Notice received today from Emmett Schmarsow with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs:
"This office received an email today about an elder receiving a phone call from “Medicare.” A very well spoken caller claimed they had “sent her a letter” prior to a doctor coming to her house to ensure the proper services were being provided. The caller wanted to send Dr. “X” to her house the following day.
"The elder said “this didn’t sound right” and felt very uncomfortable, but the caller gave her a phone # for verification. When she hung up, she called the Medicare # on her card (1-800-633-4227) and was told it was a scam…and that when they got to her house they would more than likely try to sell her insurance products.
"The elder proceeded to call her local police department to ask them to notify seniors. If your city/town is in a position to notify seniors (via newsletter, in-town messaging, cable, local newsletter or on-line outlets), this is a story to share with others."
BEWARE: Always verify what an unsolicited caller is telling you. If you receive a call about Medicare, call the Medicare number (1-800-633-4227) and NOT the number that the caller gives you. Please help us spread the work.
Reading Partners are volunteers who make a weekly commitment of four hours to help kindergarten through 4th grade students improve their literacy skills. Designed to boost confidence and improve reading skills, the program pairs adults age 55 and over with children in grades K-3. Please call Ken Neal at (781) 324-7705 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Combine the wisdom of age with the energy of youth and become a Reading Partner!
Thank you for visiting our web site! Here you will find information on the Senior Center services, programs, and activities, and a variety of resources available throughout our region that enable seniors to live vibrant, active and healthy lives. The Center is housed in a beautiful, historic building, but it is our community of people that make it a truly special place to be.
Join us for lunch, stop by for a game of cards, pool, Scrabble, Monopoly, Clue or Wii. Hone your dancing or singing talents. Meet new friends, and meet new acquaintances. Learn new skills or hobbies. Go out to museums, performances, special events, and meals with friends. Seek assistance with filing taxes, choosing the right insurance, or managing medical issues. Be driven in comfort to the doctors or to the grocery store. And if we don't have what you want, speak up! My door is always open for suggestions, comments, and questions from our seniors, and our community. We are here to serve you, and your input is essential to insure that we are doing just that. Send me an email under the"Contact Us" link, call or stop by to let me know what you think.
I do ask one favor of you. After you have visited and experienced what the Senior Center has to offer, talk us up! Tell your friends and neighbors about our activities and programs. Invite a friend to join you the next time you come. You are our best ambassador, recruiter, and public relations specialist!
See you at the Center!
SeeClickFix - Online Problem Reporting
As your're driving through your neighborhood, you spot graffiti, a pothole, barking dogs, trash, street light problems, or unregistered vehicles. Wouldn't you love to be able to report it as soon as you see it? Now in the Town of Stoneham you can do just that! The new feature, called SeeClickFix, allows residents to submit requests for non-emergency services via mobile application and web tool. Issues can be reported using a widget on the Town website (www.stoneham-ma.gov) or w ith a free phone app (for IPhone and Android devices, search for SeeClickFix on Google Play Store of iTunes). Residents can also report issues to Public Works at (781) 438-0760 and these issues will be added to the SeeClickFix database. SeeClickFix is strictly for non-emergency services and any emergency should be reported to 911.