Independence Plus program (VIP) supports veterans of any age that are
at risk of nursing home placement and their family caregivers by
providing home and community based services to enable them to continue
to live in their homes and communities. Eligible veterans receive a
comprehensive assessment, develop a service plan, and can purchase goods
and services that best meet their needs. VIP is jointly administered by
the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the Department of Veterans’
Did you know that our Social Services department provides assistance and guidance in so many areas, including health insurance, public benefits, referrals and more? For more information, please speak to one of our SHINE counselors, Sheila, Maryanne or Sandra.
The SHINE Program at the Peabody Senior Center provides free health insurance
information, counseling and assistance in navigating the Medicare and
MassHealth systems for seniors.
information, meet with a SHINE counselor. To make an appointment with a SHINE
counselor at the PCOA, please contact Sheila or Sandra at 978-531-2254. You may also call the
Regional SHINE office at Mystic Valley Elder Services at 781-388-4845.
Be prepared for your SHINE appointment by completing this form.
>>Click to link to National Senior Network for additional info>> The National Senior Network administers the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), a U.S. Department of Labor funded employment and training program for eligible mature workers age 55 and older. Through paid on the job experience in community based organizations (non profit or government) and classroom training, participants update their employability, marketable skills and fine tune their job hunting strategies and execution with NSN. Over 300 individuals worked through NSN last year.
>>Click here for LARGER IMAGE or Printable Version>> Eating fruits and vegetables each day is important for your health. HIP helps you buy more fruits and vegetables for your household. How does HIP work? We automatically enroll SNAP households in HIP. Use your SNAP benefits at one of our HIP retailers to buy fruits and vegetables. You will receive $1 for each dollar you spend on eligible fruits and vegetables, up to $40 monthly for 1-2 people.