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