109 Skillings Road
Winchester, MA  01890

Email: info@jenkscenter.org

Phone: 781-721-7136

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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. 

 

 

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. 


 

Legal Consultation

 

Last Monday of each month, 10:00 a.m. - Noon.  Appointments required.

Social Worker

 

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 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.

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

David Bowie

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