Social Support Services
Caregivers Support Group
This group provides an opportunity for sharing, understanding, awareness and support. Meets the 4th Thursday of each month, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Workshops and individual counseling, by appointment only.
Volunteers coordinated by the Social Worker perform handyman services. This self-supporting program provides small repairs and safety work for Winchester seniors. Requests for assistance are coordinated by our Social Worker.
Interface Mental Health Referral Helpline
Do you or someone you love need help finding mental health services? Interface Referral Service is a free and confidential resource which connects Winchester residents with mental health professionals. The referral helpline is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and may be reached at 888-244-6843.
Geriatric social workers work to maintain and enhance the quality of life for older adults and their care partners, in conjunction with the nurse, as the adult ages in place. The Jenks Social Worker is here Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Our Social Worker provides referrals for various in-home support to assist, either short term or long term, with the physical challenges that accompany aging. She also is an advocate, gives advice and assistance with filling out forms, and acts as a liaison between healthcare professionals and the family. Our Social Worker also offers support for individuals facing difficult situations such as caregiving, memory loss, loss of someone close, retirement, and changes in health/wealth/lifestyle. House calls are available to the homebound upon request.
SHINE is an acronym for “Serving the Health Needs of Elders.” SHINE Counselors are volunteers who provide information, counseling, and assistance regarding health insurance and health benefit options. They understand the nuances of this changing field and help seniors maneuver through the system. Appointments required.