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.
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.
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.
Looking for a complete schedule of COVID-19 vaccines and testing in Worcester? Here’s a complete schedule for the entire month of March! Please note the change starting the week of the 21st and plan accordingly. Make the most of your spring by getting up to date on your vaccine and getting tested.
You may have heard of “long COVID” or “long-term COVID-19,” but what does it mean? Take a look at this article from The Washington Post to learn more.
“The term, a widely used catchall phrase for persistent symptoms that can range from mild to debilitating and last for weeks, months or longer, is technically known as Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection, or PASC.”
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.
EVENTS & RESOURCES
The Pepperell Senior Center is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Monday, March 7th from 12:00-1:00pm. Join them for corn beef and cabbage along with music by the St. Patrick’s Day Quartet! Click here for more information.
The Making Connections Memory Café at the Worcester Senior Center
Join Deb, Patty, Jenn, and the folks at the Worcester Senior Center for the next in person gathering of Worcester’s Making Connections Memory Café. A safe and welcoming environment!
March 15th 2:00PM
Worcester Senior Center
128 Providence Street
Performances by: Jim Perry & Johnny Bluehorn
Feel free to drop in or contact the Worcester Senior Center to RSVP.
Great news! The Templeton Senior Center has reopened for in-person activities. Check out their website or give them a call at 978-894-2787 to learn more.
Did you know that cell phone carriers are removing 3G cell phones and device service? It’s time to upgrade to 5G! Check out these helpful infographics to learn more.