If you are a good problem solver, have good analytical skills and want to exercise your brain to stay young, you would make a good SHINE Counselor. You will truly find enjoyment and satisfaction that comes with helping people feel empowered to make decisions. Potential counselors will be provided with 12 days of training. This initial time commitment is substantial but will provide you with the tools and resources needed. Counselors are typically assigned to a local Council on Aging and are asked to make a time commitment of 3-4 hours per week.
Visit our website for details or call 781-272-7177 and ask for the SHINE Program.
Our mission is to help seniors and people with disabilities live in the setting of their choice by engaging community resources and supporting their caregivers.
Minuteman Senior Services helps seniors and disabled adults age with independence and dignity in the setting of their choice, most often their own homes and communities. Celebrating our 40th year in 2014, we support caregivers, local and long distance, who want to do the right thing for their loved ones and need help and advice as they balance the competing demands of family, work and self.
We offer over 20 programs and services and are continually improving and expanding to serve our consumers and their families in new and better ways. With over 100 employees, 500+ volunteers and over 70 subcontracted service providers that make up our vendor network we bring needed expertise, experience and resources to elders, the adult disabled and their families.
Our service area includes Acton, Arlington, Bedford, Boxborough, Burlington, Carlisle, Concord, Harvard, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Maynard, Stow, Wilmington, Winchester and Woburn.
As a non-profit organization we are passionate about our mission to help people face the challenges of aging and caregiving by helping them make informed decisions and gain easy access to the needed help that fits within their means. Many of our services are free of charge, others are available on a sliding fee or private pay basis.