Category Archives: News and Updates

Low-Income Voice, Broadband Discounts Available Through ‘Lifeline’ Program

Recognizing that not everyone can afford the cost of a voice or broadband connection, the Lifeline Program provides a monthly discount for eligible low-income consumers on a wireless or residential voice, broadband or voice-broadband bundled service from a certified Massachusetts Lifeline Provider.

Although there are several providers participating in the Lifeline program in Massachusetts, each eligible household can only subscribe to one Lifeline service. Consumers qualify for Lifeline by having income of 135 percent or below of the federal poverty guidelines or by participating in one of the following public assistance programs: Continue reading

Resources Available for Falls Prevention Awareness Week from Sept. 21-25

COVID-19 has changed a lot of things, but one has stayed the same: Falling is NOT a normal part of aging.

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley-North Shore and the Healthy Living Center of Excellence team is coordinating state-based activities for Falls Prevention Awareness Week from Sept. 21-25 on behalf of the Massachusetts Falls Prevention Coalition. Continue reading

AARP Revamps and Re-Releases HomeFit Guide

The HomeFit Guide from AARP has been a reliable resource for age-friendly efforts in helping homeowners consider modifications that improve safety and a person’s ability to remain independent.

Now, the guide has gone through a revamp to continue supporting communities consider housing that works for people of all ages. Continue reading