Acushnet Council on Aging and Senior Community Center

Acushnet Council on Aging and Senior Community Center Our Mission:

To advocate and support the community's older adults, their families, and their caregiver's while promoting independent and positive lifestyles, in a welcoming and secure environment.
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Cribbage, Mahjong, Weight Training, Aerobics, Bingo, Pitch, Line Dancing, Arts & Crafts, Nutrition Program, French Culture Group, Square Dancing, Free Legal Assistance, Fuel Assistance Applications, Outreach Services, Scrabble, Hand and Foot, Free Blood Pressure Screenings and much more. Please call for a complete program list.

Operating as usual

There are no residency requirements. Johnson and Johnson is approved for anyone over the age of 18.
05/25/2021

There are no residency requirements. Johnson and Johnson is approved for anyone over the age of 18.

There are no residency requirements. Johnson and Johnson is approved for anyone over the age of 18.

05/25/2021

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is officially celebrated on the last Monday during the month of May. Memorial Day is dedicated to service men and women who gave their lives for freedom and country. It is also a time to remember loved ones who have passed away. The roots of Memorial Day observance, goes back to 1865 and the end of the Civil War.

Memorial Day was traditionally held on the 30th of May. In 1971, Congress changed it to the last Monday, in order to afford a three day holiday weekend. Regardless of the date, we encourage you follow Memorial Day tradition: attend a parade, and visit a cemetery to honor and remember our serviceman. Take time to remember lost loved ones in whatever way you feel appropriate.

Did you Know? Memorial Day was first called Decoration Day. It was changed to Memorial Day in 1882.

05/25/2021

The Mobile Market—June 14th

The Greater NB Community Health Center will hold monthly, farmers market-style mobile markets in partnership with The Greater Boston Food Bank. Produce is free of charge. GNBCHC, 399 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford, MA 02740.

To register, call Joyce Dupont at 508-992-6553 X 142.

05/25/2021

Outdoor Concert Series Continues in June
Space is limited, RSVP required, 508-998-0280—Free

DeRossi Trio: Friday, June 4th at 1:00 p.m.

The Singing Nurse: Tuesday, June 8th at 1:00 p.m.

Ragtime Jack Radcliff: Friday, June 11th at 1:00 p.m.

Chris Carter: Friday, June 18th at 1:00 p.m.

05/24/2021
05/24/2021
05/21/2021

Expanded Homebound Vaccination Program

Beginning May 24, any individual who has trouble getting to a vaccine site is eligible for the homebound program.

Individuals can call (833) 983-0485 to register for an in-home vaccination. The registration phone line is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM and has representatives who speak English and Spanish, as well as translation services available in 100+ languages.

After registering, individuals will be called within five business days by the state’s Homebound Vaccine Provider, Commonwealth Care Alliance, to schedule an appointment.

The Homebound Program is primarily using Johnson & Johnson vaccines, a safe and effective vaccine that only requires one visit to an individual’s home.

For individuals 12-17 years old who are homebound and would need significant support to leave the home to get to a medical appointment, the Homebound Program is offering Pfizer vaccines. Homebound youth are encouraged to register for the Homebound Program by Friday, May 28 to ensure that an in-home vaccination can be scheduled during the month of June.

SRTA operates demand response service for disabled persons within SRTA’s service area. To be eligible to ride SRTA’s dem...
05/19/2021
Demand Response – SRTA

SRTA operates demand response service for disabled persons within SRTA’s service area. To be eligible to ride SRTA’s demand response service you must first fill out an application and have your doctor sign it. If you need to travel with a personal care attendant (PCA) please indicate that on the application. You do not need a photo ID to use this service. 508-999-5810.

Demand Response Service Hours:

Weekdays – 5:20AM – 10:10PM

Saturdays/Holidays – 6:10AM – 8:05PM

Sundays – 9:00AM to 6:00PM

You can book your trip up to 7 days in advance.

Same day booking is not available.

https://www.srtabus.com/demand-response/

Demand Response SRTA operates demand response service for disabled persons in all 10 communities within SRTA’s service area. To be eligible to ride SRTA’s demand response service you must first fill out an application and have your doctor sign it. If you need to travel with a personal carea atte...

Acushnet Vaccine Clinic #2Thursday, May 20, 20212pm - 7pm @ rear parking lot of COAGet the one dose of J&J vaccine on th...
05/18/2021

Acushnet Vaccine Clinic #2
Thursday, May 20, 2021
2pm - 7pm @ rear parking lot of COA

Get the one dose of J&J vaccine on the 20th in preparation for a mask-less summer!

COVID Testing will also be available from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Acushnet Vaccine Clinic #2
Thursday, May 20, 2021
2pm - 7pm @ rear parking lot of COA

Get the one dose of J&J vaccine on the 20th in preparation for a mask-less summer!

