With continued uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
it’s imperative that older adults and individuals with disabilities
have a place to turn to when faced with an emergency
circumstance that threatens their health
and/or living situation. Read More.
OCES Announces Special Holiday Menus for Community Dining and Meals on Wheels Recipients
Special holiday meals will be home delivered to Meals on Wheels recipients in November and December. Read more.
OCES Offers Virtual Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers Support Group
OCES has pivoted during the COVID-19 pandemic to offer a virtual Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers Support Group.
Created specifically for people caring for someone with memory impairment, OCES’ Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers Support Group meets online via Zoom on the second and fourth Friday of each month, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Read more.
The flu season is upon us, and immunization is the most effective method for preventing infection. Protect yourself. Protect your family. Get your flu shot today. Learn more about flu prevention and vaccination by visiting https://www.mass.gov/flu-facts
Medicare’s Open Enrollment
October 15 – December 7
Open Enrollment is the time of year when individuals have the option to change their current Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage Plan) and Part D (Medicare Prescription) plans effective 2021. Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period begins on October 15th and ends December 7th. Medicare mailings received at this time may have important information about your Medicare coverage. Please take this time to review and compare the Medicare coverage options for 2021 through the Medicare’s website, www.medicare.gov or call 1 800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
What is the best option for YOU?
OCES Benefits Advisors are available via telephonic appointments to provide free and unbiased one on one counseling for Medicare beneficiaries, their family members, caregivers and representatives.
TO REACH SOMEONE BY PHONE, PLEASE CALL: 508-584-1561 AND ASK FOR A BENEFITS ADVISOR TODAY!
National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month as well as National Family Caregivers Month. Read more.
Myths and misunderstandings. Read more.
Contact tracing is an important tool, and the MA COVID Team is part of the Community Tracing Collaborative created by Governor Charlie Baker. Everyone who has tested positive will get a call from their local board of health or the MA COVID Team, making sure they have the support they need, and to find out who they have recently been in contact with. The area codes will either be: 833 or 857. Click here for more call information. The MA COVID Team or the local board of health will then talk to those contacts, encouraging them to get tested and to stay at home to avoid spreading the virus further. Answer the call, stop the virus! Visit mass.gov/matracingteam for more information.
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