The Mission of the Cohasset Elder Affairs is to offer outstanding programs and services that provide for the physical, social, and emotional wellbeing of our older adults by assisting them to lead independent, stimulating, and self-reliant lives as members of the community. The primary goals of the Cohasset Elder Affairs Department are as follows:
Provide education for older adults and families on critical current senior issues
Provide outreach services for seniors unable to access the senior center
Provide programs that promote healthy life style choices while stimulating the mind and increasing happiness and laughter
Foster inter generational programs that will enrich the lives of older adults, families, and children
Click HERE to register for Cohasset Elder Affairs Programming!
• Click HERE for information on homecare services including Meals on Wheels
• Click HERE for information regarding Elder issues, concerns, and information from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Executive Office of Elder Affairs
• Click HERE for the Norfolk County Sheriff Department's "Are You Okay" Program
• Click HERE for Norfolk County District Attorney's Office
Serving Health Information Needs for the Elderly (SHINE)
The SHINE Program is a state health insurance assistance program that provides free health insurance information, counseling, and assistance to Massachusetts residents with Medicare and their caregivers. The goal of the program is to assist elders in understanding their Medicare and Massachusetts Health benefits and other health insurance options. The Elder Affairs Office has a SHINE counselor who is trained and certified by the Executive Officer of Elder Affairs in many areas of health insurance, Medigap insurance, HMO, retiree insurance plans, prescription drug programs, Medicaid, Medicare assistance programs, and other programs for people with limited resources.