Lexington, Massachusetts
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Senior Center Newsletter
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Minuteman Cane Award
2015 Nomination form

Senior Resources

•  Senior Resource Guide
•  Transportation Services
•  O.W.L.L. spring 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 - moving to 39 Marrett Road
Lexington MA 02420

The Senior Center at Muzzey is now closed for public programs. The Human Services Department and the Senior Center are moving to the new Community Center at 39 Marrett Road and will reopen on Monday, July 6.

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

Lex Café Senior Meals will resume on July 13 at the Community Center. Meals will be served at 12 noon on Monday – Wednesday – Friday. Please make a reservation 24 hours in advance to eat at the Lex Café. 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 Hemali Patel 781-860-7089
Human Services Nurse Alicia Grunes, RN, BSN 781-860-7085
Veterans' Service Director Gina Rada 781-953-3160

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, can be found at the Lexington Senior Center, which is moving to the new Community Center at 39 Marrett Road. 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.  Spring class brochure.

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