Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran will be meeting remotely until it is deemed safe to meet at our building space, 21 Washington Street in Ayer, Ma. Please come and join in our online service. If you visit our FB page and website you will be able to see how you can join in on our service. We hope to ‘see’ you there! Pastor Rev. Susan Gaeta, www.sov-lc.org (978) 540-0768…Read more
Dunstable Public Library will be closed to the general public until further notice. We have been working with MVLC to extend privileges as well as due dates on materials. Stay Well! Mary Beth Pallis, Library Director…Read more
Friday, April 3, 2020
To all residents of the Town of Dunstable from the Board of Selectmen:
Given the unfolding situation with COVID-19, the Board of Selectmen met in an emergency meeting on Monday, March 16, 2020 and declared a local state of emergency.
The Board of Selectmen, Board of Health, and Emergency Management Team continue to meet on a biweekly basis, remotely, to continue to respond to the COVID-19 situation and guidance issued by …Read more
Ayer, MA — March 10, 2020 — Friends of Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to providing charitable assistance to indigent persons in need of nursing and hospice services, expresses its immense gratitude to Tiny’s Restaurant, located in Ayer, MA. The local restaurant recently showed its support of Nashoba Nursing Service and Hospice by contributing a portion of the proceeds raised from its Super Bowl fundraiser. William “Bill” Mauro, owner of Tiny’s …Read more
In response to the Governor’s guidance, Nashoba Nursing is cancelling all Well Adult clinics until the end of April.
To the residents of the towns of Ashburnham, Ashby, Ayer, Berlin, Bolton, Boxborough, Dunstable, Groton, Harvard, Lancaster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Shirley, Stow and Townsend – all Well Adult clinics are cancelled until the end of April. The updated schedules will be listed at www.nashoba.org. If you need to get in touch 978-772-3335 ext. 340.…Read more
Rabies clinics for 2020 have been cancelled with the exception of Groton Dunstable and it is remaining TBD for now. It had been scheduled for Saturday, April, 11th from noon until 1PM at the Groton Fire Station, 45 Farmers Row, Groton, MA. There will not be any clinics re-scheduled for 2020. …Read more
BILLERICA, Mass. – In response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, more court appearances will happen by video conference beginning next week for those in custody at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction.
“I want to thank the Judiciary for expanding video conferencing as we all attempt to balance access to the courts and the need to maintain public health during this ongoing situation,” said Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian, who worked with judicial officials …Read more
In the Wake of Corona Virus Pandemic, Gift of $4 million Enables Red Cross to Respond to Immediate Blood Shortage and Prepare for and Respond to Disasters
Medford, Mass., March 25, 2020 — The American Red Cross of Massachusetts is proud to recognize Takeda Pharmaceutical for their donation of $4 million which will help ensure that our staff and volunteers are ready to assist the public during the public health emergency associated with Covid-19.…Read more
Due to the Coronavirus and the guidelines from the President as well as the Governor of Massachusetts the warehouse will be closed to walk-in traffic and donations effective immediately. The staff will be available by phone, email and on Facebook.
We are adopting these guidelines as a precaution for the safety of our clients, volunteers, staff and our entire community. If you have any questions you can email us at email@example.com, call 866-947-4360 or message us …Read more
Following regular meetings of the Emergency Planning Task Force, we have the following updates pertaining to the Town of Tyngsborough:
- The Town has a reverse-911 alert system by Rave Mobile. This service already has all residents landline home phone numbers in its database. Because many have cell phones or don’t live in Tyngsborough but still would like these alerts, you can opt in with additional contact information at any time. The link to do so
This office has become aware that cyber criminals are exploiting Coronavirus through emails… posing as legitimate medical and or health organizations. (In one instance, victims have received an email purporting to be from a “medical/health organization” – with bogus information regarding the Coronavirus.)
Be on the lookout for:
Emails that appear to be from organizations such as the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), or the WHO (World Health Organization) or other government agencies. The official source of COVID-19 information in the Commonwealth is https://www.mass.gov/dph
Review emails that ask for charity donations …Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us all and the Dunstable Animal Clinic is no exception. Based on the recommendations of the CDC and AVMA we are taking the following precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Staff only are being allowed in the building.
When you come for an appointment call the office (978)649-6513 and a staff member will come out to get your pet with a slip lead that will be disinfected between pets. …
With the arrival of COVID-19, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance on how nursing homes should restrict visitors, and then a few days later they issued even more restrictive guidance. Nursing facilities have been directed to not allow any visitors at all, except in cases of compassionate care such as end-of-life situations. Even volunteers and non-essential personnel are to be kept out of nursing homes. All group activities and communal dining …Read more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 …Read more
BILLERICA, Mass. – The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be alert for a recently reported government imposter scam.
The MSO received a call from an area resident alleging he had been contacted by a man purporting to be with the IRS. The perpetrator told the resident his Social Security number (SSN) had been canceled because it had been compromised and used in Texas by criminals. The perpetrator further told the resident his …Read more
A major issue for many families is providing care for family members with disabilities. This may be a parent caring for an adult child with a disability or adult children caring for an elderly and frail parent. Most families willingly provide whatever assistance is needed by their loved ones. But our systems, and society in general, don’t usually value that care very well.
Every year AARP does a study of family caregivers and the …Read more
Aging in place is the “gold standard” for seniors, at least according to many working in the senior care fields. But, is it really a viable alternative to retirement homes, assisted living, nursing homes and other care options? It is appealing to consider staying in the home you have known and loved for all of your life, but most homes and communities are not designed to provide for the needs of people as they age. …Read more