Links to Elder Partner Agencies

AARP – AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families — such as health care, employment and income security, and protection from financial abuse.

Alzheimer’s Association – Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association advances research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.

Bay Path Elder Services – BayPath Elder Services, Inc. offers home care and related services enabling people to live independently and comfortably in their homes while promoting their well-being and dignity.

Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly – We facilitate full and equal participation in all aspects of life by older adults in Boston.

Boston ElderINFO – Boston ElderINFO assists elders, disabled individuals and their families in accessing a comprehensive range of services that address health care needs.

Bridges Together – Bridges Together’s mission is to educate, empower and connect generations in order to transform lives today and tomorrow.

Bristol Elder Services – Founded in 1973, Bristol Elder Services, Inc. is a private non-profit corporation, designated as an Aging Services Access Point and an Area Agency on Aging. Bristol serves as the entry point for elder services in southeastern Massachusetts.

Carroll Center for the Blind – Established in 1936, The Carroll Center has pioneered many innovative services for the blind and visually impaired.

Coastline Elderly Services, Inc. – Coastline Elderly Services, Inc. (CESI) is a private, non-profit corporation which develops, provides, and coordinates a range of home care services designed to support and maintain the independent living of elders within the community.

Elder Services of Berkshire County – Elder Services is a non-profit organization providing a wide variety of services to the elders of Berkshire County, Massachusetts and their families.

Elder Services of Cape Cod & the IslandsElder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands, Inc. (ESCCI) is a private, not-for-profit community-based organization dedicated to serving older adults in the twenty-two towns of Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket counties.

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley – Established in 1974, our mission is to support an individual’s desire to make their own decisions, secure their independence, and remain living in the community safely.

Elder Services Worcester Area – Elder Services of Worcester Area, Incorporated’s mission is to help elders, younger individuals with disabilities, and their families obtain essential services so that elders can remain at home with dignity and independence for as long as possible

Executive Office of Elder Affairs – The Executive Office of Elder Affairs promotes the independence, empowerment, and well-being of older adults, individuals with disabilities, and their caregivers.

Greater Lynn Senior Services – Greater Lynn Senior Services provides a wide range of social services—information, transportation, meals, advocacy, homecare, housing, and more—for one reason: to help those 60 and older in Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus and Swampscott live fuller, more independent lives, safely and with dignity.

Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc. – Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., founded in 1972, is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining a quality of life for older adults, caregivers and persons with disabilities.

Healthy Living Center of Excellence – The Healthy Living Center of Excellence’s vision is a redefined healthcare delivery system, where medical systems, community- based social services, and older adult patients collaborate as partners to achieve better health outcomes and better healthcare; both at sustainable costs.

HESSCO Elder Services – As the Aging Services Access Point (ASAP) and Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for South Norfolk County in Massachusetts, HESSCO’s mission is to help older adults and individuals living with a disability remain safe and independent at home for as long as possible.

Highland Valley Elder Services – Highland Valley Elder Services serves older adults and their families through collaboration, education, advocacy and a range of programs designed to support them where they live.

Home Care Aide Council – The Home Care Aide Council (Council) is a non-profit trade association with over 150 members throughout Massachusetts committed to enhancing quality of care throughout the home care industry by focusing on the advancement of the home care aide workforce.

Home Care Alliance of MassachusettsWith 40 years of experience, and about 180 agency members from Boston, to Provincetown, to the Berkshires, the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts has the resources and information you need to answer your home care questions.

Jewish Family & Children’s Services Boston – Guided by Jewish values, JF&CS cares for people at all stages of life who seek support, guidance, and a purposeful, independent life. We focus on serving particularly vulnerable populations including children and adults with disabilities or mental illness, new mothers and their infants, older adults living with chronic conditions, and people experiencing financial crisis, hunger, or domestic abuse.

Leading Age MassachusettsLeadingAge Massachusetts is the only organization representing the full continuum of mission-driven, not-for-profit providers of health care, housing, and services for older persons in Massachusetts.

Lifepath, Inc. (formerly Franklin County Home Care) – LifePath, an Area Agency on Aging, is a private, nonprofit corporation that develops, provides and coordinates a range of services to support the independent living of elders and persons with disabilities with a goal of independence.

LGBT Aging Project – The LGBT Aging Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults have equal access to the life-prolonging benefits, protections, services and institutions that their heterosexual neighbors take for granted.

Massachusetts Advocates for Nursing Home Reform – MANHR’s mission is to improve the quality of care and ensure the dignity and quality of life for MA long-term care residents.

