Outreach Programs

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. This department consists of an outreach worker and LICSW social worker. Appointments are available confidentially in the office or in the home and provide advocacy and referral services to elders and their caregivers. The outreach department is a caring link to the community for those who need relief from isolation, or need assistance with forms and insurance. 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
  • Mental health concerns

Cohasset Community Contact List

Contact Elder Affairs if you are interested in having your name added to our emergency list, which is available to older adults age 60 and above who are vulnerable during weather or other community wide emergencies.

Participants in this 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 as necessary.

Social Worker

Cohasset Elder Affairs offers the professional advocacy of a LICSW trained to assist individuals with complex issues. Please contact us for a confidential consultation.

Outreach Worker

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.

For any questions you may about the Cohasset Cares Program or to schedule an appointment time for your residence please call (781) 383-0616 and select OPTION #1.

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 cohassetfoodpantry@gmail.com. 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.

South Shore Grief Support Group

Hosted by Scituate Senior Center

Are you trying to navigate your way thru a profound loss in your life? This challenging and difficult journey is not meant to navigate alone. There is great healing power in the dynamics of a support group, with a unique collective wisdom and compassion to help you in your journey to recovery.

We invite you to join our Grieve Not Alone- Grief Support Group, hosted by the Scituate Senior Center. We will launch this 16-session program on Thursday September 21st and then will meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month in the Humarock Room from 10:30am – 12N, followed by the option to share lunch together in the beautiful Senior Center dining room. 

Over the course of this 16-session series, we will explore a different theme at each workshop. We will learn about the various stages and phases of grief, and the impact that grief has on your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. We will share ideas, challenges, inspiration and hope. We will learn how to develop new strength and resolve to rebuild and find new meaning and purpose in life. Here is a preview of the first five topics/dates we will explore together: 

  • Sept 21st: TIME: A time to Grieve – A time to Heal
  • Oct 5th: PATHWAYS: The Cycles and Paths of Grief
  • Oct 19th: FEELINGS: Physical and Emotional Reactions
  • Nov 2nd: MYTHS & TRUTHS about GRIEF
  • Nov 16th: SEASONS: Preparing for the Holidays

Susan Drevitch Kelly, experienced Life Coach, will facilitate our meetings, providing guidance, insight and compassionate support. This group is open to all who are dealing with grief and loss of a loved one.

Advanced registration is required; there is a 15-member maximum capacity. Please contact Jessica Souke, Activities Coordinator at the Senior Center 781-545-8875 X4 for additional information and registration.

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    Diane Picot

    Assistant Director and Outreach Coordinator

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    Patricia Faletra