Lexington, Massachusetts
Lexington, Massachusetts
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Senior Center Newsletter
•  Nov December 2014
•  Jan February 2015

Minuteman Cane Award
2014 Nomination form

Senior Resources

•  Senior Resource Guide
•  Transportation Services
•  O.W.L.L. fall classes
•  Lexington Emergency
    Assistance Fund (LEAF)
•  Tax Relief for Seniors
•  Application for CPA
    Exemption

Human Services Department
•  Youth and Family Services
•  Housing
•  Veteran Services

 

Senior Services and Senior Center

Lexington Senior Center & Human Services Department
1475 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington MA 02420

Office Hours:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Senior Center programs are canceled when public schools are closed due to weather conditions.

General Information: 781-861-0194
Fax: 781-863-2271

The Lex Cafe @ the Lexington Senior Center serves lunch daily at 11:45 a.m.  Space is limited! Call to make a lunch reservation at least 24 hours in advance.

Personnel:

Director of Human Services Charlotte Rodgers, RN, MA, CCM 781-860-7087
Assistant Director Senior Services Kelly Axtell, BS, MBA 781-860-7084
Senior Services Coordinator vacant  
Human Services Nurse Alicia Grunes, RN, BSN 781-860-7085
Veterans' Service Officer William Linnehan, Bedford VSO 781-879-4549

Description of Services:

  • Information and referral, needs assessment, crisis intervention and service coordination
  • Veterans' Assistance 

  • Financial Assistance

  • Senior Health Outreach Programs: Nursing consultation, home visits and assessments. 

  • Blood Pressure Screenings offered in conjunction with the Fire Department.

  • Nutrition/Meals on Wheels: The Senior Center's nutrition program, in collaboration with Minuteman Senior Services, offers lunch daily for a donation of $3.00, with monthly parties celebrating holidays, birthdays and special events. For individuals who have difficulty shopping and cooking on their own, Meals on Wheels are home delivered daily by volunteers 
  • Senior Service Program: Seniors volunteer to work for town and school departments in exchange for property tax abatements.

Senior Center:

Activities for citizens 60 years of age and older and those with disabilities, are found at the Lexington Senior Center, 1475 Massachusetts Avenue. Activities at the Senior Center are supported by the Council on Aging Board, appointed by the Town Manager, and the Friends of the Council on Aging, a group who raises funds and provides other support to the organization. The newsletter is published every other month, and all residents 65 and older are on the mailing list.  For a schedule of this month's events and groups click on the Newsletter link in the left hand column.  

Programming includes:

  • Classes/Shared Interests Groups: Programming is offered at the Senior Center, including volunteer led shared interest groups, fee-for-service classes, exercise and games. Lectures are offered on a variety of topics, including finance and legal issues.

  • Health/Wellness: Professionals in the fields of health lead classes on wellness, nutrition, and prevention. Podiatry services are available.

  • Travel: Trips to places of interest in the Boston and New England area.

  • Library/Fix-It Shop: Comfortable reading space with books and newspapers and a Fix-It Shop, whose volunteers repair small household items for the community; a small donation is requested.

  • AARP Income Tax Assistance: Offered by trained volunteers during February, March and April.

  • Medical Insurance Counseling: Offered by professionally trained SHINE counselors, through Minuteman Senior Services.  

  • Support Groups Offering may include: Bereavement, Parkinson's, Prostate Cancer and Caregiver Support.

  • O.W.L.L. (Older and Wiser Lifelong Learners) is a program of the Lexington Council on Aging supported by a grant from the Dana Home Foundation.  Fall class brochure.

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