MCOA Alerts

MCOA COVID-19 Membership Alert #17

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...

COVID-19 Membership Alert #11

Well this was the week that this crisis became real for most of us.  The escalation of this pandemic continues to outpace the ability of the Federal government to cope, but we are fortunate that the Baker Administration has stepped up to this challenge. #PullTogether...

COVID-19 Membership Alert #10

Massachusetts Announces State Income Tax Filing Deadline Being Extended to July 15 BOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Robert DeLeo today announced an agreement to extend the 2019 state individual...

COVID-19 Membership Alert #9

Greetings Colleagues across the Commonwealth, I hope this note finds you healthy and staying safe during these unsettling times. This is certainly not the way any of us thought we would be operating our senior centers, but we are still plugging along and making our...

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