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Programs with the Sherborn Council on Aging: Updated vaccine information – Wicked Local

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Vaccine Information (update)

BILH and BID Needham will be opening a vaccination site on the Newton/Needham line at the old Boston Sports Club on Wells Avenue, slated for Feb. 22. New sites are continually being added.

There are different platforms for each type of site, it is not a centralized system. Pharmacies use a different platform than the state does, etc. It is recommended that you start your search for appointments using the state site. There are a lot of scams out there. The website can be rather clunky to use, they are working on improvements. It may take time to figure things out.

Remember you will never be asked for your Social Security number or credit card information. Vaccines are free to all even if you don't have insurance.

Appointments are continually being added; currently, the supply of vaccines is in limited supply. They cant add appointments unless they have the supply. This will change as time goes on.

If you need transportation to a vaccine site, the COA can provide a ride through JFK for free through our transportation grant. This grant is good until March 31. You can call the office for information at 508-651-7858.

A call-in hotline is coming to help those who are not good with technology or dont have access. Once we get that number, we will pass it along. We will do our best to help you schedule.

Some major health systems are reaching out to their patients that are eligible.

The state is working on distributing the vaccine to those who are homebound or have trouble getting out of their home. Again, once we find out information we will pass it along.

The Board of Health and the COA will do our best to keep you updated as to what is developing, the information changes almost hourly. Feel free to call the office or check the town website at https://www.sherbornma.org/.

Coffee and Conversation

State Rep. David Linsky Friday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. via Zoom.

Email coadirector@sherbornma.org or call the office to register.

Emergency Preparedness Training

Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 10:30 a.m.

This free training will be presented by the Massachusetts Office on Disability on Zoom.

Are you prepared for an environmental disaster or emergency? This training funded by the Department of Homeland Security gives you the knowledge and supplies you need to be ready. You will learn about emergency response resources and procedures within the local community and the individual steps you can take to be prepared.

Participants who qualify will receive a free emergency go kit. Please register ahead of time Go Packs are limited, so sign up today. Register by calling the COA office or email coadirector@sherbornma.org.

Need a New Mask?

The COA has a supply of masks. If you need a new one, please contact the office and we will make arrangements to get one to you.

Exercise classes

Now you can start exercising at the beginning or end of the day. Your first class is free.

Every Thursday, join us for a weekly walk at 10 a.m. Meet us at the Holliston Rail Trail at the Gazebo. Weather permitting.

Vinyasa Yoga

Mondays, 9-10 a.m.

Tone and Stretch

Tuesdays, 9:30-10:15 a.m.

NEW - Zumba Gold

Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m.

Cardio, Core and More

Fridays, 11-11:45 a.m.

Once registered, you will receive the Zoom link and instructions. Contact the COA (508-651-7858 or coaprograms@sherbornma.org) for details.

Sand for Seniors

Are you in need of sand and salt this winter?

The Sherborn COA, along with Sherborn DPW, are happy to assist you in delivering SAND FOR SENIORS.

If you are a senior living in Sherborn and could use some sand this winter for your walkways, give us a call. We have a limited number of 5-gallon buckets that will be filled with a sand/salt mixture from the DPW garage and delivered right to your home sometime in the coming weeks by a team of dedicated volunteers and staff.

Supplies are limited, so please contact the COA office if you want to be put on the list for delivery. Call us at 508-651-7858 or email coaprograms@sherbornma.org the following information: Your name, address, and if you already have a bucket that needs refilling or if youre in need of a new bucket. Also, indicate where you would like the bucket left.

Join the Friends of the COA

The Friends of the Sherborn Council on Aging is a nonprofit organization established in 2008 by the late Peggy Sacuto, was a longtime Sheborn resident an advocate for older adults. The Friends mission is to assist and work closely with the Sherborn COA.

Additionally, The Friends fundraise for programs, events, projects, facilities or support services for Sherborns older adults, their families and caregivers. They help to supplement the town budget which allows us to provide more offerings during the year.

They have openings for new members. Anyone that is interested in learning more about the Friends are welcome to contact one of the board members or attend an upcoming Friends board meeting. Would you like to learn more about the Friends? Contact Audrey Raycroft on how you can become involved. Her email address is: araycroft@comcast.net or call her at 508-954-2647.

Firewood for Seniors

The firewood program for those 65 and over has begun. If you are 65 and over you can order firewood (1/3 cord) on a first-come, first-serve basis and the Mens Group known as the Nipmucs will deliver it to your home. The cost is $80 for 1/3 cord. For those under 65, you can call and have your name placed on a waiting list. Your cost is $115 for the 1/3 cord.

Please call the Council on Aging office at 508-651-7858 as they will help coordinate the delivery.

The Nipmucs are looking for men to help them split wood in the Town Forest. You can contact Charlie Williams at 508-395-9049 to sign up to help. It's a great way to exercise and get some fresh air.

Sherborn Library news

The Sherborn Library now has an outdoor book drop open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A huge thank you to the Friends of the Sherborn Library for their generous donation to make this possible.

The library will quarantine returns for 72 hours, so items will remain on your account for longer than usual.

SHINE Appointments

The SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Everyone…on Medicare) program offers free, confidential counseling on all aspects of health insurance to anyone on Medicare. While in-person appointments are not being scheduled, help is available by phone. You can call the COA office and we will coordinate the appointment with you.

Scam Alert

Never give your Medicare number, your Social Security number, your bank account information, your credit card numbers or any other personal information to someone you do not know and trust.

Trash Pick-Up

If you are an older adult or considered to be someone at-risk if exposed to the coronavirus, please do not visit the Sherborn Transfer Station. Out of concern for the health and safety of our older adult residents and those at elevated risk, the town of Sherborn is working with Ruane & Father to provide rubbish pick-up services with the fee being waived.

Please call the COA Office at 508-651-7858 for pick-up or emailcoadirector@sherbornma.org

Connected to the Town

Please rely on reliable news sources for information. The town is working hard to keep the website updated as changes take place. Click on the red banner on the home page.

Free rides to medical appointments or treatment, along with weekly trips to Roche Brothers or Market Basket are available through the Council on Aging. Please contact us if you have any questions or for transportation voucher.

Nursing Home Hotline: The hotline is staffed seven days a week from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Staffers coordinate with state agencies to find answers to callers questions. Call 617-660-5399 anytime to connect with the hotline.

Alzheimers Association: 24/7 Hotline at 800-272-3900

Department of Public Health website at mass.gov/2019coronavirus, the World Health Organization at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019. Both sites are updated with more information on a regular basis. You can also link to these sites on the home page of the town website at http://www.sherbornma.org.

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