Worcester County, MA Assistance Programs

Worcester County Housing Assistance Programs

Our housing assistance programs include HUD, housing assistance, Section 8, subsidized housing programs in Worcester County.

Central MA Housing Alliance

7-11 Bellevue St.
Worcester, MA - 01609
(508) 791-7265
They provide donated furniture and household items to families and individuals moving out of shelter to permanent housing, victims of fire/flood, fleeing domestic violence, DCF reunification or elders at risk. ..

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Worcester County Food Assistance Programs

Our list of food assistance programs includes: food pantries, soup kitchens, congregate meal programs in Worcester County.

Winchendon CAC Food Pantry

273 Central Street, Ste 1
Winchendon, MA - 01475
(978) 297-1667
Food Pantry Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00am to 5:00pm Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ..

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West Boylston Senior Center

120 Prescott Street
West Boylston, MA - 01583
The West Boylston Council on Aging is a human service department of the town, which serves the needs and issues of West Boylston seniors, age 60 and over, or families with senior issues. The Council on Aging offers a range of programs, services and activities, such as: transportation, information and referral, durable medical equipment exchange, medical screenings, free legal and financial clinics, SHINE, fuel assistance, Meals on Wheels, daily lunch, exercise classes, computer lab, billiards, Bingo, Wii Bowling, art classes, card groups, social groups, special events and trips. The department receives funding by local tax dollars appropriated at the Annual Town Meeting. The Friends of the West Boylston Council on Aging is the fundraising arm of the organization that can also supplement the departments budget and offer other support. Donations that are received go through the Friends organization and allow the Senior Center to mail the monthly newsletter, purchase equipment and pay for other special events or needs. The West Boylston Council on Aging also works with other agencies such as Elder Services of Worcester, Central Mass Agency on Aging, and The Executive Office of Elder Affairs...

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Old Murdock Senior Center

52 Murdock Avenue
Winchendon, MA - 01475
We are here to help you get the information you need and advocate for needs that you may have, including, but not limited to: Medicare assistance, including new Medicare Part D information; Prescription Coverage, including Prescription Advantage; Fuel assistance, food stamps, care giver issues; Transportation services, Adaptive equipment; Legal matters, nursing home questions, home care issues; Meals on Wheels, Senior lunches. The Center is open Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Feel free to drop in, have a cup of coffee, do a puzzle, take part in an exercise class, play a game of pool or shuffleboard, or play cards. We have a beautiful library on the second floor with books and video tapes available. Our exercise room is also open, with treadmills and bicycles to help keep you in shape. There's a group that knits on Friday afternoons, Bingo and yoga on Wednesdays, Wii games daily with Wii bowling games on Tuesdays and Thursdays and so much more! There are too many activities coming up to list them all here!..

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LEOMINSTER Spanish American Center Food Pantry

112 Spruce Street
Leominster, MA - 01453
(978) 534-3145
Food Pantry Hours: M/W/Th/F 9 AM - 1 PM..

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Gardner CAC Food Pantry

294 Pleasant Street
Gardner, MA - 01440
(978) 632-8700
Food Pantry Hours: Mon-Fri 9 AM - 12 Noon..

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Community Action of Pioneer Valley North Quabbin

167 South Main St.
Orange, MA - 01331
Basic Needs assistance. Our Community Resources & Advocacy program (formerly First Call for Help) assists people in finding and gaining access to resources such as food, public benefits, social services, counseling, and financial assistance. Heat & Utilities Shut-Off Assistance. SNAP Outreach partner. If you are having trouble applying for or keeping your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, this SNAP outreach office can help. Outreach partners can help you: Complete your SNAP application, interim report and recertification Understand the application process Gather and submit required verifications Remain eligible for SNAP by helping with the recertification process ..

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Boylston Council on Aging

221 Main Street
Boylston, MA - 01505
The Council on Aging was established in 1974 with the mission of providing those 60 and older an opportunity to learn about and receive services which may improve their quality of life. Educational seminars, outreach work, including referrals for services, social and recreational opportunities, along with meals and transportation are examples of programs sponsored. We welcome citizens to participate in and utilize all programs and welcome feedback so we can better serve our seniors and try to assist them with their everyday needs...

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Worcester County Rent and Bill Pay Assistance Programs

Our financial assistance programs include rent assistance, bill pay services, prescription assistance programs, utility assistance, mortgage assistance programs in Worcester County.

