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September 17, 2020
All Day
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
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Connect and Assist Day

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Reach out to an isolated senior on September 17th, Connect & Assist Day. A simple gesture, smile, call or card can brighten a senior’s day. The Shrewsbury Council on Aging has created the Connect & Assist program. The mission is to Connect with all seniors through various marketing techniques, such as newspapers, television, social media, brochures, bulletins, website, paper mailings, email and a knock on a door. And to Assist in finding the appropriate resources to meet the needs of every senior. Our goal of Connect & Assist is to allow for seniors to age in place safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level. More than 40 percent of seniors regularly experience loneliness. This feeling of separation and disconnection from others may predict serious health problems and even death. Many feel they have become unimportant, forgotten, and ignored.