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CMAA UPDATES

CMAA Partners with Habitat for Humanity of North Central MA for 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 978-349-2749 for details.

 

 

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.

 

Central Massachusetts Senior Dental Program Accepting Patients

Are you an older adult looking for preventative dental care in Central Mass? Check out the Central Massachusetts Senior Dental Clinic, a partnership between CMAA and Quinsigamond Community College’s Dental program. This clinic offers comprehensive dental assessments, cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatments and other services for older adults ages 55+ in Central Massachusetts FREE OF CHARGE! Transportation to and from the clinic is provided by Yellow Cab, an additional program partner.

To schedule an appointment with the senior dental clinic, call 508-854-4306 Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.

 

COVID-19 UPDATES

Looking for more information about vaccine booster shots? The Commonwealth has a helpful resource page with frequently asked questions. Click here for more!

 

From the Sentinel & Enterprise:

“The Spanish American Center is continuing its pandemic efforts with monthly vaccine clinics and other community outreach programs related to the virus and educating people about it. SAC hosts vaccine clinics at its 112 Spruce St. location on the last Wednesday of each month, with the next one on Feb. 23. They are typically open from 1 to 4 p.m. but next week’s clinic is special vacation week hours of 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.”

 

Looking for help with how to reuse your N95, KN95, and other disposable masks? Click here for a full article!

EVENTS & RESOURCES

The Clinton Senior Center is hosting a “Stretching and Chiro Education Class” on Monday, March 7th from 12:00-1:00pm. Learn about the benefits of chiropractic care with this helpful program! Reserve your spot by calling Shannon at 978-733-4747 ext. 303

 

 

Money After Military presented by the Office of Economic Empowerment and the Massachusetts State Treasury

This webinar will connect veterans with organizations that assist with resume editing, job searches, and interview preparation. Learn more about the local and national groups that help veterans find a job!

Panelists from Candorful, FourBlock, MassHire, and RecruitMilitary will provide an introduction about their organizations and how Massachusetts veterans can utilize the services they provide.

Register here: https://bit.ly/VeteranJobWebinar

Please email veteransbonus@tre.state.ma.us to arrange reasonable accommodation or if you have any questions.

 

There has been a significant increase in romance-related scams, especially for older adults. Take a look at this helpful resource from the FTC to learn more about fraud prevention.

If you are looking for senior fraud support in Central Massachusetts, call the Senior Fraud Helpline at 800-297-9760.

 

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