Coming Spring 2021, The Robb Center
The Elder Services staff will be returning to the Robb Center (Senior Center) in late April. Due to Covid restrictions, drop-ins to the Center are not permitted. In-person programming will slowly begin late in the spring and reservations will be required. More information to follow.
The State of Massachusetts has a mask mandate and all staff, visitors, vendors and volunteers to the Center are required to wear a mask.
Senior Connections is open!
Senior Connections is a day program designed for seniors who seek a structured, stimulating program. The day is filled with low impact exercise, engaging activities and companionship. If you or a loved one is concerned about being alone and becoming more forgetful, give us a call to schedule a free trial day. Contact Stephanie or Kristine at (978) 623-8320.
Grocery Trips are Back! We are going to Market Basket each week. Contact Patty at Andover Elder Services to reserve your spot (978) 623-8320.
Medical Transportation through Andover Elder Services. Independent seniors can receive medical transportation to and from essential medical appointments that are of critical need or otherwise cannot be rescheduled at this time. Contact Ashley at 978-623-8320.
Ride Match is an online, searchable database for finding medical and other rides in Massachusetts. This service could be used to schedule trips to the grocery store, medical appointments, etc. To plan a trip, visit https://massridematch.org/.
MENTAL HEALTH & CRISIS
The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. If you need to talk to someone, these resources are confidential and available for free 24/7:
- Call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Text HOME to 741-741 for Crisis Text Line
- Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66-746 for the Disaster Distress Hotline
Home internet Access – If you do not have internet access at home or cannot afford to maintain it, but need internet for work or school there are several options available through providers:
- Comcast Internet Essentials, a low -cost home internet package for qualifying individuals and households, is now available for free for the first two months.
- Access from AT&T is a low-cost home internet package for qualifying individuals and households
Massachusetts 211 – All 211 providers across the US are operational and continue to connect people with services and resources in their local communities including people who are in need of financial or other assistance as a result of lost wages from event cancellations, business closures, and quarantines. Additionally, many 211’s are working closely with state and local health officials to provide up-to-date information to the general public about the virus and outbreak. If you have questions or need help related to COVID-19, you can call 211 or visit your local 211’s website.
To provide individuals, regardless of background, the opportunity to seek and readily find fulfillment and growth through programs and services that nurture mind, body and spirit.
Programs and Services are diverse and inclusive, promote dignity and well-being, support independence and encourage continued involvement in community life.
The Andover Senior Center is fully accessible. Upon request auxiliary aides and services will be provided to ensure effective communication and participation in Andover Elder Services programming and services as specified in the Americans with Disabilities Act.
A Inclement Weather Policy
When Andover town offices are closed or there is a state of emergency due to inclement weather Andover Senior Center will be closed. When the Andover Schools are closed due to heavy snowstorm or severe conditions, the senior center may be closed to programing. When closures occur every effort will be made to produce a voice connect call to update participants of the closures. You can also check our information line at 978-623-8302 for cancellations.
If bad weather develops during the day, the senior center may close, based on the towns emergency preparedness recommendation.
Senior Resources is for housing, senior tax exemption options, transportation, programs and other services.
The Council on Aging provides input and guidance to the Town and the Elder Services Division, which coordinates and carries out programs designed to meet the needs of the elderly, including Senior Center activities.
There is Something About Andover is one of Andover Community Access & Media's longest running shows. TISAA is a program 100% created by dedicated volunteers from the Andover Senior Center. The group has provided ACAM with a new monthly show for over 5 years. TISAA features informational segments that serve both the interests of seniors and Andover residents.
Elder Services provides many Transportation options for Seniors. Please explore our page.
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