The Human Services Division offers confidential aide to residents of Windham in need. Services provided to qualified individuals may include financial assistance, food vouchers, or referral to related state agencies.
For your convenience, we've compiled a list of Family Resources, which includes information on how to obtain the most commonly needed assistance. Also, some of our most frequently asked questions are shown below. If you need further information, please email or contact us and we'll be happy to assist you.
Is there a Senior Center in Windham and what hours are they open?
Yes. The Windham Senior Center is open Tuesdays and Thursdays for lunch and card games and bingo. The Senior Center is located at 2 North Lowell Road. The Senior Center also has walkers, wheelchairs and other equipment that they loan to residents. Call the Senior Center at 434-2411, if no answer, please leave a message.
Are there activities offered for Seniors through any other organizations?
Yes. Recreation offers a variety of activities and trips throughout the year. Cheryl Haas, Recreation Coordinator, can be reached at 965-1208 for more information. Events are also announced in local papers and on the Town’s website.
Can meals be delivered daily?
Yes. Meals can be delivered Monday thru Friday by Meals on Wheels. Call the Salem office at 893-2137 to set an appointment to discuss delivery and any special dietary needs.
Is there any help with heating costs?
Yes. Fuel Assistance Program is handled through Rockingham Community Action in Salem. The program begins September 1st and ends April 30th each year. To apply, call 898-8435 from September to April. When applying for Fuel Assistance, ask about your eligibility for a lower electric rate (Electrical Assistance Program) and the Weatherization Program.
Is there a food pantry in Windham?
Yes. The Shepherd’s Pantry is located at the Windham Presbyterian Church and is open on Mondays from 10 to 11 am.
Is there a service that has information on all services available for seniors and adults with disabilities?
Yes. ServiceLink is a statewide network of locally administered, community-based resources. ServiceLink can be reached at 1-866 634-9412 or on the web at www.servicelink.org.
Is transportation available for doctor’s appointments and shopping?
Yes. The Town has a shopping trip to Wal-Mart on Wednesday mornings each week, weather permitting and also provides rides to doctor appointment, dependent on volunteer driver availability. Call the Town Administrative Office at 432-7732 to schedule rides.