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2/2/23 – Bingo is starting Tuesday, March 21, from 1 to 3 PM Seating is limited. Registration is required. Please call 978-249-8986.
1/5/23 – Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period – If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan as of January 1 and you would like to change your plan, you have from January 1 to March 31 to make a change. For more information contact Marcia at Athol Senior Center at 978-249-8986.
1/5/23 – Sand For Seniors – The Athol Lions Club, with assistance from the Athol Council on Aging, is offering the “Sands For Seniors” program. This program will provide citizens with sand for their walkways during the winter months. All requests, new or refills must be made by calling the Athol Council on Aging at 978-249-8986. Five day notice is required. Must be age 65 plus. Athol residents only.
12/14/22 – Employment Opportunity – LifePath is looking for an executive director
10/5/22 – The Sharing Our Father’s Bread meal, sponsored by the North Quabbin Catholic Community will have free weekly sit-down meals on Wednesdays at 5:00 PM in the St. Francis Church Hall, 110 Main Street, Athol.
9/21/22 – North Quabbin Memory Café. We are excited to announce that the Athol Council on Aging and the Petersham Council on Aging have been awarded funding from LifePath, Inc., and the Church Street Home Fund to create a new initiative called the North Quabbin Memory Café. The new program will offer a monthly meeting place for individuals living with changes in their thinking or memory, mild cognitive impairment, or dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. It will be a place to relax, have fun, and meet others along with their care partners. Each month will feature a theme, activities for participants and care partners based on the interests of the group, a time for socializing, and refreshments. The Café will be free of charge and promote inclusion. Starting on February 6, 2023, the Café meets at the Athol Senior Center on the 1st Monday of each month from 10 am to 12 noon. Please call or stop by the office to register 978-249-8986. Share this information with your friends and family and help spread the word!!
9/19/22 – Watch for more information about our upcoming Health Fair on November 17 from 10 am to noon. Representatives from Blue Cross (both health and dental plans), Fallon and Fallon Summit, MassAdvantage, Eternal Health, Care Central VNA and Hospice, LifePath, and Senior Medicare Patrol will all be available to answer your questions.
9/19/22 – Fuel assistance application have not yet been released by Massachusetts Opportunity Council (MOC). We hope to have them some time in October. If you call looking for Fuel Assistance help we will add your name and phone number to our list and will contact you when applications become available.
8/23/22 – The Salvation Army will deliver a hot meal to you on Tuesday evenings along with any other food items you may need. Please call the Salvation Army office for more information and to set up regular delivery. 978-249-8111
8/22/22 – Be sure to check out the Events and Activities page. There is a lot going on at the Senior Center. Don’t miss out!
7/18/22 – The Department of Transitional Assistance has issued warnings to SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) recipients regarding Skimming and Phishing scams. The agency and its investigations team became aware of banks and retailers who appear to have had their ATMs and card processing terminals compromised. These scams are aimed at obtaining credit, debit and Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card information and Personal Identification Numbers (PINs). DTA is advising clients to change their PIN numbers regularly. People should never provide their personal information or EBT/P-EBT card number over the phone to unidentified callers. If any DTA client believes he/she may have fallen victim to a skimming or phishing scam, they are encouraged to report it to DTA’s fraud hotline at 1-800-372-8399.
The agency also created a webpage on Skimming and how to protect benefits.
7/13/2022 – Caregiving can be a challenge. Here are 12 books on caregiving recommended for caregivers by Daily Caring.
6/7/2022 – Mondays from 8 to 9 AM, Ocean State Job Lot in Athol is giving a 20% senior discount on all food products.
2/15/22 – HIP at Quabbin Havest
9/29/21 – RMV is now offering “Senior Hours” at 27 service centers on Wednesdays from 9 to 10 AM to conduct Registry transactions. Reservations are required.
For reservations: Call (857) 368-8005, Email, or Online *For online reservations, click on the link “Online” link above, select “Make/Cancel a Reservation”, select “Senior Hours-All transactions Except Road Tests (Must be 65 years or older”) button.
If you are a AAA member you can make a reservation now to renew or upgrade your dirver’s license/ID or registration at a AAA location. Click here to schedule an appointment.