Senior Resources

Books

(These services do require an appointment. Please call the Center at 508-359-3665)

Nursing Services– R. N. Alyssa Kaiser from the Walpole VNA is available to address your health concerns on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00.

Health Insurance Counseling - second and fourth Monday of the month. Please call the Center for an appointment. 


Elder Resource Center - Attorney Mary Roque will be available on for one-on-one consultations by appointment. Call the center at 508-359-3665.


Selectman Office Hours - Osler Peterson holds monthly open office hours at the Center. Join him for conversation on the first Friday of the month at 9:00 am.  


Social Security/Financial Consultation-  Call the Center to schedule an individual and confidential appointment with Jon Bicknell, CFP. 


RMV Near Me– The COA is offering RMV on-line services on Mondays from 1-3:30 p.m. Renew your license or registration or any other online service.


Veteran Service — Office  Hours -  Please call the Center if you would like to meet with the Veteran’s Service Office, Jon Cogan.  


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


VIRTUAL LEARNING THROUGH BRIDGEWATER STATE UNIVERSITY'S SENIOR COLLEGE

The start of the new year brings exciting and engaging learning opportunities from Bridgewater State University.  This winter/spring, their growing Senior College Program will offer 33 affordable, convenient, and stimulating non-credit courses to mature learners (50+), all from the comfort of your own home (via Zoom). Registration is currently open!  

For their upcoming semesters, they have something to offer for every interest, including courses about birdwatching, American Sign Language, America in 2021, anxiety and anxiety disorders, memoir writing, even a course on the history of the modern dog and MUCH MORE!  

Senior College courses meet weekly via Zoom for 4 to 8 weeks starting on January 25th and run until the end of May. 

For the low registration fee of $65 per person, learners can enroll in as many courses as they like! There is no course limit and no other expenses; but there will be plenty of conversation, fun, and community shared in these courses. 

For more information, visit one of the links below or call 508.531.2570.

https://www.bridgew.edu/ccs/seniorcollege

https://www.facebook.com/BSUSeniorCollege

Also, there will be a virtual Information Session on Tuesday, January 19th at 1pm. Participants can sign up for the session using the link below. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSefeaN-gLmErDk7qKQeN27rgKjh3l8h0cnp6C061hPNa_FL_g/viewform?gxids=7628

The Massachusetts Senior Legal Helpline (800)-342-5297. 

Are you 60+ and in need of legal help?  The Helpline is a project of the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Boston.  They provide free legal information and referral services to MA residents who are 60 years old or older. The Helpline advocates can help you find out if you are eligible for free service. 

They can also research your legal issue and provide you with information or referrals on most legal topics.  The Helpline is open Monday through Friday 9AM-12PM. If you are not eligible for a free attorney, and have some ability to pay an attorney, the Helpline can refer you to reduced fee attorney referral programs where the attorneys will charge you on a sliding scale based on your income. 

They can also refer you to private bar attorney referral programs who will charge for their full services for cases such as Medical Malpractice, Workmen’s Compensation, Personal Injury, and Social Security benefits denial. The attorney fees are taken from your award only if you win your case. The Massachusetts Senior Legal Helpline is there for you by calling (800) 342-5297.

Metrowest Legal Services 

Metrowest Legal Services provides certain free services including advocacy to elders and lower income non-elders. Elder law issues include housing, durable power of attorney, guardianship, conservatorship benefits, nursing home issues, domestic relations, bankruptcies and more. Call 1-800-696-1501 and leave a message. If you have an urgent situation, leave a message and the need for an urgent response in your voice-mail message. 

Money Management Program 

Offered through BayPath, this free program assists low-income people 60 and over as well as persons with disabilities who have difficulty paying bills on time or managing money and who have no family or friends to help them. Certain income and asset guidelines may apply. Volunteers are background-checked, trained and supervised by BayPath staff. If you think you would benefit from this program, or have questions regarding the program, call BayPath at 508-573-7241

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) 

Our SHINE counselor is trained and certified to provide information, counseling and assistance regarding health insurance and benefits to seniors. This free program is available to elders, their families or caregivers and Medicare beneficiaries of all ages. To schedule a phone appointment with our SHINE counselor, call the Center at 508-359-3665 and we will confirm a telephone appointment for you.

Circuit Breaker Information

Massachusetts homeowners and renters age 65 and older may qualify for up to $4,380.00 in a cash refund or credit from the State department of Revenue for the past three years if your property taxes (or 25% of your rent) exceeds 10% of your annual income and you meet other qualifying criteria. Call the Center for a detailed information sheet on the guidelines. Also visit www.mass.gov/dor/seniors or call the Department of Revenue, Customer Service at 617-887-6367.

Home Loan Modification Program 

This program provides loans to make modifications to primary, permanent residences of elders, adults with disabilities and families with children with disabilities. Various loans are available based on income. For more information, contact the South Middlesex Opportunity Council at 508-202-5919, or www.mass.gov and search Home Modification Loan Program. .  

The Center Salon

Hair Salon: Make your appointment with Ginny Viles for Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; and Friday’s from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Men’s cut is $10. Women’s wash and blow dry is $12:00, and you must bring your own towel.



  1. Roberta Lynch, R.N.

    Director