What is SHINE and how do I get an appointment?

SHINE stands for Serving Health Insurance Needs of Everyone. It is a federal/state program for any Medicare enrollee that needs assistance with any aspect of their health insurance coverage. We have two trained SHINE Counselors and there are appointment hours every week. If you are thinking about retiring and are not sure what your coverage will look like, you should come for an appointment. If your policy or situation has changed, they can help. If you need to add more coverage or find a less expensive plan, you need to call the Senior Center at 508-366-3000 to schedule an appointment. There is no charge and confidentiality is strictly enforced. Transportation is available.

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1. What kind of activities are at the senior center?
2. What programs are available for home safety?
3. Are there volunteer opportunities at the Senior Center?
4. What is SHINE and how do I get an appointment?
5. Can I borrow durable medical equipment from the senior center?
6. How old do I need to be to participate in and activity or class?
7. How do I get a ride on the mini-bus or from a volunteer?