Outreach and Information & Referral
The goal of healthy independence underpins the Swampscott Senior Center’s outreach efforts. Our programming is meant to empower seniors to live their best lives, feel included and connected to their community, improve functioning and reduce barriers to needed services.
The Outreach Program offers the senior community the services of an Outreach Social Worker who meets and/or visits with individuals on a confidential basis in order to assess their needs. Issues regarding transportation, home health care, Meals on Wheels, nursing home, adult day health care and screening for applicable benefits are just some of the many areas in which information and assistance are available.
One of the most essential services that we offer is that of information and referral. Many families often find themselves in need of certain types of assistance that we may not be able to directly provide. It is in these cases that we refer them to the proper individuals or agencies that can best solve their problems in a timely and efficient manner.
We are committed to improving the psycho-social functioning and mental health of all of our members and offer a range of support groups including a virtual Caregiver Support Group, a social support group for seniors who live alone and a monthly Memory Café for individuals coping with dementia and their loved ones. Our proximity to Swampscott High School has offered unique opportunities for social and cultural growth, community service and emotional connections and friendships.
The Swampscott Senior Center is also a field placement site for Salem State University’s School of Social Work. Through this partnership, we provide field training to senior level students obtaining their bachelor’s degree in social work with a focus on community health in the aging population.
Our Outreach department coordinates health education classes and offers technology assistance and tutoring through a partnership with Swampscott High School. We offer assistance obtaining COVID vaccinations and run our medication transportation services.