Mashpee Senior Center will be closed on Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29, for Thanksgiving.

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Please note that reservations are requested for most programs offered at Mashpee Senior Center unless indicated otherwise at the end of each description. More information is available by contacting Julie Silva, activity coordinator, at 508-539-1440, extension 3512.

Sight Loss Services Peer Support Group

The Sight Loss Services support group will meet at the senior center on November 25, at 10 AM. The group is open to anyone with vision issues from diagnosis to legal blindness and provides access and information on services available. The support group meets on the fourth Monday of every month from 10 to 11:30 AM. For more information, call Sight Loss Services at 508-394-3904 or visit www.sightloss.org. Drop-in attendees are welcome.

Friendly Visiting

Mashpee Senior Center offers a Friendly Visitors program! You might appreciate a weekly visit from a friend. Would you or someone you know benefit from this program? It is available to Mashpee seniors who would like the companionship and support of a new friend. Maybe you are new to Mashpee or perhaps have lost a spouse or you may find yourself spending more time alone at home for health reasons. All Mashpee seniors are eligible. If you are interested, call our outreach coordinator at 508-539-1440, extension 3502. Please note that this is not a respite program.

Library Book Delivery

Do you like to read? Would you like help getting materials from the Mashpee Public Library, but you are homebound? The senior center has a special service for you. Our volunteer will meet with you to pick up books and other items such as DVDs or tapes from the library. If you don’t have a library card, she will also help you get one. For more information about this program, call our outreach coordinator at 508-539-1440, extension 3502.

FOMCOA Thrift Shop

The Friends of the Mashpee Council on Aging are grateful to the many wonderful people who donate to its thrift shop! Your help goes to support the senior center as well as other community needs. We do ask, however, that you do not leave donations outside the shop when it is not open. We have had too many wonderful donations ruined by weather because our volunteers were not at the shop to accept the donations when they were left. Please drop off your donations only during open hours: Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM; and Thursday from 9 AM to 3 PM, but please note that occasionally the thrift shop may be closed during these hours as a result of volunteer unavailability.

Can you give us some time? The FOMCOA Thrift Shop needs volunteers to help. The thrift shop is across the parking lot from Mashpee Senior Center. Retail experience is helpful, but not necessary. Shifts are four hours. Volunteers must have good mobility. This is a great way to stay active. If you are interested in helping, call Eleana at 508-364-3898. This is a fabulous way for you and a friend to volunteer together as a team!

Police Reassurance Program

The Police Reassurance Program is offered to Mashpee older adults who live alone. The program is intended to provide some support to Mashpee residents should an accident or illness occur. The program allows the older adult to call the Mashpee Police Department every day between 6 and 10 AM. The dispatcher has a list of all the members of the program and will make a note if the older adult has not called in. If an older adult has not called in by 10 AM, Dispatch will call their residence directly. If Dispatch is unable to make contact with the older adult or there is a busy signal, an officer will be sent to the residence. If you or a family member is interested in registering for the program, contact the Mashpee Council on Aging outreach coordinator at 508-539-1440, extension 3502.

Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority Info

Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) has been providing public transportation services since 1976 to residents and visitors for all 15 Cape Cod communities.

Large print directory schedules are available for the following fixed-route bus service routes: Barnstable Villager, Sealine, H2O Hyannis-Orleans, Flex, Bourne Run, Sandwich Line, and Hyannis Loop. Download the large print files of the schedule at www.capecodtransit.org by selecting “Rider Alerts – Large print schedule is available here” on the homepage.

Dial-A-Ride Transportation (DART) Service is a daily general public service that is a door-to-door, ride-by-appointment transportation service. This service is available to all Cape Cod residents for any purpose.

Boston Hospital Transportation is a transportation service to Boston area hospitals that runs Monday through Friday, by reservation.

For more information about CCRTA, call 800-352-7155, 508-385-1430, or TTY 800-439-0183; or visit www.capecodtransit.org.

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