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
Treasurer and Receiver General
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development
For registration information, contact Linda King @ 978.674-4252 x 1428
Here 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:
- 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
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.
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
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