West Boylston senior center

West Boylston senior center The West Boylston Council on Aging will identify, promote and provide for the needs of the elder citizens of West Boylston through services.
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The West Boylston Council on Aging will identify, promote and provide for the needs of the elder citizens of West Boylston through services which consist of community participation as well as social, nutritional, health, recreational and educational programs. The Council on Aging was established by town meeting vote on April 8, 1974 under Article 20. It was voted to establish a Council on Aging consisting of not less than three nor more than seven members who shall be registered voters of the town and who shall be appointed for the purpose of coordinating or carrying out programs designed to meet the problems of the aging in coordination with programs of the Commission on Aging established under Section 73 of Chapter 6 of the General Laws of the State of Massachusetts. The Council On Aging consists of 7 residents who are appointed by the Town Administrator to 3-year terms.

Operating as usual

It was the perfect Fall day! Sunny, warm and beautiful colors on the trees.  We had coffee/tea or cocoa with apple cider...
10/21/2020

It was the perfect Fall day! Sunny, warm and beautiful colors on the trees. We had coffee/tea or cocoa with apple cider doughnuts from Meadowbrook Orchards that were absolutely delicious! Everyone enjoyed the treat, including our DPW workers! Sponsored by The Walmart Foundation 10/2020

It was the perfect Fall day! Sunny, warm and beautiful colors on the trees. We had coffee/tea or cocoa with apple cider doughnuts from Meadowbrook Orchards that were absolutely delicious! Everyone enjoyed the treat, including our DPW workers! Sponsored by The Walmart Foundation 10/2020

10/02/2020
SHINE Medicare Update MeetingPOSTED ON: SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 - 2:52PMSHINE InformationThis year during the pandemic the SH...
09/24/2020

SHINE Medicare Update Meeting
POSTED ON: SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 - 2:52PM
SHINE Information
This year during the pandemic the SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program will be conducting all of their Medicare Update meetings via Zoom.

The meeting for the West Boylston area is scheduled for Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm. If you would like to log into the meeting, please contact Lisa Viklund at the West Boylston Senior Center and she will forward the information. You will need to relay an email address.

The senior center patio will be extra beautiful this fall.Thanks to all the girls and leaders of Troop 64690.They cleane...
09/08/2020

The senior center patio will be extra beautiful this fall.Thanks to all the girls and leaders of Troop 64690.
They cleaned out the spring/summer flowers and replaced them with these wonderful, huge mums and cabbage plants. We cannot wait to see them bloom!

The senior center patio will be extra beautiful this fall.Thanks to all the girls and leaders of Troop 64690.
They cleaned out the spring/summer flowers and replaced them with these wonderful, huge mums and cabbage plants. We cannot wait to see them bloom!

Another awesome day for a picnic lunch at the senior center! This lunch was sponsored by the Walmart Foundation: Pulled ...
08/31/2020

Another awesome day for a picnic lunch at the senior center! This lunch was sponsored by the Walmart Foundation: Pulled Chicken Sandwiches, Chips, Fruit, and dessert, they are wonderful supporters for the senior community. Thanks also to my volunteers for all their help. As you can see, we are quite busy to feed 150 people!

Another awesome day for a picnic lunch at the senior center! This lunch was sponsored by the Walmart Foundation: Pulled Chicken Sandwiches, Chips, Fruit, and dessert, they are wonderful supporters for the senior community. Thanks also to my volunteers for all their help. As you can see, we are quite busy to feed 150 people!

Sheriff Lou and his staff dropped off free organic produce to the West Boylston Senior Center.  Thanks to their farm pro...
08/27/2020

Sheriff Lou and his staff dropped off free organic produce to the West Boylston Senior Center. Thanks to their farm program, they offer a wonderful bounty to area seniors.

Sheriff Lou and his staff dropped off free organic produce to the West Boylston Senior Center. Thanks to their farm program, they offer a wonderful bounty to area seniors.

Intergenerational Engagement with Worcester State UniversityWorcester State University, with the support of Central Mass...
08/19/2020

Intergenerational Engagement with Worcester State University

Worcester State University, with the support of Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, is working to reduce social isolation among the elderly population during the COVID-19
Pandemic. The goal of this project is to engage with the elderly population in the Greater Worcester Area through online or telephone interaction and learning opportunities offered by Worcester State University faculty and other area experts. There is no cost to join this program. Some of the modules include:

1) Video modules on Urban Gardening, Nutritional Tips, Healthy Living, Music of the Americas

2) Virtual classes for English Language Learners (ELL) and opportunities to be an English Language Tutor

3) Weekly Connections This module will pair older adults with university students to connect weekly either by
telephone or online. Shared readings, videos, or mini-lectures will serve as discussion starters. Weekly connections will provide both groups the opportunity to interact with each other.

