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Minuteman Can Help!

Take a Step Toward Better Health!

De-Clutterers Group Forming for Fall

Make an Impact in Your Community

Lexington Goes Purple!

Volunteers Needed

Join Our Team

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TD Bank Affinity Program

Cell Phone Collection

Volunteers Needed

Board Members from Arlington, Boxborough, Burlington, Winchester and Woburn.

The Minuteman Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers in Littleton and Wilmington.

We are hosting a 3 day Ombudsman Volunteer Training on June 23, 27 and 29. Call 781-221-7017 for more info and to register.

Money Management volunteers are needed in Harvard, Littleton and Maynard.

Meals on Wheels Drivers are needed in Woburn.

To find out more about these and other opportunities, please call Harriet at 781-221-7001.

Join Our Team

Assistant Dining Coordinator - Arlington Heights

Meals on Wheels Driver - Woburn

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TD Bank Affinity Program

TD Bank

Cell Phone Collection

We recycle cell phones and Smartphones. Please bring to our office at 26 Crosby Drive, Bedford, MA or visit one of our community partners

 

 

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June 2017

Minuteman Can Help!

Do you know someone who needs help with:

  • Identifying new housing options?
  • Coordination of a move, and/or filling out applications?
  • Emotional support to help lessen resistance and accept the transition into their new residence?
  • On-going care coordination and support beyond medical needs with regular visits monthly, weekly or even daily?
  • Advocacy at medical appointments or in the emergency room?

Your Solution: Refer to Minuteman By Your Side.

Kris Whitney, Minuteman By Your Side Care Manager

Minuteman By Your Side Private Care Managers (such as Kris Whitney pictured at left) help many families in similar situations. We recently helped a woman find affordable housing as her short-term memory loss made it difficult for her to continue living alone. Here's how we helped:

We used person-centered planning to learn what was important in selecting a new residence. We completed a housing search, located the necessary documents to complete the housing applications and managed the moving details while offering emotional support. Currently she is living in her new residence and has adjusted well.

For a free telephone consultation, please call 888-222-6171 and ask for Minuteman By Your Side.

Take a Step Toward Better Health!

We are building the Healthy Living Workshop schedule for fall and here's what you can register for now. Our workshops will help you live life more fully with chronic disease, avoid falls, and manage the stress of caregiving. Please see our Healthy Living Program Schedule on our website for the most current offerings. More workshops will be added soon!

Pre-registration required. Click on town for detailed information about location and how to register. You do not have to live in a town to register for a workshop.

Diabetes Self-Management

Bedford: Tuesdays, September 12 - October 17 from 1:00pm - 3:30pm

The Savvy Caregiver Program

Woburn: Tuesdays, September 12 - October 17 from 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Programs are funded in part through generous grants from:
Cummings Foundation

De-Clutterers Group Forming for Fall

Decluttering GroupIs clutter affecting you or someone you know at home, work, or in relationships? Does clutter create safety issues in the home? If you can answer “YES” to any of these questions, there is help and support. A 14 week evidence-based group is starting on Wednesday, September 27, 2:00pm – 3:30pm. Call Susan at 781-221-7052 to register. This program is offered FREE to participants thanks to a generous grant from the Cummings Foundation.

Make an Impact in Your Community

Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts

Share your ideas about how to make the Commonwealth the most livable state for people of all ages. Four sessions scheduled -  find out more

Lexington Goes Purple!

The Longest Day - Lexington Goes Purple!

Come join Minuteman Senior Services at the Lexington Depot (13 Depot Square, Lexington, MA) on Saturday, June 17 to help raise awareness for people with Alzheimer’s disease! Learn about services for patients, caregivers, and families - including interesting and fun activities that can be used at home to engage someone with Alzheimer’s at all stages of the disease. Bring your loved one with Alzheimer’s, and try out some activities! Find out more