EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 16, 2013

ServiceLink relocates to Atkinson

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — ATKINSON — Community Crossroads recently welcomed Rockingham ServiceLink Resource Center as its new neighbor at 8 Commerce Drive.

On Dec. 14, Rockingham ServiceLink moved from its location at 287 Lawrence Road in Salem into Suite 802 at the new site.

Established in 2000, ServiceLink is a statewide network of locally administered community-based resources for seniors, adults with disabilities and their caregivers.

ServiceLinks are community centers located throughout the state that offer information, referrals, and assistance for older adults, adults with disabilities and chronic illness, and for those who love, care and support them.

The ServiceLink program was created to provide easier and better access to the kinds of resource information that helps people to live fully and to enable them to learn more about their options so they can make plans which support their independence.

Consumers will be able to contact one office to determine all the options and services available to them, instead of searching and piecing together assistance from multiple agencies and programs.

Rockingham ServiceLink is staffed with a program director, a long-term support counselor, a referral specialist and a caregiver specialist.

The staff is trained and certified as information/referral specialists by the Alliance of Information and Referral. The team, supported by trained volunteers, is responsible for operations, responding to consumer inquiries, public education and long-term support counseling.

Watch for a future announcement regarding a welcome reception for ServiceLink at Community Crossroads.