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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Free Microwaves Available for Shrewsbury Seniors

The Shrewsbury Council on Aging has 30 free counter top microwaves available for Shrewsbury seniors. This opportunity was made possible by grant funding from Massachusetts Councils on Aging (MCOA).  Pickup only, first come first served, at the Se...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Color Therapy Grab and Go Event!

Color Therapy Grab & Go Event

Wednesday, June 23, 10:45-11:45 AM

 

Please join Mara Beggs from Griswold Home Care for this Grab & Go event! 

Sign up by Friday June 18th. Call the Shrewsbury Senior Center at 508-841-8640.

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic June 4, 2021 1-2PM

The Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) in conjunction with the Shrewsbury Senior Center will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

DATE:  Friday, June 4, 2021

TIME:  1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

PLACE: Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 ...

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Trust the Facts. Get the Vax! Council on Aging Department
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Reopening Guidelines for Town Offices

Reopening Guidelines

Issued July 2, 2020- Updated May 27, 2021

Town Hall

(including School Department & SELCO)

Town Hall will reopen to the public, without the need for an appointment, on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Please be advised that face coverings will s...
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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Mosquito Bite Prevention - Fight the Bite

Practice the 5 D's!

DRESS, DEET, DAWN & DUSK, DRAIN

Mosquito-Borne Disease Fact Sheets:

For more information, please contact Central Mass. Mosquit...

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Fight the Bite! Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Shrewsbury Farmers Market - June 16 thru September 29, 2021

About the Market

The Shrewsbury Farmers Market is open every Wednesday from June 16, 2021 to September 29, 2021 offering fresh fruits and vegetables including specialty Asian and micro green produce. Local, grass fed, free range and antibiotic free meats i...

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Shrewsbury Farmers Market Website Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 26, 2021

FREE Microwaves for Meals on Wheels Clients

The Shrewsbury Council on Aging is proud to announce that we recently received a grant through the Massachusetts Councils on Aging for our nutrition program. We were able to purchase 50 countertop microwaves that will be offered FREE to Shrewsbury Meals o...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 05-25-21

Governor Baker Files Legislation to Extend Certain COVID-19 Emergency Measures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 25, 2021 

Today, May 25, 2021 Governor Charlie Baker will file legislation to extend certain emergency measures currently in place via executi...

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PRESS RELEASE 05-25-21 Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration COVID Pre-Registration and Homebound Program Updates

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Plans to Close Preregistration System; Expand Homebound Vaccination Program

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced plans to close the Commonwealth’s vaccine preregistration system by the end of May. T...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 20, 2021

News From SHINE for June 2021

Are you 65 or older, or eligible for Medicare because of disability? Are you losing your health care coverage from your employer?

If you delayed taking Medicare Part B because you were covered by an employer but may be losing coverage because of layoff or ...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 13, 2021

FREE Walking Vests Available at Senior Center and Police Department

Here is Let. Perna with the COA's evaporative walking vests! These vests were made possible by the Shared Winter Streets Grant that the COA had successfully applied for. The Police Department and COA will be sponsoring these vests to encourage sa...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Summer Kickoff at the Shrewsbury Senior Center

Would you like to be a vendor at the Shrewsbury Senior Center's Summer Kickoff Open House? 

Give us a call at 508-841-8640!

Kickoff is June 25, 2021 from 11 AM to 2 PM - RAIN OR SHINE

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 13, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance for Ages 12+

People age 12 and older who live, work, or study in Massachusetts can get vaccinated against COVID-19 and may pre-register to be vaccinated beginning today, May 13, 2021!
People ages 12-17 can only get the Pfizer vaccine. 
People age 18 and older c...
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MASS.GOV COVID-19 VACCINE FOR AGES 12+ Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 05-12-21

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Employer Vaccination Program, Extension of Targeted free COVID-19 Testing Sites, Provides Weekly Dose Updates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 12, 2021

The Baker-Polito Administration announced today the Commonwealt...

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PRESS RELEASE 05-12-21 Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 12, 2021

Fitness Class at the Shrewsbury Senior Center

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Call the Senior Center to sign up for SAIL- Stay Active and Independent for Life with Joe Fish starting on May 18th. This class will run every Tuesday afternoon from 1:30-2:30pm under the tent outside the Center. 

Call to register - 508-841-8640

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Shrewsbury Council on Aging Seeking Outreach Coordinator

Summary

Collaborative Outreach Coordinator is sought to join the passionate and progressive Council on Aging Team. This department is comprised of the following staff members: a Director, an Administrative Assistant (Transportation Coordinator), a...

