Handyman program for seniors — The Gloucester Council on Aging offers a handyman program for senior residents. A local retired carpenter is offering his services for inside and outside small carpentry jobs, repairs, yard work, odd jobs and furniture repairs. To set up an appointment with the handyman, call Claire at 978-281-9765.
Medications review — Registered nurses Mary Aloisio and Bonnie Marshall, coordinator of ambulatory services at Addison Gilbert Hospital, are available to assist people with cards listing all the medications they are taking and answer questions regarding medications and possible drug interactions on the first Friday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Rose Baker Senior Center in Gloucester. The service is free, and no registration is required.
Shopping trip for seniors — A weekly trip for Gloucester seniors leaves the Rose Baker Senior Center for the Liberty Tree and Northshore malls on Mondays at 10 a.m. The return trip leaves the mall at 1:30 p.m. A minimum of five passengers is required. To register, call the Council on Aging at 978-281-9765.
Social Day Care Program — Gloucester Council on Aging Adult Social Day Care Program meets at the Rose Baker Senior Center in Gloucester on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch is provided through SeniorCare. Call Christie at 978-281-9765.
Medical insurance help — SHINE counselor Sefatia Romeo-Thaken meets with seniors and low-income residents in Gloucester who need help with health insurance forms or information on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Rose Baker Senior Center. Call the Council on Aging at 978-281-9765 to schedule an appointment.
SeniorCare Nutrition Program — Serves lunch daily at senior luncheon centers at 11:30 a.m. Suggested donation is $2. For reservations, call the Rose Baker Senior Center at 978-281-0081, Rockport Drop-in Center at 978-546-7061, Sheedy Park at 978-281-5128 and McPherson Park at 978-283-3141. Meals on wheels are also available. Call 978-281-1750 for details.
Day by Day Adult Care Inc. — 4R Blackburn Center offers specialized services for the elderly and functionally impaired under medical supervision. The center provides social and therapeutic activities, health and nutrition education, entertainment and special events. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Transportation to and from the center is available, and breakfast, snacks and a nutritious hot noon meal are served each day. Call Martha Rappoli, director, at 978-281-0252. New members are welcome.
Money Management Program — This free service assists low-income elders who have difficulty writing checks, balancing their checkbooks and managing money. Trained, insured, supervised volunteers are matched one-on-one with elders needing help. To refer an elder for assistance or volunteer, call Debby Beveridge at SeniorCare at 978-281-1750, ext. 374.