Category Archives: Health and Human Services

Senior Services Idea Starter: Zoom Learning Assistance

The Belmont, MA, Council on Aging is collaborating with Belmont Helps to help local senior citizens access Zoom. Classes and programs, to be made available through Zoom, are in the process of preparation. Background information: Belmont Council on Aging Belmont … Continue reading

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Senior Services Idea Starter: Free Lunches to Senior Citizens

“To help curb concerns over food access during the lasting public health emergency, the Council of Aging is providing free lunches to seniors each Friday through the end of June..” To access an article in The Recorder on this initiative, … Continue reading

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Coronavirus-related New England Municipal Government News Headlines

Recent news stories related to municipal government in New England (and issues being faced on the local level) include these articles: CT: Deep sense of care keeps EMS workers focused during COVID-19 crisis (New Britain Herald) ME: Portland To Close … Continue reading

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Public Safety Idea Starter: Free Masks to Designated Businesses

“As restaurant and other consumer related business prepare to re-open under ‘Phase 1’ Wednesday, one shoreline town was helping them out by giving away masks. “Old Saybrook was handing out masks on Monday to local businesses who need them.” A … Continue reading

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Idea Starter: Virtual Community Sustainability Fair

The Providence, RI, Office of Sustainability is hosting its annual SustainPVD Fair digitally this week. This event is designed to be “jam-packed with fun, exciting and educational events,” designed to share information and resources, build community around local and individual … Continue reading

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Coronavirus-related New England Municipal Government News Headlines

Recent news stories related to municipal government in New England (and issues being faced on the local level) include these articles: CT: Suffield makes it easier for restaurants to open for outdoor dining (Journal Inquirer) ME: Calais declares city ‘open … Continue reading

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Idea Starter: Home Delivery Service

The Town of Branford, CT, is operating a program designed to help senior citizens and/or immuno-suppressed individuals with their shopping needs. In cooperation with two local vendors, the Town has developed a food delivery program, free to Branford residents, to … Continue reading

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