In This Issue
Board Members from Arlington, Boxborough, Burlington, Winchester and Woburn.
The Minuteman Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers in Wilmington.
Money Management volunteers are needed throughout our area.
Meals on Wheels Drivers are needed in Woburn.
To find out more about these and other opportunities, please call Harriet at 781-221-7001.
Do you know the common symptoms of a stroke? Can you act F.A.S.T. if you notice these symptoms in someone?
Saturday, June 17 from 10am-4pm
Save the date as Minuteman Senior Services joins our colleagues to Turn Lexington Purple! The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer's disease. Join in the activities to raise awareness for Alzheimer's patients and caregivers.
...and we get a donation - click here to get started
We recycle cell phones and Smartphones. Please bring to our office at 26 Crosby Drive, Bedford, MA or visit one of our community partners
May is Older Americans Month and getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. For many aging Americans, it is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams can get a new or second start. Today, aging is about eliminating outdated perceptions and living the way that suits you best. This year’s theme, “Age Out Loud,” emphasizes the ways older adults are living their lives with boldness, confidence, and passion while serving as an inspiration to people of all ages.
“To select the best plan for their circumstance, people need help understanding what Medicare does and doesn’t cover, the difference between a Medigap plan and a Medicare Advantage plan, enrollment periods and late enrollment penalties, and income and asset cutoffs for the “extra help” programs. Much of this information is state-specific so it is not available on the Medicare or Social Security web sites or through the call centers.” -Judy Minardi
In Judy’s hometown of Winchester, the number of people receiving assistance through SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) has more than doubled in the past 4 years, and her time onsite at the Jenks Center makes access to this valuable service easier. Read more...
Our sponsors join us in thanking our volunteers
Are you caring for a loved-one with Alzheimer's disease or dementia-related illness? Savvy Caregiver is a 6 week, evidence-based workshop that will help you build knowledge about the disease and the skills needed for effective caregiving, finding support, and practicing self-care.
Here is what participants are saying about Savvy Caregiver: "I am better able to handle my emotions with my wife," said one participant, "I am more calm working with her." "I am more patient with my husband," shared another, "and I can now give myself permission to take care of myself." "I have changed my expectations of her behavior," said a woman caring for her mother, "and changed the way I communicate. I learned so much about the care of a person with dementia."
Let Minuteman help you, too. Next class begins May 23 and space is still available.
Bedford: Tuesdays, May 23 - June 27 from 6:30PM - 8:30PM
New classes are added regularly. Check out the latest schedule on our website.
Programs are funded in part through generous support from the:
Minuteman Senior Services
26 Crosby Drive
Bedford, MA 01730
(888) 222-6171 (toll free)
TTY (781) 275-1285