MOC Emergency Rent Assistance, Fuel Assistance

601 River Street
Fitchburg, MA - 01420
(978) 345-7040
MOC sometimes has limited funding available to families who are in need of supplemental fuel and/or rent assistance after they have exhausted all of their federally funded Fuel Assistance Benefits. To qualify, you must have applied for, received, and exhausted all Fuel Assistance Benefits. You must also be low-income and your rent payment must be 50% or less of your monthly income. Eligibility varies by funding source. If you are in need of assistance, please contact us to see if funds are available...

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MassMedline Patient Assistance Program—MA College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)

25 Foster Street
Worcester, MA - 01608
(866) 633-1617
A program for MA residents that provides information and referrals to free, low-cost, or discounted medication programs. Eligibility requirements for assistance programs varies. Also provides prescription drug therapy counseling and Case Management program that works with health care professionals to answer billing, prior authorization and prescription insurance questions...

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49 Nursery Lane, Suite 201
Fitchburg, MA - 01420
(978) 345-7040
MOCs Family Resource Center (FRC) offers support services and advocacy for families to: foster parental involvement, promote parenting and child development education, encourage social connections, provide concrete supports in times of need. FRC activities include: Support groups (for mothers, fathers and Latinos), parenting programs, and educational workshops for residents and social service providers. ..

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Worcester County Government Assistance Programs

Our government assistance programs include TANF assistance information, welfare offices, SNAP offices in Worcester County.

Worcester County Health Care Assistance Programs and Clinics

Our list of clinics and healthcare assistance programs includes free and income based clincs: dental and medical, health care assistant payment programs, etc.

Northborough Senior Center

119 Bearfoot Road
Northborough, MA - 01532
The Senior Center offers a large selection of programs and activities, including art class, line dancing, exercise, support groups, games, arts & crafts, computers, wellness lectures, a book discussion and writing groups, health, hearing and blood pressure clinics, legal clinic and much, much more...

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Millbury Senior Center

One River Street
Millbury, MA - 01527
The Millbury Senior Center works on behalf of the older residents of the town to make sure that adequate services and activities are available. Programs are designed to improve and enrich the quality of life for the elderly. They include, but are not limited to, Information/Referral, Nutrition Counseling, Outreach, Transportation, Health Clinics, Advocacy, and numerous Social Activities...

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Worcester County Various Assistance Programs

Below we list an array of other helpful resource programs we have found in Worcester County.

Westborough Council on Aging Senior Center

4 Rogers Road
Westborough, MA - 01581
The mission of the Westborough Council on Aging is to promote social, recreational and educational activities and provide advocacy and assistance to Westboroughs Senior Citizens and their families...

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West Brookfield Senior Center

73 Central Street
West Brookfield, MA - 01585
We are a group of West Brookfield Residents on the higher side of 60 years who love to live life to the fullest. The Center thrives on the continued development of both existing and new activities even for those who "aren't old enough...yet...

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Webster Senior Center

5 Church Street
Webster, MA - 01570

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Warren Senior Center

2252 Main Street
West Warren, MA - 01092
The mission of the Warren COA is to identify the needs of the Elders in our community, provide preventative health and educational programs, provide for social and recreaction, and give asistance for the homebound through referrals...

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Uxbridge Senior Center

36 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA - 01569
The mission of the Uxbridge Senior Center and the COA Board is to link needs with services and to promote wellness programs that educate and empower elders to maintain their quality of life. An additional mission is to raise community consciousness concerning the many services, programs, and activities offered at the Senior Center...

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The Upton Center

2 Farm Street
Upton, MA - 01568
The Upton Center, advises the Upton Council on Aging, is dedicated to both of these topics: Protecting the rights of the elderly to live independently; Preserving the dignity of aging; Supporting low-income families, disabled people, and elderly; Responding to individual and family needs; Creating a positive relationship between all age groups through the intergenerational programs; Creating opportunities for inclusion in the community; Acting as a resource for the community ..

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The Lorraine Gleick Nordgren Senior Center

4 Goddard Drive
Auburn, MA - 01501
The mission of the Auburn Council on Aging is to link elder needs and resources by developing and/or coordinating services, community education and advocacy. The Auburn Council on Aging enhances the quality of life of Auburns senior population by assisting in identifying the needs of elders and making recommendations to the Town Manager on programs, services and policies that benefit and meet the needs of this demographic group. The Council recommends and assists in the coordination and implementation of a continuum of programs and services that are offered for elders, through the Lorraine Gleick Nordgren Senior Center...

