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Social Support Services

Social Worker

The Jenks Center Social Worker connects Winchester residents with information, programs and services. 

Days/Times: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 4:00 PM

Location: The Jenks Center (Social Workers Office is Located on Lower Level)

Services: Social Support Services Include:

  • Enrichment and lifelong learning programs

  • Information/referral and short-term case management/counseling services

  • Assistance with unmet needs

  • Consultation on life changes

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. 

Financial Counseling

Workshops and individual counseling, by appointment only.

Handyman Services

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. 

Snow Shoveling

Each year the Jenks maintains a list of individuals and businesses available if you are a resident in need of assistance with shoveling.  Please click the link Snow Shoveling to get more information. For clients with additional needs, e-mail the social worker at the Jenks Center at snorton@winchester.us or call 781-721-7136. 

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.

SHINE Counselors

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.

Free Tax Preparation

E-File Your 2023 Federal and State Income Taxes

Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings

Starting February 5, 2024

  • In affiliation with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, we will offer free preparation of federal and state tax returns for low- and moderate-income taxpayers, by appointment only, starting on Monday, February 5, 2024, through Friday April 12, 2024.

  • Call the Jenks at 781-721-7136 to make an appointment.

You must have all information forms filled out in advance of your arrival and remain at the Jenks for about 1 ¼ to 1 ½ hours. 

Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been."

David Bowie

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