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Certified volunteer counselors from Serving Health Information Needs of the Everyone (SHINE) provide information, counseling, and other assistance on health insurance options for seniors citizens and other Medicare beneficiaries several days a week. Prescheduled appointments are necessary. Please call 508-647-6540 to schedule your private and confidential appointment with a SHINE counselor.
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We are located at the Community-Senior Center at 117 East Central Street. For more specific directions, please call us at 508-647-6540.
We are open Monday through Wednesday between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Thursday from 8:00 am - 7:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am - 2:30 pm. We are closed all major holidays. If the Natick Schools are closed due to inclement weather, all programs are canceled, but staff may be in the building. Please call the Center at 508-647-6540 fi you have questions.
Anyone is welcome to attend any of our programs. The only program that has an age restriction is Bingo, which is controlled by the State Lottery Commission which requires that a player be a current member of the Friends and be at least 60 years old.
The Natick Connector is a 13-seat passenger van that is a convenient, secure and accessible transportation service for seniors and disabled residents. The service provides door-to-door transportation to destinations in Natick and the surrounding towns of Framingham, Wellesley, Wayland, Ashland (Market Basket only), and Sherborn and runs Monday-Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Call the MWRA at 508-820-4650 to set up an account; 2 business days advance notice are required.
Home-delivered meals (also known as Meals On Wheels) are available through BayPath Elder Services. If interested in finding out more information, call BayPath at 508-573-7200.
The program is designed to provide Natick residents 65 years of age and older convenient access to downtown businesses and service providers at a reduced cost. The permit allows seniors to park at any town parking metered space, including kiosk parking, for 2 hours or less based on the time allowed on the meter.
♦ For the permit to be valid the senior to whom it is issued must be in the vehicle as the driver or passenger.
♦ The permit is not valid for business owners or employees or for commuting purposes.
♦ The permit must be hung from the rearview mirror facing the front of the car.
♦ The permit is valid during the calendar year in which it is issued.
♦ The permit does not authorize the operator to park in any restricted area or to be exempt from any other parking violation.
To apply for a permit come to the Community-Senior Center, 117 East Central Street during normal business hours. The for the permit is $3.00 for a new permit per calendar year or $5.00 for a replacement fee for lost or stolen permits. You must present your driver’s license or government-issued ID to verify age and proof of Natick residency.
Only one permit will be issued per person. Misuse or abuse of the parking permit will result in the suspension of the permit and may affect eligibility in future years.
We have a limited amount of slightly used medical equipment available for loan to Natick seniors. Equipment usually available includes; wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, canes, tub seats and assorted other items. Equipment can be signed out for as long as it is needed, free of charge. Please clean well before returning. Call the Senior Center at 508-647-6540 for availability.
You can sign up to volunteer by going to www.myvolunteerpage.com and search for Natick. This will bring you to our online volunteer page where you can see our volunteer opportunities and a link to our online volunteer application. If you do not have access to a computer, you may call the Center at 508-647-6540 and ask for a paper volunteer application to be mailed to you. Please note: most of our volunteer opportunities take place during regular business hours, Monday-Friday.
We have many types of volunteer opportunities. Some of the things that our volunteers do are based at the Natick Community-Senior Center. Visit the volunteer page to learn more about the current opportunities.