FOBS provides an additional 100 gallons of fuel oil for qualified seniors at no cost. Please call Terry Abdalian at 978-624-1025 if you need help or know someone who does.
annual membership drive
Friends of the Bolton Seniors is currently having its membership drive. 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.
books to go
The Friends of Bolton Seniors and the Friends of the Bolton Public Library are pleased to announce Books to Go. Books to go aims to bring reading material and audiobooks to homebound residents. Learn more about this new and exciting program…
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.
Please join the Friends of Bolton Seniors on Tuesday, August 19 for the 13th annual FOBS Senior Cookout. This year the cookout will be held from noon to 2:00 at Davis Hall (First Parish Church), 673 Main Street and will feature hamburgers, cheeseburgers, kielbasa, salads homemade by town residents, ice cream, and last, but certainly not least, delicious deserts generously contributed by our own Bolton seniors. Additionally, we will have Bingo and card games for those who wish to play.
Please call Sheila at 978-779-3313 to reserve the MART van if you need transportation to Davis Hall.
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) to 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.