THE LATEST AT CMAA
Congressman McGovern Secures $1.2 Million for Grandparents Raising Grandkids Resource Center
Through the hard work of Rep. Jim McGovern, the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging has received $1.2 million in funding to develop a Grandparents Raising Grandkids Resource Center. We are eager to build on our work supporting grandfamilies and immensely appreciative of all the support we have received. Stay tuned for more details about this innovative program!
Seeking Volunteers in Central Mass
Long-term care is a part of many people’s lives. Why not help out?
Our Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program volunteers visit residents at local nursing homes and rest homes on a regular basis and explore resident concerns regarding personal care, personal belongings, roommate problems, food, etc. They also provide education for caregivers, families, and community members.
Volunteers must have a desire to help others, 1+ hour per week, reliable transportation, and COVID-19 vaccination. A healthcare background not required.
Email OMB@seniorconnection.org to learn more.
RESOURCES & AWARENESS
As of March 1, 2023, COVID-19 SNAP Emergency Allotments will no longer be distributed. Starting in April, households receiving SNAP will get only one payment (the normal monthly benefit). You can get your normal benefit amount on DTA Connect or by listening to the information about your case by calling the DTA Assistance Line at 877-382-2363.
Click the button below for more info about these changes.
Financial Wellness Month
Did you know that January is Financial Wellness Month?
We have lots of resources about improving your overall financial wellness. All it takes is a visit to our social media! Check out some of our recent posts and move the needle on your financial goals.
The Alzheimer’s Association New England Family Conference is coming February 3-4, 2023. This is a FREE virtual conference for those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their families,
Topics include tips and strategies to live well with cognitive changes, the use of expressive therapies and mindfulness practice, a caregiver panel, how to approach resistance to care, and creating a healthy and safe environment for living with dementia.
¡ESTE AÑO ESTAREMOS OFRECIENDO INTERPRETACIÓN SIMULTÁNEA EN ESPAÑOL!
Learn more and register at alzfamilyconference.org or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900