We have started a campaign to raise money for a senior in Bolton whose well has run dry….she has had no water for 3 weeks and every bit helps…you can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/2753u5mc, or send a check to to us. Any money not used in this campaign will be added to the Friends of Bolton Seniors emergency fund to help others in need.
Make sure to check out all sort of helpful information about fuel assistance, meals etc on our resources and programs pages!
And please “like” and follow us on www.facebook.com/fobsbolton
Next is our Annual Summer Cookout, August 16th at noon
Please join FOBS for the 16th annual Summer Cookout at Davis Hall (First Parish Church), 673 Main Street. This is truly a community event: hamburgers, cheeseburgers, kielbasa grilled by the Lions Club; salads homemade by town residents; and ice cream and cookies for dessert! Of course there will be entertainment and Bingo. For MART van transportation to Davis Hall, please call Sheila at 978-779-3313.
Heat Tips for the Elderly
. People aged 65 years and older are more prone to heat stress than younger people. If you have elderly relatives or neighbors, or are older yourself, the following can help avoid heat-related stress:
• Visit older adults at risk at least twice a day and watch them for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
• Recommend that they visit (or take them if they have transportation problems) air-conditioned locations – such as the Senior Center or Bolton Public Library.
• Make sure older adults have access to an electric fan whenever possible.
In order to make sure Bolton seniors are safe, FOBS is looking for donations of fans and air conditioners in good working order, which can be given to Bolton seniors in need. Please contact Mary Boyd at 978-779-2740 or Terry Abdalian at 978-634-1025, if you have a donation or would like a fan to keep you cool this summer.
Annual membership drive
Friends of the Bolton Seniors did well in its membership drive, and specifically with fuel assistance donations. Through generous donations from the Bolton community, FOBS has been able to help with services and programs for Bolton Seniors. Of course many seniors stay active; but others need our help. Please join us in fulfilling our mission by becoming a member.
If you are a senior in need of fuel, utility, food, or other assistance, our list organizations and agencies can help. View our resource list now.