Welcome Back Seniors!
The Hingham Senior Center is welcoming seniors back to in-person programs beginning July 12th! While the majority of our programs are returning to an in-person model, our fitness programs will remain remote via Zoom through the month of August. We are exploring hybrid program opportunities and the technology to support such programs. We appreciate your patience as we work to bring everyone back together in a safe and innovative way.
Transportation shuttle services to and from the senior center will also resume July 12th. Shuttle services for local errands and essential shopping will resume Monday, July 19th as well as shuttle transportation from Lincoln School Apartments and Thaxter Park to and from Stop and Shop. All transportation requests must be made by calling our Transportation Coordinator, Ed Rinella on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at (781) 741- 1458. Our shuttle services are staffed by volunteers and will be available based on van capacity and volunteer driver availability. Masks must be worn at all times in the shuttle van or medical transportation vehicle.
South Shore Elder Services continues to provide Meals on Wheels delivery to seniors in need. The congregate meal program coordinated by South Shore Elder Services at the senior center has not yet resumed. South Shore Elder Services is offering a boxed lunch program that can be picked up at the senior center on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays and brought home or enjoyed at the senior center. For more information please contact Kathy Glenzel, Outreach Coordinator at (781) 741- 1458 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seniors that are home alone
The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department offers a free Safety Assurance Program, a computerized telephone system that places a call to a participant at a prearranged time each day. Please follow the link below to sign up for this service.
Hinghamlink.com volunteers assisting Seniors in need.
Hinghamlink.com volunteers are creating a schedule to take sturdy, bagged, and tied household (non-hazardous) trash to the Hingham Transfer Station for seniors in need. Interested Hingham seniors should sign up at https://www.hinghamlink.com/needhelpwithtrash, e-mail us at HinghamLink@gmail.com, or call us at (781) 908-0590. Please read the attached document for additional information.
The monthly newsletter, Central Times, provides current information about services, classes and other programs. Residents may request to have the newsletter mailed to their home. Information about programs and services can also be obtained at the reception desk at the Senior Center.
Funding for Operations
Municipal funds, grants, donations and volunteer services all support the Department. This support enables us to provide programs at a reasonable cost or free of charge.
Important Documents & Links
- Strategic Plan July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2020 (PDF)
- Newsletter - The current issue and previous issues of Central Times Newsletter are available through Liturgical Publications.
- Aging in Hingham (PDF) - A needs assessment of Hingham residents 45 and older
- Tax Write-off Application Form (PDF)
- Council on Aging