CMAA and AARP Community Shred Days at Worcester Senior Center
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Community Shred Days at the Worcester Senior Center. We had a fantastic turnout and shredded a TON of documents.
For a full recap, check out this piece from Spectrum 1 News!
Cyber Seniors: Tech Training with Verizon at the Worcester Senior Center
Looking for help with your smartphone? Not sure where to start? Check out “Cyber Seniors: Mobile Devices 101” on May 17th at the Worcester Senior Center from 10:00am-11:30am. CMAA is teaming up with Verizon and the Worcester Senior Center for an incredible in-person workshop designed to help you feel confident with your mobile device.
Call 508-799-1232 to register!
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.
Clinton Senior Center Launches “Grady’s Groceries” with Support from CMAA
We are so proud to announce the launch of “Grady’s Groceries”, a new food pantry at the Clinton Senior Center.
Grady’s Groceries” is named after Mr. Bill Grady, a longtime supporter and former board member of the Clinton Senior Center. We’re so glad to have met his family at this week’s ribbon cutting ceremony! Thanks in part to support from CMAA, this food pantry will serve the Clinton, MA community by providing appropriately-sized items for seniors. This includes one lb. bags of flour, smaller sized personal care items, and more.
“Grady’s Groceries” opens on May 27th, so mark your calendars and spread the word!
Many people are now eligible to receive a third dose of their COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about updated booster guidelines here.
Have you heard about the omicron sub-variant, BA.2.12.1? Take a look at this piece for all the details.
EVENTS & RESOURCES
It’s officially Older Americans Month! At CMAA, we celebrate older adults all year, but this month is the perfect time to honor the elders in our communities. Check out this list of activities to get started!
Our friends at Tri-Valley are hosting a Cornhole Tournament to benefit their nutrition program on Saturday, May 7th. The tournament takes place at Webster Fish And Game (91 Gore Rd. Webster, MA). For more information, email TKOZIAK12@gmail.com