WESTFORD — Welcome to the Sept. 18 edition of Weekend Wrap-Up. Here, we highlight the most important news you may have missed this week in Westford.
Photos: Westford Academy Home Opener
After nearly six months of collecting plastic materials, the Westford Rotary Club unveiled its first of 10 recycled benches to be donated around Westford.
The benches were created by the Trex Company, which uses over 500 pounds of collected plastic film and repurpose it into a useable bench. Items including grocery bags, ice bags, bubble wrap and newspaper sleeve were collected for the project.
The project originally began on April 10, 2021, where Westford Rotary collected over 6,000 pounds of plastic materials from school and community recycling programs. This material will be used to create an additional nine benches over the next five years.
“We’re honored to receive the bench and I know all the hard work it took on your part,” said Roudenbush Community Center Director Michelle Sullivan. “Tons and tons of seemingly pounds of plastic was used and we are so happy to have it.”
he Westford Health Department is gearing up to offer a number of new programs for residents this fall.
Flu shots will be offered to all residents in October. A senior only clinic will be held for residents aged 65 and older. Registration is required. The clinic dates can be found below.
- Oct.6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Millennium School.
- Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Abbot Elementary School. This clinic is for senior residents only.
- Oct. 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.. at Westford Academy.
- Nov. 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Westford Academy.
Hearing and hearing aid tests
Clinics will be held monthly at the Cameron Senior Center. Dr. Megan Ford, an audiologist and owner of HearSmart Technology in Littleton will be performing screenings. Registration is required. Clinics will be held on Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13 and March 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Mobile Health Clinician
Westford’s Mobile Health Clinician serves to assist individuals struggling to receive care for a mental health challenge. After an initial screening visit, residents may be eligible to receive service based on need.
Services are provided to residents free of charge, with three sessions initially available to residents. Residents in greatest need may receive up to six sessions.
Residents may contact the Town of Westford Community Wellness Coordinator Nicole Laviolette at 978-399-2503 or the Town of Westford Social Worker Alison Christopher at 978-399-2325 for additional information.
Sharps collection, National Drug Take Back Day
The Health Department will collect used sharps and syringes from Westford residents. Residents must use a sharps container before disposing of their items. Materials can be left at the collection sites at either the Health Department of in the kiosk at the Westford Police Department.
National Drug Take Back Day will be held on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Westford Police Department lobby. Residents can dispose of expired or unused over the counter medications.
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