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Council on Aging Daily Update

Updates, Tuesday September 8th, 2020

What was it they used to say about Labor Day? Summer is over after Labor Day? Don’t wear white after Labor Day? Both? Who cares…it’s after Labor Day and it’s pretty nice out there today if you ask me!

SAGECents is a  collaboration between SAGE  and LifeCents,  a digital wellness platform made specifically for LGBT elders to increase financial stability and reduce economic stress.SAGE is a national organization  www.sageusa.org  offering supportive services and consumer resources to LGBT older people and their caregivers. SAGE also advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT elders, provides education and technical assistance for aging providers and LGBT community organizations through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. They’re one of the players on the aging resources team. With support from the Wells Fargo Foundation, the program is intended to help ensure that LGBT elders have access to resources that will support their financial literacy and stability as they navigate the unprecedented economic environment resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. With SAGECents, LGBT elders will receive accurate and current information and have access to helpful resources and tools personalized to their age, income, financial goals, and more. COVID-19 is impacting all of us, but it doesn’t need to impact your finances.Click here to sign up today!

And here’s a link to LifeCents www.lifecents.com 

Linda at NBSWMD has  an informative poster around what to do with latex paint now that there are no more paint collections. Unfortunately the link didn’t work for me but you can find it and more useful information on their website; www.nbswmd.com

All right, this is an update to the update last week regarding  the Affordable Housing Trust. They’ve  decided to raise the grant ceiling on the town’s emergency rental assistance program and restart the DeMayo Mortgage Assistance Program.. Now, the maximum award from the WERAP, the Williamstown Emergency Rental Assistance Program, I supposed that you could call it the We-Rap program… is increased  this time from $2,500 to $4,000. This is the second time they have raised the available amount for grants since the program started back in the spring.

For more information: Please contact Liz Costley at 413-884-5383 or lizcostley@gmail.com

Good news eh? 

OK, this is from the Housekeeping Department…

To request a Vote By Mail ballot, go to https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleev/early-voting-by-mail.htm

 You can also track your ballot by using this ballot tracking link to make sure your ballot was accepted (https://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema/track/trackmyballot.aspx)

If you haven’t completed the 2020 Census yet, you can still respond online, by phone, or by mail. This is the link that provides you with different choices on how you can respond https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond.html . Please remember that this Census is crucial to shaping the future of your community!

Talk again soon.

Brian