Monday, October 2, 2017

2017 Peter A. Torigian Senior Center - Age Friendly Survey

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We encourage you to ... Get Involved!

We are writing to ask you to participate in a survey.  We are not seeking funds, just your ideas.  


The City of Peabody is seeking to become an Age Friendly City, a program directed by
AARP nationally and the World Health Organization internationally. To achieve this status,
we must identify and correct any situation where possible, that impedes healthy and safe
living for Seniors. Mayor Bettencourt and City Administrators are committed to maintaining and improving CityServices for Seniors and eager to support this effort.

Our shining example of this commitment is the Torigian Senior Center. If you wish to have more information about our organization, please visit us to take advantage of the programs. The survey can be downloaded and printed or obtained in one of this month's newsletters.  It is an important step in gathering information to identify the unmet needs of our Seniors in Peabody. The survey would take about 15 minutes to complete. Please feel free to add any comments. 


An envelope is provided in this months newsletter for your convenience to return the survey. You may also print it and use the drop box at the Senior Center. We look forward to your participation!

>>Click here to Print the Survey>> 

Mail to: FRIENDS OF THE
PEABODY COUNCIL ON AGING
75R CENTRAL STREET
PEABODY MA 01960-4393


We will be publishing a summary of the results, which will be totally anonymous.  
Thank you for your assistance! Carolyn Wynn, Director and Leona Kaplan, PCOA Special Projects

  


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
https://www.facebook.com/digitalwavesigns/ 



Tuesday, August 8, 2017

TRANSPORTATION: Daily Shopping Trips and Farmers Market



DAILY SHOPPING TRIPS & FARMERS MARKET

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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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.



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








Tuesday, April 25, 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 for information and distribution of TRIAD materials.





  • Tuesday, April 11th 11 am at Fairweather Apartments 
  • Tuesday, April 18th 11 am in the Rockdale Park 
  • Tuesday, April 25th 11 am at Penelope Apartments 


On April 12, 2017 the City of Peabody was presented a plaque upon joining the global network of age friendly communities. 

Watch the presentation here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znw4P-rHyp8








Guest Speakers:

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





Monday, April 24, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

PEABODY TRIAD COUNCIL Current Projects

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 for information and distribution of TRIAD materials.






  • Monday February 27th at Fairweather Apartments, 20 Central St
  • Monday March 13th at Penelope, 98 Central Street
  • Tuesday April 4th at Connolly Terrace








Guest Speakers:

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




Second Wednesday of each month from 2:00-3:30pm except for July and August Better Breathers Club Support Group for Adults with Lung Disease

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

City of Peabody Election Calendar




Where do I vote?


The City of Peabody is divided into six (6) wards, each containing three (3) precincts. After you register to vote you will be sent a confirmation notice which indicates your ward, precinct and polling location.
Helpful Link: WhereDoIVote.com 

Who are my representatives?



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Note: A family member of a person qualified to vote by absentee ballot may apply in the same manner for you. Download and use the application below.


Applying for Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots must be requested in writing by either the voter or the voter's family member. For convenience, absentee ballot applications may be downloaded from this page; however, any written communication evidencing a desire for an absentee ballot is acceptable. If you would like to request an absentee ballot, you may submit an application or a signed letter to your local election official. If you are requesting an absentee ballot for a family member, be sure to submit the request to the voter's local election official.
When completing the application, you may indicate whether you are requesting a ballot for a specific election, or if you will be needing a ballot for all elections this year. Please note that absentee ballot applications expire at the end of each calendar year. If you are a voter with a permanent physical disability, you may file a note from your doctor to that effect with your local election official. Voters with permanent physical disabilities are sent completed applications at the beginning of each year, to be signed and returned to their local election official.
All requests for absentee ballots must be received by your local election official no later than 12 p.m. on the day before the election for which the ballot is being requested. Applications may be submitted in person, by mail, fax, or by e-mail; however, the local election official must be able to view the signature of the person requesting the ballot. If the application is being submitted by e-mail, a scanned copy of the request must be submitted.

Contact information for local election officials may be found here.

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