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Templeton Senior Center

16 Senior Dr.
Baldwinville, MA - 01436
COA Templeton coordinates and manages social and educational programs and training for senior management, and provides many services that include information, referral, and advocacy for many external resources. There is no membership fee. Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. -  4:00 p.m. ..

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Sutton Senior Center

19 Hough Road
Sutton, MA - 01590
COA Mission: Identify the needs of elderly residents, aged 60 and over, inform and educate the community, public officials and enlist support and participation of residents to serve those needs. We design, promote and implement services. We identify, coordinate and offer additional elder services available within and beyond Sutton...

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Sturbridge Senior Center

480 Main Street
Fiskdale, MA - 01518
Our mission of the Sturbridge Senior Center is to support the independence and well-being of older adults, enhance their dignity and self-respect, and promote their participation in all aspects of community life. Our Center provides opportunities for social and civic engagement with fellow seniors and with the greater community. We offer various levels of exercise as well as a wide variety of educational, art, health and wellness programs. Through activities that stimulate and feed the body, mind and spirit seniors gain a greater degree of health, dignity and self-respect that adds meaning and value to their lives...

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Sterling Senior Center

36 Muddy Pond Road
Sterling, MA - 01564
For elders, quality of life is often related to the quality and continuity of relationships. The Senior Center provides a "welcoming destination" that accepts you regardless of financial status, race, creed, medical condition, or mobility. Many seniors see the Senior Center as a "home away from home." This is where they see old friends or meet new ones. In addition to the social impact, the Senior Center is a resource center. This is the only social service agency in town where seniors can find nutritional, physical, and educational activities created to assist a diverse demand of elderly needs and interests while attempting to foster independence and community interaction...

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Stacy Barr

323 Main Street
Oxford, MA - 01540

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Spencer Senior Center and Community Center

68 Maple St.
Spencer, MA - 01562
The mission of the Spencer Council on Aging is to seek to enrich the lives of the communitys senior population by providing educational programs, recreational activities, referral and social service assistance and to advocate for the seniors while educating the community of the needs of its elders...

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Southborough Senior Center

9 Cordaville Rd.
Southborough, MA - 01772
The Senior Center is a wonderful gathering place to meet friends, make new friends and spend a few hours relaxing and having fun. There is always something of interest going on and we are staffed by a dedicated group of people...

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Shrewsbury Senior Center

98 Maple Avenue
Shrewsbury, MA - 01545
The Senior Center is an 11,000-plus-square-foot facility that celebrated its grand opening in February 2000...

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Rutland Senior Center

53 Glenwood Road
Rutland, MA - 01543
Our mission is to help seniors to socially connect in their community and be linked to all of the services they need to maintain their individuality and independence...

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Richard J. Girouard Senior Citizen Center

5 Pond Street
Leominster, MA - 01453
The Mission of the Leominster Council on Aging / Senior Citizens Center is: to enhance the quality of life for seniors in the community by assessing their needs; to design, create and advocate for programs that meet the established needs of the seniors; and to educate and enlist the support of city, state, federal and private organizations who can assist the senior population. The C.O.A. strives to deliver the highest quality services to all senior citizens in our community, by ensuring equal access and opportunity, by providing services in a prompt dignified and efficient manner, while maintaining the highest standards of confidentiality and privacy for all those involved...

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Oakham Senior Center

2 Coldbrook Rd. #6
Oakham, MA - 01068
It is the mission of the Senior Center Council on Aging to identify the total needs of the community's Senior Citizens, to link to those needs and to improve the quality of life of our seniors by providing an active outreach program, providing inter-generational opportunities, opportunities for community involvement, and providing services as needed...

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Northbridge Senior Center

20 Highland Street
Whitinsville, MA - 01588
They aim to enrich the lives of our senior community by providing services, programs, and support that allow for independence and quality of life. ..

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North Central WIC Fitchburg

49 Nursery Lane, Suite 201
Fitchburg, MA - 01420
(978) 345-7040
Hours of Operation: Mondays, Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 1st Saturday of the month  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The services are available free of charge to qualified pregnant and postpartum women and children under five years of age. For more information, call the North Central WIC at 978-345-6272 to determine your eligibility and plan your personal nutritional counseling. ..

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North Brookfield Senior Center

29 Forest St.
North Brookfield, MA - 01535

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National Grid

PO Box 960
Northborough, MA - 01532
(617) 541-7015
Low-income families can receive discounted energy rates, fuel assistance, efficiency services and flexible payment plans...

