Resources for Seniors and Those with Disabilities

This page provides information to assist our senior residents and those coping with physical or mental disabilities.  While it is not necessarily a complete list, there are many links below that you can explore for more detailed information.  If you are aware of other important local resources for seniors of those with disabilities, please send to [email protected]

Local Resources

Home Health and Hospice Care
https://www.hhhc.org/

Home Health and HospiceHome Health & Hospice Care provides home care and hospice services in 25 communities in southern New Hampshire, including Wilton.  They provide traditional home care, inclusive of nursing, rehabilitation, therapies, medical social work, and licensed nursing assistants. Their hospice team cares for patients in their homes, in nursing facilities, and in the Community Hospice House, which is owned and operated by Home Health & Hospice Care.

To find out more, fill in the form here: https://www.hhhc.org/contact-us/ or visit/call their administrative office at 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH  03054 800-887-5973 or 603-882-2941

Meals-on-Wheels
https://www.mealsonwheelsnh.org/services-programs-1

Meals on WheelsSt. Joseph Community Services, Inc. provides delicious and nutritious meals at numerous dining centers throughout Hillsborough County, N.H. , and volunteers deliver Meals on Wheels and friendly visits to homebound, older (60+) and disabled adults.  Clients must be at home to receive meals, meals will not be left. Even more than a meal, clients receive a hot lunch, daily wellness check and information on other social service programs.

To request this service, go to the website above.

The Monadnock Adult Care Center (MACC) in Jaffrey (22 North St. 603-532-2427)
https://www.mfs.org/adult-services

The Monadnock Adult Care Center offers supportive and structured care during the day to adults with physical, emotional, or social challenges. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of our members, their families, and caregivers while we support an individual’s efforts to remain independent. Our program helps older adults remain in their homes as long as possible. It provides respite care for families. We offer activities that maintain or improve the physical, mental, and social well-being of our members.

 Services include:

  • Medication administration
  • Daily health screening and group discussions, including current events
  • Counseling for individuals and families
  • Activities like Poetry and short-story readings, craftwork and art projects
  • Strong Living exercise programs
  • Community outings and service projects
  • Personal care assistance and nursing assessment
  • Family support groups including Alzheimer’s caregivers support
  • Information and referrals to other community services


Monadnock Family Services
https://www.mfs.org/

Monadnock Family ServicesJust like physical health problems, mental health challenges come in many shapes and sizes. Services for adults through Monadnock Family Services aim to help people who face disabilities from their conditions. After a careful initial interview, our counselors will help you understand your options for care; we’ll determine whether our services are the best fit for your individual needs. The counselor may suggest you schedule an interview with one of our psychiatrists. If we aren’t the right provider to help you, we’ll make recommendations for the next steps you might take.

Senior Housing

Edgewater EstatesEdgewater Estates is an affordable senior rental housing community located in downtown Wilton, with 1-bedroom apartment units. Income restrictions may apply, to learn more go to http://skcompanies.com/edgewater-estates/.

For more information on local options for independent senior living, assisted living, memory care and nursing homes, see relevant sections in the State links below. There are several options in both Peterborough and Milford.


SeniorLivingHelp.org

Comprehensive resource to search for nearby assisted living, memory care, senior living and nursing homes. Does not take money from facilities to be listed.

 Souhegan Valley Rides (“The Blue Bus”)
http://www.souheganvalleyrides.org/

Souhegan Valley RidesSouhegan Valley Rides (SVR) is a "dial-a-ride" type demand response bus service available to residents of  Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Milford, Mont Vernon and Wilton NH.  The focus for this service is on providing transportation to non-emergency health care appointments and assisting those in greatest need – elderly residents, those living with a disability, and residents who are unable to drive. Other residents may use the service on a space-available basis.

To register click here for a copy of the application form 

(Registration is required to schedule a ride)


Wilton Property Tax Exemption for low-income seniors

 Wilton SealWilton provides a property tax exemption for qualifying low-income seniors.  The exemption amount is deducted from the overall assessed value of the property. The property must be the applicant's principal residence, and the taxpayer must have a net income not exceeding $35,000 for a single person or $45,000 for a married couple. For a complete list of requirements and an application form, click below:
  
Elderly Exemption Form


State Resources

Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services
https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/beas/index.htm

The Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS) provides a variety of social and long-term support to adults age 60 and older, and to adults between the ages of 18 and 60 who have a chronic illness or disability. A variety of social and long-term services and support can be accessed through the ServiceLink Resource Center and the NH DHHS District Offices. Services and support are intended to assist people to live as independently as possible in safety and with dignity. Examples include:

  • Home care
  • Meals on wheels
  • Transportation assistance
  • Long Term Care-Nursing home and community based care
  • Information and assistance regarding Medicare and Medicaid
  • Information about volunteer opportunities
  • Investigation of reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation of incapacitated adult

SeniorResource.com – N.H.
https://www.seniorresource.com/nh.htm

This site provides in-depth information and resources in N.H. covering:

  • Agencies on Aging
  • Alzheimer's Communities Regulations
  • Assisted Living Communities
  • Adult Day Care
  • Senior Apartments
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Co-housing
  • Shared Housing
  • Education
  • Elder Law
  • Moving and Storage Services
  • Aging In Place
  • State Department of Insurance
  • Taxes

NH Department of Health and Human Services - Seniors
https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/foryou/seniors.htm

The site provides links to a wide variety of information for seniors, including aid for the blind and completely disabled, home and community care, nursing care, Medicare/Medicaid, housing services, emergency assistance, senior safety and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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