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 978-349-2749 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.
EVENTS & RESOURCES
COVID & Beyond: Services and Resources for Diverse Older Adults
USAging invites older adults, people living with disabilities, their families and caregivers to join a webinar for a panel discussion on accessing services and resources as we navigate the ongoing pandemic and look towards recovery. The webinar takes place on Thursday, March 31st from 3:30-5:30 ET.
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.
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.
EVENTS & RESOURCES
A reminder for folks near Worcester! WCAC’s Tax Assistance Drop Off site has been relocated to Worcester Public Library. They are open the following times through April 2nd:
- Tuesdays 5:00-7:00pm
- Wednesdays 3:00-7:00pm
- Fridays & Saturdays 9:00am-12:00pm
Online assistance available at www.WCAC.net/VITA
Feeling stressed, burned out, or anxious? Come listen as Michele Morin from Gardner Rehab helps folks discover how to deal with stress!
Tuesday, April 12
Templeton Senior Center
Maximum 20 participants. Light refreshments and handouts will be provided. Call 978-894-2787 by April 6 to register.
You may have heard that cell phone carriers are removing service for 3G cell phones and device. What can you do about it?
It’s time to upgrade to 5G! Take a look at these helpful infographics to learn more.