June 16: FATHER’S DAY TAILGATE Lunch!

Wednesday, June 16 at 12pm
In honor of Westford fathers throughout our Cameron community, our COA will offer a tailgate lunch at the Cameron. You must register by calling the Cameron at 978-692-5523. Lunch will be prepared by Brian Ryder and it will include pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, chips, and ice cream. Vegetarian meal option available
but please state when you RSVP. Cost is FREE for fathers and $5.00 for other attendees. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs! Gift Bags will be donated to the fathers by Eastern Bank.

Help with Home Repairs and Maintenance! Sign up by June 4

HAVE HOME REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE NEEDS? – SIGN UP FOR HELP BY Friday June 4.

The United Methodist Church of Westford and West Chelmsford have a mission group of youth, young adults and their adult mentors who will be offering help the week of July 11. The volunteers will be working together to complete home repair and maintenance jobs for those unable to pay for or to physically do the work themselves. Jobs are selected and completed based on greatest need. Examples of the work that can be done include:

  • Home repairs: i.e. installing railings, fixing steps, removing wood rot
  • Painting
  • Yard work.

You will be required to sign a release that volunteers can be on your property. If you have a project that you would like assessed, please contact Annette by June 4 at 978-399-2326.

Starting June 3: Organic Vegetable Distribution on Thursdays!

We are excited to continue our relationship with Gaining Grounds of Concord, as they once again offer their organic produce weekly.

Who: All Westford residents who meet income guidelines (fuel assistance criteria). To participate, sign an income attestation on the day of produce pick up. Please bring your own pen for sanitary purposes.

Where: Westford Housing Authority, 65 Tadmuck Rd, Westford in the community center parking lot.

When: Thursdays starting Jun 3. Disposable numbers will be passed out starting at 1:00. The freshly picked and packaged vegetables will be pre-bagged and distributed at 1:30.

How: People are encouraged to wait in their cars or apartments and not in groups nor in the community center hallway.

Any questions call Annette at 978-399-2326

Massachusetts to end COVID vaccine pre-registration system at the end of May, expand services for homebound residents

The Baker administration on Friday announced it will end the Massachusetts COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration system by the end of the month.

State officials in March launched an online pre-registration system for eligible residents looking to book appointments to get the vaccine in an effort to facilitate what was then a high demand for the shots due to the number of people who were eligible. Officials say the COVID-19 vaccine finder website, vaxfinder.mass.gov, which lets users browse more than 900 vaccine locations across the state, will remain available.

Gov. Charlie Baker also on Friday announced that the state will expand its Homebound Vaccination Program to support at-home vaccinations for all eligible residents who are unable to travel to a vaccine site, which will be begin on May 24.

The pre-registration form, posted on vaccinesignup.mass.gov, will be closed to new submissions starting on May 25. Those who are awaiting appointments through this system will be contacted with an opportunity to schedule the shot before the system it completely phased out on May 31.

“All remaining people who preregistered will be given an opportunity to book before the system closes,” officials said.

The online system helped schedule hundreds of thousands of COVID shots in the early days of the rollout; but officials now have enough doses to meet demand, which has in part contributed to a slowdown in new vaccinations.

There have been a total of 7,344,364 COVID vaccine doses administered in Massachusetts to date, and 3,330,308 residents are now fully vaccinated. More than 56% of the state have received at least one dose, and roughly 46% of residents are fully vaccinated.

Massachusetts to end COVID vaccine pre-registration system at the end of May, expand services for homebound residents – masslive.com

State expands in-home COVID vaccination program in Massachusetts – masslive.com