Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Resources for Senior Citizens

We are a library of resources for seniors and their families.  









































All Publications are available in our online library as well as in print in our lobby at the Senior Center



AT THE CROSSROADS...Family Conversations about Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia & Driving - Publication by The Hartford

Safe Driving for a Lifetime - Family Conversations with Older Drivers - Publication by The Hartford

Clear horizonsA Quit-Smoking Guide for People 50 and Older - by The National Cancer Institute

Your Options for Financing Long-Term Care: A Massachusetts Guide - Division of Insurance


A Guide to Nursing Home Care - Publication by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

MassBar Association 2014 Elder Law Education Program - by Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys together with the Massachusetts Bar Association

MEDICARE HOSPICE BENEFITS - by Department of Health & Human Services

The Calm Before the Storm..Disaster Planning, Alzheimer’s Disease and dimentia  - Publication by The Hartford

If you have questions about the Library or resources for seniors, please contact Sheila at 978-531-2254 x118.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Healthy Incentives Program

Thanks to a grant from USDA, beginning in April 2017, the new Healthy Incentives Program will provide a 100 percent incentive – a dollar-for-dollar match – for each SNAP dollar spent on targeted fruits and vegetables purchased at farmers’ markets. These incentives will be calculated and instantly applied to the SNAP recipient’s EBT card, and information on the incentive earned and SNAP account balance will be provided on the accompanying receipt. The maximum incentive that can be earned each month will be based on household size. Households with 1-2 members will be capped at $40, households with 3-5 members will be capped at $60, and households with 6 or more members will be capped at $80. A 1-2 person household SNAP recipient could potentially turn a $16 benefit into $56 by purchasing fruits and vegetables each week at their local farmers market. 

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Find and Compare Nursing Homes by Zip Code

Nursing Home Compare allows consumers to compare information about nursing homes. It contains quality of care and staffing information for all 15,000 plus Medicare- and Medicaid-participating nursing homes.

Note: Nursing homes aren't included on Nursing Home Compare if they aren't Medicare- or Medicaid-certified. These Nursing Homes can be licensed by the state. For information about nursing homes not on Nursing Home Compare, contact your State Survey Agency.
Information on Nursing Home Compare isn’t an endorsement or advertisement for any nursing home and should be considered carefully. Use it with other information you gather about nursing homes facilities. Talk to your doctor or other health care provider about the information on Nursing Home Compare. Read more about finding a nursing home- Opens in a new window.

>>Click here to link to Medicare.gov to Find and Compare Nursing Homes>>


Federal Trade Commission - Consumer Information - Phone Scams

Every year, thousands of people lose money to telephone scams — from a few dollars to their life savings. Scammers will say anything to cheat people out of money. Some seem very friendly — calling you by your first name, making small talk, and asking about your family. They may claim to work for a company you trust, or they may send mail or place ads to convince you to call them.
If you get a call from someone you don’t know who is trying to sell you something you hadn’t planned to buy, say "No thanks." And, if they pressure you about giving up personal information — like your credit card or Social Security number — it’s likely a scam. Hang up and report it to the Federal Trade Commission.
>>Click here to link to Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information for more info>>

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