Social Services

Meals on Wheels


Delivered meals for Longmeadow residents over age 60 who are homebound, their caregivers. We also deliver to individuals under 60 with a diagnosis of dementia. Meals are a suggested donation of $3 each and a “bill” is sent monthly. If Meals on Wheels could be beneficial to you or your loved ones, please contact our Outreach Coordinator at 413-565-4150 x1405. The meals are in red 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 are thrilled to announce that the Longmeadow Adult Center has partnered with JGS Lifecare to reinstate the Medical Equipment Loan Program (MELP). JGS Lifecare will store and loan the equipment out of their location at 780 Converse Street, Longmeadow. If you are in need of medical equipment or want to donate gently used walkers, canes, or wheelchairs, please contact Mary-Anne Schelb at JGS LIfecare: 413-310-4693 for further program information. 

Outreach - Home Visits 

The Town Nurse and and Outreach Coordinator can provide home visits for residents and caregivers. 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 x1405 for information about these services. You can 

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: