Social Services

Meals on Wheels


Delivered meals to Longmeadow residents over age 60 who are homebound and their caregivers. We are currently delivering five meals per week on a three day per week delivery schedule (2 meals on Mon., 2 meals on Wed., and 1 meal on Fri.). Meals are a suggested donation of $3 each and a “bill” is sent monthly. At this time, recipients must have a labeled cooler at their doorstep for a contactless delivery. Please call Julie in the office if Meals on Wheels could be beneficial to you or your loved ones at 413-565-4150 or jpearce@longmeadow.org. The menu is on the calendar page of our newsletter.

Fuel Assistance


The Valley Opportunity Council provides services to a wide variety of economically disadvantaged people. The Council administers the fuel assistance program for Hampden County excluding the city of Springfield. Applications are available through Outreach Coordinator at the Longmeadow Adult Center. 413-565-4150. For more information, visit or call:
The Valley Opportunity Council in Holyoke
300 High Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: 413-552-1548
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Health Insurance Counselors - SHINE Program


Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE) provides trained volunteer counselors who will assist you with all questions and problems relating to health insurance such as:
  • Long term care planning
  • Managed care plans
  • MEDEX
  • Medicare
  • Private insurance plans
Appointments are currently remote by telephone. Call 413-565-4150 to make an appointment. 

Medical Equipment Loan Closet


We have several pieces of medical equipment  for loan, including:
  • Walkers
  • Commodes
  • High rise toilet seats
  • Quad canes
  • Tub grab bars
  • Tub transfer chairs
  • Limited wheelchairs
There is no charge for items loaned. Call 413-565-4150

Outreach - Home Visits (CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO COVID19)


The Health Coordinator and Outreach Coordinator provide home visits for residents and caregivers. Routine monthly social calls are made to residents. Visits are made to evaluate and assess the needs to determine whether a homemaker, aide or other assistance is needed to help them maintain their independence at while living at home. Call 413-565-4150 for information about these services.

Home Modification Fund: 
The creation, preservation, and support of community housing with funding provided by the Community Preservation Act. The goals are to provide financial support for home modification projects for Longmeadow residents of limited means. More specifically, the project will assist residents with necessary home modifications and adaptations so they may remain in the community as long and safely as possible. Residents must complete an initial request application to be considered. For more information regarding program eligibility and income guidelines, please call 413-565-4150.

Home Modification Eligibility requirements and application: