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A Night at the Ball Game with CMAA on August 14th

 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 14th!

CMAA will be the featured nonprofit of the night for the August 14th WooSox Game against the Syracuse Mets. There will be a pre-game recognition of CMAA and an outreach table in the concourse as well throughout the game.

Join us to celebrate older adults and caregivers, learn more about local resources, and enjoy some baseball!

For a complementary ticket to the game, email akrasinski@seniorconnection.org before August 2nd.

 

Saturday, August 14th

Los Wepas de Worcester vs. Syracuse Mets

Polar Park

100 Madison Street, Worcester

 

Game time: 4:05pm

Pre-game activities starting at 3:15pm

 

Follow our social media pages for updates about our Night At The Ball Game.

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 the city 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.

 

CMAA To Hold Special Bidders’ Conference

The Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging will hold a Special Bidders’ Conference on Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 at 10:00 AM virtually.

Please click the meeting link here to access the event.

The purpose of this Special Bidders’ Conference is to review our American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding Priorities, the application process, including letters of intent, and highlight criteria used by the Planning and Allocations Committee in its review of proposals.

If you would like to attend or with questions, please contact Ethan Belding, Director of Planning and Research at ebelding@seniorconnection.org or 508-852-5539.

WLEN’s Rainbow Lunch Club is Back!

2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month

Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester

(90 Holden Street, Worcester)

Lunch served at 12:00pm

The Rainbow Lunch and Supper club offers LGBTQIA+ older adults age 50+ a nutritious meal, an opportunity to socialize with friends and enjoy various activities including special entertainment and educational programs.

There is a suggested $2.50 anonymous donation from guests age 60 and older. The fee for all guests under the age of 60 is $5.50.

To sign up or cancel your registration, please contact WLEN one week in advance at 508-756-1545 ext. 404 or wlen@eswa.org.

Hope to see you at the next lunch!

Concert on the Templeton Common

Are you ready to rock to the sounds of the Sixties?

The Templeton Cultural Council is presenting a “Throwback to the ’60s” concert on the Common on Sunday, July 25th beginning at 2:00pm. 

Bring your lawn chair or blanket down to the Templeton Common for FREE family-friendly fun and great tunes!

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Senior Picnic

The Worcester County Sheriff’s Annual Senior Picnic will take place on August 21st from 11:00am to 1:00pm at SAC Park (438 Lake Street, Shrewsbury).

Along with a BBQ meal, raffles, and prizes, there will be a free car wash.

This event will be a drive-thru and registration is required by August 5th.

Contact DOstiguy@WorcesterCountySheriff.org or call 508-796-2638 for more.

The VaxBus Is Coming to Central Mass

The #TrustTheFacts mobile vaccination station will make stops across Massachusetts, including Central Massachusetts!

Southbridge: July 21

Fitchburg: July 22

Worcester: July 22 & 23

To learn more about the schedule and specific locations, visit www.mass.gov/info-details/vaxbus-schedule.

Upcoming Vaccine Clinics and Participating Pharmacies

Haven’t received a vaccine yet? Check out these upcoming Equity Vaccine Clinics and pharmacies participating in vaccination across Worcester!

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.

 

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