Massachusetts Assisted Living Association – The Massachusetts Assisted Living Association (Mass-ALA, formerly Mass-ALFA) is a non-profit association dedicated to professionally operated assisted living residences in Massachusetts that provide housing and services for individuals with varied needs and income levels

Massachusetts Association of Older Adults (MAOA) – MAOA enriches the lives of all people through education, advocacy, and action on the issues that keep elders economically secure and engaged in life.

Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired – MABVI’s mission is to work with individuals with vision loss to eliminate barriers and create opportunities.

MA Coalition for Serious Illness Care -Our mission is to ensure that health care for everyone in Massachusetts is in accordance with their goals, values and preferences at all stages of life and in all steps of their care.

Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren – is devoted to fostering education, networking, research, programs and support to grandparents and all relatives raising grandchildren

Massachusetts Government Agencies:

800AgeInfo

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services

Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Massachusetts Department of Revenue (Information for Senior Citizens and Retirees)

Massachusetts Department of Veteran’s Services

Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs

Massachusetts Rehab Commission

Massachusetts Secretary of State

Massachusetts Gerontology Association – MGA focuses on promoting dialogue between researchers and practitioners and has a special interest in relating gerontological knowledge to policy making.

Massachusetts Home Care – To help you live at your highest level of functioning possible, in the least restrictive setting possible, for as long as possible.

Massachusetts Municipal Association – The Massachusetts Municipal Association is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association that provides advocacy, training, publications, research and other services to Massachusetts cities and towns.

Massachusetts Municipal Association Human Services Council – The MMA Human Services Council (formerly Local Officials Human Services Council) was established in 1975 as the human services arm of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, the statewide advocacy group providing legislative lobbying for and technical assistance to cities and towns. The Human Services Council was founded with the understanding that municipal leaders are in a unique position to assess human needs in their communities and to respond effectively.

MassOptions.org – Connections to services for elders and individuals with disabilities – simplified.

Mass Senior Action Council – Massachusetts Senior Action Council is a statewide, grassroots, senior-run organization that empowers its members to collectively address key public policy and community issues that affect their health and well-being.

Massachusetts Senior Care Association – The Massachusetts Senior Care Association represents a diverse set of organizations that deliver a broad spectrum of services to meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities.

Massachusetts Service Alliance – The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA), established in 1991, is a private, nonprofit organization that serves as the state commission on service and volunteerism.

Massachusetts Statewide Independent Living Council – The Massachusetts Statewide Independent Living Council (MASILC) is a Governor appointed Council. Members include persons who are knowledgeable about centers for independent living and the services they provide.  The Council was established by Executive Order No.373 of William F. Weld, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on September 26, 1994. The Council includes representation of individuals with a range of physical and mental disabilities from the various geographic areas within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Minuteman Senior Services – We help seniors and people with disabilities live in the setting of their choice by engaging community resources and supporting caregivers.

Montachusett Home Care Corp – Montachusett Home Care Corporation (MHCC), the Aging Services Access Point (ASAP) for 21 towns in north central Massachusetts.

Mystic Valley Elder Services – Supporting the wellbeing, dignity and independence of elders, adults living with disabilities, and caregivers residing in Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Stoneham, Wakefield and Winthrop.

NCOA – The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. Our mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling. Through innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy, NCOA is partnering with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020.

North Shore Elder Services – North Shore Elder Services is a team of specialists making life easier for elders and those who care for them. We offer information, support, and solutions. Our specialists are experts in elder care.

Old Colony Elder Services – OCES is a private, non-profit organization headquartered in Brockton and designated as one of 26 Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The Perkins School for the Blind – Perkins is a progressive, multi-faceted organization committed to improving the lives of people with blindness and deafblindness all around the world.

SeniorCare, Inc. – SeniorCare Inc. is a non-profit, multi-faceted organization that provides a one-stop portal for information and services to elders and adults with disabilities on the Greater North Shore and Cape Ann.

South Shore Elder Services – South Shore Elder Services, Inc. (SSES) recommends and coordinates resources for elders in the South Shore area to help them to remain as independent as possible.

Springwell, Inc. – Springwell is a private, non-profit organization that has been creating, managing, and coordinating a wide range of services for more than 35 years.

Tri Valley, Inc. – Our mission is helping seniors and people with disabilities to live independently with dignity in their own homes or settings of their choice.

WestMass Elder Care – At WestMass ElderCare, our mission is to preserve the dignity, independence and quality of life of elders and disabled persons desiring to remain within their own community.