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The Outreach Department serves as a liaison between the senior population (55 plus) and the services available to them.

These services include (but not limited to):

  • Direct service through consultations
  • Needs assessments
  • Crisis intervention
  • Home visits
  • General information and referrals to health, social, Veterans and legal services 
  • social, veteran and legal services

Assistance is available with all types of applications such as:

  • Housing/Health/Disability insurance forms, Social Security
  • Food stamps, DTA (Department of Transitional Assistance)
  • Cash assistance

Available programs are:

  • Employment Assistance, Friendly Visitor and Well-Being Checks
  • LifeLine (home monitoring system)
  • "R U OK" and "File of Life"(through Norfolk County Sheriff's Office)
  • Utility discount programs through NSTAR and Verizon
  • Fuel Assistance (SELF-HELP)
  • Citizen's Heating Oil
  • Work-Off Property Tax, Tax Abatement through the Assessors Office
  • Income Tax Preparation (AARP)
  • Medical Equipment Loan and Health Insurance