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Greater Springfield Senior Services Highlights Programs for Older Adults

SPRINGFIELD — Greater Springfield Senior Services Inc. (GSSSI) recently hosted a meet and greet to strengthen communication between provider networks and GSSSI staff members. These 32 providers supply services which support older adults and younger individuals with disabilities so that they can maintain their well-being and independence in the community.

“We could not achieve our mission without these strong partnerships which provide personal care, homemaking, transportation, companionships, medical equipment, personal emergency response systems, medication dispensing, and adult day health,” said Lisa Oskin, GSSSI contracts manager.

Greater Springfield Senior Services Inc. provides a variety of in-home and community-based services for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers. Services include information and referral, caregiver support, care management, and protective services for victims of elder abuse. Last year, 2,529 older adults and those with disabilities received 318,300 hours of assistance to remain safe and independent in their homes.