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Posted on: May 11, 2021

FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths

FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths

WASHINGTON -- In early April, FEMA will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the ...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Caregiver Movie Series at the Cameron

CAREGIVER MOVIE SERIES AT CAMERON-Join Annette and Alison the last Wednesday of the month from 1-4PM to watch a movie about the caregiver role in various circumstances and health conditions. After the movie, we will host a brief discussion of the movie&am...
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Council on Aging
Posted on: May 8, 2021

May 12th Launch of Emergency Broadband Benefit.

May 12th Launch of Emergency Broadband Benefit.
On May 12, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will launch its new Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program to help families and households who are struggling to afford internet ser...
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Council on Aging
Posted on: May 8, 2021

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The last year of the Covid-19 Pandemic has taken a toll on many folks’ mental health. We know that there has been a significant increase in depression and anxiety in the US during the pandemic. Covid-19 stre...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: April 29, 2021

MOTHER’S DAY MUSICAL LUNCHEON AT THE FRANCO

MOTHER’S DAY MUSICAL LUNCHEON AT THE FRANCO

Friday, May 7 at 12:00pm

Enjoy a box lunch at the Franco under the Pavilion to celebrate mothers while enjoying the background

music of The Boston Pops: Honoring Women. Vegetarian meal option available bu...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: April 27, 2021

In Person Zumba is Cancelled, Email for Dance Fitness Zoom Link

In person Zumba will no longer be held at the Cameron Center. If you would like to participate in Dance Fitness via Zoom, please email Katie for the link at: krussell@westfordma.gov

Council on Aging
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Alzheimer’s Association to Host Free Family Caregiver Conference in May

Free Family Caregiver Conference in May!
Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter to host virtual Family Caregiver Conference
 
The Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter will host a free virtual educational con...
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Council on Aging
Posted on: April 26, 2021

May 4th Ballot Question Public Service Announcement

In order to educate the public on the upcoming May 4th ballot question, The Cameron Senior Center, in cooperation with the Westford CAT have produced the following video. It is a discussion between Terry Stader, Senior Outreach Coordinator Annette Cerullo...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Lowell General to Provide Mobile Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic to Homebound

In a continuing partnership between Lowell Genera Hospital, The Town of Westford, Health Department, and the Cameron Senior Center; Lowell General Hospital will be providing a mobile Covid-19 vaccination clinic to homebound residents unable to travel to v...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit

As a senior citizen, you may be eligible to claim a refundable credit on your personal state income tax return. The Circuit Breaker tax credit is based on the actual real estate taxes paid on the Massachusetts residential property you own or rent and occu...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: April 1, 2021

April in Paris Drive-Thru Lunch at RiverCourt, Groton

RiverCourt Residences presents: April in Paris, a drive-thru event. Thursday,  April 8th, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 8 West Main St, Groton, MA.
If you are interested, RSVP to Sandy Becker at 978-448-4122  or via email at sbecker@rivercourtresi...
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Council on Aging
Posted on: March 30, 2021

AARP Virtual Event "The Resilient Brain" with Dr. Reisa Sperling

AARP is offering a virtual event called the Resilient Brain.  Dr. Reisa Sperling will discuss current research and prevention efforts on Alzheimer's.  The event is co-sponsored by the Retired Educators Association of Massachuset...
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https://aarp.cvent.com/ResBrain Council on Aging
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Massachusetts Homebound Vaccination Program for COVID-19

The Commonwealth is working with local Boards of Health and developed a statewide program to offer in-home vaccinations for homebound individuals who cannot leave their home to get to a vaccination site. Eligibility for Massachusetts Homebound Vaccination...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: March 22, 2021

Emerson Hospital Community Needs Survey

The Cameron is glad to help support Emerson Hospital in their Community Needs Survey.   Each resident(s) valuable input can provide new, better and/or augment needed medical, educational and social supports to best encapsulate and plan for Westfo...
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Council on Aging
Posted on: March 19, 2021

RMV to Continue Senior Hours Through April

The RMV is extending Senior Hours at RMV Service Centers through April for customers age 65 and older. RMV Senior hours are offered on Wednesdays at 17 RMV Service Center locations by reservation only.
  

For more information, please click...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Hooray! The Cameron Senior Center announces their soft reopening date for Monday, March 22nd.

