Stoneham Senior Center Welcomes You!
THE STONEHAM COUNCIL ON AGING
The Stoneham Council on Aging is a Department of the Town of Stoneham Massachusetts. The department serves the town’s senior population through services, programs, and activities. Additionally, the department connects community members, specifically older adults, to a variety of resources available throughout the region. The department is housed in a beautiful historic building centrally located on Elm Street, off of Main Street, for the convenience of community members. The charming building is recognized by the community as a heartwarming establishment where older adults can gather and form deep-rooted friendships and connections.
A variety of programs and services are continuously offered at the Senior Center. The staff encourages community members to use the programs and services that are most suited to their needs. Members can join one another for affordable and delicious lunches, participate in a wide range of programs, learn new skills, and chat with the staff about resources in the community. Additionally, community members can attend trips to museums, performances, and special events in the community. Community members can access Health and Wellness assistance from SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) Counselors. SHINE Counselors help the communities older adults choose health insurance coverage and manage medical issues pertaining to Medicare, Medicaid, and prescription drug coverage. Community members can find further health and wellness assistance through attending various support groups including the caregiver support group and the parkinson’s support group. Finally, community members can use the Senior Center’s transportation services. The Senior Center offers transportation for those who no longer drive or wish to drive. The Senior Center vans and volunteer drivers bring community members to and from the center, grocery shopping, to local restaurants, to medical appointments, and to pit stops including CVS, the Stoneham Public Library, and Walmart.
Overall, the Senior Center’s steadfast staff and volunteers uphold confidence in their abilities to enthusiastically collaborate to solve problems and implement services which will empower the seniors of the Stoneham community. The Senior Center’s Director, Maureen Canova, is aware that the needs of older adults are ever-changing and uses her position to honorably serve Stoneham’s senior population.
A MESSAGE FROM
Maureen Canova, Director
“If we don’t have what you want, speak up! My door is always open for suggestions, comments, and questions from our seniors and our community. We are here to serve you, and your input is essential to ensure that we are doing just that. Send me an email under the “Contact Us” link, call or stop by to let me know what you think.
I do have one favor to ask of you. After you have visited and experienced what the Senior Center has to offer, talk us up! Tell your friends and neighbors about our activities and programs. Invite a friend to join you the next time you come. You are our best ambassador, recruiter, and public relations specialist!”
2020 Census Information:
The 2020 Census is almost here and will roll out in April of 2020; however, advertisements will start to appear very soon! The census is an easy form residents need to fill out every 10 years. It is necessary to fill this form out to help estimate the amount of federal funding for each community and state around the country. Know that the census will NEVER ask for your social security number, credit card/banking information, or donations/fee and it is critical not to give out that information if you are asked to do so, for it may be a scam. It is important to know that your information will not be shared with any other government agency besides the Census Bureau and that your privacy is protected. Additionally, at the link below you will find the list of 2020 Census jobs that became available this week in the New York region (which includes Massachusetts) on www.census.gov/about/regions/new-york/jobs/massachusetts.html and you can apply for field positions at www.2020census.gov/jobs.
Click here to view the July 2019 Sentinel
The 2019 Stoneham Select board has created a Government Survey to help determine the towns’ future regarding goals and style of governing. Participating in this survey is the first step to an improved Stoneham.
Click here to view and fill out the Stoneham Form of Government Survey
Watch episode 2 of the Senior Matters Podcast with Dennis O’Hara. Featuring Laura Chinappi, President of the Friends of the Stoneham Senior Center.