Marion COA News Roundup

Please join the Friends of the Marion Council on Aging at their annual meeting on October 9 at 5:00 pm at the Music Hall. Come hear about their future goals and learn how you can help.

Flu shots: Thursday, October 10, 3:00-6:00 pm, Rochester Senior Center; Tuesday, October 22, 5:00-7:00 pm, Marion Town House; Thursday, October 24, 9:00-11:00 am, Rochester Senior Center; Wednesday, November 20, 4:30-6:00 pm, Marion Town House.

YMCA: Tuesday and Thursday – pick up at 10:00 am and return at 12:30 pm. Scholarships are available.

Step & Stretch: Tuesday and Thursday – 1:00-2:00 pm at the Rochester COA. Transportation provided.

Senior Stretch: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:30-10:30 am at First Congregational Church Fellowship Hall. Sponsored by Friends of Marion.

Low Impact Aerobics: Mondays and Fridays at Atlantis Drive Facility from 9:30-10:30 am. Cardio, strength, flexibility – $4.

Public Health Nurse: Nurse is available for health consultation, blood pressure & glucose monitoring, wound assessment, and routine adult vaccinations on Mondays at Town Hall from 9:30-11:30 am. The nurse is available by appointment Tuesday-Friday.

Meals on Wheels: Delivered daily to homebound elders.

Podiatry Clinic: Next clinic is December 23. Call for appointment.

Social Day Program: Monday-Friday to the Fairhaven Social Day Program. Pick up begins at 7:45 am, and return at 2:30 pm.

Medical Equipment: Walkers, bath seats, commodes, etc. Free loan.

Friendship Table: Free meal at St. Gabriel’s Church in Marion, first Thursday and the third Thursday at the Congregational Church Community Center at 5:00 pm.

SHINE Counselor (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders): Medicare Open Enrollment is October 15-December 7. Medicare plans change every year. This is the time to choose and review your coverage for 2014. Call the COA for appointment.

Newsletter Online: Please send your email address to: Due to the cost of postage and printing, the newsletter will only be mailed to those who request it beginning in January. You may also access the newsletter on line at the Town website. The newsletter is available at the following locations: Eastern Bank, The General Store, Library, Converse Realty, Post Office, and Hillers Fuel.

Transportation: You must call at least 48 hours in advance.

Medical Appointments: Wareham area Monday am and Thursday pm; Dartmouth & New Bedford Monday pm & Thursday am; Plymouth on the fourth Tuesday of the month; Boston on the first and third Tuesday of the month.

Shopping: Every Wednesday, Market Basket – pick up at 12:30 pm. Alternate Fridays to Shaws in Wareham and Fairhaven Marts, pick up 12:30 pm.

Please arrange errands with the above schedule.

Donations are appreciated.

Outreach Worker: Outreach Worker is available to meet in your home or at the COA office at Town Hall to assist with information, referrals, or assistance with applications. Call for appointment. The building is Handicap Accessible via a ramp, which is located at the rear of the building.

Emergency Funds for Marion residents in need of emergency services such as food, fuel, utilities, medications.

Speaker Series: Please note change in time, 12:00 pm. Bring lunch; we’ll provide the beverage. November 6, History of Theatre, December 4, Climate Change.

Book Delivery: The COA is collaborating with the Elizabeth Taber Library to offer free delivery of books to home bound residents. Please call the library at 508-748-1252.

Legal Assistance: The second Thursday of the month. Basic legal advice. Appointments are needed.

LGBT Supper Club: LGBT Supper Club, for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender seniors on the fourth Wednesday of each month, from 5:00-7:00 pm. Suggested donation $3. Call the Fairhaven Senior Center, 229 Huttleston Ave., to sign up at 508-979-4029.

Medical Equipment: We have free loan of medical equipment. Whether it is a walker, commode, crutches, bath seat – we have it! Call the office and we will make arrangements to have it delivered, if need be.

Legal Services: The Seniors Law Project of the Southeastern Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation provides legal assistance with public benefits, housing, health insurance, and document preparation. Please call 508-979-7150 or 1-800-929-9721 for an appointment. Eligibility for services is based on age (60), residence, and Project priorities.

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