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Seniors

General Information

Maynard Council on Aging
Information on a variety of services for seniors, including the COA Van.
978-897-1009

Minuteman Senior Services 
Free information about a wide range of elder services and programs including home care, respite care, dementia care, health insurance/public benefits, educational opportunities, private care management and more.  Will direct callers to appropriate resources.
888-222-6171 (phone)
781-275-1285 (TTY)

Provides links to information about senior agencies and benefit programs, elder abuse and protective services, and the social security retirement program.  Also includes a "How do I?" FAQ section, and capability to do a keyword search for resources.

Includes online tools for needs assessment and finding matching services.  For MA elders and their families. 

Comprehensive guide providing information and links on a breadth of topics, including finance, legal, housing, healthcare, learning, transportation, recreation, advocacy and more.



Advocacy

The Official Website of the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs.  Provides links and information on advocacy groups working for seniors.

Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons.  

Hard of Hearing Advocates
Advocacy group that seeks to improve life for hard of hearing persons.

National Federation for the Blind
Advocacy group for the blind.



Community

Maynard Senior Citizens' Club
Age 60+.  Make new acquaintances, discuss trips, sign up for various outings.  
978-897-2423 (membership)
978-897-1839 (activities)

Maynard Senior Citizens' Center
Free activities.  Call for current hours/activities.
978-897-1326

Mass.gov-Civic Engagement
The Official Website of the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs.  This site has links to volunteering opportunities for seniors.



Education

Middlesex Community College
Low or minimal fee for seniors, space allowing.

Mass.gov - Education
The Official Website of the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs.  Provides contact information for a list of Lifelong Learning Institutes (LLIs) in Mass. LLIs offer a wide range of educational courses with no tests, term papers, or credits.



Finance

Free tax preparation for federal and state income taxes for seniors.  Provided by AARP during tax season.  Call the Maynard Council on Aging for details.  
978-897-1009

MIT's Caregiver Handbook - Financial Planning
Comprehensive guide providing information and links on the topic of financial planning for seniors.



Food Assistance

Maynard Food Pantry.  
Individuals and families in need shop for free.  Currently open Mondays from 10AM-12PM.
978-897-8340.  

Open Table (Maynard) 
Offers a community supper and food pantry.    

Meals on Wheels
Nutritious meals are delivered to home bound seniors, age 60 or older, and their spouses.  Run by Minuteman Services.
978-263-8720

Eating Together  Concord Street Circle. Gather and socialize over a nutritious meal. 
339-234-3726

Food Stamps.  The Maynard Council on Aging has the application form.  978-897-1009.



Fuel Assistance

Maynard Council on Aging
Call the Maynard Council on Aging for information on a fuel assistance program run by South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC).
978-897-1009

Offers oil heat for those in need.

Mass Resources - Energy and Utility Assistance
Information on a range of assistance programs available in MA.



Health/Wellness

The Official Website of the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Provides information and links on a variety of health related topics including the Prescription Advantage, MassHealth, CommonHealth, long term care, chronic disease and rehabilitation hospitals, and coordinated care systems.

Health Benefits Counseling  
Free health insurance counseling for seniors under the SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) program.


Elder Abuse Hotline
800-922-2275

Senior Walking Clubs
This document provides a list of nearby walking clubs for seniors.  Stow's walking club is open to Maynard seniors.  For other towns, please call the number listed to check.




Housing

The Official Website of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.  Provides links and information on a number of housing related topics including assisted living, supporting housing, congregate housing, continuing care retirement communities, and reverse mortgage counselors.

Non-profit elder day care.

Maynard Housing Authority. 
Assistance with rent subsidies and public housing.
978-897-8738

MIT's Caregiver Handbook-Housing
Comprehensive guide providing information and links on the topic of housing and seniors.



Legal Services

Free legal aid to those with low income.

Middlesex County Bar Association
Offers a free information clinic and referral service to those with low income.



LGBT
LGBT Aging Project
An advocacy group that offers programs and services geared toward the LGBT senior community.  Includes community meals, healthy aging programs, bereavement support groups, and more.



Transportation

Maynard Council on Aging (COA) Van
Low-cost transportation to medical appointments and shopping.   Monthly trips to select shopping destinations.  Call for reservations.
978-897-1032

MBTA
Half fare with Senior Citizen Card.


Magazines
*Magazines are located on the second floor of the library, next to the elevator.*  Magazines can be checked out, except for the most recently received issue.  

AARP (Bi-monthly)

AARP Bulletin (Monthly)


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