The Pembroke Council on Aging (COA) welcomes all seniors.
Director & SHINE Counselor
144 Center St.
Pembroke, MA 02359
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Linda Osborne, Chairman : term expires 2014
Kenneth Girten, vice-chair: term expires 2015
Kathleen Toole, Treasurer: term expires 2016
John Melchin: term expires 2014
Janet DeBarge, term expires 2016
term expires 2015
The Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
The Council on Aging at 144 Center Street announces that the Activity Room will be closed during the week of November 24 through November 28, 2014 while the floors are refinished. The Council on Aging’s offices and the Meals on Wheels program will be open and run as scheduled Monday through Wednesday, November 24 through November 26. The COA will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and November 28, in observance of Thanksgiving.
The inaugural episode of Elder Savvy, hosted by Pembroke Council on Aging Director Mary Willis is now showing on the Pembroke Government Channel (Comcast 15). Tuesday at 11:30am Thursday at 11:30am Friday at 8:00am and 6:00pm Saturday at 6:00pm To watch the episode on your computer use PACTV's Video on Demand service by visiting, www.pactv.org/video_on_demand . For questions about the show or Government Access, call Dave Antoine at 508-830-6999.
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Eligible residents can apply for Lifeline Wireless Cell phones . Download the brochure here!
Did you know? The Council offers:
FREE LEGAL ADVICE FOR 60+ SENIORS
Attorney Conroy is available between 1:00 - 3:00 on the 3rd Wednesday of each month to discuss simple legal problems and answer questions.
Appointment must be made through the Pembroke COA office (781-294-8220)
PODIATRIST FOR 60+ SENIORS
If Pembroke Schools
are cancelled, the Pembroke COA will not have any van or medical (volunteer) transportation.
If the Town of Pembroke Town Hall is closed or has delayed opening, the Pembroke COA will follow Town hall guidelines.
If the Old Colony Elder Services cancels Meals on Wheels, there will be no deliveries or congregate meals (lunch at council.)
Holidays: Closed all legal holidays.
Meals-on-Wheels or congregate meals questions, please call 781-294-4645.
SHINE: Serving Health Information needs of Elders
1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636) option: 3. www.mass.gov/elders
Prescription Advantage: 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636) option: 2. TTY: 1-800-610-0241 www.800ageinfo.com
Medicare:1-800-medicare (1-800-633-4227) TTY: 1-827-486-2048. www.medicare.gov
Social Security: 1-800-722-1213. TTY: 1-800-325-0778 www.socialsecurity.gov
Masshealth: 1-800-841-2900. TTY: 1-800-497-4648. www.mass.gov/masshealth
Mass Medline: 1-866-1617
Medicare Advocacy: 1-800-323-3205
Confused about health reform? Wondering what it means for older Americans?
"We’re out to set the record straight. We’ve launched a national educational campaign to help seniors understand what’s in the new health reform law and how it will affect them. Our facts are drawn from the law itself and from numerous non-partisan sources." This information is directly from the National Council on Aging.
See Council on Aging Calendar for full list of upcoming events.
Hot Lunch Program: (781)-294-4645 (Reservations must be made a week ahead)