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Gazebo Sign
A gazebo on the town common presents an inviting spot in downtown Norfolk/Photos by Stephen Corso

Not sure where to start?
An excellent starting point for any caregiver is a call to your local ASAP's information and referral department to learn about all the services and resources available in your area. The ASAP information and referral department can provide valuable guidance and assistance throughout your caregiving journey. Your town's Council on Aging is another essential tool to help you understand and access available resources for your loved one.

Aging Services Access Point/AAA

HESSCO Elder Services

One Merchant Street
Sharon, MA 02067

781-784-4944

www.hessco.org

Aging Services Access Points, commonly referred to as ASAPs, are one-stop entry points for all of the services and benefits available to seniors in Massachusetts. ASAPs manage the Massachusetts Home Care Program, Meals on Wheels, Money Management Program and Caregiver Support Program, as well as provide information and referrals for senior services such as home care, housing options, public benefits, legal assistance, hospice care, the ombudsman program, health insurance, senior companions and adult day care. HESSCO also serves as a federal Area Agency on Aging (AAA), receiving and disbursing federal funding under the Older Americans Act.

Senior Center/Council on Aging

Norfolk Council on Aging

Director: Christine Quinn
28 Medway Branch Road,
Norfolk, MA 02056

508-528-4430

www.virtualnorfolk.org
/public_documents/
norfolkma_coa/index

Councils on Aging (COAs) are local volunteer organizations that offer information and direct services to seniors, their caregivers and other people with aging issues. COAs are part of the local government, and work with other senior agencies and city/town departments to provide social, recreational, health, safety and educational programs for seniors in their communities. Most COAs operate Senior Centers for area residents age 60 or older. COAs are also home to each town’s SHINE Program representatives, who provide free, confidential and unbiased health insurance information, assistance and counseling.


Town Departments

Veterans Benefits

Agent: Bill Conkin
17 Emerson Street,
Mendon, MA 01756

508-473-3407


Community Groups

The Norfolk Grange Hall
The Norfolk Grange Hall, built in 1863
as a Baptist church, is listed in the
National Register of Historic Places
/Photo by Stephen Corso

Neighbor Brigade – Norfolk chapter

Neighbor Brigade is a non-profit organization that establishes and mobilizes community-based networks of volunteers to provide immediate and free assistance to neighbors experiencing sudden crises such as cancer treatment, illness, accident or other tragedy. Neighbor Brigade volunteers provide critical support services such as home-delivered meals, transportation to and from medical appointments and home maintenance help.

www.neighborbrigade.org
/chapters/NorfolkMA/


Home Delivered Meals

Elder Nutrition Program, HESSCO Elder Services

HESSCO Elder Services’ nutrition program operates a Meals on Wheels program serving the south Norfolk County area. Home delivered hot lunch meals are available five days a week to people 60 years of age or older, and their spouses, who have limited mobility and are unable to prepare meals because they lack the physical, emotional or cognitive ability to attend a meal site or prepare a nutritious meal.

781-784-4944


Community Dining Sites

HESSCO Elderly Lunch Program

HESSCO Elder Services’ nutrition program operates hot lunch programs serving individuals 60 years and older, and their spouses, who live in the south Norfolk County area. A confidential donation of $3.00 for each meal is suggested.

Meals are available at:

Norfolk Senior Center

28 Medway Branch
Norfolk, MA 02056

508-541-6872


Food Pantries

Norfolk Food Pantry

Emmanuel Baptist Church
63 Rockwood Road (Route 115)
Norfolk, MA 02056

508-528-5862

Hours: Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.


Grocers that deliver to Norfolk

Peapod, a Stop & Shop delivery service

800-573-2763

www.peapod.com

Internet orders
$60 minimum order, fee $9.95, $100 or more, fee $6.95

Roche Bros.

781-694-5442

www.rochebros.com

No minimum order, fee $9.95 for internet orders, $14.95 for call-in orders

Norfolk public library
A view of the library in downtown Norfolk
/Photo by Stephen Corso

Pharmacies that deliver to Norfolk

Milford Family Pharmacy

105 East Main Street

Milford, MA 01757

774-233-0483

Free delivery Monday through Friday. Allow 24 hours for delivery. Blister packs and flow packs available.  





Laundries that pick up and deliver to Norfolk

Country Fresh Laundry & Linens

10 Central Street
Framingham, MA

508-788-8001

Services: Pickup and delivery, wash, dry, fold laundry


Transportation

Norfolk Council on Aging Senior Van

508-541-6872

Norfolk only.

Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA)

508-823-8828

www.gatra.org/index.php/
special-services/senior-disabled/

Any resident 60 or older can use this transportation. GATRA will take client within 15 miles of their home. Application must be completed before transportation is provided. Applications available at Council on Aging, HESSCO or at www.hessco.org. Cost for ID card once application is approved is $3. Suggested donation $1.25-$5 each way.

Miles for Health

GATRA’s Miles for Health program is shared long distance medical transportation serving seniors and people with disabilities in the towns of Franklin, Foxboro, Norfolk, and Wrentham.

800-698-7676.

www.gatra.org/index.php/
special-services/miles-for-health/

Reservations are taken Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. 48 hours advanced notice is required. Boston Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Appointments must be made between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. All Other Trips: All other long distance medical trips, such as Burlington, Framingham, Newton-Wellesley and Worcester, will be scheduled for Wednesdays. Appointments must be made between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.


Subsidized Housing in Norfolk

Norfolk Housing Authority

Contact: Muriel St. Amand
Rockwood Road
Norfolk, MA 02056

508-528-4800

Hillcrest Village

Rockwood Road
Norfolk, MA 02056

508-528-4800

State subsidy program; eligibility – age 60 and over

This is a partial listing courtesy of CaregivingMetroWest.org. CaregivingMetroWest.org does not license, endorse or recommend any providers. For more information call HESSCO at 781-784-4944.

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