COVID -19 Update – Senior Center closed until further notice

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Important Update 3/20/20:

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, all programs, classes and events at the Sudbury Senior Center are cancelled until further notice.

The Senior Center is also closed to the public, along with other town buildings.  Staying home and away from crowds during this period will help to reduce your risk of both catching and spreading the virus.  We will evaluate when to reopen at a later date.  Please check back to the Senior Center website at www.sudburyseniorcenter.org, the Town of Sudbury website www.sudbury.ma.us or call 978-443-3055 for more information.

We recognize that this time of social distancing is very challenging for many reasons.  The Senior Center staff will be checking messages and emails during this period. (978-443-3055 or senior@sudbury.ma.us).  Please feel free to reach out to us.

The Sudbury Board of Health is posting updates on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak at Board of Health Coronavirus Updates.

The Town Social Worker has comprehensive lists of resources on her webpage at Social Worker Resources.

Of note:

Continue to practice “social distancing” – keeping a 6-foot radius of space around you and between you and others.  Staying at home or outside away from people is the safest way to do this.

Beware of scams – there are many bad actors taking advantage of this situation to try to scam people of their money, or their identity information.  Please be very wary.  People may call, email or knock on your door offering free COVID-19 testing, or some other offer.  You should only talk to your doctor/doctor’s office about these things.  The town and state of Mass. are not calling or knocking on doors to offer these services.  There are also many other types of scams – if you don’t know the person just do not respond.

TAX Update 3/20/2020

The secretary of Treasury announced that the April 15  deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020. There is no need to file an extension.

For more detailed information click here.https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/payment-deadline-extended-to-july-15-2020

We hope to reschedule previously scheduled AARP Tax Return appointments as soon as we are operational again.

 

Please feel free to contact the Senior Center with questions or concerns or If you need paper copies of information mailed to you at 978-443-3055 or senior@sudbury.ma.us .

 

Stay well,

Debra Galloway

Director

Sudbury Senior Center

978-443-3055

 

Additional resources:

Sudbury Neighbor Brigade

Sudbury Board of Health

Sudbury Home Delivery Resources

Sudbury Town Social Worker Resource Page

 

Centers for Disease Control

CDC Coronavirus Information

CDC Get Your Household Ready

CDC High Risk Complications

 

Mass. Department of Public Health

Mass Dept. of Public Health Coronavirus Information

Mass Dept. of Public Health Coronavirus Blog – Ask Questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sudbury Senior Center

40 Fairbank Road

Sudbury, MA 01776

978-443-3055

 

Important Update 3/20/20:

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, all programs, classes and events at the Sudbury Senior Center are cancelled until further notice.  The Senior Center is also closed to the public, along with other town buildings.  Staying home and away from crowds during this period will help to reduce your risk of both catching and spreading the virus.  We will evaluate when to reopen at a later date.  Please check back to the Senior Center website at www.sudburyseniorcenter.org or the Town of Sudbury website www.sudbury.ma.us for more information.

We recognize that this time of social distancing is very challenging for many reasons.  The Senior Center staff will be available for phone or email consultation during this period. (978-443-3055 or senior@sudbury.ma.us).  Please feel free to reach out to us.

The Sudbury Board of Health is posting updates on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak at Board of Health Coronavirus Updates.  The Board of Health also posted a notice about Gatherings that you should read.

The Town Social Worker has comprehensive lists of resources on her webpage at Social Worker Resources.

Of note:

Continue to practice “social distancing” – keeping a 6-foot radius of space around you and between you and others.  Staying at home or outside away from people is the safest way to do this.

 

Beware of scams – there are many bad actors taking advantage of this situation to try to scam people of their money, or their identity information.  Please be very wary.  People may call, email or knock on your door offering free COVID-19 testing, or some other offer.  You should only talk to your doctor/doctor’s office about these things.  The town and state of Mass. are not calling or knocking on doors to offer these services.  There are also many other types of scams – if you don’t know the person just do not respond.

 

Tax News

The IRS asks people unable to file their tax returns by April 15 to request a 6- month extension.  They have also extended the deadline for any tax payments due to July 15.  When the Senior Center is open again, the AARP Tax Return Volunteers will be able to reschedule the appointments that had to be postponed due to the suspension of services.

 

Please feel free to contact the Senior Center with questions or concerns or If you need paper copies of information mailed to you at 978-443-3055 or senior@sudbury.ma.us .

Stay well,

Debra Galloway

Director

Sudbury Senior Center

978-443-3055

 

Additional resources:

Sudbury Neighbor Brigade

Sudbury Board of Health

Sudbury Home Delivery Resources

Sudbury Town Social Worker Resource Page

 

Centers for Disease Control

CDC Coronavirus Information

CDC Get Your Household Ready

 

High Risk Complications

 

Mass. Department of Public Health

Mass Dept. of Public Health Coronavirus Information

Mass Dept. of Public Health Coronavirus Blog – Ask Questions

 

 

 

 

Additional resources:

Sudbury Board of Health – https://sudbury.ma.us/BoardOfHealth/

Advocates at 508-872-3333 for mobile crisis mental health emergencies

Please note that HOPE Sudbury applications will not be processed this week.

For emergency financial needs, please reach out to St. Vincent de Paul conference at St. Anselm. They will need to visit you to better understand your needs and help as they can: 978-443-8981.

Non-crisis support phone lines for people coping with mental health and social emotional concerns: 877-733-7563.

Centers for Disease Control

CDC Coronavirus Information

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/get-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html

Mass. Department of Public Health

Mass Dept. of Public Health Coronavirus Information

Mass Dept. of Public Health Coronavirus Blog – Ask Questions

 

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