COVID Testing will also be available from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.

If you're looking for new feathered friends please reach out to the Fairhaven Animal Shelter. (508) 979-4028
05/18/2021

If you're looking for new feathered friends please reach out to the Fairhaven Animal Shelter. (508) 979-4028

We have parakeets that are up for adoption! Please call us at (508) 979-4028.

Congratulations Eric, we look forward to working with you and the Rochester team! https://coastlinenb.org/rochestercoa_d...
05/18/2021
Rochester COA Welcomes New Director|Coastline

Congratulations Eric, we look forward to working with you and the Rochester team!

https://coastlinenb.org/rochestercoa_director/

Rochester COA Welcomes New Director Eric Poulin will become the director of the Rochester Council on Aging starting June 1. [photo courtesy the Rochester COA]   The Rochester Council on Aging announced that Eric Poulin will become its next director, effective June 1. Poulin previously worked with t...

Sharing for our New Bedford Garden Club friends
05/15/2021

Sharing for our New Bedford Garden Club friends

Sharing for our New Bedford Garden Club friends

Our second week of art class was all about butterflies....great job everyone!
05/14/2021

Our second week of art class was all about butterflies....great job everyone!

Our second week of art class was all about butterflies....great job everyone!

In cooperation with the Marion Art Center, The Tri-County Symphonic Band Presents:“Postcards from Buzzards Bay - A Virtu...
05/13/2021
Tri-County Symphonic Band

In cooperation with the Marion Art Center, The Tri-County Symphonic Band Presents:

“Postcards from Buzzards Bay - A Virtual Encore Concert”

When: Sunday, May 16, 2021, 3:00 PM
How To Watch: On The Tri-County Symphonic Band Website: https://tricountysymphonicband.org/

Register for the live Q&A session on Zoom
Email [email protected] with “Postcards Concert” in the subject line.

This Season's Concerts: Sunday, October 25, 2020, 3:00 PM: We begin our 59th season with a virtual concert. This will be a live stream of past concert segments, recently formed chamber groups from within the band and soloist from the ranks of our scholarship and summer study grant recipients. Our fi...

05/12/2021

South Coastal Counties Legal Services Presentation

Join us at the Acushnet Council on Aging on Monday, May 17th at 11:00 a.m. for a presentation about South Coastal Counties Legal Services (SCCLS).

A non-profit law firm, SCCLS is the principal provider of free civil legal help to low-income and poor individuals, families, elders, and the disabled throughout Southeastern MA.

Attorney Andrew Bardetti with SCCLS’ Seniors Law Project, will be here to share how SCCLS helps people over the age of sixty in housing, government benefits, healthcare, and consumer matters.

Pre-registration is required. 508-998-0280.

and now we have two!
05/12/2021

and now we have two!

and now we have two!

We’re all set up and already administering Johnson and Johnson Covid vaccine shots. During your 15 minutes of observatio...
05/11/2021

We’re all set up and already administering Johnson and Johnson Covid vaccine shots.

During your 15 minutes of observation, Ragtime Jack Radcliffe is here to entertain you with his musical talents.

Thanks to our furry friend Murphy for visiting and his mom for donating a case of water for the volunteers 😃

05/11/2021

Today is Eat What You Want Day!

What would you like to have to eat today? Okay, great.....health permitting, go ahead and have any and all of your favorite foods and snacks. Because today is Eat What You Want Day.

Eat What You Want Day is definitely not a day for diets. It is one single, solitary day in the year to go off your diet and eat something you really enjoy, Today, you can set aside your dietary "No-No" list. Today, you can splurge.

Tomorrow, it's back to the diet. It is important to note that today is not intended to eat as much as you want. Rather, the goal is to eat something you otherwise wouldn't have.

What a nice thing to walk into on a rainy Monday morning. Spring is here!
05/10/2021

What a nice thing to walk into on a rainy Monday morning. Spring is here!

What a nice thing to walk into on a rainy Monday morning. Spring is here!

05/10/2021

Just a reminder:

Acushnet Annual Town Election

Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Elementary School

Monday, May 10, 2021:  PLENTY of WALK IN vaccine available locally :--  Tuesday (J&J) 2pm-7pm @ trailer behind Council o...
05/10/2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Availability | Mass.gov

Monday, May 10, 2021: PLENTY of WALK IN vaccine available locally :
-- Tuesday (J&J) 2pm-7pm @ trailer behind Council on Aging
-- Tuesday (Pfizer) 9am - 4pm @ 40 Tichon Ave, NB
-- 7 days per week (Pfizer) @ old Circuit City
In addition, several local pharmacies have slots available. Please follow link for details.

If you are over the age of 16 and live, work, or study in Massachusetts, you can get vaccinated. The COVID-19 Vaccine is free. Learn how to prepare for your appointment.

