Social Services


The social work staff located at the Center for Active Living provides information, support, and referral assistance through telephone contact, office visits, home visits, and community presentations. 

Range of Services

  • Information & Referral Services for support services for older adults and their caregivers.
  • Support Groups and resources for caregivers and bereavement.
  • Long Distance Family Caregivers support & resources.
  • Long Term Care Planning including in-home options, assisted living, nursing home, and Old Colony Elder Services.
  • Benefits Application Assistance including MassHealth, SNAP & fuel assistance.
  • SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone): Assists with Medicare, MassHealth, & other health insurance information. Call (508) 830-4230 for more information, by appointment only.
  • Personal Emergency Response System referral information
  • Housing information and referrals
  • Transportation 
  • Legal Aid & Financial Planning: CAL works with Elder Law Attorneys and a Financial Planner who provide consultations free of charge once per month. Call to schedule an appointment.