ACTON- Due to the growing concerns of the spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19), Senator Eldridge has decided to postpone the 40th Annual Senior Conference originally scheduled for Thursday April 26, 2020.
Older people are the fastest growing population in Massachusetts, and an increasing number is facing income, health care, and housing insecurity. This conference is meant to provide our older adults with information they can use to help them maintain healthy, financially secure, and independent lifestyles.
Adults ages 60+ (especially those with heart, lung, and immunological conditions) are the most vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19 and we must do all that we can to protect and help them.
“Our priority right now is the health and safety for all the seniors, supporters, vendors and staff,” said State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton). “As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, we need make these tough decisions to prevent the spread of this virus and flatten the curve.”
I urge you to stay up-to-date with information about the virus. Below are some resources that may be of help to you at this time:
- For general information and updates about state action on COVID-19, visit the Mass DPH website.<https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19>
- For additional assistance or questions, you can call 211. Once you choose a language, dial 26 to access the COVID-19 information line. Other dial options provide information and referrals about other critical resources and needs.
- You can also visit the Mass 211 web page: https://mass211.org/
- For information and resources for the Older Adults, Elderly and their Caregivers, visit<https://www.mass.gov/orgs/executive-office-of-elder-affairs>or <http://www.massmed.org/covid-19-elderly/#.XnDkM6hKiUk>
- List of stores with special hours for people most at risk of catching coronavirus:https://whdh.com/news/list-of-stores-with-special-hours-for-people-most-at-risk-of-catching-coronavirus/