Are you, or someone you know, dealing with aging-related concerns? The Northborough Senior Center Can help.
"Outreach is helping the community's older citizens remain safely in their homes by advocating for the kinds of service that will enhance their diginity, supporttheri independence and promote their general well-being:
- Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs
Our Outreach Coordinator, Jocelyn Ehrhardt, MSW will work with you to:
- Find answers/options
- Understand and use the maze of public and private services
- Find services for all income levels.
- Help as needed with applications, phone calls and other contacts
HEALTH & WELLNESS
“When eating an elephant, do so one bite at a time.”I am not in favor of eating elephants but this adage
is good advice for tasks that appear daunting. For many of us healthcare decision making is one of
those daunting tasks. April 16, 2019 is National Healthcare Decisions Day for people age eighteen
and older. Managed by the Conversation Project, National Healthcare Decisions Day is intended
to shine a spotlight on this important issue. The Conversation Project and other organizations have
developed, and made accessible, user friendly resources that help to educate and empower people
regarding healthcare decisions. Our healthcare experience is likely to involve matters beyond our control. All the
more reason for healthcare consumers to be educated and have a plan in place pre-crisis. Honoring Choices
Massachusetts is an organization also devoted to this mission and a partner of the Northborough
Senior Center. It’s Getting Started Toolkit guides people in choosing a Health Care Proxy, determining
care choices and sharing decisions with care providers. It is also explicit about your right to
make changes to your plans. Below are some of the online resources that provide assistance with this
process and much more. If you are unable to obtain information on your own, please contact me.
Jocelyn Ehrhardt, MSW,
I can be reached at 508-393-5035
SHINE (SERVING HEALTH INSURANCE NEEDS OF EVERYONE)
APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE WITH OUR SHINE COUNSELORS
We have appointments available where you can meet individually with one of our SHINE Counselors, Pauline O’Bray and Susan Goellner. Please call the Senior Center at 508-393-5035 to schedule your appointment.
PERSONAL SERVICES AND RESOURCES
Questions about any of the personal services or resources you find on CareGivingMetroWest.org can be discussed with the Outreach Coordinator, Jocelyn Ehrhardt.