Dunstable Seniors

Dunstable Council on Aging: Barbara Martin, Chairman;  Mary Dow, Secretary; Donald Pottle, Vincent Hollins and James McManus

Assistant to the Elderly: Anne Fenochetti, 978-649-4514 # 223 

Program coordinator:  Susan Tully, 978-649-6750 sjt0213@verizon.net   

Dunstable Seniors ……we are a peer group for those over 60. Please note: there will be no Senior meetings at the Dunstable Library until further notice.

PEPPERELL FOOD PANTRY NOW OPEN TO DUNSTABLE RESIDENTS

PACH Located at 66 Hollis St. Pepperell is open on Tuesdays from 5 – 7 p.m. and Thursdays from 2 – 4 p.m. and 5 – 7p.m. PACH provides food, paper goods and personal care items to residents in need of assistance. If you are interested in using this service contact office at 978-925-9770 or visit their web site at www.pachoutreach.org. Please contact them if you would like to make a donation of food, paper goods and personal care items as many drop off places are closed at this time.

Van Service is available for medical appointments and grocery shopping. Cost is $5.00 for local trips, Lowell, Chelmsford, Nashua, Tyngsboro, Westford, Ayer, Groton & Pepperell.  $10.00 for any other.  Check with Anne Fenochetti as soon as you know when your appointment is to make sure a ride is available.

Medicare    Remember if you are turning 65 you should contact Social Security to enroll in Medicare. Medicare has no connection to your eligibility for social security benefits. If you have questions call Elder Services at 1-800-892-0890.

Invisawear, the smart jewelry that could save your life. This discreet device can send an immediate SOS to 5 emergency contacts with your GPS location. Free and optional contact 911 feature is also available and has no monthly fees. One of our seniors gave us info on this product. You also may like it. Go to www.invisawear.com for more info.

*** Mass Registry of Motor Vehicles    Beginning Oct. 2020 you will need to change to a REAL ID which will be needed to enter a federal building and fly within the United States. Visit www.mass.gov/ID to simplify your next driver’s license renewal. There you will learn the requirements and the easy steps to begin your application and know what the necessary documents are that you will need to bring. NOTE: The deadline for this is to be extended.

Charity Navigator There aren’t many days go by that we are not contacted to make a donation to different organizations. Want to make sure they a legitimate and the money you donate is well used. You can now look up these charities at www.charitynavigator.org

Elder Hotline Finding the answer to questions about issues can sometimes be confusing. The Attorney General’s Office has a statewide, toll-free telephone hotline to assist individuals on a wide range of elder issues. The number is 1-888-243-5337 (TTY: 617-727-4765) Monday thru Friday 10:00 am– 4:00 pm This elderly hotline provides a valuable service to Massachusetts’ senior citizens, their families, and other information about elder related issues and programs throughout the commonwealth.