Support Groups & Services

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Image result for sewing imagesAlterations

by “Hems n’ Hassles.”
 - Josie will provide you with common alteration and sewing needs on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.  Please call Senior Center @ ext 1330 for appointment.

Routine Foot Care     > Accepting New Clients < Routine Foot Care  is scheduled monthly at our Center.  Diabetics must see an MD/Podiatrist.  Service provided by licensed nurse, and each appointment is 30 minutes at $30.00. The next two month’s appointments are Tuesday, September 5th & October 10th, Thursday, September 7th & 14th and October 12th.  Arrangements may be scheduled for home visits for $50.00. Please call the Senior Center for appointment @ ext.1330.

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The Yarmouth Senior Center and VNA Hospice bereavement support program are pleased to offer a supportive environment, share with others who are
also grieving, and learn new coping strategies. This ongoing, confidential, bi-monthly group is open to anyone who has lost a loved one through death. It is 
facilitated by Nancy Higgins, LICSW, Bereavement Counselor, VNA Hospice. The group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM.  If you have any specific questions about this group, please call Nancy Higgins, LICSW, at 508-957-7715.

Alzheimer’s Support Group
Wednesday, September 20th and October 18th @ 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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Blood Pressure Clinic

 
 Every Wednesday from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM. Schedule is on a first-come, first-served
basis, with the Clinic closing promptly at 1:00 PM. No late arrivals.

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Consumer Assistance Council

 
Stands up for consumer rights, cuts through red tape, gets answers and results, all provided at no charge to the consumer and conveniently located in Hyannis. Call 1-800-867-0701 or
1-508-771-0700.

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Promoting justice in Massachusetts with legal information 2016 Poverty Guidelines
US Department of Health and Human Services website. https:/aspe.hhs.gov/ poverty-guidelines
                                              Household size for one
                                              100% poverty $11,880
                                              125% poverty $14,850


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American Legion Post #197 Meetings are scheduled for the second Monday of each month from 2:00 PM-4:30 PM at our Center. All Vets are welcome. Please call Forrest Thorpe at 508-367-5740 for information. Please bring old flags into the Senior Center so that we may dispose of them reverently.



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Medical Equipment Loans

 


 - “CALL IN ADVANCE”
Pick-up & Drop-off accepted from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
We maintain a rotating supply of medical equipment
to borrow.
Equipment must be inspected, MUST Be Clean and in excellent condition.
We only accept donations of adjustable canes, rolling walkers with seats (rollators), shower chairs, transfer benches and wheelchairs

Nu-Voice of Cape Cod 

— a social and support group for laryngectomees holds monthly meetings at our Center at 11:00 AM every second Thursday of the month. Call Bill Beardsley at
508-419-1307 for additional information.


Neuropathy Support Group

Meets at the Orleans Senior Center, 150 Rock Harbor Road, Orleans, MA 02653. Call Kristina Meservey at 774-207-0153 or 860-912-3111 for additional information.


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Attention Dads and Grand Dads

 - Eric Hauck will host Lower/Outer Cape Dads’ Talk (usually the first Wednesday each month) at the Harwich Community Center from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. There's always free dinner and child care for those who need it. The Community Center is at 100 Oak Street in Harwich. I highly recommend attending this group. Please call 508-771-4336 or email beverly@capecoalition.com so they know that you're coming.

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 Cape Cod Area Support Group --

Alienated Grandparents Anonymous, Inc. (AGA) Cape Cod Area Support Group -- 2nd Wednesday of Each Month at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Barnstable Sr. Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis. AGA provides information & support to grandparents who feel alienated or estranged from access to their grandchildren. Group participation is free. If interested, please contact Kathy at
AGA.CapeCod@gmail.com or 508-563-3567.


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SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or the Cape & Islands Crisis Hotline at 800-322-1356 .

 
Sight-Loss Services at 900 Route 134 South, Unit 3-25, South Dennis. For more information, call Sight Loss Services at 508-394-3904 or 800-427-6842 or Email: info@sightloss.org.


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HOUSING EMERGENCY LOAN PROGRAM

Funds of up to $20,000 per home are available in the form of a fifteen (15) year, 0% interest, deferred forgivable loan. For more information or to request an application, PLEASE CONTACT:
Kimberly Bourgea 508-432-0015 x 109 kim@hech.org or www.hech.org

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How can SHINE help you?
State-certified SHINE counselors are trained regarding the enrollment rules that apply to your personal situation and your personal coverage choices. SHINE counselors are happy to talk with you at any time of the year, and they can analyze your needs and compare available plans to find you the most comprehensive coverage at the best price for you.
Please call the senior center to make an appointment with a SHINE counselor.

SHINE news… 
Trained SHINE volunteers offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of Medicare and related health insurance programs. Please call the senior center to schedule an appointment with a SHINE Counselor.

MEDICARE’S OPEN ENROLLMENT
The Open Enrollment Period (Oct 15 – Dec 7, 2017) for Medicare
Advantage Plans (Part C) and Prescription Drug Plans (Part D)
will be here before you know it, and it is very important to
re-evaluate your Medicare options for 2018 during this period.
Each year Medicare plans can change premiums, deductibles,
co-pays and the prescription formulary (list of drugs they cover).
In addition, Medicare Advantage Plans (HMOs, PPOs) often add
and/or drop primary and specialty physicians, skilled nursing
facilities and hospitals.
Your current plan is required to notify you by September 30th of
any changes for the coming year. This letter is called the Annual
Notice of Coverage (ANOC) - please make sure you review it. If
you decide to stay with your current plan, there is no further action
required. If you switch your Medicare Advantage (Part C) or
Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) Plan during the Open
Enrollment Period, it will take effect January 1, 2018 (Please
note - this enrollment period may not affect you if you have retiree
coverage).

SHINE appointments fill up quickly, so don’t forget to call the senior
center early October and let us know that you would like a
SHINE appointment for this year’s open enrollment.


Image result for national do not call list images National Do-Not-Call List

The national Do-Not-Call list protects home voice or personal wireless phone numbers only. Once you place your numbers on this list, callers are prohibited from making telephone solicitations to those numbers.
You can register your phones at no charge by calling 1-888-382-1222(VOICE) or 1-866-290-4236 (TTY) Via internet: www.donotcall.gov You must call from the phone number you are registering. It will remain on list until you remove it.


Image result for energy committee     Yarmouth Energy Committee
Office Hours: Mondays from 2PM to 4PM
Energy-related questions about electric bills, energy audits, weatherization or solar?
Bring them in any Monday afternoon for personalized consumer advice from a member of Yarmouth’s Town Energy Committee. RSVP ext. 1330.


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Call 508-394-7606 for your appointment today! https:/www.benefitscheckup.org/
Benefits Checkup is a free service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), a nonprofit service and advocacy organization in Washington, DC. Benefits Checkup asks a series of questions to help identify benefits that could save you money and cover the costs of everyday expenses. Here are the types of expenses you may get help with: Medications, Food, Utilities, Legal Costs, Health Care, Housing, In- Services, Taxes, Transportation, Employment Training. You can service yourself using this tool and/or review with us in Outreach at Yarmouth Senior Services by making an appointment or for additional information.
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