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The Shrewsbury Council on Aging has created the Connect & Assist program. The mission is to Connect with all seniors through various marketing techniques, such as newspapers, television, social media, brochures, bulletins, website, paper mailings, email and a knock on a door. And to Assist in finding the appropriate resources to meet the needs of every senior.
Our goal of Connect & Assist is to allow for seniors to age in place safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.
The Shrewsbury Council on Aging understands the struggles of finding contact information and connecting with the appropriate resources needed. We have all said, “I don’t know who to call or where to go for help.” For those reasons, we are in the process of drafting a “Shrewsbury Senior Citizen Resource Guide” a comprehensive publication designed to provide a wide variety of information to both senior citizens and their service providers. The guide will serve as a vital tool to seniors and their families by helping them navigate and take advantage of the many services and programs that Shrewsbury and the surrounding communities have to offer. It is our hope that this guide will help make lives a little easier. We hope to have it released in September 2020.
More than 40 percent of seniors regularly experience loneliness. This feeling of separation and disconnection from others may predict serious health problems and even death. Many feel they have become unimportant, forgotten, and ignored.
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September 17th is Connect & Assist Day
Reach out to an isolated senior on September 17th, Connect & Assist Day. A simple gesture, smile, call or card can brighten a senior’s day.
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