Age Strong, Mission Hill!

Mission Hill Residents Discuss What They Need and Want to Age-Strong on Mission Hill.

In August, 20 older Mission Hill residents got together to discuss concerns, questions and plans for completing their lives on Mission Hill.  Below are the notes from the discussion.  The group decided to meet again on October 24 at 10 am to learn more about the following programs that help Seniors remain in their homes as they age:

  •   JP@Home;
  • PACE at Uphams Corner Health Center; and
  • City of Boston Senior Property Tax Programs.

Sunflower

 

Notes From August 16, 2019 Mission Hill Age Strong Meeting at the Mission Hill Health Movement

CONCERNS:

Household Maintenance including: yardwork; snow removal; getting the trash out; and referrals for building maintenance and repair work.

Grocery Shopping: getting to the store; shopping; getting home with the bags; and putting food away.

City Resources for Older Bostonians-(Age Strong Dept.)

  • What are they?
  • How Do you access them?
  • Do you need to be income eligible?

Possible sources of information: City Hall;Library; Jamaica Plain Senior Center; ABCD

Admitting that we need help; What does this mean about us?

Loneliness & Safety (Falling Concerns too)

Need for One Time Services

Home Accommodations: what do we need; how to get them?

SCAMS- (some have already been victims!)

Transportation

Property Taxes

Long-term Senior and Low-income Tenants in private housing, How to keep them/afford them.

Estate Planning- Referrals to Affordable Attorneys

Access to Social Workers

Financial Administration Assistance/Monitoring

SOLUTIONS

Friendship Works

Workshop on SCAMS (AARP)

Urban Edge (Federal & State Tax Preparation)

Challenge Property Assessment to Lower Taxes

Tobin Community Center-  Create Work Program for Teens to work with Seniors in their homes

MHHM:  cooperate with Tobin on programing collaboratory

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly

Fair Foods/Senior Meal Programs

Friends and Family

Neighborhood Groups

Building Materials Co-op: Tools on Loan/Service Referrals

Collecting and sharing contact info for electricians, plumbers, etc

Senior Shuttle-Shopping Trips

Local Colleges & Universities- RCC, NEU, BU, Wentworth, MassArt, Simmons

RTH Senior Programs/Maria Sanchez/High Rise @ Mission Main/ 75 St Alphonsus (Pool Use)

VILLAGE CONCEPT (explore)

Beacon Hill Village($700)/JP @ Home ($500)

PACE Program

Home Health Care

Home Modifications

NEXT STEPS

Request meetings: Beacon Hill Village, Ethos: JP2Home, PACE, FriendshipWorks

Mark a list of Resources

Next meeting, October 24 10 am.

House on Delle

 

 

 

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