Marshall Home Fund Supports Age-Friendly Programs in Watertown This Month

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The Marshall Home Fund provided the following information:

Watertown’s older residents will have numerous opportunities in September
to experience what it means to live in an age-friendly community, that is, a place that helps older adults remain in town, thrive and contribute.

A number of grantees of the Marshall Home Fund — a local foundation — are offering programs this month that promote safe and affordable housing, respect and inclusion, and social engagement.

Fire and Life Safety for Older Adults: Fun, informative classes sponsored by the Watertown Fire Department, at the Senior Center. Sept 6 & Sept 13. 10:00 a.m.-Noon.

Affordable Housing for 55+: A series of workshops sponsored by MetroWest Collaborative Development, at the Senior Center. Sept 11, 18, & 25. 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Grandparents Day: An inter-generational sing-along sponsored by Watertown Families Together, at Brigham House. September 13. 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Watertown Farmers Market: Transportation and SNAP matches for older adults visiting the Farmer’s Market. Thursdays through October 18. 1:30-6:30 p.m.

Technology Training for Seniors with Sight Loss: A monthly individualized training offered by the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired at the Watertown Public Library. Sept 17. 1:00-5:00 p.m.

English Language Instruction for Seniors 55+: Classes offered at various times by Project Literacy for older immigrants alongside their peers of all generations.

For location and registration details of these and other events, see the Marshall Home Fund’s website: or email

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