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- Legal Services
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- Property Tax Work Program
- Income Tax Assistance
Courteous Help On Repairs Economically (CHORE) ProgramA minor home repair and chore service operates with volunteers from the Natick community including working individuals, students, and retirees. This service is coordinated through the Human Services and Council On Aging's Volunteer Coordinators. This service assists eligible seniors and people with disabilities who desire to remain in their own homes independently. Volunteers will help people with small tasks around the house that they, or a family member, are not able to perform. These minor tasks might include, but are not be limited to:
- Minor electrical repair (doorbells, phone jacks)
- Minor plumbing (leaking toilets/faucets, plugged drains, replace washers)
- Minor carpentry (repair door handles, hinges, locks, steps, railings, screens)
- Minor chores (put in or take down screens/storm windows, replace smoke detector batteries, change light bulbs, set up new appliances such as VCRs or answering machines)
Work That Cannot Be PerformedWork that cannot be performed would include:
- General cleaning
- New construction
- Roof work
- Washing windows
- Yard work
- Any job requiring a permit or license
Legal ServicesWe have an attorney who specializes in Elder Law. She volunteers at the center providing several 15-minute appointments each month for those wishing legal advice. To schedule an appointment, please call the Natick Community-Senior Center at 508-647-6540.
Senior Center LibraryRegular and Large Print Library: The Community-Senior Center has a library that includes the classics, biographies, travel guides, cookbooks, reference volumes, language texts, and an array of fiction and non-fiction. All materials listed above are available to take out on loan.
Blood Pressure ScreeningsNatick's Public Health nurse provides a free blood pressure screenings twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday morning of the month. No appointment is necessary.
Volunteer counselors trained and certified by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs provide information, counseling, and other assistance on health insurance options for senior citizens and other Medicare beneficiaries twice weekly. Prescheduled appointments are necessary. Please call 508-647-6540 to schedule your private and confidential appointment with a SHINE counselor. SHINE is available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Serving Health Information Needs of Everyone (SHINE)
Medical Equipment LoanA wide variety of medical equipment and supplies may be borrowed by residents of all ages for as long as needed. The program operates with donated equipment which is in good condition that otherwise might be thrown away or sit and collect dust. If you have equipment you might like to donate or if you are in need of medical equipment, come down to the center, or give us a call at 508-647-6540.
Podiatry ClinicPodiatry services are available by appointment one morning per month at the Natick Community-Senior Center. The Podiatrist is here from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., usually the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Please call the center to check the exact date and to schedule your appointment.
Services provided by the podiatrist at the Community-Senior Center
Please note: Podiatry treatment for diabetes and vascular disease are Medicare reimbursable conditions and not eligible for treatment at the center. If either of those conditions
Flu & Pneumococcal VaccinesThe Natick Board of Health provides a free annual flu and/or pneumococcal vaccine clinic at the Community-Senior Center for all adult Natick residents as medically recommended. The date and time are announced in the fall of each year. Please call the Board of Health at
508-647-6460 for the exact date, time and availability of vaccines.
Home Delivered MealsHome-delivered meals (also known as Meals-On-Wheels) are available through the Community-Senior Center to homebound residents of Natick, Monday through Friday, except holidays and when the center is closed due to inclement weather. A $3 donation per meal is requested. BayPath Elder Service provides the food and a meal site coordinator, and the Council on Aging recruits and schedules volunteer drivers. For more information, call BayPath at 508-573-7200.
Property Tax Work ProgramThis program allows seniors or veterans of any age who meet the eligibility requirements to reduce property taxes by working for a department in the Town of Natick. Job opportunities can be in municipal or school departments, classrooms, offices, libraries, clinics, and other town departments. The jobs are based on departmental needs. Participants in the program will work a total of 106 hours at the rate of $14.25 per hour. Applications are available from May 1-Sept 1. For more information call the Natick Community-Senior Center at 508-647-6540.
- Age 60 or older
- Own and occupy as a primary residence the property to which the taxes will be credited
- Gross receipts from all sources can not exceed $54,601 (single) or $71,401 (married)
Income Tax AssistanceBeginning in February and working until the 15th of April, IRS trained and certified tax volunteers are available by appointment only at the Community-Senior Center to help with federal and state income tax forms. These volunteers will also go to the homes of older Natick residents who are unable to come to the Community-Senior Center because of illness and/or disability. While there is no charge for this service, donations to the "Natick Council On Aging" are always appreciated. These donations help defray the cost of copying. Tax preparers can assist older residents with the Circuit Breaker refund and assist working families with the Earned Income Credit and the Child Care Credit. For more information about the program, please call the Natick Council On Aging at 508-647-6540.
TransportationRides through our Natick Connector service for local and for surrounding communities only and are $2 each way. Financial assistance is available. For more information or to inquire about financial assistance, call the Center at 508-647-6540.
Riders must pre-register for program through the MWRTA; call to register and request rides at 508-820-4650.