The Cameron staff is anxious to get our programs and services rolling out again, but we must be cautious and ensure everyone’s health and continued safety.  We ask that everyone wear a mask while visiting the Cameron and participating i...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Cameron Center Reopening Plan News

The Cameron is pleased to announce our soft re-opening effective Monday, March 22nd at 8AM.  We will announce more detailed information on our re-opening plan by the close of Monday, March 15th.  We are happy to share this good ...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Attorney General's Office Press Release Regarding Computer Support Scam

The Attorney General's Office provided a press release that details a computer support scam that swindled many elderly Massachusetts residents out of money. The scam was operated through fraudulent companies called "VTech Software" and ...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: March 4, 2021

All Ages Veterans Vaccination Clinic March 21st in Haverhill.

The Bedford Veterans Administration Health Clinic will be travelling to the Consentino Middle School, 685 Washington St., Haverhill MA on Match 21st to administer the Pfizer brand Covid-19 vaccine to veterans of all ages who are registered to the...
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Council on Aging
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Hal Schreiber Recognized For Years of Community Service

The Westford Council on Aging applauds Hal Schreiber on being awarded a proclamation from the Honorable Senator Ed Kennedy and Honorable Representative Jim Arciero. The proclamation was awarded by Representative Arciero at the Cameron Senior Cent...
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Council on Aging
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Town of Westford and Lowell General Hospital Partner in Offering Scheduled Blocked Appts Through COA

Town of Westford and Lowell General Hospital Partner in Offering Scheduled Blocked Appointments Through COA Van 
 
A partnership between the Town of Westford and Lowell General Hospital has been reached that will allow the Cameron Senior C...
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Council on Aging
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Mass Vaccination Site in Lowell Now Booking Appointments

The mass vaccination site located at 1001 Pawtucket Blvd, Lowell, MA is now booking appointments for Covid-19 vaccination for Seniors 75 and older. The site is run in affiliation with Lowell General Hospital. You may schedule your appointment at the follo...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: February 16, 2021

New Websites for The Friends of the Cameron Senior Center

 The Friends of the Cameron Senior Center, a 501c Non-Profit group that supports the Cameron Center, now has a new webpage that is available at the following link: 
 And while you ...
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Council on Aging
Posted on: February 12, 2021

State Simplifies Vaccine Registration Process

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has simplified the online vaccine registration process today with the addition of a new website which is as follows:
 The new site allows you to search by zip-code, filter by s...
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Council on Aging
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Bring a Senior 75+ for Vaccination, Get Yourself Vaccinated

Note: Due to liability issues we are not allowed to disclose the names of Seniors from our Center for this purpose. Companions are not eligible for vaccination at all vaccination sites, so check your vaccination site's guidelines.

Governor Baker h...
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Council on Aging
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Veterans Age 50 and Older Eligible to be Vaccinated at Bedford VA

From the Bedford VA:

Fantastic news! Effective today, we now have enough COVID-19 vaccine on hand to offer it to enrolled Veterans **age 50 and older!**
We'll say it again - enrolled Veterans 50 and older can make their appointment for the COVID va...
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Council on Aging
Posted on: February 4, 2021

New Vaccination Appointments at Gillette Stadium Site

As of 3:00 PM, today, February 4, 2021, there appear to have been many appointments added at the Gillette Stadium Vaccination Site for the dates between February 7th and February 14th. You may sign up for those appointments at the following link:

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Council on Aging
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccination Update from Social Worker Annette Cerullo

Hello All,
 
If you are receiving this email it means you recently contacted the Cameron seeking information.  We send out approx. 2 emails per week with new information as we learn it.  Please find below a summary of the last few...
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Council on Aging
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Join District Attorney Marian Ryan for Senior Wellbeing and Safety Program

Join District Attorney Marian Ryan, March 16th at 11:00 AM on a Zoom webinar discussing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Senior population. More information is available at the following link:

Click here for more information

Those wishing to regi...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: February 1, 2021

New Revisions to the Commonwealth's Covid-19 vaccine website

The Mass.gov website has released the following helpful revisions to their Covid-19 vaccination website. First, you are now able to search for a vaccination site by zip code at the following link:
 
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Council on Aging
Posted on: January 30, 2021

Great News From Health Director Jeff Stephens on Covid-19 Vaccine!

