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Helpful Resources for Seniors

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley:

http://www.esmv.org/

1-800-892-0890

They are a private non-profit agency serving elders and disabled adults who reside in Northeast Massachusetts. Established in 1974, our mission is to support an individual’s desire to make their own decisions, secure their independence, and remain living in the community safely.

Mass Options:

https://www.massoptions.org/massoptions/

1-844-422-6277

MassOptions Connections to services for elders and individuals with disabilities - simplified.

Community Teamwork Inc:

http://www.commteam.org/

(978) 459–0551

 Community Teamwork in Greater Lowell is a non-profit Community Action

Agency committed to helping low-income people become self-sufficient.

Lowell Regional Transit Authority:

http://www.lrta.com/

978-452-6161

LRTA’s mission is to provide convenient, comfortable, safe, reliable, cost-effective mobility services contributing to the economic vitality of the region.

SNAP Benefits:

www.mass.gov/snap

1-866-950-3663

Most families who meet the federal income rules can get SNAP benefits. SNAP benefits help you buy nutritious food that you need for your family.

 

Veterans’ Services:

http://www.mass.gov/veterans/

(617) 210-5480

 

Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs: http://www.mass.gov/elders/

617-727-7750

MassDOT Voluntary License Surrender: https://www.massrmv.com/rmv/forms/21860.pdf

857-368-8000

 

Lifeline:

https://www.fcc.gov/general/lifeline-program-low-income-consumers

1-855-455-8477

Since 1985, the Lifeline program has provided a discount on phone service for qualifying low-income consumers to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that phone service brings, including being able to connect to jobs, family and emergency services. In 2005, Lifeline discounts were made available to qualifying low-income consumers on pre-paid wireless service plans in addition to traditional landline service.

SHINE:

http://www.mass.gov/elders/healthcare/shine/serving-the-health-information-needs-of-elders.html

1-800-243-4636

The SHINE Program (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) is a state health insurance assistance program that provides free health insurance information, counseling and assistance to Massachusetts residents with Medicare and their caregivers.