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Dr. Moses S. Dixon Recognized as one of Worcester Business Journal’s ’40 Under Forty’ 

Congratulations to our President & CEO, Dr. Moses S. Dixon, for being recognized as one of Worcester Business Journal‘s 40 Under Forty for the Class of 2021!

Check out the full edition here: https://www.wbjournal.com/…/40-under-forty-class-of-2021

Coffee & Chat Sessions with Dr. Moses S. Dixon

Over the summer, CMAA has been making stops across the region to host ‘Coffee & Chat’ sessions at local senior centers and councils on aging. We’ve had several recent sessions including visits to the:

West Brookfield Senior Center

Clinton Senior Center

Leominster Senior Center

We appreciated hearing your thoughts, ideas, stories, and concerns. Thank you again!

A Successful Night at the Ball Game with CMAA

On August 14th, CMAA was the featured nonprofit of the night for the WooSox Game against the Syracuse Mets. There was a pre-game recognition of CMAA prior to the first pitch. Staff and members of the Board of Directors stood on the field as the Agency logo light up on the screen. Dr. Moses S. Dixon also spoke for the radio broadcast!

We want to extend a big thank you to the WooSox, The WooSox Foundation, Polar Park, and Polar Beverages for recognizing us as part of the Heart of Worcester.

CMAA Celebrates India Day 2021

We had a blast at the India Society of Worcester (ISW) India Day 2021 event earlier this month!

We provided many resources, materials, and goodies for folks. The live performances were incredible and we are so glad to have been involved!

Thank you to the India Society of Worcester for your hard work on this event!

Daydreaming and Goal Setting Presentation with Joseph Glover at Grafton Senior Center

We were pleased to help Joe Glover present at the Grafton Senior Center this week.

Joe Glover is the founder of ArchAngel Leadership and Executive Coaching LLC and a long-time Central Massachusetts local. His presentation on goal setting and daydreaming inspired a room full of people (and we had many laughs!)

Thank you again to the Grafton Senior Center, our attendees, and Joe Glover for a great event.

Let’s Make Worcester Liveable for Everyone

The Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging is working with dozens of community partners to formally designate Worcester as an AARP Age-Friendly Community! 

The AARP Age-Friendly Community Initiative exists to:

  • enhance personal independence in communities
  • help residents to remain in their homes and communities as they age
  • provide opportunities for residents of all ages, ability levels, and backgrounds to engage fully in civic, economic, and social life

Age-Friendly Worcester will make Worcester more liveable by:

  • supporting current community efforts to improve Worcester
  • creating tangible changes that benefit people of all ages across Worcester
  • focusing on specific areas of concern relevant to Worcester, including accessible transportation, affordable housing, and more!

 

We’re looking for additional community members and organizations who are interested in our joining our working group. Visit our website and click on the Age-Friendly Tab for more information.

Ice Cream Truck at Leicester Senior Center on August 24th

Join us on Tuesday, August 24th at the Leicester Senior Center for Uhlman’s Ice Cream! There will be an ice cream truck available between 11:00am-1:00pm with sweet treats for older adults and seniors. Come cool down, see friends, and have fun.

New Mask Policies Across Central Massachusetts

With the increase in COVID-19 cases across the Commonwealth, many towns, cities, businesses, and events are requiring people to wear a mask in areas of substantial or high risk.

Please consult your town or city’s website and social media for updates specific to your area.

Upcoming Vaccine Clinics and Participating Pharmacies

Haven’t received a vaccine yet? There are many opportunities to do so across Central Massachusetts!

For instance, The Town of Franklin will hold a mobile vaccination clinic on August 25, 2021 from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Davis Thayer Parking Lot (137 W. Central Street). Click here to register.

Looking for a vaccination site somewhere else? Visit the Mass.gov website to find a location close to you! 

We will continue to keep you updated as additional vaccine opportunities develop. Follow us on social media for the latest details.

 

Milford Vaccination Clinic on August 20th

COVID-19 Disability Information and Access Line

Help with COVID-19 vaccinations for people with disabilities!

The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) is now available to help people with disabilities get vaccinated. The DIAL’s trained staff is standing by to:

  • Help find local vaccination locations
  • Assist  with making vaccination appointments
  • Connect callers to local services – such as accessible transportation – to overcome barriers to vaccination

Call 888-677-1199 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Eastern)  or email DIAL@n4a.org

FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Federal Communications Commission Emergency Broadband Benefit is a program to help households struggling to afford internet services during the pandemic. Reach out and stay connected!

Visit https://bit.ly/3tYrxny or call 833-511-0311 to learn more.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Did you know that the

Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development is offering Emergency Housing Assistance during COVID-19?

Learn more about the application process and eligibility by clicking here.

FEMA Offering Support for COVID-19 Related Funeral Expenses

The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. COVID-19 Funeral Assistance will assist with expenses for funeral services and interment or cremation.

At this time, there is no deadline to apply for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance. 

Applications for Funeral Assistance will be accepted through a dedicated call center:

1-844-684-6333 | TTY: 1-800-462-7585

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time

For more details about eligibility and documentation needed, visit the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance website by clicking here.

(If you or anyone you know would like to have something highlighted in our weekly newsletter, email akrasinski@seniorconnection.org.)

 

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