Great news today from Westford Health Director, Jeff Stephens! Vaccine will be ordered, and vaccination clinics will arrive in the Town of Westford in the weeks to come. Jeff announced this in an interview with Westford CAT’s Patty Stocker and y...
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Council on Aging
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine Information Update

The Cameron Senior Center is dedicated to keeping our community informed on the most up to date Covid-19 vaccine information that is available to us. Currently we have an email list that we release this information via. If you would like to have your emai...
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Council on Aging
Posted on: January 28, 2021

How to Navigate the Mass.Gov Vaccination Appointment Process

Monday, February 1st, begins Phase 2 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Covid-19 Vaccination roll out. The first priority in Phase 2 is for Seniors age 75 and older to be vaccinated. The Mass.Gov website has added a map of vaccination sites wi...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Valentines Brunch Drive-Thru Event at RiverCourt Residences

RiverCourt Residences will be hosting a drive-thru Valentines Brunch, Wednesday, February 10th, between 10 AM and 11:30 AM. For more information please click the link below: 

Click here for information

Click here to RSVP by email

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Council on Aging
Posted on: January 21, 2021

Responding to Community Inquiry Regarding Covid-19 Vaccine Availability

Many people in the community have reached out to the Cameron Senior Center requesting information regarding the availability of the Covid-19 Vaccine for Seniors. Currently, there is no information to relay, nor is a vaccine clinic scheduled. The registrar...
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Council on Aging
Posted on: January 21, 2021

RMV to continue Senior only hours through March, adds additional services

The RMV is extending Senior Hours at RMV Service Centers through March for customers age 75 and older. RMV Senior hours are offered on Wednesdays at 17 RMV Service Center locations by reservation only.
 
Beginning in February, the RMV will expand&a...
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Council on Aging
Posted on: January 21, 2021

The Cameron Senior Center would like to extend its sincere gratitude to Eagle Scout Vamsi Vesta

The Cameron Senior Center would like to extend its sincere gratitude to Eagle Scout Vamsi Vesta and Scout Troop 159 for the construction and generous donation of the pictured exterior cedar furniture. Vamsi has donated countless hours to the Cameron Cente...
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Council on Aging
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Northeast Legal Aid Announces the Opening of Its New Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC)

Northeast Legal Aid, who offers free high quality civil legal services to low income and elderly people in Northeastern Massachusetts, has announced the opening of its new Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC). To learn more about their offerings and contact ...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: January 15, 2021

COA Offers Socially Distanced Senior Joyrides

Senior Joyrides!

Are you tired of being home? Are you feeling lonely? Would you like to see friends AND socially distance?

We have the solution for you!

The Cameron senior center vans are able to drive clients to lunch, shopping, scenic rides, whatever your ...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: January 14, 2021

RMV to offer Senior Only (75+) appointments in January for License Renewals

The Registry of Motor Vehicles will be offering Senior Only Wednesdays during the month of January for residents 75 years of age or older, in order to allow for safer in person license renewals. These Senior Only Wednesdays are only available at select RM...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Bedford Veterans Administration to Roll Out Covid-19 Vaccine to Veterans

The Bedford Veterans Administration is rolling out Covid-19 vaccinations to U.S. Veterans who are 65 or older, and registered as part of the VA Healthcare system. Veterans who are under 65 but may feel the need to get vaccinated due to health issues may a...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Resource Guide for COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has provided a resource guide regarding the plan to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine. The guide also contains a link to sign up for updates via email. You may visit the guide by clicking the following link:

Massachusetts COVI...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: December 24, 2020

Protect Yourself - Avoid Vaccine Scams

The HHS Office of Inspector General, the FBI, the Department of Justice, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have issued the following advisory to help you steer clear of vaccine scams:

Click here for advisory

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Council on Aging
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Missing your workouts? We've got you covered

Just in case you are missing your workouts here at the Cameron Center, we have you covered! The Westford CAT has pre-recorded workouts that you may watch at your leisure. The links to them are on our Cameron Work Outs page located here:

https://westfordma....

