The Recovery Learning Center (RLC) has opened in Framingham at 855 Worcester Rd (Trolley Square on Route 9). They want to help support people who are under too much stress, or having other emotional/mental health issues.
There are regular support meetings and classes. In support meetings people share experiences and together provide hope and support for each other. Every Thursday in Framingham (4-5pm), there is a support meeting – in Portuguese.
(Uma opprtunidade para compartilhar e ouvrir experiências e juntos fornecer esperança e apoio mútuo)
There is also a morning support group every Thursday morning (10:30-11:30) in Marlborough – in English and Portuguese.
Also today, the on-street parking rule changed. Because 2018 is an even number, cars may only park on the even side of streets in Framingham this year, unless there is a sign posted on the street with a different rule.
And beginning today, retail and grocery stores in Framingham are not allowed to give you thin plastic bags at checkout. They can still give you paper bags, and most stores can sell you inexpensive reusable bags. They encourage you to bring your own reusable bags.
There’s a non-profit organization in Boston, called Found in Translation, which offers a medical interpreter training program for free – to women with a low income. Here’s a recent article about this organization.
If you need urgent medical care and go to a hospital emergency room, it’s very important for you to be able to communicate with the doctor. They need to ask you for information to give you proper care, and to be able to explain information to you.
When you go to any emergency room in Massachusetts you have the right to ask for an interpreter. In general, health care facilities that receive money from the U.S. government must provide interpretation services. As someone with limited English, you also have other rights.
The “Grandparent Scam” – “Hi Grandma, do you know who this is?” That’s how the scammer starts their call. If the grandmother is fooled, the scammer continues and says that they have a big problem where they need some money quickly (for an accident, school, etc.)