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Montachusett Opportunity Council Fitchburg

601 River Street
Fitchburg, MA - 01420
SNAP Outreach partner. If you are having trouble applying for or keeping your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, this SNAP outreach office can help. Outreach partners can help you: Complete your SNAP application, interim report and recertification Understand the application process Gather and submit required verifications Remain eligible for SNAP by helping with the recertification process ..

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Millville Senior Center

40 Prospect Street
Millville, MA - 01529

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Milford Senior Center

60 North Bow Street
Milford, MA - 01757
Located in Milford, Massachusetts, our Center offers a variety of services, programs and events. We provide informative services and programs to our seniors. With a focus on wellness, we offer exercise classes, personal fitness training, workshops, special programs as well as monthly healthy living luncheons and breakfasts. Off-sites trips are planned throughout the year...

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Mendon Senior Center

62 Providence Street
Mendon, MA - 01756
The Mendon Senior Center and Council on Aging serves Mendon residents 60 years of age or older, people with disablilities and care givers. The Council on Aging provides a wide range of services and programs...

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Leicester Senior Center

40 Winslow Avenue
Leicester, MA - 01524
Leicester Senior Center enriches the lives of seniors by providing opportunities for volunteerism, education, recreation and social engagement...

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John Bauer Senior Center

17 West St.
Paxton, MA - 01612
The Paxton Council on Aging (COA) is a human service of the city whose mission is to evaluate, promote and stimulate new and existing services and activities that improve the quality of life of elderly people in the city of Paxton. The Council on Aging provides a variety of programs, services and activities. The department works closely with other agencies in the field of aging, including the Age Center in Worcester, the Office of Elder Affairs, the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, and the Massachusetts Council on Aging. It also works closely with other departments in the town to assist seniors with matters. ..

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Hopedale Senior Center

43 Hope Street
Hopedale, MA - 01747
The Council on Aging's mission is to identify the needs of older adults and insure that those needs are met by providing opportunities for education, recreation and access to resources. We are a unified body who advocates for seniors on issues that pertain to their lives...

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Holden Senior Center

1130 Main Street
Holden, MA - 01520
The Holden Council on Aging strives to assist seniors and their families by providing services and activities that will enable them to stay independent and living in their own homes for as long as possible...

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Hildreth House

13 Ayer Rd.
Harvard, MA - 01451
The mission of the Council on Aging is to enhance the lives of Harvard residents age 60 and above. The Council identifies and addresses the ongoing social, recreational, educational, vocational, financial, transportation and therapeutic needs of Harvards senior population. This is accomplished through program development, advocacy, legislative awareness and involvement, and community linkages...

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Grafton Senior Center

30 Providence Road
Grafton, MA - 01519
The Grafton Senior Center serves older persons, disabled persons of all ages and their caregivers. Programs that enhance dignity and quality of life, support independence and encourage general wellness are developed, coordinated, and promoted to meet the needs of these individuals. The Grafton Senior Center also provides advocacy and assistance...

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Gardner Senior Center

294 Pleasant Street
Gardner, MA - 01440
The Gardner Council on Aging's mission consists of three core responsibilities. One is to identify the needs of the community's elderly population and to know the resources that are available. Second is to educate the community at large in the needs of seniors. Last is to design, promote and implement needed services for the elderly and to coordinate with existing services for the elderly...

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Fitchburg Senior Center

14 Wallace Avenue
Fitchburg, MA - 01420
The Fitchburg Senior Center is open to senior citizens, 60 years and over, from Fitchburg and area communities. The Fitchburg Senior Center, under the direction of the Council on Aging is dedicated to helping seniors in various ways to enhance their quality of life. It is FREE to join our center and we offer a wide array of activities, classes,and programs and events that are both informative and entertaining. Regularly scheduled weekly activities include, but aren't not limited to: Art Classes, Pool, Bocce, Yoga, Bingo, Woodcarving, Spanish, Zumba Gold, Cribbage, Crafting, Tai Chi, Piano Lessons, Shuffleboard, etc...

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East Brookfield Council on Aging / Senior Center

110 Pleasant Street
East Brookfield, MA - 01515
They aim to promote the interest of our senior citizens. ..

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Eagle House Senior Community Center

25 Memorial Drive
Lunenburg, MA - 01462
(978) 582-4166
Eagle House Community Centre for Seniors is a source of services and a place of opportunity - a focal point in the community. They function as an information and reference service for the elderly and their families. If you have a concern they have staff available to help you, just call us. Open to all people over 50 years of age, in Lunenburg and the surrounding communities. Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday,  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ..

