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The Health - Care - For - All Helpline
A free resource for Massachusetts residents can be reached at 1-800-272-4232. Helpline counselors are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM –5:00 PM.
Lock Box Program
To help avoid damage to property while entering to provide emergency services, we offer a town-wide lockbox program. This program is available to private residences and businesses. The lockbox is a small metal "safe" that is attached conspicuously outside of a building to which only the fire department has keys. Inside this box is a set of keys to the building itself which will allow the fire department access in the event of an emergency. The Yarmouth Police departments’ Road Race has given a scholarship to help provide low income seniors with Lock Boxes. The Yarmouth Fire Department also has a limited amount of boxes to give out. If you think you may be eligible please contact the outreach department at the Yarmouth Division of Senior Services at 508-394-7606, X1335. There will be a first come, first serve limited quantity awarded based on income eligibility.
Yarmouth Community Conversations
♦ The Town of Yarmouth Energy Committee is inviting residents to its meetings where this group of volunteers is tasked with “advising and coordinating all energy components of the local comprehensive plan. Studies and evaluates the economic and practical feasibility and the installation of photovoltaic arrays on Town buildings.” If these subjects are of interest to you please join us, as we meet monthly at Town Hall on the first Tuesday of the month. Contact Roby Whitehouse at email@example.com
♦ The Town of Yarmouth’s Recycling and Solid Waste Advisory Committee (RASWAC) is inviting residents to its meetings where an array of evolving topics such as single use bag restrictions, changing recycling markets, drop-off site signage, and waste issues faced issues faced by other towns on the Cape are discussed. The RASWAC is committed to seeing that Yarmouth’s recycling and disposal systems remain both friendly and efficient, and we need citizen ideas and concerns. The committee meets monthly at Town Hall. Contact Roby Whitehouse at firstname.lastname@example.org
♦ Messages from Executive Office of Elder Affairs ⇒ Do Not Ignore Medicare Mail It’s that time of year again! If you have a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or a Medicare Advantage Plan (HMO, PPO,) you should expect information from your plan by the end of September. This information is important because it explains changes in your plan for 2017. During Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15thDecember 7th,) you will have a chance to CHANGE your plan for next year. SHINE counselors can help you understand your plan changes, as well as other options you may have. ⇒ Do Not Wait Until It’s Too Late! Trained SHINE volunteers offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of Medicare and Medicare related health insurance programs. To schedule a SHINE appointment, call your local Senior Center. For other SHINE related matters, call 1-800-243-4636, then press or say 3. Once you get the SHINE answering machine, leave your name and number. A volunteer will call you back as soon as possible.
Utility Wires, Poles and Streetlights
Helpful Information for Residents Concerns with tree branches in wires should be reported directly to Eversource at 800-592- 2000. The location, pole number (and pictures) are very important when contacting Eversource.
A new service linking elders, caregivers & individuals w/ disabilities to services they need. Call 1-844-422-6277
Never give your credit card, banking, Social Security, Medicare, or other personal information over the phone unless you initiated the call. Be skeptical of all unsolicited offers and thoroughly do your research. If you think you’ve been scammed, don’t be afraid or embarrassed to talk about it; waiting could make it worse. Call 508-394-7606, X1335 for more info.
Random Act of Kindness Initiative
Calling all Citizens….The Town of Yarmouth has embraced the Random Acts of Kindness Initiative, a program created to demonstrate that regardless of how big the problems of the world may seem each person can make a difference simply by taking the time to show love, appreciation, and kindness to the people around them. In this way, the practice of helping one another can spread through our Yarmouth community, creating a social movement of extended kindness with an impact of making the world a better place.Join in the spirit of giving, doing good deeds for others, and asking nothing in return. The recipient is encouraged to “Pay It Forward.” The ripple effect is visible, motivating, energizing and will be amazing. By paying a good deed forward people
will learn that they make a positive difference to other people’s lives. When you have received a “Pay It Forward” card it means that someone has completed a good deed for you and they wish for nothing in return. All they want is that you pass on this card, along with a good deed to someone else in need. It can be as big or small a deed as you would like to make it. You can “Pay It Forward” anytime you like. If you decide not to “Pay It Forward” then no one will know but you. We thank you in advance for tapping into the kind heart within you and we hope your day has been made that little bit brighter by someone’s heartfelt gesture. This will begin your personal journey of Random Acts of Kindness with your contribution in making Yarmouth a better place
in this world. Exceptional leadership within our Community and the dynamic citizens of Yarmouth make this all possible. Let us continue to lead by example, in Yarmouth, Cape Cod and beyond.