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Welcome to The Senior Bulletin, a newsletter filled with important updates for older adults and their supporters across Central Massachusetts!

CMAA and WCSO Continue with

COVD-19 ‘File of Life’ Cards Distribution

Our efforts to get 10,000 ‘COVID-19 File of Life’ cards to older adults across the region continued this week up in Northern Central Massachusetts!

This week, the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging and Worcester County Sheriff’s Office went up to Leominster and Fitchburg to distribute hundreds more cards.

‘File of Life’ cards contain important medical information for first responders in the event of an emergency call. They are now a great place to store COVID-19 vaccine information and can be hung up right on a refrigerator!

Thank you again to our community partners, including the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office.

Learn More About Eldercare 2021

Want to know more about this year’s Eldercare program?

Look no further!

Our latest poster highlights speakers and presentation topics for you. Check it out!

We’ll be broadcasting the event online and across the region on access television stations starting on May 3rd.

Presented by:

Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging &

Sheriff Lew Evangelidis of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office

Sponsored by:

Joseph D. Early Jr. Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, Reliant Medical Group, UMass Memorial Medical Center, UMass Medical School, Unibank, Fallon Health, and WTAG News Radio.

Questions? Email akrasinski@seniorconnection.org

RMV Extends Senior Hours Through April

The RMV will extend their Senior Hours on Wednesdays through April for customers who need to conduct RMV transactions.

To sign up for an appointment, call the RMV at 857-368-8005 or email the RMV at MassDOTRMVSeniors@dot.state.ma

Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

Beginning March 22nd, people over the age of 60, restaurant workers, grocery store workers, agricultural workers, meatpackers, and other foodservice workers will now be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Please note that vaccine supplies are still very limited. It may take several weeks to get an appointment, so be mindful and patient as best you can.

Have you registered for your vaccination appointment yet?

There are several ways to do so!

  • For online scheduling, visit www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine. The state is regularly updating it to reflect new information and working to simplify the appointment process.
  • For those with limited internet access or who have difficulty navigating the website, the state has a 211 phone line to register for an appointment. This phone line has with over 500 staffers available for multilingual live phone support. To access, dial 2-1-1.
  • CMAA has also added COVID-19 vaccination information to the homepage of our website, including a link to the part of the Massachusetts state website with vaccination clinic locations. (The link can also be found here.Our Agency is not able to schedule appointments for you, but we are here to point you in the right direction!

Your primary care provider can also be of great assistance when it comes to determining eligibility and how to schedule a vaccination appointment.

New Regional Vaccination Site in Uxbridge

Starting March 22nd, the former McCloskey Middle School in Uxbridge will be a regional collaborative vaccination site.

Learn more about the new Uxbridge regional vaccine center by clicking here!

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