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:
- PACE at Uphams Corner Health Center; and
- City of Boston Senior Property Tax Programs.
Notes From August 16, 2019 Mission Hill Age Strong Meeting at the Mission Hill Health Movement
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!)
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
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
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)
Home Health Care
Request meetings: Beacon Hill Village, Ethos: JP2Home, PACE, FriendshipWorks
Mark a list of Resources
Next meeting, October 24 10 am.