>Be residents of Massachusetts
>Apply to STCC, and be accepted into a degree or certificate program
>Show proof of age (age 60 before the start of the semester)
>Make satisfactory academic progress while enrolled at STCC
>Not be in default of any student loans
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Mar 28, 2017
A statewide, toll-free telephone hotline for assistance on a wide range of elder issues such as debt and debt collection practices, health insurance, home improvement, landlord/tenant issues, long-term care insurance, scam awareness and telemarketing. Open Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
1-888-AG-ELDER, (1-888-243-5337), TTY: (617) 727-4765
Assists consumers, families and professionals seeking information and resources on elder care services. Information is provided on approximately 40,000 programs and services for elders in Massachusetts. You can also call: 617-727-7750 (TTY : MassRelay 711)
Care At Home - for frail elders and adults with disabilities
Caregiver Support - training, support and some financial assistance
Housing - congregate housing and other options for older adults
Health Care Options - health and wellness programs
Food & Nutrition - Meals on Wheels and community dining
Places to go for Daily Activities
Employment, Training & Education
Complaints & Concerns About Programs & Services
A federal program of the Social Security Administration that makes monthly payments to certain people who are age 65 or older, blind or disabled. Massachusetts adds more money to SSI payments for Massachusetts residents. This is called the State Supplement Program, or SSP.
Assists elders and their families in identifying services and opportunities in housing, health care, home care, meals & nutrition, caregiver support, service organizations, regulations and statistics, and employment and civic engagement.
For more information call 413-781-8800
Hot, well-balanced lunches delivered to homebound individuals of at least 60 years of age living in Brimfield, Hampden, Holland, Palmer, Springfield, Wales, and Wilbraham. Delivered Monday - Friday between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Located in senior centers, elder complexes and other convenient places, congregate meal sites are where people age 60 and over can enjoy good food and good company. Participants receive a nutritious noon meal and have the opportunity to socialize and make new acquaintances. Participants are asked to make a $2.00 donation per meal to help underwrite a portion of the cost.
Free bag of healthy groceries to eligible seniors once a month at local senior centers and community organizations. Must be over age 55 and meet certain income guidelines. Call the Food Bank at (413) 247-9738 or 1-800-247-9632 to apply.
Helps low-income individuals, age 55 and older, gain employment through training, counseling, and paid community service assignments at non-profit organizations in the communities, prior to transitioning into the private sector.
Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center, 1476 Roosevelt Ave., Springfield MA 01109, Telephone: 413-787-6785, TTY: 413.787.6154
Mon-Fri 7:00 a.m.-4:30 .p.m.
Works to improve and enhance the quality of life for elder residents in Springfield. It advocates, plans, develops, coordinates and provides social services as well as information and referral services for Springfield's elder citizens.