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Job Description Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 05-07-21 Phase 4 Details

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Reopening of Additional Phase 4 Industries to Go Into Effect May 10, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 7, 2021 

The Baker-Polito Administration announced that Massachusetts will move forward in the Comm...

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Baker-Polito Press Release: 05-07-21 Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 05-05-21

The Baker-Polito Administrative Announces New Walk-up Options at MA Vaccination Sites, Provides Weekly Dose Update.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 5, 2021 

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that beginning next week, most of the ...

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PRESS RELEASE 05-05-21 Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 05-03-21

Baker-Polito Administration on Track to Hit Goal of 4.1 Million People Vaccinated, Announces Next Phase of Vaccination Efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 3, 2021 

Massachusetts set to vaccinate 4.1 million people by the beginning of June ...

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PRESS RELEASE 05-03-21 Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 04-30-21

Baker-Polito Administration Announced $7.7 Million to Support and Expand Shared Local Public Health Services

Grant program funds 29 groups of cities and towns to improve local public health  

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2021...

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PRESS RELEASE 04-30-21 Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Walk Massachusetts Challenge Sponsored by MCOA

Lace up your sneakers - the Walk Massachusetts Challenge is back! This year features more walking options and more prizes! With five individual goals, there's a challenge for everyone - from walking 65 days to walking 692,000 steps - each tied to...

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Register Here Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Al-Hamra Academy Garden Beds

Al-Hamra Academy is offering raised garden beds to the public. They have 5 full beds which are 4x12 in a super sunny fenced in area in the fields of Al-Hamra Academy located at 435 South Street, Shrewsbury. Each full bed will be $30 and a half bed will be...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration - Press Release 04-27-21

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Massachusetts will reopen some outdoor Phase 4, Step 2 industries effective May 10, 2021 and put plans in place for further reopening on May 29, 2021 and August 1, 2021. The Administration continues to...

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PRESS RELEASE 04-27-21 Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Volunteers Needed for Center Re-Opening!

The Shrewsbury Council on Aging is happy to announce our grand reopening! The Center is currently planning to open for outdoor activities on May 10th and limited indoor activities on June 1st. We are looking for program/activity leaders and volun...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 26, 2021

FDA and CDC Lift Recommended Pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine Use

 

April 23, 2021 - Urgent: CDC Press Release: FDA and CDC Lift Recommended Pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine Use Following Thorough Safety Review

FDA and CDC Lift Recommended Pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19...

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FDA-CDC Lift J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Use Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Jennifer Maddox - Department of Housing and Community Development Undersecretary

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) recently launched the?Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), a new fu...

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Division of Local Services Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Veterans Affairs News Release -COVID-19 Vaccine- April 16, 2021

VA Central Western Massachusetts expands COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, caregivers, and spouses under SAVE LIVES Act

For Immediate Release: April 16, 2021

VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System expanded its COVID-19 vaccinations...

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VA Vaccination Update Expanded Eligibility Flier Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Introducing Via WRTA: Fast, easy, affordable rides around Shrewsbury

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The WRTA has announced an affordable public transit service in Shrewsbury called Via WRTA. This service can be used by downloading the mobile app.  

How does Via WRTA work?

Think of us like a shuttle that comes when you want, where you want. &n...

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https://ridewithvia.com/wrta/ Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Tick Awareness

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Tick-borne disease prevention

Ticks are tiny bugs most likely found in shady, damp, brushy, wooded, or grassy areas (especially in tall grass), including your own backyard.

Different kinds of ticks feed on the blood of mammals (including people, dogs, cats,...

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CMRPHA Arbovirus Brochure Council on Aging Department
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Experiences to Still Enjoy in Massachusetts This Summer

Looking to get out of the house as the weather gets nicer? Discover Central Massachusetts is a great website to view events going on in our area and beyond!

From art festivals, movies, film and music, readings and talks, tours, workshops and many more! Vir...

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Discover Central Massachusetts Website Council on Aging Department
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Horizons Streaming Premier

HORIZONS STREAMING PREMIER

Sunday April 25 | 4:00PM

On Demand April 26 - June 30

With guest Aaron Engebreth, baritone

Performing works of Barber, Tann and Beethoven

Tickets: Adults $20. Household $38, Student $5

Youth 17 and under/EBTWIC, free

Limited free ticke...

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Poster Council on Aging Department