Outreach Programs

The Cohasset Outreach program (free service) is a personal link to citizens who are 60 years or older and the many benefits that are available in the community. This department consists of an outreach worker and LICSW social worker. Appointments are available confidentially in the office or in the home and provide advocacy and referral services to elders and their caregivers. The outreach department is a caring link to the community for those who need relief from isolation, or need assistance with forms and insurance. Some of the benefit programs we assist with are:

  • Fuel assistance
  • SNAP (formerly food stamps)
  • Prescription advantage
  • Handicap placards
  • Health safety net
  • MASS Health
  • Cohasset Housing Applications
  • Mental health concerns

Cohasset Community Contact List

Contact Elder Affairs if you are interested in having your name added to our emergency list, which is available to older adults age 60 and above who are vulnerable during weather or other community wide emergencies.

Participants in this program will receive telephone call check-ins for safety concerns and well-being.

This is a voluntary program and will only be shared with the Cohasset Fire, Police and Health departments as necessary.

Social Worker

Cohasset Elder Affairs offers the professional advocacy of a LICSW trained to assist individuals with complex issues. Please contact us for a confidential consultation.

Outreach Worker

The outreach worker is very knowledgeable about community resources and makes referrals to South Shore Elder Services for home care services and Meals on Wheels. We encourage and welcome any and all volunteers who are interested in visiting and helping elders on a regular basis.

Cohasset Cares Program

Any Cohasset resident aged 60 or over is eligible for a free assessment from Cohasset Cares.  All services provided through Cohasset Cares are completely voluntary.

Participants are under no obligation to accept the suggested improvements. Cohasset Cares stresses that they are not there to inspect your home or judge you. They are simply there to help, offer safety improvements and share information about available resources.

For any questions you may about the Cohasset Cares Program or to schedule an appointment time for your residence please call (781) 383-0616 and select OPTION #1.

Cohasset Food Pantry

Cohasset Food Pantry is here and ready to help individuals and families in Cohasset who need food assistance during difficult times. If you need assistance, please contact us at cohassetfoodpantry@gmail.com. For individuals without email access, please call 781-383-0219 extension 25. Please leave a message with your name and telephone number, and a volunteer will return your call. We are here for you and your family.

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    Diane Picot

    Assist. Director, Outreach & Program Coordinator

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    Patricia Faletra