Description of Services:
- Information and referral, needs assessment, crisis intervention and service coordination
- Financial Assistance
- Senior Health Outreach Programs: Nursing consultation, home visits and assessments.
- Blood Pressure Screenings offered in conjunction with the Fire Department.
- Nutrition/Meals on Wheels: The Senior Service's nutrition program, in collaboration with Minuteman Senior Services, offers lunch Monday, Wednesday and Friday for a suggested donation. For individuals who have difficulty shopping and cooking on their own, Meals on Wheels are home delivered daily by volunteers
- Senior Service Program: Seniors volunteer to work for town and school departments in exchange for property tax abatements.
Activities for citizens 60 years of age and older and those with disabilities, can be found at the new Community Center at 39 Marrett Road.
Activities for Seniors are supported by the Council on Aging board, appointed by the Town Manager, and the Friends of the Council on Aging, a group who raises funds and provides other support to the organization.
A list of activities can be found in our newsletter, published every other month and mailed to all residents 65 and older. For a schedule of this month's events and groups click on the Newsletter link in the left hand column.
- Classes/Shared Interests Groups: Programming is offered at the Community Center, including volunteer led shared interest groups, fee-for-service classes, exercise and games. Lectures are offered on a variety of topics, including finance and legal issues.
- Health/Wellness: Professionals in the fields of health lead classes on wellness, nutrition, and prevention. Podiatry services are available.
- Travel: Trips to places of interest in the Boston and New England area.
- Library/Fix-It Shop: Comfortable reading space with books and newspapers and a Fix-It Shop, whose volunteers repair small household items for the community; a small donation is requested.
- AARP Income Tax Assistance: Offered by trained volunteers during February, March and April.
- Medical Insurance Counseling: Offered by professionally trained SHINE counselors, through Minuteman Senior Services.
- Support Groups Offering may include: Bereavement, Parkinson's, Prostate Cancer and Caregiver Support.
- O.W.L.L. (Older and Wiser Lifelong Learners) is a program of the Lexington Council on Aging supported by a grant from the Dana Home Foundation.
|Hemali Shah, M.A., LSW||Assistant Director of Senior Services||781-698-4842|
|Alicia Grunes, RN, BSN||Human Services Nurse||(781) 698-4847|