December 6, 2019

Dighton Council On Aging December 2019 Monthly News

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Entertainment At Prime Time: Christmas Music With Gary Leanues- Wednesday, Dec. 18th -10:15 am — 11:15 am, 1059 Somerset Avenue, Dighton, MA 02764. Please call 508-669-6272 to let us know you will be attending. This program is sponsored by a grant from the Dighton Cultural Council, a local agency of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Fuel Assistance: The winter is fast approaching. Do you need help with heating costs? If you would like to know more about Fuel Assistance, you can contact Citizens for Citizens, located at 1 Taunton Green, phone number 508-823-6346.

Free Trial Day At Prime Time: “Prime Time” is an adult supportive respite facility located in the rear of the Town Hall, 1059 Somerset Avenue, Dighton, (Route 138). If you know of someone who cannot stay alone or whose family could benefit from some respite, we may be able to help both the elder and the caregiver. “Prime Time” is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. “Prime Time” is a supervised program for elders where they can enjoy a full and productive life. Call Sheila at (508) 669-6272 or visit us at www.dighton-ma.gov for more information.

Hat & Mitten Giving Tree: Christmas is coming! We need Hats & Mittens/Gloves, for our giving Christmas Tree. These mittens, hats and gloves will be distributed to local children charities during the winter months. Items may be dropped off at Prime Time, or at the Dighton Council on Aging. Thank you in advance for your help.

Chair Yoga: Chair Yoga class is held for those 60+, on Tuesdays, from 11 am -12 pm, at the Dighton Council on Aging, in the Lincoln Village Community Center, 300 Lincoln Ave., N. Dighton. Please call 508-823-0095 for more information.

Tai Chi Classes: Tai Chi Classes are held on Fridays, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Classes are held at the Dighton Council on Aging, 300 Lincoln Ave., N. Dighton. For more information please call (508) 823-0095.

Exercise Classes: Classes are held for those ages 60+, on Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 9:30 a.m., at the Dighton Council on Aging. For more information please call 508-823-0095.

U.F.O'S/Arts & Crafts Group: The next time the Un-Finished-Object/Arts and Crafts Group will meet will be Tuesday, January 28th at 10:00 am, at the Dighton Council on Aging. Let's finish your projects, bring your quilting, beading, knitting or crocheting, and let's finish it together. Call 508-823-0095 for more information.

Sojourn Bears: The Sojourn Group will not be meeting in December, it will meet on January 27, 2020, at 10:30 am. Bears made by caring volunteers, are distributed to Cancer Patients, Survivors and those affected by it, at nearby hospitals. For more information and to let us know if you would like to help stuff the bears, sew, etc., please call (508) 823-0095.

Library Representative Visits Lincoln Village Housing For The Elderly: A Representative from the Dighton Public Library will be at Lincoln Village on Tuesday, December 10th. This program is for Dighton residents. You may check out and return books, videos, D.V.D's and more. For more information please call 508-669-6421.

Wellness and Bloodpressure Clinic: Our next Wellness Clinic will be held on Tuesday, December 17th at 9:30 am, at the Dighton Council on Aging, 300 Lincoln Ave., N. Dighton. The scheduled topic in September is “Medications and Alcohol”. A Nurse will be available to answer questions and to check your blood pressure. Please call 508-823-0095 to schedule appointment. Walk ins are always welcome.


Vision Clinic At Prime Time: A Vision Clinic will be held Tuesday, January 28th at Prime Time. Cornerstone Family Vision provides this free service of minor repairs and adjustments to eyeglasses. If you are a Dighton resident 60+ and need this service, please call (508) 669-6272 for more information.

Town Of Dighton Community Food Bank For Dighton Residents: Dighton Town Hall, (Lower Level) 979 Somerset Ave. Dighton. The next food bank will be held on: Saturday, December 14th. starting at 8:00 a.m. First time attending: Must show ID and Utility bill with address and, Show Proof of need: Tax Returns, Disability Statement, etc.

Reminiscing With Myrna: The Town of Dighton Historian, would like to listen to your stories about the good old days. Join us Friday, December 20th at 10 a.m., (please call to confirm). (please call to confirm). Join us at the Dighton C.O.A, 300 Lincoln Ave. Please call 508-823-0095 to let us know you’ll be attending.

