Helpful Information During COVID-19

Important Websites

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals are able to access many financial resources and entitlements online.  Below is a list of informative and helpful websites.

SNAP— this benefit is formerly known as Food Stamps and administered by the Department of Transitional Assistance.  Eligibility depends on financial and non-financial requirements.

https://www.mass.gov/snap-benefits-formerly-food-stamps

Public Housing— residents can apply for public housing online using the Common Housing Application for Massachusetts Public Housing (CHAMP).  This website includes information regarding income limits and other qualifications.

https://www.mass.gov/guides/how-to-apply-for-public-housing

Medicare—learn everything you need to know about Medicare and apply online.

https://www.medicare.gov/

Social Security—find out more about how Social Security benefits work.  You can also use the website to apply online and manage your account.

https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/retirement/

Elder Services of Worcester Area—ESWA is the local Aging Services Access Point (ASAP) for the Town of Boylston.  This organization has a huge array of programs and resources to meet the needs of seniors and their caregivers.

https://eswa.org/

Heart to Home Meals—based out of Marlborough, this program offers seniors a variety of reasonably priced meals delivered to your door.

https://www.hearttohomemeals.com/

Massachusetts Council on Aging: the Council on Aging sites throughout the state have helped compile a list of online programs for seniors—from Arts and Culture to Caregiver Support.

https://mcoaonline.com/virtual-programs/

AARP Foundation—Connect to Affect wants to ensure that seniors are not isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Check out this website for important information and resources to keep connected and supported during this challenging time.

https://connect2affect.org/

Information on the Outbreak of Coronavirus (2019) - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health wants to keep residents updated and informed regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.  For up to date and accurate information, use the website below. 

https://www.mass.gov/resource/maintaining-emotional-health-well-being-du...