1. April 2021 Newsletter OUT NOW!!
    Link to survey coming soon


    You can now pre-register for your vaccine - eligible registrants will be informed via email. text or call that they can make their appointment at one of the 7 mass vaccination sites, and have 24 hours to make that appointment. If you cannot your name will be returned to the list.

    The State of Massachusetts has a phone line for anyone who is unable to use the internet to access appointments. Dial 2-1-1 and select prompt for help with scheduling an appointment.Lines are open Monday-Thursday 8:30am-8:00pm, Friday & Saturday 8:30am-5pm however It is still recommended to go through the website if at all possible. . For details go to https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/
    For up to date eligibility criteria check here.
    The VA is now offering vaccines to all qualifying veterans and some spouses, see  below or contact VSO James MacRae at 978.929.6614
    CVS is offering vaccines at local pharmacies, see cvs.com for details.

    Town of Acton Hotline NEW number 978-929.6600 
    You can get up to date Town information at www.actonma.gov We recommend subscribing to the town's notification system - details on the Town website. 
    For latest info on Covid Vaccine clinics subscribe to town alerts.
    https://actonma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1253
    www.mass.gov

    Acton COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form

    The Town of Acton has created a COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form. Acton residents or those who work in Acton who meet the eligibility criteria for Phase One or the first two priority groups of Phase Two (individuals age 75+ and individuals age 65+ or with two or more comorbidities) and are interested in receiving the vaccine are asked to complete this form. The form will be used to notify respondents of their eligibility only. It is not a form for reservations, a waitlist or appointments.

    SCAM ALERT - VACCINES ARE FREE - DO NOT GIVE YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER OR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER TO ANYONE OFFERING YOU AN APPOINTMENT OR A PLACE ON A WAITLIST.

    COA SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS


    "Java with John"  - Fridays at 10am
    www.youtube.com/actontv1 and WAEM 94.9 FM and broadcast later on Acton TV.
    April 16th guests:
    Bill Klauer, Acton Historical Society, will discuss Acton's Patriots' Day history
    Betina Abe, Natural Resources Assistant, Bruce Rachman chair of the Land Stewardship Committee and Anne Hand will join us to talk about Acton's conservation trails.
    Sharon Mercurio, Director of Council on Aging
    and John Mangiaratti, Town Manager.
    If you have questions they can be emailed by Thursday noon to manager@actonma.gov

    As seen on Friday March 5th's edition, Bethany Tsiaras former ABRHS grad and currently Virginia Tech student and founder of the Building Bridges program, For more information on this program click here.

    For easy access to Acton TV see see under "Programs" above. You can now watch the program on demand - see under programs for Acton TV on demand.

    Upcoming Program Links

    Walks with Terri  - Mondays 9am from April 12th (no walk April 19th) and Fridays 9am from April 23rd - Acton Seniors only, pre-registration essential as is ability to walk 1 mile.

    "Talk and Tea Tuesdays at 10" led by our own Bonnie and Paula,

    Join Zoom Meeting  https://actonma.zoom.us/j/93667234959?pwd=ZWxWVW53RzBweHU5aDYrSnJ5OWlkUT09

     Meeting ID: 936 6723 4959    Passcode: 630910

    One tap mobile

    +13017158592,,93667234959#,,,,*630910# US (Washington DC)

    Dial by your location

    +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)

    Meeting ID: 936 6723 4959    Passcode: 630910

    Find your local number: https://actonma.zoom.us/u/aktFHmWEa

    Computer Club Wednesday April 14th, 1:30pm

    https://actonma.zoom.us/j/94735592728?pwd=bS9HZi9OaTRYOVZOcEJ1RlJpVVplQT09

    Meeting ID: 947 3559 2728   Passcode: 102298

    One tap mobile

    +16468769923,,94735592728#,,,,*102298# US (New York)

    Dial by your location

    +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)

    Meeting ID: 947 3559 2728   Passcode: 102298

    Laugh for Your Health (AKA Laughter Yoga) meets every Thursday at 11:00am via Zoom with instructor Susan Phillips. You will feel more energetic, relaxed and happier! The zoom link is recurring each Thursday. Click here to access the link. 

    View recorded programs on ActonTV’s YouTube channel  - see above on the "Programs" tab and explore the Acton TV playlists. We have our exercise instructors leading classes and some of our recent music, history and literature presentations recorded. Some music programs cannot be recorded and broadcast for rights reasons.
    Anyone who would like to see the excellent presentation by DA Ryan on keeping cyber safe can watch that here.

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    Try this
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    UPDATED Tax Prep
    there are currently no plans by the AARP to conduct in-person assistance in Acton. To assist taxpayers, a method of using Virtual returns has been implemented in the Acton area. First, request service by going to the AARP website. That request will generate a response in 5 days or less, and tax payers will be asked to complete a few forms electronically, scan their tax documents into PDF (Adobe) or JPG (pictures), and send them via e-mail (it is secure) to the Virtual Return Coordinator at AARPFoundations.org The return will be prepared, an electronic copy of the return will be sent, and reviewed with the taxpayer by phone or Google Meet (like Zoom), then electronically filed within 7 days. If you have difficulty with electronic forms or scanning, the staff at the Senior Center can schedule an appointment and assist you. The service is provided for eligible seniors with simple tax returns.  Tax forms are also available at the Acton Memorial Library - see their website for details.


    Bedford Veterans Administration to Roll Out Covid-19 Vaccine to Veterans

    The Bedford VA Hospital located at 200 Springs Road in Bedford MA

    The Bedford Veterans Administration is now rolling out Covid-19 vaccinations to U.S. Veterans who registered as part of the VA Healthcare system.  The Bedford VA has established the following telephone line to schedule qualified individuals for vaccination: (781) 687-4000.

    If you are a Veteran who is not currently enrolled in the VA Health system, you may do so by calling the Bedford VA enrollment line at the following number: (781) 687-2275

    For more information, visit: https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/ 

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  1. Upcoming Events

    During the continuing COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to host events in the Senior Center building. We are continuing to provide programs and classes via Zoom and on Acton TV. Even while the weather is unpredictable we still aim to host a drive thru pick up meal each month. Lunches are also provided daily as a 'grab & go' from the dining room please call 781-221-7098* - (note this is a new number) 24 hours in advance, a $2 donation is requested. Click on the calendar above for the schedule and the newsletter for details.