When you know all of your options, you can make better choices.
Whether you are at home, in the hospital or at a rehabilitation facility, making decisions about your future can be confusing and sometimes feel overwhelming. Greater North Shore Link offers a free service to older adults, people living with disabilities and their caregivers to help people identify and sort out options for receiving assistance in the setting of their choice. The program provides information on community resources, support weighing and evaluating choices, development of an action plan, and follow-up to help you and your loved ones make the most informed decisions possible.
Disability Awareness Training
The world is an increasingly diverse and inclusive place. Is your organization in step with best practices?
Our unique training can help. 1 in 5 people today is living with a disability. Etiquette is one important aspect of our training. We also take a comprehensive approach to the discussion of disabilities; present an overview of how our society has historically defined and addressed the issue of disabilities; look at how that has shaped public policy, and demonstrate why all that matters in our personal and professional lives. Participants will gain confidence, knowledge, and new skills and will better understand what it is like to live with a disability in today’s world.
Long-Term Services & Supports Coordination (One Care Program)
Knowing where to go and who to talk to for help in your community can be a challenge.
The Greater North Shore Link offers assistance through the Long-Term Services & Supports Coordination program. In October 2013, MassHealth and Medicare joined together with health plans in Massachusetts to offer One Care: MassHealth plus Medicare. One Care is an easier option for people with disabilities to get the full set of services provided by both MassHealth and Medicare. With One Care, you have one plan, one card, and one person to coordinate your care. One Care may help you live healthier, stay more active, and be more independent – by bringing your care together. The Long-Term Support Services Coordinator helps to develop personal goals and an action plan for wellness that can include accessing safe and affordable housing, transportation to medical appointments, behavioral health support, and nutritionally balanced home-delivered meals.
Kiosks for Living Well
Greater Lynn Senior Services partners with Greater North Shore Link to provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities at the Kiosks.
The Kiosks for Living Well program is an initiative of Greater Lynn Senior Services, Inc. (GLSS) and is dedicated to building healthier communities. There are currently nine permanent Kiosks in operation throughout the North Shore. They are social magnets located at community pulse points including Senior Centers in Lynn, Beverly, Peabody, and Danvers, and housing complexes in Lynn, Gloucester, and Beverly. The program also consists of the Roving Kiosk which travels to different communities on an event-by-event basis.