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CMAA UPDATES

CMAA and AARP Community Shred Day at Worcester Senior Center

Shred those old documents with the help of CMAA and AARP! Stop by the Worcester Senior Center on April 25th and May 2nd for a community shred day.

First come, first served. Two boxes minimum per person.

 

Become a Volunteer Long-Term Care Ombudsman!

Volunteer ombudsmen visit residents of local nursing homes and rest homes on a regular basis and investigate resident concerns regarding personal care, personal belongings, roommate problems, food concerns, or any other issues that impact their quality of life in the home. Volunteers also report observations, resolve complaints, provide guidance and support for the families of these residents, and advocate for residents’ rights. Reliable  transportation is a must. Volunteers must also pass a CORI check and have proof of COIVD-19 vaccination. The Massachusetts Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program requires volunteers to commit to at least one year of their time, spending 1-2 hours per week with residents at an assigned nursing home or rest home.

To learn more, email OMB@seniorconnection.org or call 508-853-1373.

 

 North Central MA Senior Home Repair Program

We are pleased to announce that we are partnering with Habitat for Humanity of North Central Massachusetts for a new program that helps older homeowners receive home repair support. From installing accessibility features to fixing an old deck, the Senior Home Repair program can help! Call 978-348-2749 for details.

COVID-19 UPDATES

There have been significant updates to mask policies and guidelines across the region. For the latest information, please consult your town or city’s public health department.

 

Test positive for COVID-19? UMass Memorial Health can help!

Check out their information about COVID-19 treatment options and get the help you’re looking for.

EVENTS & RESOURCES

Are you a rural person with a disability with limited transportation access? The University of Montana wants to hear your story!

The Research & Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities at the University of Montana is conducting a study about rural transportation options and are looking for people with disabilities to interview over the phone or via video chat.

For their study, they want to learn about how folks get around their community – where do you go and how do you get there?

They are specifically looking for folks who rely on others for rides or use public transportation (bus, paratransit, vanpool, etc.).

If you decide to participate, you will:

  • Complete a one-on-one interview which will last about 1 hour
  • Receive $30 for your time

Participating is completely voluntary, and you may change your mind even if they schedule an interview.

To learn more or to sign up, contact Andrew Myers by email  or call 406-243-4683.

 

Join the “Sutton Saunters Historical Walking Group” to explore the town of Sutton while discussing its local history and lore!

Tuesday, April 19

10:30am

Meet behind Puckidhuddle Preschool in Manchaug

Wear comfortable clothing and footwear! Bringing a water bottle is also encouraged. In the event of rain the “Saunters” meet at the Sutton Senior Center.

 

Do you enjoy crafting? Check out the upcoming Stampin’ Up Class at the Franklin Senior Center on Wednesday, April 6th at 2:00pm. Call 508-520-4945 to register.

 

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