Senior Resources

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

Drop-In Grief Support — Loss of a loved one can be challenging. The group meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. with Lisa Donovan 

Caregiver Support Group— Do you need assistance navigating the care giving journey? This group meets on the last Thursday of the month at

Nursing Services – Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. with Gaby Harrison, N.P. BP checks and more.

Public Health Nurse– Brenda Healy R.N. is available for consultation each Wednesday  

Health Insurance Counseling - S.H.I.N.E. phone appointments are available by calling the Center. 


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 online services. The COA has information on requirements for the Real I.D. which can be picked up at the Center or mailed out, if requested.


Veteran Service — Office Hours - Veteran’s Service Officer, Mark Bryson is available to assist you by calling 1-508-906-3025


Fuel Assistance — If you need assistance or have questions regarding Fuel Assistance, please call the Center at 508-359-3665 and ask for Lisa Donovan.


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

Adult Respite Care Program 

Are you a caregiver looking for a few minutes to yourself? Our Virtual Club Program is on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Your loved one can join Kathy and Tricia for conversation, music, gardening talk, dog therapy and a variety of virtual activities. Call Kathy Powers at 508-359-3665 for more information.

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: To make your appointment please call The Center at 508-359-3665 and we will connect with Ginny on your behalf.

Information and Referral 

The COA provides accurate information on elder services to Medfield families. We have information on local, state and national services that may benefit you. Our staff will answer your questions and find appropriate resources. Call for information. 

Outreach Services 

Consultation and assistance with government and legal paperwork, information on insurance benefits, food stamps, tax refunds, fuel assistance, caregiver and low-vision support groups are available through our Outreach Department with Lisa Donovan. Phone - call appointments are encouraged. 

Health and Wellness 

In cooperation with the Medfield Board of Health, masks must be worn when out in public, social-distancing is recommended and frequent hand-washing is a must!

Meals on Wheels 

A hot mid-day meal is delivered to seniors who are homebound. Call HESSCO at 1-781-784-4944 to begin service. A $3.00 donation per meal is suggested. 

RMV Near Me 

Call the Center to see if we can help you with license or registration renewals. Available on Monday afternoons. 

Medical Equipment 

The COA has a shed (thanks to FOSI) filled with medical equipment available to loan as needed. We carry an inventory of wheelchairs, walkers, shower benches, canes, and baskets. The items are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for Medfield residents. Please return when no longer needed. 

Low -Vision Information 

As we age, things change including our vision. Resources are available. Call Lisa Donovan for information.

Caregiver Support 

If you have questions about care giving, call the Center and we can help you navigate those challenges that you may be facing.

Volunteering 

If you have interest in volunteering for the COA, we have a place for you. Call Susan Bernstein and set up a phone call appointment to discuss the options at the Center. 

Large-Print Newsletter 

Pick up a large-print copy of the newsletter at the Center by request.

Kingsbury Club 

Senior Swim suspended until further notice.

Low Hearing Support 

Hearing loss happens as we age. Contact Susan Bernstein for information on ways to manage your hearing loss.

Blood Pressure Checks

Roberta Lynch, COA Director and RN, is available for blood pressure checks. Call for an appointment! 

  1. Roberta Lynch, R.N.

    Director