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The Flu and Seasonal Health

Date posted: December 9, 2020
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HelpAdvisor offers information on the 2020-2021 Flu Season and Flu Vaccine Guide. MedicareAdvantage.com offers a seasonal health guide for older adults. Here you will find tips and resources to help seniors stay safe this winter.

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Caregiver Self-Care

Date posted: April 20, 2020
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This is a helpful tool for caregivers who need to develop (or refresh) a self-care plan and approach (is not exclusive to COVID-19). The World Health Organization (WHO) offers a series of parenting strategies and tips in the form of infographics that focus on communication, managing stress, and staying positive at this time. The Family […]

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Special Education During Covid-19

Date posted: April 27, 2020
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The Department of Education provides information about distance learning and special needs education in this information sheet. Massachusetts provides information to parents of children with special needs. Rhode Island provides information for parents of children with special needs as well.

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Distance-Learning

Date posted: April 27, 2020
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The MA Department of Education provides a number of resources that are available to all, sorted by grade, learning need and more. WGBH offers Pre K-12 distance-learning resources as well as Family Activities. Spanish too! Khan Academy has grade-specific information and many courses taught by video. An easy-to-set-up account is required.

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Staying Mentally Strong

Date posted: April 20, 2020
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NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) offers a comprehensive guide  with information for individuals and caregivers covering mental health issues and more. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has helpful resources for coping during the pandemic as well as specific tools for dealing with stress. The Brain Injury Association of MA offers virtual support groups for […]

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Grief, Grieving and Managing Loss

Date posted: April 20, 2020
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eCondolence.com offers resources for grief and mourning and provides guidance specifically related to COVID-19. Verywellmind.com offers a number of resources as well as this specific article regarding the impact of the pandemic on the grieving process. The Veterans Administration offers several helpful resources about managing loss and grief for yourself and in someone you are […]

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Managing Finances

Date posted: April 27, 2020
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The Treasury Department launched a tool for registering for stimulus payments. IMPORTANT: people who have not filed taxes in 2018 or 2019 or those with dependents 17 or under should enter their information on the non-filers section of this same page so they receive the $500 payment per child to which they are entitled. Information […]

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Food Resources

Date posted: May 28, 2020
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If you are in need of food, please check here in MA  or here in Rhode Island.  Also, you may be eligible for SNAP benefits.  

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