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Community & Health Services

AFC Urgent Care
450 Paradise Road Swampscott
(781) 691-9366
www.afcurgentcare.com/swampscott/

Salem Hospital Mass General Brigham
81 Highland Ave., Salem
(978) 741-1200

What is an Aging Services Access Point  (ASAP) & Where is Yours?

Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS) is the Aging Services Access Point (ASAP) and Area Agency on Aging serving people age 60+, adults living with disabilities, and their families and caregivers in Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott. ASAPs are private, nonprofit agencies that provide a broad range of services intended to promote and empower healthy aging. GLSS is the starting point for many services including:

  • Information and referral
  • Home care services
  • Nutrition programs, including Meals on Wheels
  • Transportation assistance
  • Housing supports
  • Clinical and protective services and
  • Supportive counseling.

8 Silsbee St., Lynn
(781) 599-0110 TTY: (781) 477-9632
http://www.glss.net

Health Insurance/ Prescription help
SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone)
Program provides free health insurance information and counseling to all Massachusetts residents with Medicare and their caregivers. Call the Swampscott Senior Center (781) 596-8866 to schedule your appointment. Reach out to MassOptions at (800) 243- 4636 or TTY/ASCll (800) 439-2370.  Click here to learn more about our SHINE program. 

Masshealth Enrollment Center
(800) 841-2900

Masshealth Dental
(800) 207-5019
www.masshealthdental.net

Insurance Assistance Locator
(800) MEDICARE

Home Healthcare

There are several options for private home health care on the North Shore, the Swampscott Senior center is happy to provide information and referral for these agencies – contact (781) 596-8866

FirstLight Homecare
168 Humphrey St., Swampscott
(781) 691-5755
www.northshore.Firstlighthomecare.com

Home Instead
(978) 238-0242
www.homeinstead.com

PACE – Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly is a MassHealth/Medicare program designed to help eligible seniors receive home care as an alternative to nursing homes
Contact: Element Care
37 Friend St., Lynn
(877) 803-5564 (TTY 711)
www.mass.gov/service-details/what-is-pace

Medical Equipment

Swampscott Senior Center free equipment loaner program – Call to find out what we have here.

H.E.L.P Hospital Equipment Loan Program
500 West Cummings Park (Rear) Ste. 1150, Woburn
(781) 322-1052
www.smd-help.org

REQUIPMENT – Free gently used durable medical equipment
(800)-261-9841
www.dmerequipment.org 

Caregiver Support

Caregiver Support Group Swampscott Senior Center
Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Virtual (781) 596-8866 to ask for link

Caregiver Action Network
Caregiveraction.org
Caregiver Help Desk: (855) 227-3640
Office Phone: (202) 454-3970

Caregiver Training and Support
Healthy Living Center of Excellence
www.healthyliving4me.org

Mental Health

Emergency Mental Health Crisis Resources
Eliot Crisis Line
(800) 988-1111

Mobile Mental Health/ Substance Use Disorder
GLSS
(781) 599-0110
www.glss.net

Bridgewell Counseling Services
www.bridgewell.org
(781) 593-1088

Grief Support
Online Grief Support
https://forums.grieving.com/

Family Counseling Associates
(978) 222-3121
Telehealth & Danvers Location
www.fca-andover.com

Substance Abuse Support
12-Step Program (AA):
St. John’s Church
174 Humphrey St., Swampscott
Helpline Phone: (800) 327-5050

Medication Disposal

Pill Disposal
Swampscott Police Department
531 Humphrey St.

Needle Disposal
Swampscott Town Hall
22 Monument Ave

Community Health Centers

Lynn Community Health Center
269 Union St., Lynn
(781) 581-3900
www.lchcnet.org

Salem Family Health Center
47 Congress St., Salem
(978) 744-8388
www.nschi.org

Swampscott is proud to merge our Age-Friendly and Dementia-Friendly initiatives, believing that all efforts are better together. Striving to become more age-friendly while being compassionate to our neighbors living with dementia will make us all more sensitive and caring. Some of the many efforts are included here. We are also training our town staff and businesses to become age and dementia-friendly.

Dementia-Friendly Resources

Jewish Family & Children’s Services
Directory of memory cafes and Alzheimer’s Support Information
(781) 647-5327
www.jfcsboston.org

24 Hour Alzheimer’s Helpline
(800) 272-3900
alz.org/MANH

What are Memory Cafe’s?
A memory cafe is a gathering of individuals with memory loss along with their caregivers, or friends and family in a safe, supportive and engaging environment. These social gatherings are opportunities to make new friends and interact without fear of embarrassment or being misunderstood. Cafe’s typically include structured activities, such as art, music, crafts or creative writing.

Swampscott Senior Center welcomes you to Memory Cafe on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 1-2:00 pm. Call (781) 596-8866 to make a reservation. Free.

Memory Café Directory:
www.memorycafedirectory.com/memory-cafes-in-massachusetts

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