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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Volunteers Needed for Meals on Wheels

Senior Center Building and Sign with text - Senior Center

The Senior Center is looking for volunteers to help assemble meals for delivery Monday through Friday mornings from 8-10:30AM. 

All prospective volunteers will be CORI checked. 

Call the Senior Center at 508-841-8640 and ask to speak with ...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: August 23, 2021

COVID-19 - Addressing 3rd Dose of Vaccine for Immunocompromised Individuals

Date of Record: 08-23-21Please see the memo issued to health care and vaccination providers from Dr. Larry Madoff, Medical Director of the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences at the MA Dept. of Public Health (MDPH).


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MDPH Memo - 3rd Dose for the Immunocompromised Council on Aging Department
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Mosquito Bite Prevention - Fight the Bite

Practice the 5 D's!


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: July 2, 2020

Reopening Guidelines for Town Offices

Reopening Guidelines

Issued July 2, 2020- Updated August 30, 2021

Town Hall

(including School Department & SELCO)

Effective Monday, August 16, 2021, following guidance from the CDC and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, all employees and visit...
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Posted on: August 4, 2021

COVID-19: Updated Recommendations from CDC and MDPH for Masks and Vaccinations

Date of Record: August 4, 2021

Worcester County is now orange (substantial transmission) which calls for indoor masking. 

Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations on masking:

  • If you are not fully vaccinated and aged two (2) or older, you shou...
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Center for Disease Control (CDC) Council on Aging Department
Posted on: July 30, 2021

COVID-19: Mask Advisory for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Residents

Effective July 30, 2021 - The MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) has issued a new mask advisory in light of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s updated guidance. 

Fully vaccinated individu...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

COVID-19 - Personal Message from Michael Hirsh, MD, Medical Director for CMRPHA

Dear Community Members, 

Our battle against COVID-19 is not over. We had seen very encouraging results of our aggressive vaccination program in Central MA that began in early January 2021 with case numbers really diminishing over the period of tim...

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Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance-CMRPHA 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: September 15, 2021

Wednesday Farmer's Market at Shrewsbury Senior Center - No Parking in Side Lot

Senior Center Building and Sign with text - Senior Center

The Shrewsbury Farmer's Market is back at the Senior Center! Please remember if you are attending activities at the Center this afternoon or any other Wednesdays this summer, please do not park in the side lot after 12PM. No exceptions!

Thank you for your ...

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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 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: April 6, 2021

Tick Awareness


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: August 20, 2021

Board of Health Statement


Date of Record:  08-20-21

The Board of Health is strongly encouraging everyone to wear a mask when indoors at all public spaces in the Town of Shrewsbury. This was an agenda item at the 08-20-21 m...

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Statement from the Shrewsbury Board of Health Council on Aging Department
Posted on: September 9, 2021

COVID-19: Mobile Equity Vaccination Clinics - September Update

With an increase in new positive COVID-19 cases in Worcester and the Alliance Communities including Shrewsbury, now is a great time to get vaccinated if you haven't already. The City of Worcester’s Department of Health & Human Services is offering sev...

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Mobile Equity Vaccination Clinics Health Department