SHINE is a state program that represents "Serving Health Information Needs of the Elderly." It is a counseling program that offers people assistance with matters such as:
  • Advocacy on a billing problem
  • Applying for the pharmacy program, food stamps or other programs
  • Choosing the right health maintenance organization (HMO)
SHINE counselors offer assistance over the phone, as well as in 1-on-1 appointments. To make an appointment to speak to a SHINE counselor, simply call the Council on Aging.

More Information
To learn more about the SHINE program across the state, call 1-800-AGE-INFO.