Friday, August 18, 2017

Transportation Bulletin: Shout out to Digital Wave Signs!

Shout out to “DigitalWaveSigns” and Scott Lohan for the design wrap on our new MV1 vehicle.

We are the first transportation system on the North Shore with this vehicle and Scott’s design 
really makes it “POP”. 

Digital Wave Signs 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

TRANSPORTATION: Daily Shopping Trips and Farmers Market


Call at least a day ahead for a reservation, we are not able to accommodate same day request.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

August - 2017 Free Meal Programs

Mobility Assistance Program - Grant for New Vans

On Thursday, July 6, 2017, we were honored to have Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito come to the Peabody Council on Aging to speak about the Mobility Assistance Program. 

This year with the funds from this program, the Peabody Council on Aging received six new vehicles; three 8-Passenger vans, one 14-Passenger van, one 16-Passenger van and a Handicapped Accessible car called the MV-1.

The grant provides 80% of the cost of these new vehicles with the Friends of the Peabody Council on Aging providing the 20% local match.  These new vehicles will replace some older vehicles in our fleet.  The new vans will help us provide the almost 50,000 rides per year to Seniors and disabled residents of Peabody.

Speakers included Mike Berry, Mass DOT Legislative & Community Affairs and Astrid Glynn, Mass DOT Rail & Transit Administrator.  Pictured with the Lieutenant Governor are:  Mayor Ted Bettencourt, Jr., Peabody Council on Aging Director Carolyn Wynn,  Board Members of both the Peabody Council on Aging and ‘Friends of the Peabody Council on Aging’,  Senator Joan Lovely, State Representative Tom Walsh and the Councilors of the City of Peabody.


Monday, July 3, 2017

FREE ADMISSION - Commonwealth Museum - Free Parking

July 9 - August 27 6-8pm Summer Concert Series at Leather City Common

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Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and good harmony! All concerts are held on the Leather City Common across from the AOH Hall on Lowell Street in downtown Peabody. In case of rain, concerts will be rescheduled. For more information please contact the Mayor's office at (978) 538-5704. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Peabody TRIAD Council

The Peabody TRIAD Council meets once a month and works diligently to present their programs to all Peabody seniors and to develop & implement programs which enrich and protect the day-to-day living of all the seniors in our community. These programs are currently being presented at various venues, including Senior Housing.

TRIAD events have been held at the following sites this past month for information and distribution of TRIAD materials.

Tuesday, May 2nd11 am in the Eastman Park 
Wednesday, May 10th11 am at Tannery II, 12 Crowninshield 
Tuesday, May 16th 11 am in the Wilson Terrace Community 
Tuesday, May 30th 11 am Bresnahan Street 
Wednesday, May 31st11 am at Peabody House, 18 Walnut 
Wednesday, June 7th 11 am at Seaglitz, 75 Central Street 

Free lunch was provided by the Peabody Council on Aging

Guest speakers included:

  • Leona Kaplan who discussed the City of Peabody and what it means to be an Age Friendly Community
  • Carol Pallazolla was there from Element Care to discuss complete care through PACE 

There was food, drinks, raffles, give-a-ways and more!! 

If you missed out on this event, please watch our blog page for upcoming events as we progress with the global network of age friendly communities. 

Maryanne Pierce, Peabody Council on Aging, Social Services Coordinator
Richard Nelson, Deputy Fire Chief, Fire Awareness
Leona Kaplan discussed the City of Peabody and what it means to be an Age Friendly Community
Carol Pallazolla was there from Element Care to discuss complete care through PACE
Lanna Walsh, Service Coordinator
Danielle Intem, North Shore Elder Service Intern
Joseph Mendonca PCOA TRIAD Chairperson