Keys to Ending Homeless Conference ~ Seniors ~ Guest Speakers Include Steve Grossman & Aaron Gornstein

Keys to Ending Homelessness Conference Series

Conference 8: Seniors

Friday, April 12, 2013

City of Lowell

University of Massachusetts Inn & Conference Center

50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA

Keynote Speaker

Steven Grossman

Treasurer and Receiver General

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

&

Aaron Gornstein

Undersecretary

Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development

For registration information, contact Linda King @ 978.674-4252 x 1428

Day 3 – $5 Gift Cards for Medication Co-Pays, Toiletries, Food & Coffee – Small Give = BIG Impact

gift cardHere is a small give that packs a Big Impact.

As mentioned in previous posts, no give is too small, even a $5 dollar gift card.

While $5 may not seem like a lot, here are some gift card ideas that have a terrific impact:

  1. CVS/Rite Aid/Walgreens for prescription co-pays/OTC medicine – chronic illness & mental issues are often intertwined within our homeless population. The ability to secure the appropriately prescribed medication to treat an illness is a great prevention tool for our homeless men and women. Once again, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Continue reading

The Bag Lady Generation – The New Face of Homelessness – Revisited

This post was originally posted on 10/10/10 here on the Merrimack Valley Homeless Network blog.  This past week, at the Lowell Continuum of Care meeting, the topic of women in their mid-to-late 50’s and the fact that they are an increasing statistic in our shelters, came up. With that, I felt it important to bring this article forward once again as we consider policy and funding directives for our homeless population.

10/10/10

I found this blog post at www.change.org a couple of weeks back and found it fascinating and had meant to post it then, but am doing so now, following a discussion I had with my mother and aunt this morning about the women of their generation; the stay-at-home Mom vs. the bust- through- the- glass ceiling – career woman with children. Continue reading

Senior Community Service Employment Program – Employment Opportunities for 55+

National Senior Network Accepting New Referrals!

Are you 55 or older and looking for a job?

WE MAY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU!

The Senior Community Service Employment Program run by the

National Senior Network can provide you with:

  • Paid on-the-job training opportunities ($8.00 per

hour /prevailing minimum wage) in your community

that will help you update your skills Continue reading