Ever Growing - Never Old




The Council on Aging has two certified SHINE counselors available to assist elders in the community. SHINE counselors can help elders and Medicare beneficiaries understand their rights and benefits under Medicare and other health insurance coverage. Counselors can review present coverage, provide written comparisons of plans, protects elders from paying for bills they should not pay and prevent paying for unnecessary duplicate coverage. Counselors also help with claim forms and applications. They will make referrals when appropriate.

The Prescription Advantage program is administered by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the Division of Medical Assistance. Applications and assistance are available at the Council on Aging Office. The Prescription Advantage Program is a pharmacy assistance program for elder residents in Massachusetts that provides help to pay for prescription drugs. There is an open enrollment period as well as income and eligibility guidelines that must be met.  For more information visit Home Page - Prescription Advantage - Massachusetts State (prescriptionadvantagema.org)

Council on Aging Life Insurance & Long Term Care Review and Options

Massachusetts licensed Life Insruance and Long Term Care Insuruance agents are available monthly at the Senior Center for free 30-minute consultations.  For an appointment, call the Senior Center at 781-834-5581.
Sickroom Equipment Sickroom equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, canes and other equipment is available on loan free of charge. Call the Council on Aging to inquire.