4)Your Stories Opportunities to have your oral histories recorded and archived

This is a wonderful opportunity for West Boylston seniors to participant in the Urban Action Institute. The Urban Action Institute is the outreach and community action arm of Worcester State University’s Urban Studies Department.

Call Lisa or Judy at the Senior Center (508-835-6916) for more specifics and to express your interest
in these opportunities.

SHINE Central MA
08/13/2020

SHINE Central MA

A client just asked this morning if you can request a re-determination if you have been paying more for Medicare Part B and Part D premiums. The answer is yes! If you have life changes, there is a form to complete. See more information in the comments section of this post.

The Massachusetts Seniors FarmerMarket coupon book is available at the West Boylston Senior Center.  Please call to make...
08/05/2020

The Massachusetts Seniors Farmer
Market coupon book is available at the West Boylston Senior Center. Please call to make an appointment to pick one up and bring your ID. Limited amount of books.

07/28/2020

FDA Expands Warning on Methanol-Tainted Hand Sanitizers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to stop using 67 hand sanitizer products from 13 manufacturers in Mexico that may contain methanol, which can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.
The FDA has seen a “sharp increase” in tainted hand sanitizers since first issuing a consumer alert in June for nine products made by Eskibiochem that had tested positive for methanol. Five more products were added to the FDA warning last week.
The FDA says it is aware of adults and children who have recently died, been blinded or hospitalized after ingesting hand sanitizer products contaminated with methanol, also known as wood alcohol.
"Methanol is not an acceptable active ingredient for hand sanitizers and must not be used due to its toxic effects. The FDA's investigation of methanol in certain hand sanitizers is ongoing,” the FDA said in a statement.

If you have purchased any of the 67 hand sanitizers listed in the warning, the agency recommends you stop using them immediately and dispose of the hand sanitizer in “appropriate hazardous waste containers.” Do not flush them down the toilet or pour them down the drain, the FDA advises.
Transliquid Technologies, one of the subjects of the recent FDA safety alert, issued a voluntary recall on July 2 of all Mystic Shield Protection hand sanitizer packaged in 8.45 ounce (250-milliliter) bottles. The firm's independent testing confirmed the presence of methanol. Mystic Shield Protection hand sanitizer was distributed between May 21 and June 30 to select wholesale and retail customers in California, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Texas. Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Transliquid Technologies by phone at 281-377-5845 or by email at [email protected].

Symptoms of methanol exposure

Consumers who have been exposed to hand sanitizer containing methanol and are experiencing symptoms should seek immediate treatment for potential reversal of toxic effects of methanol poisoning, according to the FDA.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that it can take between one hour and three days for adverse health effects from methanol poisoning to become apparent. It also cautions that methanol toxicity worsens over time, and adverse effects can become more severe if left untreated.
"Initial adverse health effects due to methanol poisoning include drowsiness, a reduced level of consciousness (central nervous system depression), confusion, headache, dizziness and the inability to coordinate muscle movement (ataxia). Other adverse health effects may include nausea, vomiting (emesis), and heart and respiratory (cardiopulmonary) failure,” according to the CDC.


In response to COVID-19, the FDA reminds people to wash their hands using soap and water for at least 20 seconds (especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after coughing, sneezing or blowing one's nose) to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. If soap and water is not available, the CDC suggests using a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent ethanol to kill most disease-causing germs. Anything less than that may not work as well “for many types of germs,” and could “merely reduce the growth of germs rather than kill them outright,” the CDC says.
Hand sanitizer works best when used correctly. Be sure to apply enough hand sanitizer to cover the entire surface of both hands. Rub the hand sanitizer into your hands (paying special attention to the fingertips) until your skin is completely dry; it should take about 20 seconds.
• Latest up-to-date list of hand sanitizers not to use:

