In This Issue
Board Members from Arlington, Woburn, Boxborough, Burlington, Carlisle and Winchester
The Minuteman Ombudsman Program (Advocates for Nursing Home Residents) is seeking volunteers in Littleton and Wilmington.
Money Management volunteers are needed throughout our area.
Meals on Wheels Drivers are needed in Arlington, Burlington and Woburn.
To find out more about these and other opportunities, please call Harriet at 781-221-7001.
Caregivers - check out the new e-mail list from the National Institute on Aging created just for you. Get the latest information and tips on topics like:
Homeowners and renters age 65+ may get a cash refund on their state income taxes.
Bedford Veterans Hospital is sponsoring a support group to deal with the loss of a loved one. Veterans must be 60 years of age and older.
Beginning March 23
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We recycle cell phones and Smartphones. Please bring to our office at 26 Crosby Drive, Bedford, MA or visit one of our community partners
Our team of staff and board members joined other advocates from across the state to rally in support of securing adequate resources for our home care and other programs that enable older people to age independently at home!
This national campaign is sponsored by Meals on Wheels America to raise awareness, recruit volunteer Meals on Wheels drivers and raise needed funds.
With appreciation to our campaign sponsors
Free educational workshops offer information and support in a caring environment. Pre-registration required. Click on town for detailed information about location and how to register.
NEW! The Savvy Caregiver Program
Are you caring for a loved-one with Alzheimer's disease or dementia-related illness? Savvy Caregiver is our new 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.
Burlington: Wednesdays, March 15 - April 19 from 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Bedford: Tuesdays, May 2 - June 6 from 6:30PM - 8:30PM
New classes are added regularly. Check out the latest schedule on our website.
Programs are funded in part through a generous grant from:
We have two programs coming in March that can help both people struggling with this issue and professionals reframe the way they think about the causes and solutions to the challenges of hoarding. Both programs are funded through generous grants from the Cummings Foundation and the Northwest Suburban Health Alliance/CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center and Winchester Hospital.
Decluttering Group Starting March 15
Are your possessions taking over your house? Do you know someone whose clutter is having a negative impact on their relationships, employment, or safety? Our support group can help! This free 14 week program is for adults of all ages. Pre-registration is required. For more information please call Susan at 781-221-7052.
Hoarding - A Collaborative Approach - March 22
As a professional, do you come across situations where hoarding is an issue? Our free workshop for professionals on the front lines of the hoarding crisis can help. CEUs available. Find out more
Minuteman Senior Services
26 Crosby Drive
Bedford, MA 01730
(888) 222-6171 (toll free)
TTY (781) 275-1285