Outreach & Social Services

There are many services available through outreach at the Palmer Council on Aging. The outreach coordinator evaluates an elder's needs and provides access to services available. Office and home visits are available and remain strictly confidential.

Services Available
 
S.H.I.N.E. 
Application Assistance
Caregiver assistance
Tax Exemption
Sewer Abatement     
Elder Housing Assistance  
File of Life
Telephone Discount
Electric Discount                                                                                                                 
SNAP (Food Stamps)
 
Fuel Assistance
The Massachusetts Fuel Assistance Program helps residents living on fixed or low incomes by paying a portion of their heating bills from November 1st through April 30th. Eligibility guidelines for the 2022 - 2023 heating season are:

Number in Household Gross Income Limit
1 $42,411
2 $55,461
3 $68,511

If you received fuel assistance last year, you would receive a re-certification application in the mail. New applications can be filed at the senior center for 60+. You must call to schedule an appointment.

 
Prescription Advantage: Prescription Advantage is the state prescription drug assistance program for seniors and people with disabilities in Massachusetts. Prescription Advantage is now in continuous enrollment. To find out more information you can call Prescription Advantage @ 1-800 243-4636 or on the internet at www.800ageinfo.com. You can also set up a Shine appointment at the senior center or speak to the outreach worker.


  • Home Care
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Companion Program
  • Money Management
  • Protective Services/Elder Abuse