• 4E Global's Blumen Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer with 70% Alcohol
• 4E Global's Blumen Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear Ethyl Alcohol 70%
• 4E Global's BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear
• 4E Global's KLAR AND DANVER Instant Hand Sanitizer (labeled with Greenbrier International Inc.)
• 4E Global's MODESA Instant Hand Sanitizer Moisturizers and Vitamin E
• 4E Global's BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer
• 4E Global's BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe
• 4E Global's BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender
• 4E Global's BLUMEN Clear LEAR Advanced Hand Sanitizer
• 4E Global's BLUEMEN Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer
• 4E Global's The Honeykeeper Hand Sanitizer
• 4E Global's BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer Clear
• 4E Global's BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer
• 4E Global's BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe
• 4E Global's BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender
• 4E Global's BLUMEN Aloe Advanced Hand Sanitizer, with 70 Alcohol
• 4E Global's Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Lavender, with 70% alcohol
• 4E Global's Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe, with 70% alcohol
• 4E Global's Blumen Antibacterial Fresh Citrus Hand Sanitizer
• 4E Global's Blumen Hand Sanitizer Fresh Citrus
• 4E Global's KLAR and DANVER INSTANT HAND SANTIZER
• 4E Global's Hello Kitty by Sanrio Hand Sanitizer
• 4E Global's Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Vitamin E and Aloe)
• 4E Global's Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Aloe and Moisturizers)
• 4E Global's Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Vitamin E and Aloe
• 4E Global's Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe and Moisturizers
• 4E Global's BLUMEN Instant Hand Sanitizer Fragrance Free
• 4E Global's BLUMEN Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe Vera
• 4E Global's Assured Aloe
• AAA Cosmetica's bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer
• AAA Cosmetica's LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer 4 oz
AAA Cosmetica's LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer 16 oz
• AAA Cosmetica's QualitaMed Hand Sanitizer
• DDI Multinacional's Earths Amenities Instant Unscented Hand Sanitizer with Aloe Vera Advanced
• DDI Multinacional's Hand Sanitizer Agavespa Skincare
• DDI Multinacional's Vidanos Easy Cleaning Rentals Hand Sanitizer Agavespa Skincare
• Eskbiochem's All-Clean Hand Sanitizer
• Eskbiochem's Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer
• Eskbiochem's Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer
• Eskbiochem's The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer
• Eskbiochem's CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol
• Eskbiochem's CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol
• Eskbiochem's CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol
• Eskbiochem's Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer
• Grupo Insoma's Hand sanitizer Gel Unscented 70% Alcohol
• Limpo Quimicos' Andy’s Best
• Limpo Quimicos' Andy’s
• Limpo Quimicos' Gelclor
• Limpo Quimicos' NeoNatural
• Limpo Quimicos' Plus Advanced
• Liqesa Exportacion or Liq-E-S.A.'s Optimus Lubricants Instant Hand Sanitizer
• Maquiladora Miniara's Shine and Clean Hand Sanitizer
• Maquiladora Miniara's Selecto Hand Sanitizer
• Mystic International's Mystic Shield Protection hand sanitizer
• Soluciones Cosmeticas’ Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Fragrance Free
• Soluciones Cosmeticas’ Antiseptic Alcohol 70% Topical Solution hand sanitizer
• Soluciones Cosmeticas’ Hand sanitizer (labeled with Wet Look Janitorial and Gardening Corp.)
• Tropicosmeticos' Britz Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 70%
• Yara Elena De La Garza Perez Nieto's DAESI hand sanitizer
• Real Clean Distribuciones's Born Basic Anti-Bac Hand Sanitizer
• Real Clean Distribuciones's Anti-Bac Hand Sanitizer
• Real Clean Distribuciones's Scent Theory – Keep It Clean – Pure Clean Anti-bacterial Hand Sanitizer
• Real Clean Distribuciones's Cavalry
• Real Clean Distribuciones's ENLIVEN Hand Sanitizing Gel
• Real Clean Distribuciones's Lux Eoi Hand Sanitizing Gel
• Real Clean Distribuciones's Keep It Clean
• Real Clean Distribuciones's Hand Sanitizer
• MXL Comercial's Hand Sanitizer Disinfectant Gel 70% Ethyl Alcohol (labeled with Resource Recovery & Trading LLC)
MXL Comercial's Hand Sanitizer Disinfectant Gel 70% Ethyl Alcohol Rinse Free Hand Rub (labeled with Resource Recovery & Trading LLC)

SHINE Central MA
07/28/2020

SHINE Central MA

Your doctor can bill Medicare Part B for a test to see if you have COVID-19. You pay nothing for this test when you get it from a laboratory, pharmacy, doctor, or hospital, and when Medicare covers this test in your local area.
Medicare covers these tests at different locations, including some “parking lot” test sites. In some circumstances, a home health nurse, laboratory technician, or an appropriately-trained medical assistant may collect your specimen in your home for this test.

The West Boylston Senior Center received more boxes of the chicken nuggets & cheese sticks as well as boxes of sausages ...
07/17/2020

The West Boylston Senior Center received more boxes of the chicken nuggets & cheese sticks as well as boxes of sausages (chicken, pork & pork hot dogs). If you are interested in one, please call Lisa at the center.

