1. March 2021 newsletter OUT NOW!
    DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME STARTS MARCH14th!

    Mass.gov website for finding locations nearest to you https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/
    For most up to date  information

    The State of Massachusetts has a phone line for anyone who is unable to use the internet to access appointments. Dial 211 and select prompt for help with scheduling an appointment.Lines are open Monday-Thursday 8:30am-8:00pm, Friday & Saturday 8:30am-5pm however It is still recommended to go through the website if at all possible. For more details (2/8)
    65+ seniors or anyone with two or more comorbidities are now invited to attend an appointment for the vaccine.
    The VA is now offering vaccines to all qualifying veterans, regardless of age- see below for details.

    Town of Acton Hotline NEW number 978-929.6600 
    You can get up to date Town information at www.actonma.gov We recommend subscribing to the town's notification system - details on the Town website. 
    For latest info on Covid Vaccine clinics subscribe to town alerts.
    https://actonma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1253
    www.mass.gov

    Acton COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form

    The Town of Acton has created a COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form. Acton residents or those who work in Acton who meet the eligibility criteria for Phase One or the first two priority groups of Phase Two (individuals age 75+ and individuals age 65+ or with two or more comorbidities) and are interested in receiving the vaccine are asked to complete this form. The form will be used to notify respondents of their eligibility only. It is not a form for reservations, a waitlist or appointments.

    SCAM ALERT - VACCINES ARE FREE - DO NOT GIVE YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER OR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER TO ANYONE OFFERING YOU AN APPOINTMENT OR A PLACE ON A WAITLIST.

    COA SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS


    "Java with John"  - Fridays at 10am
    www.youtube.com/actontv1 and WAEM 94.9 FM and broadcast later on Acton TV.
    This week our special guest are;
    Evan Carloni from the Health Department,
    Fire Fighter/EMT Brent Carter,
    Eagle Scout applicant Sidarth Krishna
    Bethany Tsiaras former ABRHS grad and currently Virginia Tech student and founder of the Building Bridges program, For more information on this program click here.
    For easy access to Acton TV see see under "Programs" above.

    Upcoming Program Links

    Tips with Terri, Tuesdays, 10:00 am 

    There will NOT be a "Tips with Terri" session on March 9th.

    Laugh for Your Health (AKA Laughter Yoga) meets every Thursday at 11:00am via Zoom with instructor Susan Phillips. You will feel more energetic, relaxed and happier! The zoom link is recurring each Thursday. Click here to access the link. 

    If you missed Dr. Lawrence Lowenthal’s lecture “American Writers: Thomas Wolfe” from February 12th, you can view it on ActonTV’s YouTube channel see above on the "Programs" tab. Explore the Acton TV playlists. We have our exercise instructors leading classes and some of our recent music, history and literature presentations recorded. Some music programs cannot be recorded and broadcast for rights reasons.

    Need help with emails from the COA not arriving? Are you a Verizon/AOL/Yahoo customer?
    Try this
    mini tutorial.

    Real Estate Tax Primer with staff from the Town of Acton's Assessor's Office
    - for a copy of the presentation Powerpoint you can contact the Assessor's Office at assessors@actonma.gov or 978-929-6621.

    Tax Prep there are currently no plans by the AARP to conduct in-person assistance in Acton but see their website for ways they are helping. Tax forms are available at the Acton Memorial Library - see their website for details.


    Bedford Veterans Administration to Roll Out Covid-19 Vaccine to Veterans

    The Bedford VA Hospital located at 200 Springs Road in Bedford MA

    The Bedford Veterans Administration is now rolling out Covid-19 vaccinations to U.S. Veterans who registered as part of the VA Healthcare system.  The Bedford VA has established the following telephone line to schedule qualified individuals for vaccination: (781) 687-4000.

    If you are a Veteran who is not currently enrolled in the VA Health system, you may do so by calling the Bedford VA enrollment line at the following number: (781) 687-2275

    For more information, visit: https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/


    You can view Senior Center lectures and exercise/movement classes at the Senior Center At Home playlist here.

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  1. Upcoming Events

    During the continuing COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to host events in the Senior Center building. We are continuing to provide programs and classes via Zoom and on Acton TV. Even while the weather is unpredictable we still aim to host a drive thru pick up meal each month. Lunches are also provided daily as a 'grab & go' from the dining room please call 781-221-7098* - (note this is a new number) 24 hours in advance, a $2 donation is requested. Click on the calendar above for the schedule and the newsletter for details.