MCOA Alerts

COVID-19 Membership Alert #21

Grant Opportunity! Addressing Social Isolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic ***Special Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center Quality of Life Grants Program*** The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center and the United...

COVID-19 Membership Alert #20

As we enter this Labor Day weekend, we want to thank ALL of you who have labored so tirelessly over the last six months of this pandemic to ensure the older adults in your communities continue to receive crucial services and supports. You have set the bar on how to...

MCOA COVID-19 Membership Alert #19

Greetings to my Colleagues on the front lines of elder services, It is hard to believe that 5 months have passed since senior centers across the state started shutting down because of the pandemic. These times have been stressful, trying, and downright exhausting as...

MCOA COVID-19 Membership Alert #18

Important: Guidance for Day Programs Reopening is being issued today. MCOA has been asked by the Administration to reinforce to our Members that this guidance does not apply to senior centers or supportive day programs.

COVID-19 Membership Alert #17

As COA’s are thinking about and preparing to scale up their operations of Senior Center programs and services from remote to on-site activities, the MCOA Task Force on Reopening has developed suggested guidelines for consideration as you work with your local Board of...

COVID-19 Membership Alert #16

COVID-19 Membership Alert #16 Dated May 15, 2020 Elder Affairs has requested that all COA’s become key partners in sharing the below information from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, to older adults in their communities about the Governor’s order...

COVID-19 Membership Alert #15

Regional Conversations addressing Loneliness and Social Isolation Please join us to share your experiences, ideas and expertise as to how we can create socially inclusive communities. Before Coronavirus, loneliness and social isolation had reached epidemic proportions...

COVID-19 Membership Alert #14

As we all know, May is Older Americans Month, and it is also Mental Health Month. Both are so incredibly important, especially now in the midst of this pandemic that is having such an overwhelming impact on older adults and all those who are working so tirelessly to...

COVID-19 Membership Alert #13

As we begin this week understanding that we are in the “surge”, we are all keenly aware of how everyone’s lives, both personal and professional are shifting to meet the increased demands of this daily and at times hourly, shifting landscape that is COVID-19. We have...

COVID-19 Membership Alert #12

In case you missed the link in this morning's Brief, Tara put together a great summary of all things Nutrition: SNAP/HIP About 55% of SNAP households are receiving extra funds for April and May. Only active recipients not receiving the maximum benefit will receive...

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