Find the Help You Need
If you have diabetes, staying healthy can depend on how well you manage your condition. We understand the many obstacles that can get in your way. To help you stay on track, we put together a diabetes resource to help guide your efforts.
Diabetes Education and Support
Lahey’s diabetes educators provide individual and group classes at these locations:
- Lahey Arlington—781-641-0100
- Lahey Burlington—781-744-2088
People with diabetes often have financial, emotional or social concerns. You can find help and advice by calling 781-744-8113 or 781-744-7779.
Diabetes Support Groups and Workshops
Talking, sharing or just being around people with similar concerns and conditions as your own can be a great help. Support groups and workshops can offer you advice and tips for managing your condition.
- Woburn Diabetes Support Group
Meetings are held at the Woburn Senior Center
- Diabetes Health Self-Management Workshops
Workshops are offered at local senior centers in Burlington, Wilmington or Billerica.
Emergency Response System
With the Lifeline Emergency Response program, you have a button you can push when you need immediate medical help. This service is available 24 hours a day.
If you’re having trouble managing your finances or need financial help or advice, call 781-744-8113 or 781-744-7779.
If you have limited or no insurance, call the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Financial Counseling Office at 781-744-8815. This office can also help with billing questions.
People with limited or no insurance coverage for medicine can find help through these services:
- Prescription Advantage — for people who are disabled or are age 65 or older. Call 800-243-4643, extension #2.
- Programs through pharmaceutical companies—many of these companies provide reduced rates for seniors and people with disabilities. NeedyMeds is a non-profit organization that can help you find a program that works for you.
Daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning and just getting to your appointments can be a challenge, especially as we get older. These agencies can arrange for household help, transportation and other services:
- Elder Services of Merrimack Valley serves people age 60 or older in many towns of the Merrimack Valley. Call 978-683-7747.
- Greater Lynn Senior Services serves Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus and Swampscott. Call 781-599-0110.
- Massachusetts Elderline can help you find a variety of services for the elderly, including a legal hotline, help paying for prescription drugs and other assistance. Call 800-243-4636.
- Minuteman Senior Services serves Acton, Arlington, Bedford, Boxborough, Burlington, Carlisle, Concord, Harvard, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Maynard, Stow, Wilmington, Winchester and Woburn. Call 781-272-7177.
- Mystic Valley Elder Services serves Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham and Wakefield. Call 781-324-7705.
- North Shore Elder Services serves Danvers, Marblehead, Middleton, Peabody and Salem. Call 978-750-4540.
- SHINE offers health insurance counseling for seniors. Call 781-221-7029.
- Springwell serves Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley and Weston. Call 617-926-4100.
If you are interested in private-pay home care, contact your local senior center or Council on Aging.
If you have MassHealth and need help with transportation, call 781-744-3496. These agencies can also help you get where you need to go:
*The content on this website is for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. Please consult a physician regarding your specific medical condition, diagnosis and/or treatment.