Council on Aging/Raynham Senior Center

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SENIOR CENTER CLOSED

Please consult the Raynham.ma web site, including the town’s emergency management page and the health agent’s page, for updated information during this health emergency.

Please consult the Raynham Council on Aging web page in the coming days for updates about the senior center.

We can be reached via email emoura@town.raynham.ma.us and by phone 508-824-2740

ALSO WE WILL BE POSTING NOTICES ON THE FRONT DOOR OF THE SENIOR CENTER FOR THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE.:

PER ORDER OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN ADOPTED 3/31/2020

THE PUBLIC IS NOT PERMITTED IN TOWN BUILDINGS.

The public is requested to submit requests, documents, questions, etc. to the appropriate department by phone, email, U.S. mail or via the new secure drop boxes located at Town Hall.

Police and Fire/EMS will maintain normal operations and those in need of emergency services should continue to call 9-1-1.

Animal Control, and Inspectional Services will operate on an as-needed basis.

Board of Selectmen/Health will meet via the utilization of tele-meeting services on an as-needed basis. Meetings will continue to be posted on the town’s website.

Due to the fluid nature of the Covid-19 crisis, modifications both to this advisory and orders directed by the Governor may change at any time. We will strive to maintain accurate and up to date communication with residents and business of Raynham as quickly as possible.

Refer to this website (town.raynham.ma.us) for official communication.

 For current Mass. Department of Public Health information text COVIDMA to 888 777.

 

Please continue to consult the Raynham Health Department web page for up to date COVID 19 information. Thank you.

https://www.town.raynham.ma.us/health-department

 

Transfer Station Update

Notice

Beginning on Tuesday March 31, 2020 and extending until Further Notice, the TRANSFER STATION will be Open to Raynham Residents ONLY as follows;

 

            HOURS OF OPERATION

 

TUESDAY’S and SATURDAY’S – 7:00AM to 4:15PM

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY/FRIDAY - 7:00AM to 11:45PM

 

CLOSED ON SUNDAY’S & MONDAY’S

 

GLASS RECYCLING IS CLOSED, OTHER RECYCLING MAY BE RESTRICTED OR CLOSED at any time to reduce the Time required for Residents to unload Trash and Vacate the Premise. Please be diligent in reducing the time of your visit to the greatest extent possible. Practice Good Hygiene and Social Distance by maintaining at least 6 feet from Staff and other Resident’s!

 

BRUSH PILE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

Please check the Town Website and Highway Department Voicemail (508-824-2718) for Updates. The Highway Department Office is Closed to the Public through April 7, 2020 or until Further Notice.

 

DIAL 911 FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY

 

Thank You for your anticipated cooperation.

 

Raynham Highway Department

"STAYING HOME"
 AND OTHER DPH INFORMATION

Only leave your home to address essential needs, get some fresh air and exercise, and if you do, avoid unnecessary contact with other individuals.

You should still run essential errands such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy but should practice social distancing when shopping. If you are at high-risk, you should inquire about your local pharmacy/grocery store’s alternative hours for high risk individuals.

When going to the pharmacy you should fill your prescriptions for 90 days if possible; for some medications this is not allowed. If you are at high-risk, you should try to use a mail-order service.

You can still go to the gas station, order and pick up take-out food and receive deliveries (e.g Amazon, UPS, Fedex).

You can still go outside to get fresh air, however, you must practice social distancing while outside and avoid touching surfaces frequently touched by others.

You are encouraged to use remote modes of communication such as telephone or video chat (e.g.  Facetime, Skype, Facebook Messenger Video Chat) instead of visiting friends or family. This is especially true for a hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility, or other residential care setting..

Non-essential medical care like eye exams, teeth cleaning, and elective procedures must be rescheduled.

If possible, health care visits should be done remotely.

Parents should not arrange play dates for children during this time.

All individuals must eliminate close contact activities such as in pick-up sports games.

Individuals with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 should remain in their homes, and request assistance with accessing essential services, such as obtaining food or medications. 

 

Grocery Stores and Pharmacies

As indicated in the list of “COVID-19 Essential Services”, grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open.  Grocery stores and Pharmacies must provide alternative hours at least one hour every day for adults 60 years and older in order to limit their potential exposure.  These hours must be posted and enforced by grocery stores and pharmacies.

Additionally, these establishments must include strategies to reduce COVID-19 exposure to their employees, including access to handwashing facilities, alcohol-based hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes, and procedures to ensure both employees and customers remain at least six feet apart at all times. Employees who are sick should not report to work and if they do come to work they must be sent home.  

Important note:  If you or a family/household member does not feel safe at home, please call 1-800-799-7233 for live support.  If you are unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org to chat online, or text LOVEIS to 22522.

If you or a family/household member have another concern or need regarding stay-at-home, please call 211.


Programs:

Fitness: Exercise, Intermediate line dancing, tai chi, chair yoga, aerobicize.

Health programs: Podiatrist, blood pressure clinic

Activities: Lunch and a movie, cake and a movie, quilting/knitting, singing, painting lessons, intermediate and beginner drawing, monthly breakfast, SINGO (Click here for calendar)

Games: 45 card game, whist, canasta/hand foot, mah jong, cribbage, wii bowling

Information and Referral: SHINE, Fuel Assistance A
pplication, Meals on Wheels, Human Services for Seniors, Vet's Agent

Special programming: Senior day, seasonal parties, tax preparation

Outdoor seasonal activities: Walking group, bocce

Our center is handicapped accessible

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Elizabeth Moura Director emoura@town.raynham.ma.us
Yvonne Quinlan Clerk (508) 824-2740