Our latest Smart Counsel Series Webinar took place on Thursday, September 14, 2023, from 6:00p.m. to 7:30 p.m. virtually via Zoom, and was hosted by Attorney Maria Baler who moderated a panel on community resources. Our local cities and towns and regional organizations offer a wealth of programs, resources, and assistance to residents.
These include educational, wellness and social programs, home care services, caregiver support, Medicare counseling, assistance with money management, and providing veterans with assistance to gain access to health care and financial benefits that may be available to them. Many residents are not aware of the availability of these resources until they are in need. This webinar explored these resources in detail. Watch the webinar to learn more about what is available and how they can be accessed.
We were delighted to be joined for this discussion by three individuals who assist local residents every day: Lina Arena-DeRosa, the Director of the Westwood Council on Aging, Sheryl Leary, the Director of Planning and Community Development for HESSCO (the Aging Services Access Point (ASAP) and Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for Southern Norfolk County, and TJ Tedeschi, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), the Veteran Service Officer (VSO) for the West Suburban Veterans District which encompasses the Towns of Needham, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston and Westwood.