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Douglas Senior Center

331 Main Street
Douglas, MA - 01516
The Douglas Council on Aging is committed to the seniors in this community. By evaluating and responding to those needs, through developing, promoting and encouraging programs and services in a positive atmosphere, while enhancing the quality, enrichment and independence to each senior we serve. With this mission, we allow all seniors to embrace the aging experience with grace and dignity while serving as advocates to the seniors of Douglas, and their caregivers...

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Clinton Senior Center

271 Church Street
Clinton, MA - 01510
Mission Statement: Serve as a Resource Center for Community Elders and Their Caregivers. They will provide services and programs that include health, education, nutrition, recreation, transportation, and advocacy for the elderly. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ..

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Charlton Council on Aging (COA) / Senior Center

37 Main Street
Charlton, MA - 01507
They aim to provide social, supportive and referral services to all senior citizens in an effort to maintain and improve quality of life so that they may stay in their homes for as long as possible. They are open even Monday to Thursday with scheduled activities each day. Call them at least a day before for lunch. ..

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Central MA Deaf Senior Center

695 Southbridge Street
Worcester, MA - 01610
The Massachusetts Senior Center for the Deaf was founded in 1989 by a group of people who wanted a place where they could get together to socialize, perform functions and, most importantly, play BINGO! The first meeting of the newly formed CMDSCC was held on June 15, 1989, at St. John's Church in Worcester, Massachusetts. The group's first officials were President Donald Carter, Vice President George Trudeau, Secretary William Crowley, and finally Treasurer Beatrice Crowley. The Board of Trustees included Rita Vaillancourt as President, Rella Bernier as 1st Trustee, Shirley Ovitt as 2nd Trustee, and Raymond Boulanger as 3rd  Trustee. The newly elected officers were soon sworn in by Fred Jarvis. Kathy Andreoli was the first coordinator. Bingo is an important part of this organization to this day! In 1989, bingo was 25 cents per strip, 10 cents per card, and 25 cents at a full house. On November 16, 1989, the group took their first to Wright Farm in Rhode Island for Thanksgiving. On December 14, 1989, the group had its first Christmas party. On February 15, 1990, the 1st Social Valentine's Day took place. On the 15th 1990  was the 1st Easter socialist. All these traditions still happen today. The second election of officials was held in June 1990. New officials include President Ernest Owitt, Vice-President George Trudeau, Secretary Donald Carter, and Treasurer Beatrice Crowley. Shirley Owitt was the chairman of the trustees. Trustees were Maureen Hastings and Barbara Tandy. On August 17, 1994, the 1st trip to Plymouth Rock took place. In 1996, the group moved to St. Matthew's Church in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Southbridge Street and have been here ever since. Many things have changed over the years since the organization was founded, but the years have been filled with new, exciting events, and new members! ..

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Casaubon Senior Center

153 Chestnut Street
Southbridge, MA - 01550
The mission of the Southbridge Council on Aging Board of Directors is to link needs with services and to promote wellness programs that educate and empower senior citizens to maintain their quality of life. An additional mission is to raise community consciousness concerning the services, programs, and activities that are offered at the Casaubon Senior Center, located at 153 Chestnut Street, Southbridge, MA...

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Blackstone Senior Center

15 St. Paul Street
Blackstone, MA - 01504
The Council on Aging (COA) is to advocate, plan, coordinate, and provide comprehensive day to day services for Blackstone residents age 60 and over and to provide services to residents under the age of 60 with disabilities...

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Barre Senior Center

557 South Barre Rd.
Barre, MA - 01005
The Mission of the Barre Council on Aging: Identify the needs of elders in the community. Educate the community and enlist the support and participation of all citizens to meet the needs of elders. Design, advocate, and/or implement services to fill these needs, or coordinate existing services. Cooperate with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging and be cognizant of state and federal legislation and programs regarding elders...

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Athol Senior Center

82 Freedom Street
Athol, MA - 01331
The Athol Senior Center is located at 82 Freedom Street, in the same building as Ocean State Job Lot...

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Worcester County Assistance Locations

Government and Private Assistance Programs

Housing Assistance

There are many non-profit and government based organizations dedicated to providing housing and support. We find them for you.

Food Pantry Assistance

Food pantries, soup kitchens, food baskets. We find these local resources and list them.

Free clothing assistance

Thousands of churches and religious organizations offer low-cost or free drug and alcohol treatment as part of their missions.