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Council on Aging
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Eviction Diversion Initiative: Free Legal Services

Eviction Diversion Initiative: Free Legal Services 

Through the COVID-19 Eviction Legal Help Project (CELHP), there is a substantial expansion of free legal help for low-income tenants as well as low-income owner-occupants of 2-3 family properties...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: December 13, 2020

Cameron Center iPad/Laptop Drive

The Cameron Center needs your help. Since being temporarily closed to the public due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have tried to offer our programs remotely. In doing so we have found that some of our participants don't have the technology they nee...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Due to rise in COVID cases, Cameron Center closed to the public

As of today, Thursday, December 10th, 2020, the Cameron Senior Center is once again closed to all members of the public due to the current pandemic. The staff of the Cameron Center remain dedicated to serving our Senior population, and are available via t...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Veterans Day Virtual Job Fair

MassHire is running a Veterans Day Virtual Job Fair, Tuesday, November 10th,  for both Veterans and the General Public alike. Job Seekers and Businesses with employment opportunities are encouraged to click the below link for more information.

Cl...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Housing Assistance Resources for Those Effected by COVID-19

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Community Teamwork Incorporated have both released informative brochures that contain links to resources available to residents who have found themselves in housing crises due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. These resources...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: September 28, 2020

COA Van Transportation available for early voting (55+)

The Council on Aging van service will be providing transportation to the polls Monday, October 19th thru Thursday, October 29th from 8:00AM -3:30PM for those who need transportation ages 55 plus.  Also, any resident who is experiencing a...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: September 25, 2020

RMV to offer Senior Only (75+) appointments in October for License Renewals

The Registry of Motor Vehicles will be offering Senior Only Wednesdays during the month of October for residents 75 years of age or older, in order to allow for safer in person license renewals. These Senior Only Wednesdays are only available at select RM...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Westford Rental Assistance Program now accepting applications.

The Westford Rental Assistance Program (WRAP) is now accepting applications.  For more information on this housing subsidy program for renters, please click the link below:

Click here for more info

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Council on Aging
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Aging Mastery Program Returns to the Cameron Center

AGING MASTERY PROGRAM RETURNS:  

Every Monday & Wednesday  October 5 through November 4, 12:00-2:00

The Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) is a national program that uses evidenced based materials, expert speakers, group dis...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Friends of the Cameron Gift Card Fundraiser

GIFT CARD PROGRAM – Starts This Fall!

Now you can purchase gift cards for popular stores, restaurants, gas stations and more right at the Cameron, through the Friends of Cameron’s Gift Card Program.  Use the cards for everyday ...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: July 30, 2020

More Information on Affordable Housing

Click the links below to see more information regarding Affordable Housing options in the Westford Area

Affordable Housing Summary

Affordable Rentals

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Council on Aging
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Coping with Covid, with Dr. Movitz

Alison Christopher, the social worker of the Cameron Center, worked with Westford Cable Access Television, and Dr. Rachel Movitz of Westford to create this roughly 40 minute video on helping people deal with the complex issues surrounding Covid-19. Please...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Affordable housing opportunity in Littleton

Click on the below link to see information regarding Jones Meadow, a 55+ Community, located on 100 Spectacle Pond Road in Littleton.

Click here for info

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Council on Aging
Posted on: June 12, 2020

New Alzheimers Resource

Alzheimers Association also has a new resource: The Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter has developed resources to help those with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their caregivers navigate the challenges presented by the COVID-...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Coping with Covid-19 for People Over Age 60

Tune into Westford CAT on June 24th at 11AM. Alison Christopher, LICSW will be interviewing Rachel Movitz PsyD. Dr. Movitz is a Licensed Psychologist and Specialist in Geropsychology and Geriatric Neuropsychology, with a private practice in Westford. She ...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Free Weekly Vegetables

Gaining Ground, a non-profit organic farm in Concord, Massachusetts is providing free organic produce to Westford residents who meet certain income requirements. For more information, please see the attached flyers. The first link is in English, and the s...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Affordable Housing Lottery! Hanover Westford Hills, Westford MA

SEB Housing is currently working with Hanover Westford Hills, MassHousing, and the Town of Westford to provide affordable housing rental units. Below is a link to a flyer for this affordable housing opportunity.  

Information is also available on ...

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Council on Aging
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Emerson Hospital Free Webinar Combating Loneliness

Emerson Hospital is offering a free webinar to help combat loneliness during these times of social distancing. It will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM.  A link to their flyer which contains registration info is below.

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Council on Aging