What is the SHINE Program?

SHINE stands for Serving Health Information Needs of Elders. The Middleboro COA receives a grant from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and houses the regional office serving 30 towns and cities. SHINE counselors are trained and certified to provide information, counseling and assistance on health insurance needs. These include Medicare, Medicaid, prescription coverage and public benefits. SHINE counselors help those who are preparing to retire evaluate their health insurance options. Appointments are required.

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1. How do sign up for the lunch program?
2. How old do you have to be to “join” the Council of Aging (COA)?
3. How can I see the monthly newsletter?
4. What is the Supportive Day Program?
5. How does the transportation service work?
6. Does the COA provide rides to medical appointments that are located outside of Middleboro?
7. I’d like to volunteer some time at the COA. How do I find out information about that?
8. What is the SHINE Program?
9. Does the COA offer support groups?
10. What is Senior Tax Work Off Program?