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COVID-19 RESOURCES:

We recognize the confusion and frustration the COVID-19 vaccination process is causing for many people within our community. As always, the Chatham COA is doing its best to support Chatham’s 60+ residents and their caregivers. We continue to monitor and share the most up-to-date information to which we have access. Currently, demand is high and supply is limited. It may take several weeks to get an appointment at a location near you. As more vaccine supply arrives in Massachusetts, additional appointments will become available. Updates will be posted here on our Welcome page.

UPDATE, BARNSTABLE COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE
Please CLICK HERE for full message.
– Vaccine availability on Cape Cod remains limited. If possible, please travel to one of the mass vaccination sites. This is will help leave the few local appointments for those who are less able/mobile.
– Second-dose clinics are currently Barnstable’s priority.
– 24-hour email notifications will resume as soon as more first-dose clinics are scheduled – SIGN UP HERE.

UPDATE: Eligibility in Massachusetts for the COVID-19 vaccine has expanded to include: individuals in Phase 1, individuals age 65+, and individuals with 2+ qualifying health conditions. Please see links below:
MA COVID-19 Vaccine Info for 65+
MA COVID-19 Vaccine Info for 2+ Health Conditions
Town of Chatham Vaccine Availability Update, 2/17/21

Looking to schedule a vaccine appointment?
– Current eligibility = Phase 1; age 65+; 2+ qualifying health conditions
– Visit: vaxfinder.mass.gov
– Call 2-1-1 (mass vaccination sites only), details below
– Call Barnstable Helpline, 774-330-3001, (Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm)
– Sign up for Barnstable County email notifications: CLICK HERE
– Check the Town of Chatham COVID-19 WEBPAGE regularly
– Continue to check this page for updates
– CCRTA will provide transportation for seniors, 1-800-352-7155

– Harbor Community Health Center (Hyannis): call directly 508-778-5420.
*Limited doses – individuals age 75+ or age 65+ if already a patient.

MA VACCINE SCHEDULING RESOURCE LINE
CALL 2-1-1 and follow prompts
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Mon – Thu, 8:30am-8:00pm
Fri – Sun, 8:30am-5:00pm

– Resource for those who have difficulty accessing the internet.
– Primarily for appointments at mass sites:
(Foxboro, Boston, Dartmouth, Natick, Danvers, Springfield).
– Representatives have same access to appointments as on the public website.
– Currently demand is very high and vaccine availability is limited.
– If no appointments available, callers can be placed on a call-back list.
For more information, CLICK HERE.

MassHealth is providing free transportation to vaccine appointments to any individual that has any type of MassHealth coverage or the Health Safety Net. Call directly to schedule: 800-841-2900 (TTY: 800-497-4648).
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
CLICK HERE FOR TRANSPORTATION FAQs

MassHealth members who are enrolled in a Senior Care Options or One Care plan or in a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) should continue to contact their health plan or PACE provider to request help with transportation.
*Members can visit the MassHealth webpage for more information on COVID-19 vaccines.

*CAREGIVER/COMPANION POLICY:
An individual who accompanies a person 75+ to one of mass vaccination sites (Foxboro, Boston, Dartmouth, Natick, Danvers, Springfield) will also be eligible to receive the vaccine. Companion and 75+ individual must have same-day appointments. Limit 1 companion.
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

For questions regarding testing and vaccination logistics. The helpline is not for individual diagnosis (if you believe you have COVID-19 symptoms, call your healthcare provider). Call volume is extremely high; you may need to leave a message and wait for a call back.
Please click on the links below for information provided by the state, county and town:

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS:

 BARNSTABLE COUNTY:

 TOWN OF CHATHAM:

  HEALTH RESOURCES:

 SCAM & FRAUD INFORMATION:

  ASSISTANCE & RESOURCES:

 U.S VETERANS:

  • COVID-19 Vaccines at VA
  • Are you a U.S. Veteran receiving VA benefits? Veterans Affairs is providing COVID-19 vaccinations to veterans. The VA is reaching out directly and prioritizing contact based on a veteran’s level of risk for infection. If you are receiving VA benefits, and you feel the VA might not have your current contact information, please call the VA Patient Call Center at 1-877-222-VETS (8387).
 
 
Welcome to the Chatham, MA Council on Aging website. Here you’ll find everything from the FLASH Newsletter to our events, calendars, registration forms, and more. As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call us at 508-945-5190.

COA Mission Statement

We support Chatham residents age 60 and over with a range of health and wellness, social, educational and outreach programs and services to enhance the quality of their lives.  We welcome the support of Chatham residents of all ages to promote our mission through community service and resource development.

Values Statement

Since its inception in 1974, the Chatham COA has worked to unify the community in enriching the lives of our over 60 population and those who are caregivers. We offer a wide range of programs and services which are health and wellness oriented and which promote congenial, social and educational opportunities. As a dynamic organization the COA must work in these times to meet the evolving needs of Chatham’s over 60 population. To that end the COA shall be guided by these core values:

  1. We welcome all residents, both those age 60 and over who are eligible for our services and those of all ages who wish to contribute volunteer service to their community.
  2. We affirm the dignity and value of all Chatham residents.
  3. We safeguard privacy and confidentiality.
  4. We commit to ongoing outreach efforts to identify the needs of at-risk residents age 60 and over, and in partnership with other agencies and resources, arrange for consultation, intervention and referral as needed.
  5. We celebrate the contributions of all who partake in and support COA’s programs and services.
  6. We commit to ongoing research and evaluation to identify new needs and self-assess our effectiveness.