Protect yourself and others. Get a flu vaccine shot every year.

Nashoba Board of Health will be at the Townsend Senior Center, Dudley Road, on Oct. 2, from noon to 3 p.m. for flu shots. This will be the only Seasonal Flu Clinic in Townsend this year. No appointment is necessary. Bring your Health Insurance card. For more information, call 1-800-427-9762 ext. 333.

Don't ignore your Medicare mail!

There may be changes coming up in your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or in your Medicare Advantage Plan. The SHINE Counselor will be at the Townsend Senior Center on Oct. 21 to explain any changes and to tell you about other options you may have.

Trained SHINE volunteers offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of health insurance to anyone on Medicare. Please call early for an appointment -- 978-597-1710. Don't forget annual Medicare Open Enrollment is from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. This is when you may change your plan for next year.

Homemade lunches

Donna Fenton, our kitchen manager, will now be offering homemade lunches on the first three Thursdays of each month. Sign-up is required at 978-597-1710; these delicious meals are only $3 per meal. Join us for some good food and a chance to visit with old friends or make new friends.