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COVID-19 Updates



The Jenks Center has Re-opened to the Public. Please check our website for updates.  Call 781-721-7136 if you need assistance.


For the safety and protection of all Jenks patrons, employees, volunteers and visitors, effective September 01, 2021, anyone entering the building will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.  Proof consists of providing a Center for Disease Control (CDC) card of vaccination history or a photo of the card that clearly indicates the name of the person vaccinated and dates of vaccination.  If needed, staff at the Jenks are available to anyone seeking assistance with acquiring a vaccination.


Persons without vaccination documentation, including those who are medically or religiously exempt from COVID-19 vaccination, must provide proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test within 72 hours of each appearance at the Jenks Center to be allowed entrance into the building. No other exceptions will be permitted at this time.



Persons requiring assistance in receiving a PCR COVID-19 test may contact the Jenks Center for guidance. This must be done in advance and in accordance with the 72-hour time limit before a planned appearance inside the Jenks as described above.


The Jenks Center is committed to promoting and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all. We appreciate your full cooperation and consideration.

Watch This Very Informative Presentation

Annual Brennan Lecture: The Unfolding Story of the Coronavirus

Dr. Jeffrey Drazen reviews this world-wide concern as it unfolded—and as it continues to unfold. Dr. Drazen, MD is the NEJM Group Editor (New England Journal of Medicine), the chief of the Division of Medical Communications, physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the Distinguished Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Sponsored by The Brennan Family. Presented via WinCam on April 3, 2020.

Coronavirus Informational Link

About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Interesting Links to Explore 


Entertainment and Enrichment

Archie Richards Sing-a-long:

Download free books from NY public library:

Exercise with Judy Whitney:  Join Judy for several different exercise opportunities:  yoga, floor, low impact, and more. 


Exercise with Denise Austin:


Free cooking lessons:


Free Concerts from Neil Young:

NPR Podcast:

Virtual Museum Tours: 


Winchester Public Library:  E-Books & Audio Collection Available using: Overdrive Hoopla tumble books. Contact the reference desk- 781-721-7171 ext. 320.


National Association of Chronic Disease Directors/CDC grant-funded Walk with Ease Hub for Massachusetts ( The Arthritis Foundation has an online tool on their website that includes videos of the Walk With Ease exercises and a tracking tool.  Participants access it at this URL


Home Delivered Meals 

Amazon Fresh:


Cornucopia Foods:

Supplies home cooked meals for seniors and the disabled through program called Senior Family.  We serve the following Communities Malden, Medford, Melrose, Stoneham, Winchester, Wakefield, Everett.         


Fresh Direct:


Heart to Home Meals: Delivered Frozen Meals




Meals on Wheels Winchester:

call (781) 729-3353 or email us. During corona- call Mike Toomey, coordinator directly 781-720-8353- $4.25/day- Five Days a week. Meal includes an Entrée, Vegetable and starch – bag with milk, Juice, salad, dessert, and a bread.


Stop and Shop Pea Pod Delivery: 800-573-2763


Supper Club:


Winchester Health Department/Got Lunch: Boxed Lunches for families in need & other food assistance 781 856-8700 Dot Butler




Winchester Pharmacy Delivery Service: 

Phone: 781-570-2320:


CVS Care Pass Med Delivery:  reminds users to take their medications, allows you to refill prescriptions.





Caregiver Support: 


Telephone Assurance:


Are you interested in participating in our Care Reassurance Program? The Care Reassurance Program was designed with the goal of reducing social isolation, ensuring the well-being of individuals while providing companionship through a telephone relationship. The time commitment is 2 phone calls a week, checking in on your senior and establishing a telephone correspondence. Looking for participants. If interested, please contact Suzanne Norton or Colleen Wages at 781-721-7136

Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength."

Betty Friedan

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