The BayPath Bulletin
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August 2020
We empower individuals across the lifespan to live with 
dignity and independence in the community setting of their choice 
by providing quality resources and services.
Chronic Disease Self Management Program
These programs follow the guidelines of The Healthy Living Center of Excellence and are the result of years of research and development at Stanford University and top medical organizations that have proven positive results for participants. 

These programs are made possible in part through a grant provided by the

If you would like to make a voluntary donation, please mail a check to:
The Healthy Living Department, BayPath Elder Services,
33 Boston Post Rd
West, Marlborough, MA 01752.
Your donations are put directly toward enhancing the availability of healthy living programs.
Virtual programs offered by our LGBTQ+ Initiative
Social bonding during the pandemic.

BayPath's LGBTQ+ Initiative Coordinator, Julie Nowak has been offering her programs on-line and has had a lot of success, gaining new attendees each week.

The best way to hear about dates and times is from Julie. Email her using the link, for more information on the video sessions described below!
"Come say hello! Grab your favorite mug and pull up a comfy chair for a casual chat! Or you are more than welcome to just listen in. Don’t worry if you have to arrive late or leave early… we’re a chill and friendly bunch!"
"Fix yourself a fancy lunch (or eat ice cream out of the bucket, it’s all good) and pull up a comfy chair to join our intergenerational conversation! LGBTQ+ folx and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Family, Friends, and Allies) are always welcome!"
"Trade ideas while you sketch, color in your favorite coloring book, repaint an accent table, knit, or create a collage. Spark your imagination with some fun, simple projects you can make using materials you already have at home! 

Do you know how to take an online class?
Learn to participate in a video chat in the time of social distancing.
It is not as hard as you think!

You may never have even heard of Zoom until COVID-19 changed everything.
Zoom is now a thing for pretty much everyone, including older adults who are “zooming” for family check-ins, book club meetings, happy hours, fitness classes, weddings and religious ceremonies.

AARP shares a very straight forward video for how to join a Zoom video meeting.
How to Use Zoom to Stay Connected During Coronavirus

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National Immunization Awareness Month
Vaccinations prevent serious disease
Every August is dedicated to National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), which is designed to highlight the importance of immunizations. Each week of the month underscores the benefits of vaccination for people of all ages.

To learn all the benefits of maintaining certain vaccinations, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, click here 

Vaccines ARE NOT just for kids.
Adults can protect themselves from serious diseases such as pneumonia, flu, shingles, or whooping cough. If you have a preexisting condition, such as diabetes, for example, getting the flu can make it harder to control your blood sugar (glucose). The CDC recommends that all adults should speak with their primary care physicians to make sure they are up to date on doctor recommend vaccines.
Our Nutrition team delivers over 1,000 pounds of produce
A Medicare-Medicaid Partnership for eligible seniors
Denise Menzdorf, Director of the BayPath Nutrition program, sends a big shout out to our nutrition staff and volunteers for delivering over 1,000 pounds of produce on August 23 to our homebound Meals on Wheels consumers.

Menzdorf said, "We receive a grant annually from the state which allows us to purchase produce from our partner, Hanson Farm in Framingham. We have worked with Hanson Farm for 10 years and they always provide us with beautiful produce to deliver each summer!" - Food Security Infrastructure Grant Program
$3.3 million in grants to address urgent food insecurity for Massachusetts
On August 20, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $3.3 million in grants to address urgent food insecurity for Massachusetts residents as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and make the Commonwealth’s food system more resilient. This funding is being awarded as part of the second round of the new $36 million Food Security Infrastructure Grant Program, created following recommendations from the Administration’s COVID-19 Command Center’s Food Security Task Force,

“Through this grant program, we are helping residents and businesses who’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic while making investments in building a strong and equitable local food system for Massachusetts that is prepared for the future.” said Governor Charlie Baker.

The goal of the Food Security Infrastructure Grant Program is to ensure that individuals and families throughout the Commonwealth have equitable access to food, especially local food. The program also seeks to ensure that farmers, fishermen and other local food producers are better connected to a strong, resilient food system to help mitigate future food supply and distribution disruption.
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