Health & Services

SHINE

Day:   By appointment

Time:  By appointment

Cost:  Free

Instructor:  Sandy Dorfman, SHINE counselor at the Senior Center is available for appointments. Please call the Center to schedule an appointment, 508-429-0622.

Description: SHINE counselors are volunteers and have taken courses on Medicare in order to help seniors make decisions regarding Medicare options. SHINE can help if YES is your answer to any of the following:

Are you turning 65 in the next 3-5 months and are confused by the mailings?

Are you having trouble paying for prescriptions?

Are you unhappy with your Medigap or Medicare Advantage Plan?

Do you ignore all mailings from your health plans?

All appointments are made by calling the receptionist. Some questions may be answered by emailing shineholliston@gmail.com

 

Podiatry Clinic

Dr. Cooper is at the Center once a month, please check the newsletter for dates or call 508-429-0622.   As always, appointments are required. A check for $35.00 (payable to the Dr. Cooper) is due at the time of the appointment. Call the Center to schedule an appointment in advance.

 

Blood Pressure Clinic

Date:  Tuesday  

Time:  9:00am- 10:00am

Cost: Free

Description:  The Holliston Senior Center hosts a free blood pressure clinic every Tuesday morning from 9:00am -10:00am.  Barbara, a retired Holliston nurse, will take your blood pressure and help you keep track of your numbers.  And if you are a retired nurse, and would like to volunteer when Barbara is away, please call us and let us know!

 

Outreach Services

The Holliston Senior Center offers a wide variety of social services as well as information and referral to area seniors, family members and to the community at large.

The center directly provides the following assistance:

Information and Referral: Information is available for a wide variety of services including but not limited to: Senior Housing, Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, and Retirement communities. We also provide information on a variety of home care services, meals on wheels programs, counseling services, friendly visitor programs, hospice services and emergency response systems. Information can also be provided for assistance programs such as food stamps, Mass Health and SSI. Please contact the Outreach Coordinator for information on any of these programs.

 

Medical Equipment: The center loans out a variety of medical equipment to any resident in need. Items include walkers, canes, crutches, wheelchairs, tub seats and a variety of other items. Equipment can be borrowed for short or long term use depending on availability. Contact the Outreach coordinator for more information. Donations of these items are also gladly accepted.

 

Fuel Assistance: The senior center is Holliston's intake site for fuel assistance applications regardless clients' age. The heating season for fuel assistance is November 1 through April 30. Residents are seen by appointment only and should also call ahead to find out what information they need to bring with them. All information is compiled and sent to SMOC in Framingham and they determine eligibility and amounts and notify clients of approval and amount to be received.

 

File of Life Cards: The center offers at no cost "File of Life" cards which is a nationally recognized emergency information packet made up of a wallet version and a magnetic pouch for your refrigerator. Personal medical information is completed on each card and they are placed in red pouches which are universally recognized by emergency services personnel. A copy of the wallet version should also be placed in any "To Go" bag a person may have for emergencies.

 

Transportation: The Outreach Coordinator also acts as the Transportation Coordinator for the Senior Center. All van rides are scheduled through the Outreach Coordinator. The Center provides transportation for grocery shopping, several of the senior center programs including the twice weekly nutrition program, to medical appointments in the surrounding communities and for local errands. For more information see the transportation page or contact the Outreach coordinator.

 

Drug Collection Unit

MedReturn Drug Collection Unit at the Holliston Police Station ~ By Chief John Moore

Holliston residents now have a free, safe method to dispose of unused and/or expired prescription medication thanks to a new drug collection program. Med Return Drug Collection Box is now available at the Holliston Police Station on Washington Street. The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office purchased the units for the department through drug forfeiture funds.

The Holliston Police Department and the Senior Center encourage everyone to clean out your medicine cabinet and deposit your old drugs in this safe and free collection unit.