Monday, January 23, 2023

Veterinary Pet Care Program

Thanks to a grant funding from Meals on Wheels America and PetSmart, a new program has been launched to help financially strained seniors (65+) provide payment for their beloved pets' veterinary care.  

>>Click HERE for Printable Version or to Read Veterinary Pet Care Program Publication>>

Friday, January 6, 2023

2022 Tax Tips for Seniors and Retirees

>>Click HERE to Link to for Additional Info on Tax Tips for Seniors and Retirees>>

>>Click HERE for Printable Version or to Download Tax Tips for Seniors and Retirees Publication>>

Circuit Breaker Tax Credit 2022

If you do not want to file your state tax return electronically, you can download and print Form 1, Schedule HC and Schedule CB from the Department of Revenue web site using the links below:

You may also order tax forms by calling the Department of Revenue's 24-hour automated telephone assistance toll-free at 1-800-392-6089.

For mailing addresses for paper forms, see DOR's Massachusetts Tax Forms Mailing Addresses.

If you want to determine the STATUS of your refund or whether your check has been returned by the Post Office as undeliverable, you can do so by calling our automated refund line at 617-887-MDOR or toll-free in Massachusetts at 800-392-6089, 24 hours a day or by accessing the WebFile for Income application.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

American Heart Month Toolkits

February is American Heart Month, a time when all people can focus on their cardiovascular health.
The Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention is shining a light on hypertension (high blood pressure), a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. 

Use these toolkits developed by CDC to implement evidence-based hypertension control strategies.

>>Click HERE to link to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Additional Information>>

Managing My Blood Pressure [PDF – 173 KB]

Patients can use this printable list of questions to ask their health care team to help them manage their blood pressure. (Also available en Español [PDF – 361 KB].)

My Blood Pressure Log [PDF – 611 KB]
People can use this printable log to keep track of their blood pressure measurements at home. (Also available in en Español [PDF – 192 KB].)

My First Blood Pressure Visit [PDF – 105 KB]
Encourage patients to record important blood pressure–related information on this page before their appointments. (Also available en Español [PDF – 351 KB].)

The Correct Way to Measure Blood Pressure
Share this graphic with patients, family, and friends to show them the correct way to measure blood pressure. (Also available in en Español [PDF – 460 KB].)