05/10/2021

*NEW CLASS - begins Monday 5/24*

Tai-Yo-Ba (seated/standing class for balance, coordination, flexibility, and mobility) with Cam Bergeron, Mondays. 10:30 a.m.

Reservation required. Free.

05/07/2021
05/07/2021

Johnson and Johnson will be available on 5/11 and 5/20 at the COA not Moderna. We apologize for any inconvienience.

How we missed our painters, welcome back!
05/06/2021

How we missed our painters, welcome back!

05/06/2021

Covid Vaccine (J&J) is coming to Acushnet!

We are very pleased to announce that the Southcoast Health Wellness Van will be at the Council on Aging (rear parking lot) on Tuesday, May 11th (2pm-7pm) and again on Thursday, May 20th (2pm-7pm) conducting a WALK IN vaccination clinic.

Acushnet, here is your opportunity for local access, no registration required. We are trying to remove any and all barriers for residents to get vaccinated.

Seniors, if transportation is an issue please call the COA at 508-998-0280 and we will get you there (by plane, train or automobile).

Thank you Southcoast Health for becoming an important member of #TEAMACUSHNET.

Let's get this done!

Acushnet...if we build it, will you come?
05/05/2021

Acushnet...if we build it, will you come?

Acushnet residents: With the number of people receiving the Covid vaccine at out of town sites slowing, is there interest by those residents not yet vaccinated to receive the vaccine in town? This question is being asked to simply gauge interest, we want to know before we initiate!

(Asking such a question on social media will generate responses from far and wide and with deeply held opinions. While that is healthy for public discourse, it is not useful to the simple question we are asking; Acushnet...if we build it will you come?)

Real ID Enforcement ExtendedThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended the REAL ID full enforcement date fro...
05/04/2021
DHS Announces Extension of REAL ID Full Enforcement Deadline

Real ID Enforcement Extended

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended the REAL ID full enforcement date from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Beginning May 3, 2023, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID compliant driver’s license or identification card, or another TSA-acceptable form of identification, for domestic air travel and to enter certain federal facilities.

Department of Homeland Security: https://www.dhs.gov/real-id/news/2021/04/27/dhs-announces-extension-real-id-full-enforcement-deadline

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID full enforcement date by 19 months, from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023, due to circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

05/04/2021

Painting with Kristen

What if I have never painted before? All levels of experience come in and leave with their very own masterpiece! Don’t be intimidated, Kristen is here to guide you step-by-step!

There will be a different painting every Thursday in May at 1:00 p.m.—advanced registration is required. 508-998-0280.

COVID protocols will be in place. Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing will be enforced.

05/04/2021

South Coastal Counties Legal Services Presentation

Join us at the Acushnet Council on Aging on Monday, May 17th at 11:00 a.m. for a presentation about South Coastal Counties Legal Services (SCCLS).

A non-profit law firm, SCCLS is the principal provider of free civil legal help to low-income and poor individuals, families, elders, and the disabled throughout Southeastern MA.

Attorney Andrew Bardetti with SCCLS’ Seniors Law Project, will be here to share how SCCLS helps people over the age of sixty in housing, government benefits, healthcare, and consumer matters.

Pre-registration is required. 508-998-0280.

05/04/2021

Today is Renewal Day!

Renewal Day is an absolutely spectacular day. It's a day of new, and old, beginnings.

Things get old and out of sorts. We lose touch with friends, loved ones, and relationships. For whatever reason, we "let "it" go. Well, whatever "it" is, today is the day to renew it, rejuvenate it, and bring the spark back into it.

When we think of "renewal", we often think of relationships. We vow our marriage will never get old. But, it does. We swear we will remain close to our parents and siblings. But over the years, we don't. With a hug and a tear, we tell our college roommate we will call and write. All too quickly, the demands of everyday life keep us from calling or writing. ...get the picture?

Renewal Day is not limited to renewing relationships and social issues. You can also renew:
• Your nails
• Your hair color and/or style.
• Your figure
• Your hardwood floors
• The shine on your car.
• Your driver's license
• A favorite magazine subscription

Get the picture? Good. Now, get into Renewal Day! Couldn't we all use it?!!

05/04/2021
05/03/2021
04/30/2021
04/29/2021

Painting with Kristen

What if I have never painted before? All levels of experience come in and leave with their very own masterpiece! Don’t be intimidated, Kristen is here to guide you step-by-step!

There will be a different painting every Thursday in May at 1:00 p.m.—advanced registration is required. 508-998-0280.

Address

59 1/2 South Main St
Acushnet, MA
02743

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General information

The Acushnet Council on Aging van is available to pick up any senior or adult with a disability living in Acushnet, free of charge, who needs transportation to and from the Senior Center. If you are a homebound senior and need services please call the Senior Center.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(508) 998-0280

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