The following services and programs are available through the Council on Aging, and are run at the Senior Center:
Transportation Local. A wheelchair lift equipped van is available for local transportation 5 days a week for Lakeville's Elderly, Elderly Handicapped, and Non-elderly Handicapped. It is available for grocery shopping, medical appointments, hairdressers, banking, visiting, errands and Senior Center activities. Medical appointments take priority. The van is available Mon-Fri from 9:30-1:30 these days as we have regular morning and afternoon day care rides. You must call at least 24 hours in advance, and there is a nominal fee.($1.75 one way ride, $3.50 round trip.)
Transportation Out-of-Town. This transportation is for medical appointments only, and you must be 60 years or older, and call at least 48 hours in advance, or more if able to do so. There is no charge for this transportation; however, you must be ambulatory. And we can NOT transport if you are going to be put under anesthesia of any kind, but we are able to drop you off if you can get a family member to pick you up after the procedure which required anesthesia.
Monthly Newsletter. A monthly newsletter is mailed to all Lakeville seniors age 60 or older. The newsletter, Lakeville PONDerings will list all upcoming monthly events, special events, and programs.
Meals-on-Wheels. Home delivered meals are provided for eligible seniors.
Health Programs. The following are provided: Monthly Blood Pressure Clinics, Annual Flu Clinic, Health Screenings, Fitness Classes (Tai Chi, Yoga, Healthy Hearts Aerobics Class and Line Dancing)
Safety Assurance Call Program. A FREE computerized telephone service proved by Plymouth County Sheriff's Department, the Lakeville Police Department, and the Council on Aging. For further information and an application please contact the Council on Aging.
Loan Closet. Free loan of durable medical equipment.
Assistance with Fuel Assistance, Food Stamp Applications, Health Care Proxy, File of Life, MBTA Passes, Photo Copies, Notary Public, and more&..
Activities: Trips, Cards, Games, Pool Table, Intergeneration Programs, Creative Writing, Senior Club Meetings, Arts/Crafts, Parties for Special Occasions, Water Color Paint Classes, Guest Speakers, and a computer lab with one on one computer instruction available, and much more.
Advocacy & Information and Referral, monthly visits by our State Representatives.