Outreach and Advocate Center

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Homebound?
Please call for a visit from our social worker Linda Colby at 774-212-6925.



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Brown-Bag Food Program

. . . Do You Qualify?
We will distribute one bag of food, once a month, to
seniors and families who live in Yarmouth. If you are
receiving one or more of the following assistance
programs: Mass Health, Veterans Aid, SSI, AFDC, Food
Stamps, WIC, Head Start, Fuel Assistance, or TA, you
may be eligible. If you would like to qualify to receive a
bag of food each month, you will need to file a “one-time”
application by the fourth week of the month in order to
qualify for the following month. If you have already
qualified, pick up is scheduled for April 7th. Please call
our Outreach Department for additional information.

Elder Services Lunch Program


Healthy, delicious hot meals are served at our Center four days per week. A voluntary donation of
$2.00 per person is recommended, and lunches are served on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Friday. Please call to review the menu for each week and make reservations by calling 508-398-5060, 24 hours in advance, before 11:00 AM.

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Meals are delivered between 10 AM and Noon, Monday through Friday, except holidays. If you’re isolated and homebound, you can arrange for extra meals that you can use over the weekend. It’s easy to start delivery of Meals on Wheels. Simply call Information & Referral at 508-394-4630 or  1-800-244-4630.

“Drivers Needed” - just 2 hours any day, Monday thru Friday, mileage reimbursement, rewarding for both drivers and recipients. Call Gail or Tracy 508-398-5060.


March Meals on Wheels Menu

April Meals on Wheels Menu


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Alzheimer’s Support Group March 15 at 4:30 PM

Cognitive diseases affect one out of nine Americans over the age of 65. Personality and
behavioral changes leave families at a loss as to how to help their loved ones and themselves. These changes, that can occur over a long period of time, are what differentiate dementia from other age-related diseases. This group will help families develop better coping strategies, learn more about dementia, and help connect to support services in the community. This group is for adult children caring for aging parents, spouses, or anyone caring for a loved one with dementia.
Call 508-896-5170 for more information.

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SNAP - Food Program

There are special eligibility rules for seniors age 60+ to receive SNAP benefits.
Your net income may be over the limit, but there are many expenses you can deduct that may bring you down the eligibility guideline. The application is short and easy to fill out.
If you think you may be eligible, please make an appointment by calling Outreach

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Elder Abuse Coalition Goes Cape Wide 2017
March 27, April 24 at 1:00 pm
Our mission is to be a coalition that advocates and
supports seniors of all genders, to live independently,
with dignity and to live safely without worry of abuse
of any kind. We will accomplish this through a cross
disciplinary collaboration, engaging our community in
education and outreach and making those who abuse
accountable. We will assist and support each other
in a shared belief that all people are entitled to a life
free of violence.
All towns welcome.
Lead representatives: Chris Morin, Independence
House and Joe Gordon, County Sheriff.


scam protectionSCAM PROTECTION

Never give your credit card, banking, Social Security, Medicare numbers, or other personal information over the phone unless you initiated the call. Be skeptical of all unsolicited offers and thoroughly do your research. If you think you’ve been scammed, don’t be afraid or embarrassed to talk about it; waiting could make it worse. Call Outreach.


Barnstable Veterans Services
Did you know that 955 case files exist for Yarmouth veterans or widows at the Barnstable office? Are you a Veteran or Widow in need of help? Please contact our Veterans Services Agent, Edward F. Merigan at the main office located on 66 Falmouth Road in Hyannis, MA.
Telephone: 508-778-8740 Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Call for an office appointment or a home visit if you are a homebound Veteran or Widow.


  
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A new service linking elders, caregivers & individuals w/disabilities to services they need. CALL TOLL-FREE 1-844-422-6277 OR MassOptions.org -

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March 10th, April 14th at 10:30 AM
Our Outreach Coordinator facilitates the program that
meets on the second Friday of the month. This
program is structured to benefit anyone who is caring
for a loved one with numerous health conditions.
Professional guest speakers will provide additional
resources and supportive information. To participate,
pre-registration is required for your attendance by
calling our center at 508-394-7606 X 1335.


Lifeline Program
: What Consumers Should Know Starting on December 2, 2016, Lifeline Program consumers will have the choice (where available) of
applying their benefits to one type of service offering: fixed or mobile broadband internet; or landline or mobile voice service. Some carriers may offer
bundled package of landline or mobile telephone service and broadband.
For additional information regarding the Lifeline program, contact the Consumer Division of the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications
and Cable. Visit or Write: Consumer Division, Department of Telecomm   unications and Cable, 1000 Washington Street, Suite # 820, Boston, MA 02118.
    
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Consumers Hotline-operates Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Call: 1-800-392-6066 Email: consumer.complaints@state.ma.us /
Web: www.mass.gov/dtc

ESCCI Resource Page for Elders/Families
Senior Care Options (SCO). The Mass Health Senior Care Options (SCO) program is a comprehensive health plan that covers all of the services reimbursable under Medicare and Mass Health through a senior-care organization and its network of providers. The SCO program offers Mass Health Standard members aged 65 or older quality health care that combines
health services with social support services. By coordinating care and specialized geriatric support services, along with respite care for families and caregivers, SCO offers advantages for eligible Mass Health members over traditional fee-for-service care. You must have both Medicare and Mass Health Standard coverage. Elders on this program qualify for in-home service, similar to those provided by Elder Services (home making, companion service, personal care, homedelivered meals, etc.) Alternate services are included at no cost such as medication coverage, hearing aids, dental services, etc. Cape Cod has two agencies which both provide SCO services; at this time SCO is not available for Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard. Elders participating in this program are not eligible for Elder Services.
Tufts Health plan - 855-880-0056 Navicare - 877-255-7108
Site for more information:
http://www.tuftsmedicarepreferred.org/plans
http://www.navicare.org
http://www.mass-gov/eohhs/provier/insurance/masshealth/senior-care-options/senior-care-options-sco-and-providers.html

Prescription Drug Disposal Notice
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Yarmouth Police Department has a secured Drug Turn In Drop Box at One Brad Erickson Way, West Yarmouth.  Open to the public anytime 24/7. We encourage all seniors to dispose of all outdated and unused prescription drugs as part of their Fall cleaning and New Year organization processes!