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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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.
Beginning February 6 through April 14th, 2023: Monday, Wednesday and Friday Mornings: Appointments Required: 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 6, 2023. Due to the ongoing Pandemic, we are conducting “low-contact” tax preparation again this year. You must enter through the front door and provide Covid-19 vaccination documentation and will have completed all information forms in advance. Upon meeting with a tax preparation volunteer you may wait in the building or leave the building if needed. Appointments are required, please call the Jenks.