> Community Resources
Two significant community resources options are:
Adult Day Health and Social Programs
Adult Day Health and Social Day Care programs offer social activities, meals, and support to elders in a supervised group setting. Adult Day Health Programs also provide medical supervision and treatment for elders with particular medical needs. Transportation can be arranged for an elder who participate.
Councils on Aging and Senior Centers
Many cities and towns in Massachusetts have a Council on Aging (COA) office, which provides assistance at a central location, often called a senior center. A senior center may provide meals, recreational activities, exercise programs, health prevention activities, arts and crafts, or help with acquiring services. Councils on Aging have outreach programs to assist elders who may be isolated, home bound, and require supportive services in their homes. A great resource for elders and families are Councils on Aging offices. Our Age Information Department would be happy help you locate support in your community.
Click here for listing of the 28 Councils on Aging in the Merrimack Valley and North Shore.