Dial-A-Lawyer Offers Free Legal Advice Each Month: To use Dial-A-Lawyer, call (617) 338-0610 or (877) 686-0711 on the first Wednesday of the month between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Wanted! Volunteer! Do you play guitar or piano? Do you enjoy making others happy? If so, Prime Time is looking for you. We are looking for someone to lead a monthly sing-along at Prime Time. If this is for you, please call Sheila at 508-669-6272 for more information. We are also looking for someone to escort clients on a short walk. Must pass CORI check.

Senator Mark Pacheco: Senator Mark Pacheco, or a representative, can be reached by calling 508-822-3000. If you have any questions, needs or concerns that Senator Pacheco can help you with, please call 508-822-3000 to speak to someone and or make an appointment.

Senior Aide Program: Citizens for Citizens is currently enrolling older workers, age 55+, for the SCSEP Program. Low-income seniors may qualify for paid job training opportunities. If you consider yourself an energetic, enthusiastic person, you may be able to supplement your income with a part time, twenty-hour per week-minimum wage training job in the Senior Aide Program. lease call Alice at (508) 823-0095 for more details.

How To Report Elder Abuse: The Executive Office of Elder Affairs has centralized the Elder Protective Services abuse reporting system (elder abuse hotline) to a single phone number. The 24/7 single phone number simplifies the process for elder abuse reporting. To report suspected elder abuse, please call the statewide 24-hour hotline at: 1-800-922-2275

Prime Time: Do you know someone over the age of 60 who might benefit from meeting new friends, trying new experiences, and keeping active in their minds and bodies? Prime Time Adult Supportive Day Program, a service provided through the Town of Dighton Council on Aging, helps provide social interaction, a good diet, and exercise for the mind, body and spirit for senior citizens. Prime Time provides a clean, spacious, comfortable, homelike setting, with nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack served five days a week. Exercises for multiple activity levels for mind and body are provided every day, as well. A varied, extensive array of physical and educational activities addresses balance, health, strength, and memory, with the help of visiting guests and caring, attentive staff members. All staff are CORI checked, inoculated, and certified for CPR. Kitchen staff are certified food handlers. Prime Time’s services make it easier for seniors to stay in their own homes, or in their family’s home. There’s much, much more to say about Prime Time. Please call 508-669-6272 for more information or visit our new website: www.dighton-ma.gov.

Veterans Corner: The Dighton Veterans Agents' Office is located in the lower level of the Old Dighton Town Hall, 1111 Somerset Avenue, Dighton. Office hours are held Mondays and Tuesdays 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Wednesdays 7:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m. Please call 669-6431 for more information.

GATRA Transportation: Makes Everyday Life a Little Easier, GATRA provides Dial-A-Ride, a curb-to-curb transportation for persons 60 years or older. To find out which services are available call: 1-800-483-2500 or visit the website www.gatra.org

Med Wheels - Long Distance Medical Transportation: funded through United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton for seniors and people with disabilities that are ADA eligible in Dighton, and surrounding communities. To make a reservation, please call 508-823-8828, ext. 263.

Dial-A-Lawyer Offers Free Legal Advice Each Month: To use Dial-A-Lawyer, call (617) 338-0610 or (877) 686-0711 on the first Wednesday of the month between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Dighton Housing Authority: Applications are being accepted for one-bedroom apartments at Lincoln Village, low income housing for the Elderly/Disabled. Dighton residents having preference. The age requirement is 60+. Those with a permanent disability or handicap also qualify. Limits of income are $47,600 for an individual and $54,400 for a couple. Rent is based on 30% of gross income and includes all utilities. Please contact the Dighton Housing Authority at 508-823-8361, 300 Lincoln Avenue, North Dighton, MA 02764. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. For more information and an application please visit the Dighton Housing Authority website:
http://dightonhousingauthority.org

Pinochle-Cribbage-Whist: We need players! Games are played at the Lincoln Village Community Center, on Wednesdays and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. We also have a Whist Party scheduled for the 1st. and 3rd. Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m.

Nutritious Meals are served at “Prime Time” Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. by reservation. Call Sheila at 508-669-6272 by 10:30 a.m. the previous day to reserve a meal. A donation of $2.00 per meal is suggested. Home delivered meals can be arranged for homebound elders upon request. If you know of someone who is homebound and in need of home delivered meals please call (508)- 823-0095 or (508) 669-6272.

The SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) is available to assist you with questions concerning available Medicare HMOs and Medicare Supplements (Medigaps). Please call 1-800- 987-2510 for more information.

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