The Outreach Program provides information and referral, care-planning assistance and support to seniors and family caregivers of the Town of Duxbury through office visits, home visits, telephone consultations and community outreach. The purpose of Outreach is to empower seniors to make informed life choice decisions and enable seniors and family caregivers to access services. The Outreach Program strives to identify and serve those seniors and family caregivers who are socially-isolated, low-income and in need of services to remain safe in the community. The Outreach Program abides by client confidentiality and consent polices. All Outreach staff are mandated reporters of elder abuse, neglect and self-neglect.
Some common requests for assistance include finding home care services, adult day health programs, financial assistance with food and fuel, transportation, senior housing options and emotional support due to health issues, loss or caregiver stress. To schedule a free and confidential meeting with Outreach, call 781-934-5774 ext.5730. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Community Outreach and Support Groups
Outreach Coordinators are available to speak to community groups about senior center and community services for seniors . The Outreach Program also offers supportive and informational discussion groups both at the senior center and in the community.
The goal of the Outreach Department is to provide services to seniors 60+ and their families
Information & Referral
Assessment and assistance/advocacy in accessing senior services
Support to seniors and family caregivers
Some senior services that Outreach may assist a senior or family caregiver to access include:
Home Delivered Meals
Home care services
Social and adult day health programs
Food and fuel assistance
Financial and legal services
Support groups on-site and in the community
To schedule a confidential home or office visit or request information contact Donna Ciappina at 781 934-5774 x5730 or Ellen Gillis at 781-934-5774 x5731. Outreach staff strive to identify seniors who may be isolated or homebound, listen to their needs and assist them in maintaining a high quality of life and independence by providing needed services directly or by collaborating with community agencies and resources. Outreach staff also respond to concerns regarding elder abuse, neglect and self-neglect.