fallon Health, WTAG News Radio,

and The Vitality Magazine

Central MA Local Happenings

Across Our Region

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Have you heard of the SilverSneakers program?

It’s an great way for people who are 65+ to get active and moving!

Many places in our area host virtual group workouts using this program, so give your local senior center/council on aging a ring to find out.

To learn more about this program and view online offerings, click here.


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On Friday, January 15th from 9:00am-10:00am, swing by the front of the Ashby Library and grab a free cup of joe and a freshly made donut!

For safety, please stay in your car. Coffee and donuts will be delivered to you.


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The 36th Annual Martin Luther King Community Breakfast, traditionally held at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, will be held virtually on Monday, January 18th at 8:00am.

This year’s guest speaker will be Rev. John H. Vaughn, Executive Pastor at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, which was the home church for Dr. King.

The program will feature the release of the first Worcester “Black History Moment” — a video presentation of the Worcester Black History Project in collaboration with the Worcester Historical Museum; Greetings from the Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty; and Awarding of the Martin Luther King Scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The link to view the virtual breakfast on Monday, January 18, 2021, @ 8:00 AM will be: .

For more information contact Selina Boria at or 508 854-4368


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The Franklin Senior Center is proud to present…


Mon & Thurs at 1:00 PM

Join via phone call, no computer needed! We’ll provide a kit with everything you need to play. Call the Franklin Senior Center to sign up.

Call-in telephone number for bingo is: 508-206-8603

Central MA Senior & Caregiver Resources

MCPHS University Pharmacy Outreach Program

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FCC Seeks Input on Providing Broadband Services and Devices to Low-Income Households

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking to provide broadband service and devices to low-income households. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 directed the FCC to create the program, which would reimburse participating companies for providing discounted broadband service and connected devices to eligible households during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program will pay up to $50 for a broadband connection per qualifying household. On Tribal lands, that monthly discount may be up to $75 per month. The program will also purchase a device (such as a phone, laptop, or tablet) to connect to the Internet up to $100 of the cost of the device so long as the household contributes no less than $10 and no more than $50 for the device. Participating providers will receive reimbursement from the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program for the discounts provided.

Find more information about this request for comment.

Comments are due by February 16. Comments and replies may be filed electronically via ECFS:

All filings should refer to WC Docket No. 20-445. Filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission. Comments may be filed by paper or by using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS).

Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and one copy of each filing.

Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent to 9050 Junction Drive, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701.

U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 45 L St, NE, Washington, DC 20554.

People with Disabilities. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice) or (202) 418-0432 (tty).