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Health Care Information Seniors Want and Need

The SHINE (Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders) program provides free, unbiased, and confidential health insurance information, counseling and assistance to Massachusetts residents with Medicare.

Information is disseminated by trained and certified volunteer SHINE counselors who help individuals make informed choices, while providing information on enrollment in new Medicare benefits. Specifically, the program helps beneficiaries in selecting and enrolling in Medicare A & B, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, Medigap, Mass Health, and other programs that help pay for health care costs for people with limited income and resources.

Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period ended December 7, 2012 for the 2013 year. Visit the Elder Services Department page or see the calendar on the right of free SHINE Medicare Open Enrollment Presentation and Counseling sessions happening throughout Boston!


Learn More

Visit the Elder Services Department page.

To schedule a SHINE consultation or learn more about the informational services this program offers, contact:

SHINE Hotline
Phone: 617-348-6226
latanya.arnold@bostonabcd.org


Where to Find It

ABCD’s Shine Counselors are available to meet one-on-one in Boston neighborhoods at locations throughout the city. Check out the SHINE schedule below to find out when SHINE Counselors will be in your neighborhood.

Appointments are available through reservation on a first call-first served basis by calling the Boston SHINE hotline at (617) 348-6226.

 

Neighborhood

Day

Time

Location

Address

 

Allston

 

 

 

McNamara House Residents Only**

 

Brighton

Wednesday

9am - 4pm**

Veronica B. Smith Senior Center

Call: 617.635.6120

20 Chestnut

Hill Ave.

 

Boston City Hall

Monday-Friday

9am - 5pm**

 

Elderly Commission

Call Tammy:

617.635.4366

Government Center

Charlestown

Thursday

10am - 1pm**

Mishawum Park Community Center

 

95 Dunstable St.

Chinatown/

Downtown

Monday – Friday

9am - 5pm**

ABCD Elder Services

2 Boylston St. 2nd Fl., #208

Wednesdays 10am-6pm**

Dorchester

Monday

1pm - 4pm**

Kit Clark

Senior Services

1500 Dorchester Ave.

East Boston

Monday

1pm - 4pm**

ABCD East Boston APAC

21 Meridian St.

Fenway

Monday-Friday

9am - 5pm**

Fenway Community Health Center

Call Terri:

617.927.6370

1340 Boylston St.

Wednesday 10am-7pm

Mattapan

 Monday

9am - 1pm

ABCD Mattapan FSC

535 River St.

North End

Wednesday

10am - 2pm**

ABCD North End NSC

1 Michelangelo St.

Roslindale

 Tuesday

9am - 1pm**

Roslindale Community Center

6 Cummins

Highway

South End/

Dorchester

Monday

 

12 - 5pm

 

Mayor's Health Line

Call Angelo:

617.534.5050

1010 Mass.  Ave.

Wednesday, Thursday 9am - 5pm

West Roxbury

Friday

9am - 1pm**

West Roxbury

Comm. Ctr.

1716 Centre St.

MGH Senior 

HealthWISE

By Appointment

Call Karen Hicks: 617.643.6304

Amy Lowell House, Beacon House, & Blackstone Building Residents Only

 

**By Appointment Only

Call 617.348.6226 unless stated otherwise.  Schedule is subject to change after Dec. 7, 2012.

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