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Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We have been featured by AARP, The Administration for Community Living, The National Legal Resource Center, and Forbes, as well as referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the Internet.
Older adults are learning more about the cancers and other health risks that might affect them. Age is the most significant risk factor for developing cancer.
People 65 and older comprise 60% of all cancer patients. To raise awareness, we recently published a Seniors Guide to Cancer that covers topics like wellness tips, the importance of seeing a doctor, and preventive measures:
Since seniors make up around 80% of those diagnosed with mesothelioma and it takes anywhere from 20-50 years after exposure to occur, we have created a great guide for mesothelioma as well:
Homework House is offering free virtual after school tutoring services to elementary school children in need of extra academic support. Students in Holyoke as well as surrounding communities can take advantage of this individualized support at no cost. This service will be provided for students in 1st to 6th grade. All tutoring is provided in a safe virtual environment with qualified tutors. To make an appointment for tutoring, or for more information about the program, please visit HomeworkHouseHolyoke.org or call (413) 265-1017.
The Station of the Cross
Catholic Media Network
Listen to Great Catholic Programs on 730 AM
The Station of the Cross Catholic Media Network, an EWTN affiliate, is now broadcasting in Springfield! You can now listen to quality Catholic programs 24/7 on
730 AM, thestationofthecross.com, or the iCatholicRadio app (a free download.) In addition to airing EWTN shows, the station also broadcasts self-produced programs.
Sales of alcohol have been spiking and trends of substance use are on the rise, including relapse. Since awareness makes all the difference, We want to familiarize people with these relevant topics. Rehab Spot is not a treatment center; it is a free web guide with hundreds of clinically reviewed pages on information about substance use, addiction, and recovery.
To help do our part, our page www.rehabspot.com/drugs/who-addiction-affects/senior-addiction/, covers various topics about addiction treatment and ways to seek help online or around Massachusetts.
HOT LINE 1-800-645-8333
Our goal is to help connect folks to food resources large and small. This can be help with the SNAP program or finding local food resources closer to home.
Our hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. We offer help in over 180 languages through our interpreter service.
Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc.
We provide information and connect older adults, caregivers and professionals with the resources and services needed to help address issues of well-being and independence in the community. From case management to home care services to home delivered meals and more, our staff of caring information experts are ready to offer help tailored to an individual's need. Available Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
Our mission is to assist veterans with the array of issues they may face, including obtaining proper disability compensation, financial assistance, information on the GI bill, and more. We have created some helpful guides and will continuously be adding more: veteransguide.org
Recently we also made a calculator that helps veterans calculate how much their VA rating should be, especially when it comes to combining ratings and complicated VA math. Check it out:
VA Disability Calculator - veteransguide.org/va-disability-calculator/
What's important to us is providing resources and help for veterans and their families. We want to make sure vets have all the resources necessary to ensure they struggle with their health and finances as little as possible.
Valley Eye Radio
Free 24/7 accessible readings from local newspapers and other feature programming are broadcast on Valley Eye Radio exclusively for those in the Pioneer Valley who are no longer able to read independently due to visual impairment or other medical and physical challenges.
Visit Valley Eye Radio's website valleyeyeradio.org or call 413-747-7337 for details on how to listen from one of their special radios or through their website, smart speakers, cable access channel or mobile phone.
The federal food assistance program, SNAP, sometimes also called Food Stamps, is available to low-income households to encourage healthy food choices. We have developed a new guide aimed at educating senior citizens about the benefits of this great program. There is also another great meal program for seniors and people with disabilities (Meals on Wheels)
Please feel free to take a look: