Elder Services

Update Due to Coronavirus

As a precautionary measure to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Town Hall offices remain closed to the public.   

Town staff will be working and will monitor and respond to phone calls and emails.  You may call the office or emails can be sent to youngj@hingham-ma.gov.  Additional information will be provided on the town’s website If you are in need of home delivered meals, please contact South Shore Elder Services at 781.848.3910. 

During this time all services except for Meals on Wheels have been suspended. If you need assistance with shopping, please contact South Shore Elder Services at 781.848.3910. 

COVID-19 Information & Updates

Look Out for COVID-19 Scams

Unfortunately, scammers are using the COVID-19 pandemic to try to steal your Medicare Number, personal information, and money. And they’re using robocalls, social media posts, and emails to do it. 

Remember, if anyone reaches out to get your Medicare Number or personal information in exchange for something, you can bet it’s a scam.

Be on the lookout, so you can stop scams before they happen. Here are recent Coronavirus scams to watch for:

  • Robocalls offering you respiratory masks they’ll never send
  • Social media posts fraudulently seeking donations for non-existent charities, or claiming to give you stimulus funds if you enter your bank account information
  • Fake testing kits, cures, "immunity" pills, and offers for protective equipment

Visit Medicare.gov/fraud for more information and tips on preventing Medicare scams and fraud.

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Current Resources

  • Hingham Elder Services
    781-741-1458 (please leave a message)
  • South Shore Elder Services
    781-848-3910 - for Home Delivered Meals
  • Hingham Food Pantry
    781-740-8180, hinghamfood@gmail.com
  • Hingham Link - Connecting Hingham residents in an immediate and useful way www.hinghamlink.com

We are assembling contact information for available resources to provide to our senior population.  Please check back for continuing updates.

Hinghamlink.com volunteers assisting Seniors in need.

Hinghamlink.com volunteers are creating a schedule to take sturdy, bagged, and tied household (non-hazardous) trash to the Hingham Transfer Station for seniors in need. Interested Hingham seniors should sign up at https://www.hinghamlink.com/needhelpwithtrash, e-mail us at HinghamLink@gmail.com, or call us at (781) 908-0590. Please read the attached document for additional information.

Information about HinghamLink.com Services

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.

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.

Seniors that are home alone 

The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department offers a free Safety Assurance Program, a computerized telephone system that places a call to a participant at a prearranged time each day. Please follow the link below to sign up for this service. 

www.pcsdma.org/sac.html

Important Documents & Links