What is SHINE?
SHINE stands for Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders. This program provides free health insurance information, assistance, and counseling to Medicare beneficiaries of all ages and their care givers. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs supports the SHINE program in partnership with elder service agencies and Councils on Aging.

SHINE is partially funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The SHINE Program ensures that healthcare consumers have a competent, committed, and compassionate consumer-focused network of staff and volunteers who provide accurate and objective information through innovative community programs at the state and local levels.

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1. Is it possible to see a social security agent on Nantucket?
2. Can I get social security forms and assistance on the Internet?
3. What is SHINE?
4. What do SHINE counselors do?
5. How do I reach the Department of Public Welfare or Department of Transitional Assistance office?
6. How do I apply for unemployment?