SHINE Central MA
07/17/2020

SHINE Central MA

Do you need services from Social Security? Many services can be accessed through a My Social Security account online. For more information, go to the Social Security website: https://bit.ly/2ZTvfBU

SHINE Central MA
07/13/2020

SHINE Central MA

We're Zooming back to you on July 21 to give you an overview of Medicare! If you are turning 65 soon, or are Medicare-eligible and leaving employer coverage, this session is for you. Space is limited - register soon at this link: https://bit.ly/2ZdyMfj

July 2020- What a blast we had offering this event!  Since people cannot come into the center and as we miss seeing ever...
07/10/2020

July 2020- What a blast we had offering this event! Since people cannot come into the center and as we miss seeing everyone, we hosted a packed picnic lunch for seniors to pick up under our canopy. They could bring it home or park at the Stone Church (or elsewhere) and enjoy it. We served over 130 people! The menu included a grilled hot dog in a bun, condiments, fruit salad, chips, cookies and a drink. Now people are asking about next month!!

July 2020- What a blast we had offering this event! Since people cannot come into the center and as we miss seeing everyone, we hosted a packed picnic lunch for seniors to pick up under our canopy. They could bring it home or park at the Stone Church (or elsewhere) and enjoy it. We served over 130 people! The menu included a grilled hot dog in a bun, condiments, fruit salad, chips, cookies and a drink. Now people are asking about next month!!

Thank you to the Worcester County Sheriff's Office!  They delivered gift bags of hand sanitizer and other goodies for ou...
07/01/2020

Thank you to the Worcester County Sheriff's Office! They delivered gift bags of hand sanitizer and other goodies for our homebound seniors.

SHIP National Technical Assistance Center
06/23/2020

SHIP National Technical Assistance Center

Despite the complications caused by the Coronavirus Health Emergency, SHIPs continue to find creative, socially-distant solutions to provide local, in-depth, and objective insurance counseling and assistance to Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and caregivers.
Find your SHIP by visiting www.shiptacenter.org

06/09/2020
It saddens me that I will not be able to host our annual volunteer recognition event (always scheduled in June). My volu...
05/27/2020

It saddens me that I will not be able to host our annual volunteer recognition event (always scheduled in June). My volunteers are the life blood of the center and help keep me sane! Thus far in this fiscal year volunteers have donated 4,383 hours of their time to the center. We could not be as successful as we are without their support. Heartfelt hugs to all of you.

Department of Public Health- Face Mask Order
05/19/2020

Department of Public Health- Face Mask Order

Department of Public Health- Face Mask Order Information
05/19/2020

Department of Public Health- Face Mask Order Information

Mike Stepien Live Concert!Mike is filming his concert live at the senior center. Tune in to WBPAC Channel 191 to hear it...
05/06/2020

Mike Stepien Live Concert!
Mike is filming his concert live at the senior center. Tune in to WBPAC Channel 191 to hear it now. This will be run at other times which we will post when determined.
Thank you Mike for sharing with us since we could not hold the concert as originally scheduled.

Chair Yoga with Marty-she wants to keep you going!
04/13/2020

Chair Yoga with Marty-she wants to keep you going!

Please be careful when cleaning!  Everyone wants to clean their homes during this trying time, but do not combine these ...
04/08/2020

Please be careful when cleaning! Everyone wants to clean their homes during this trying time, but do not combine these products.

News from SHINE-
04/06/2020

News from SHINE-

Senior (60+) Shopping Hours- Please take precautions whenever you need to go out!
04/03/2020

Senior (60+) Shopping Hours- Please take precautions whenever you need to go out!

04/01/2020

Stimulus Check Scams- Beware Please!

On its website, the Treasury Department advises: "If you receive calls, emails, or other communications claiming to be from the Treasury Department and offering COVID-19 related grants or stimulus payments in exchange for personal financial information, or an advance fee, or charge of any kind, including the purchase of gift cards, please do not respond."

Keep in mind: You do not have to sign up to receive a stimulus check. The process is automatic for any American who qualifies. If someone is calling you or emailing you to confirm personal details or asking for bank information or money, it's a scam.
The IRS generally gets in contact with taxpayers through snail mail — not via phone calls, text, or email, and definitely not through social media.

"Reports are also swirling about bogus checks," Kelly Phillips Erb, a tax lawyer and senior contributor for Forbes, wrote. "If you receive a 'stimulus check' in the mail now, it's a fraud — it will take the Treasury a few weeks to mail those out. If you receive a 'stimulus check' for an odd amount (especially one with cents), or a check that requires that you verify the check online or by calling a number, it's a fraud."

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120 Prescott Street
West Boylston, MA
01583

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 15:00
Thursday 08:00 - 15:00
Friday 08:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(508) 835-6916

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