Mendon Senior Center: Upcoming for Nov. & Dec.
There’s no excuse to stay home! The Mendon Senior Center van is available Monday thru Thursday to provide limited transportation for residents providing that such persons do not have access to any other transportation arrangements. This service allows for trips to medical appointments, local shopping or just coming down to the Senior Center-for an activity or lunch. If you have any mobility issues, the van does include a lift, and our drivers are trained in wheelchair securement.
Please make your ride reservations at least 48 hours in advance by calling the Senior Center, 508-478-6175. Rides are based on availability of the van; medical appointments get highest priority. Ride fees are $1 for local rides and $4 for out-of-town rides. Vanbucks are available, get a 12-punch card for $10. Please ask your van driver. Please call the center for additional information.
Senior center participants are invited to a fun and informative Tech Talk on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 2:30 p.m. at the Mendon Senior Center. Cillain Scott, Nipmuc High School student and National Honor Society candidate, will be offering tech support program as his community service event for NHS. Participants are welcome to bring any device i.e. cell phones, tablets, lap-tops they need assistance with. Cillian will discuss all areas of interest including: Settings and organization, storage, security connections and social media. Please call 508-478-6175 or stop by the senior center to register for this free program.
Surviving the Holidays
If you or someone you know is grieving, we invite you to attend this encouraging one-evening seminar on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 6 - 8 p.m. Surviving the Holidays, a program of GriefShare (www.griefshare.org/holidays) can help those dealing with the death of a loved one. The seminar helps participants discover how to deal with emotions, what to do about traditions, helpful tips for surviving social events and how to find hope for the future. For more information call Tom at 508-478-3445. This program is sponsored by Faith Fellowship Church, 647 Douglas Street, Uxbridge, MA 01569
If you have a problem, turn to a trusted source. If you need fuel assistance or help completing confusing paperwork or registering for a COVID vaccine, please call Outreach Coordinator Janet Hubener 508-478-6175 for assistance. Outreach is a service available to all senior citizens in the Mendon community over the age of 60 or disabled. Outreach is available to assist you at your home or at the Senior Center by appointment. Outreach appointments are free and confidential. Outreach makes referrals with your permission only – to a variety of agencies for home care, nutritional programs including meals on wheels and safety in the home issues and many more.
Medicare Open Enrollment ends on Dec. 7
Important Reminder! You are probably aware that Medicare Prescription plans and Medicare Advantage (HMO, PPO) plans can change your costs (premiums, deductibles, and copays), covered medications, and provider networks may change from year-to-year. It’s important to review your options EVERY year during open enrollment to make sure you have the plan that works best for you for next year. If you would like to change your plan for 2024, you may do so during the annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7, and the changes will take effect Jan. 1 2024. SHINE counselors can help you to understand changes to your current plan, as well as discuss other options you may have. If you would like to speak with a SHINE counselor about your open enrollment options, contact the Mendon Senior Center at 508-478-6175 to make a SHINE appointment. Mendon SHINE Counselors Chet Twardzicki and Janet Hubener will also be holding a round-table session on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 1 p.m. Please call the senior center to register.
Tree Trimming and
Help us to deck the halls of the Mendon Senior Center! On Thursday, Nov. 30 stop by before or after our noon time lunch to put on an ornament or two or bring one from home to donate. Janet Ahearn will grace us with carols on the piano. You are also welcome to join us for lunch as well. Drop-ins welcome; please register for lunch.
Upcoming Holiday Programs ~ call for details, space is limited:
Wednesday, Dec. 6 – COA Holiday Dinner sponsored by the Ferrucci Family – 12 noon
Thursday, Dec. 7 – Miscoe 6th Grade Chorus Holiday Program 10 a.m., Tri-Valley Lunch 12 noon
Thursday, Dec. 14 – Mendon Minstrels Chorus Holiday Program and Luncheon – 11 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 21 – Nipmuc HS Jazz Ensemble & Acapella Group and Tri-Valley Holiday Luncheon 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 28 – New Year’s Celebration 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. sponsored in part by the Friends of Elders
Grandparents Raising Grandkids - Resource
This roving resource center, a program of Central Massachusetts Agency of Aging, Inc., can help grandparents raising grandkids with Housing, Rental assistance, Legal aid, Mental and Behavioral health, Food and Nutrition, Healthcare, Translations, Financial Literacy and more.