Our goal is to assist Auburn residents with the various problems associated with the aging process. Our Outreach Team provides information and referral for:
Fuel Assistance Worcester Community Action Council assistance program
Food Assistance Food Pantries, SNAP (food stamps)
RUOK (a telephone reassurance program that calls you every morning).
Medical alert buttons
File of life a card you complete with your emergency contacts, medications, allergies, etc. placed on your refrigerator. The paramedics look for it if they respond to a medical emergency.
Benefits checkup (you may qualify for a discount program that you don’t know about).
Housing help downsizing, affordable rent, or to apply for subsidized housing.
Caregiver Assistance information about memory care programs, nursing homes, or assisted living options.
Real Estate tax exemptions and abatements
Senior Citizen Property Tax Work Off Program you may qualify to work for a town department to have your property tax reduced.
Referrals to support groups for caregivers, grandparents raising their grandchildren, specific diseases or specialty groups.
Our SHINE counselor Pat Morris, can offer free, unbiased, confidential counseling on all aspects of health insurance to anyone on Medicare. For an appointment please call 508 832 7799.
Prescription Drop Box - The Auburn Police Department has drop box for unneeded or expired prescriptions. Located in the lobby of the police station. It is open 24 hours.
AARP Tax Help - During tax season counselors are available to complete taxes for free. For low or moderate income clients
The Outreach Team can also help in locating specific types of agencies for other individual needs. Home visits are available for homebound individuals seeking information or assistance with filing forms. All information obtained during office or home visits is confidential.
The Auburn van is available for Auburn residents 60+ and younger disabled. Those under 60 years of age with a disability need to provide a doctor’s note or letter from a service agency. To register to use the service, please call the WRTA at 508 752 9283. Appointments must be booked two days in advance.
The ADA transportation provides longer service hours with a slightly higher cost. To register for ADA transportation, call the WRTA at 508 752 9283.
Important phone numbers:
Auburn Town Hall: 508-832-7720 Auburn Housing Authority: 508-832-3852 Auburn Food Pantry: 508-798-8779 Auburn Library: 508-832-7790 Elder Abuse Hot line: 1-800-922-2275 Elder Services of Worcester: 508-756-1545 Auburn Fire Department: 508-832-7800 Fuel Assistance: 508-754-1176 Mass Health: 800-841-2900 Medicare Help line: 1-800-333-4114 Shine: 1-800-243-4636 Social Security Administration: 1-800-772-1213 Food Stamps: 617-887-8765 Suicide and Crisis Hotline: 1-800-784-2433
Home visits are available for homebound individuals seeking information or assistance. All information obtained during office or home visits is confidential.