This is a scary time for everyone. For Seniors, losing their connection to our Center in the face of mandated closings and social distancing is not only scary but dangerous. We all know the benefits of socialization on health and happiness. It is why we have the center and why we create engagement, connections and opportunities.
However, keeping everyone safe is still the main purpose in our community. Please follow these protocols:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching our eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Social distancing helps prevent spreading, stay home if possible and especially if you are sick
For those that have a computer, the following sites can keep you active and connected to wonderful places:
- Google Arts & Culture has many online museum tours
- West Boylston’s Beaman Public Library has online sources www.beamanlibrary.org
- Keep the brain active with online games
- The YouTube channel has hundreds of exercise videos for all levels of activity
For those that do not have access to a computer, there is still the West Boylston Public Access Station. We are looking into trying to load YouTube videos on this station.
**Seniors that are looking for help with shopping needs- I do have a list of people that are willing to shop for you. Please contact Lisa at the center 508-835-6916 to inquire.
The senior center is still operating the Meals on Wheels program. If you are interested in this service please contact us.
I pray that all of us remain safe and healthy during this difficult time. Lisa -COA Director
Lunch is served daily, Monday through Friday at 12 noon at the Senior Center.
Please call 2 days in advance for reservations.
The West Boylston Council on Aging is a human service department of the town, which serves the needs and issues of West Boylston seniors, age 60 and over, or families with senior issues.
The Council on Aging offers a range of programs, services and activities, such as: transportation, information and referral, durable medical equipment exchange, medical screenings, free legal and financial clinics, SHINE, fuel assistance, Meals on Wheels, daily lunch, exercise classes, billiards, Bingo, Wii Bowling, art classes, card groups, social groups, special events and trips.
The department receives funding by local tax dollars appropriated at the Annual Town Meeting. The Friends of the West Boylston Council on Aging is the fundraising arm of the organization that can also supplement the department’s budget and offer other support. Donations that are received go through the Friends organization and allow the Senior Center to mail the monthly newsletter, purchase equipment and pay for other special events or needs.
The West Boylston Council on Aging also works with other agencies such as Elder Services of Worcester, Central Mass Agency on Aging, and The Executive Office of Elder Affairs.
|Lisa Clark Viklund||Director||(508) 835-6916|
|Judy Conroy||Clerk||(508) 835-6916|
|Doris Johnson||Dining Room Manager|
|Ken Hoss||Van Driver|
|Robert Barrell, Jr. MPA||Van Driver|
|Janet Fotiadis||Part-time Van Driver|