Maintaining Your Connection to Community After Retirement

As we age, circumstances in our lives often change. We retire from a job, friends move away or health issues convince us to eliminate or restrict driving. When changes like these occur, we may not fully realize how they will affect our ability to stay connected and engaged and how much they can impact our overall health and well-being. Join us on Thursday, September 28, from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, at Springhouse Senior Living Community, 44 Allandale St, Jamaica Plain, MA, for a special dinner, presentation and discussion on ways to maintain your connection to community and maintain a healthy, active and independent life after retirement. This event will feature members of Ethos’ JP@Home program, residents of Springhouse Senior Living Community, and other like-minded older adults, who want to age in their community.

Used Book Sale to Support JP Elders

Used Book Sale at Farnsworth House: 100 percent of proceeds will be used to enrich the lives of senior citizens who live in low income housing. We provide numerous recreational activities including arts and crafts, English as a Second Language Class, Computer Classes, Community Gardening and Current Events Discussion Groups. We also run a biweekly fruit and vegetable programming, providing our residents with healthy food they may not otherwise be able to enjoy. All of these programs are paid for through fundraising. We have numerous books to sell, but especially a lot of nonfiction.

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Help Could Be on the Way for Seniors With Skyrocketing Property Taxes

Finally, there's good news for seniors who own their own homes and want to stay in JP. On Tuesday, Mayor Marty Walsh signed a "home rule petition" to give tax deferrals to long-term home owners. It could be part of a solution for some in the battle against rising property costs. So how does this affect qualifying residents of JP? Well, if passed in the state legislature, qualifying long-term homeowners will be able to more easily afford remaining in their homes by deferring property taxes.

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