The Cohasset Outreach program (free service) is a personal link to citizens who are 60 years or older and the many benefits that are available in the community. Diane Picot, whom is our Outreach Coordinator, is available for confidential office and/or home visits and provide advocacy and referral services to elders and their caregivers. She is a caring link to the community for those who need relief from isolation, or need assistance with forms and insurances. Some of the benefit programs we assist with are:
- Fuel assistance
- SNAP (formerly food stamps)
- Prescription advantage
- Handicap placards
- Health safety net
- MASS Health
- Cohasset Housing Applications
Cohasset Community Contact List
Contact Elder Affairs if you are interested in having your name added to our emergency list available to older adults age 60 and above who are vulnerable during weather or other community wide emergencies. Participants in the program will receive telephone call check ins for safety concerns and well- being. This is a voluntary program and will only be shared with the Cohasset Fire, Police and Health departments for assistance when necessary.
The outreach worker is very knowledgeable about community resources and makes referrals to South Shore Elder Services for home care services and Meals on Wheels. We encourage and welcome any and all volunteers who are interested in visiting and helping elders on a regular basis.
Cohasset Cares Program
Any Cohasset resident aged 60 or over is eligible for a free assessment from Cohasset Cares. All services provided through Cohasset Cares are completely voluntary. Participants are under no obligation to accept the suggested improvements. Cohasset Cares stresses that they are not there to inspect your home or judge you. They are simply there to help, offer safety improvements and share information about available resources. To learn more, contact Siobhan Lynch at Cohasset Elder Affairs at (781) 383-9112.
Cohasset Food Pantry
Cohasset Food Pantry is here and ready to help individuals and families in Cohasset who need food assistance during difficult times. If you need assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For individuals without email access, please call 781-383-0219 extension 25. Please leave a message with your name and telephone number, and a volunteer will return your call. We are here for you and your family