55Plus: Oak Bluffs Council on Aging – December 2020

The Oak Bluffs Council on Aging on Wamsutta Avenue. — Mae Deary

Due to the pandemic, all activities here at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging are paused. That doesn’t mean that we aren’t here for you! Please call the Center for any needs, the desire to talk, for any concerns that you may have. We will continue our telephone outreach and response to requests. Please contact Rose at 508-693-4509, ext. 3, should you require help with pickup and delivery of groceries from Reliable Market, mail at the Post Office, and prescriptions. We offer exercise programs via Zoom, and are developing new Zoom programing. Call for information.

On Nov. 1, 2020, the Fuel Assistance Program began. We will assist all Oak Bluffs seniors with processing their applications. For help with a pre-existing application, to file an application for the first time, or for any related energy questions, please contact Rose. Even with the pandemic, we are still able to work with you!

If you are interested in a meal delivered to your home on Christmas Day, give Rose a call to place your name on the list by Dec. 18. No reservations will be made after that date. This is open to all seniors who would like to participate.

Open Enrollment for changing/updating your Parts C and D insurance will continue until Dec. 7. Give Rose a call for any questions or assistance you may need with enrollment.

The pandemic closures have impacted our senior community, but this a necessary impact to ensure everyone’s safety. As difficult as this all is, in time we will get to the other side of it. Please stay home, be calm, and wash your hands. Protocols are evolving regularly. Our resident fashion maven, Marlene DiStephano, is making masks for Oak Bluffs seniors free of charge. We also have beautiful, free, handmade masks donated from the Corona Stompers. Contact Rose with the number you require.

Please remember how much we miss you, how we wish you well, and are looking forward to your returning to the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging in person.

We thank you for the opportunity to be of service to you. We wish you and your family a healthy and wonderful Christmas, Hanukkah, and a happy and healthy New Year!