Elder Services

Related Board: Council on Aging

Mission Statement

The Hingham Department of Elder Services supports the independence and ongoing personal development of Hingham’s population 60 and older, advocates for their needs and works to enhance the quality of their lives. 

Programs and Services

The Department of Elder Services operates a 5,500 square foot senior center located next to Town Hall and the Hingham Police Department. The center provides programs and services to meet the dynamic interests and needs of Hingham’s older adult population. 

The center hosts 30-40 in- person programs per month and 18-25 remote programs monthly. We offer fitness classes, educational programs, art, music, writing classes, social and volunteer opportunities, recreational games, support groups, wellness programs, day trips and local transportation to medical appointments and for essential errands. 

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The Department of Elder Services provides transportation to local medical appointments for well visits, essential shopping, local errands and to senior center Programs.  All transportation requests must be made by calling our Transportation Coordinator, Stephen Monteiro, at (781) 741- 1458. Reservations must be made at least one week prior to the requested ride. Our shuttle services are staffed by volunteers and will be available based on van capacity and volunteer driver availability.  

 Medical Appointments

Transportation provided to local and surrounding area medical appointments between Mondays through Thursdays between 8:30am and 2:00pm and Friday’s between 8:30am and 11:00am. Reservations must be made at least one week prior to the requested appointment.  Rides are provided on a first come first serve basis and there are no guarantees. Suggested donation is $5 for Hingham and abutting towns and $10 for Quincy, Braintree and Scituate. Inquire about other towns. 

Shuttle Van Services and Senior Center Programs

Shuttle Van errands include local shopping, beauty appointments, pharmacy, the Library etc. Rides are provided on a first come first serve basis and there are no guarantees. Reservations required one week prior to requested ride.  Van transportation from Lincoln School Apartments and Thaxter to Stop and Shop is available weekly and reservations are required.

 Alternative Transportation Programs

MAP (Medical Access Program): Door to door handicap accessible transportation to Boston and South Shore medical appointments may be available. These rides are free of charge and made possible by Title III-B funding under the Older Americans Act from South Shore Elder Services. Donations are encouraged to offset the cost of the program. Contact our Outreach Coordinator to inquire about program eligibility. 

MBTA– The Ride: Contact Outreach at the Senior Center (781) 741.1458 for more information. You can also visit: MBTA-The Ride

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South Shore Elder Services provides Meals on Wheels delivery to seniors in need five days per week. For more information about the program or to sign up, please call South Shore Elder Services at (781) 848- 3910. Meals on Wheels is more than a meal delivery service. It is a friendly face checking in on you or your loved one with each meal delivered. The congregate meal program coordinated by South Shore Elder Services at the senior center is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:30 at the senior center.  For more information please contact Outreach at (781) 741- 1458.  

Current Resources

Central Times

The monthly newsletter, Central Times, provides current information about services, classes and other programs. Residents may request to have the newsletter mailed to their home. Information about programs and services can also be obtained at the reception desk at the Senior Center. You can also subscribe to the newsletter electronically by visiting: MyCommunityOnline
 Click on the “subscribe link” to get it delivered directly to your email box each month!
You can now register for programs online using your MySeniorCenter scan card by visiting: MyActiveCenter. To register for MyActiveCenter please view this video for instructions.

Funding for Operations

Municipal funds, grants, donations and volunteer services all support the Department. This support enables us to provide programs at a reasonable cost or free of charge.

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