New SHINE Graduates Are Ready to Help with Medicare Options

An Interview with Elder Protective Services Worker Susan Arnold

Making a Difference: LifePath Volunteer Carol Ball

How LifePath’s Personal Care Attendant Program Makes a Difference

Mark Devlin Appointed LifePath’s Home Safety Program Director as Part of $1,000,000 HUD Grant

Remembering Michael “Mike” Gilbert, A Dedicated Meals on Wheels Driver

LifePath Steps In To Provide PCA Services to 600 Individuals

Scam Alert!

Social Security Scam

Beware of the Grandparent Scam

The Erving Senior Community Center Offers a Little Bit of Everything

Born Caregivers: A Conversation with Long-Term Care Ombudsman Volunteer Karen Lavallee and Charlene Manor Residents’ Council Head Sharon Andrews

picture of Shine graduates facing each other in line, flanked by Lynne Feldman and Lorraine York-Edberg
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New SHINE Graduates Are Ready to Help with Medicare Options

Above, left to right: Lynne Feldman, Director of Community Services, LifePath; SHINE Graduate Chris Maguire; Shine Graduate Juan Concepcion; SHINE Graduate Donna Griffin; SHINE Graduate Lynn Hills; SHINE Graduate Sam Fowler; Lorraine York-Edberg, SHINE Regional Program Director.

On June 9, 2022, six people celebrated their graduation from the SHINE program, with five attending a luncheon at

LifePath Volunteer Carol Ball, with her cat Tiger.
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Making a Difference: LifePath Volunteer Carol Ball

In the United States, April is National Volunteer Month—a month dedicated to recognizing the importance of volunteering and honoring the significant contributions volunteers make by generously donating their time and talents to worthy causes.  The theme this year is “Volunteering is Empathy in Action.”  LifePath depends on approximately 275 volunteers, more than double our full-

Homeowner Nila Patterson, standing by her new shelf where she can place her belongings while unlocking her door.
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Mark Devlin Appointed LifePath’s Home Safety Program Director as Part of $1,000,000 HUD Grant

Community Action Pioneer Valley, in partnership with LifePath, has been awarded a $1,000,000 federal grant by the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with the goal of giving qualifying lower-income older adult homeowners the option to safely age-in-place. This grant covers the cost of licensed occupational therapists to perform home safety

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LifePath Steps In To Provide PCA Services to 600 Individuals

LifePath has expanded their Personal Care Attendant (PCA) program further east into Worcester County. This expansion is in response to Montachusett Home Care opting to terminate their PCA Program this year, along with MassHealth not awarding contracts to five other Personal Care Management Agencies (PCMs) during the recent contract procurement process.

3,915 PCA consumers across the

Consumer Social Security Scam
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Social Security Scam

Social Security Scam

Your phone rings. The caller ID says it’s the Social Security Administration. The person on the line says there’s a problem and you need to tell him your Social Security number – or else…

What Do You Do?

Never give personal information to unsolicited callers. Social Security will never call you asking for your Social Security