> Our Resources
Within the agency we have various resources to help you navigate through options and community support available. Below you will find a range of resources we offer, to for more information please contact our Age Information Departement at 800-892-0890. Those resources are:
- Program Fact Sheets
- Green Book
- Veteran Resource Guide
- Internal Database
- Resource Room
- Speaker’s Bureau
We have over a dozen programs and services. Throughout the website you will find descriptions of our programs and services. If you would like a fact sheet for a specific program or service, contact our Age Information Department at 1-800-892-0890.
The Green Book is a resource book published in collaboration with The Northeast Independent Living Program. In 2004 the two agencies created the Aging and Disability Resource Consortium (ADRC), one of the first of its kind in the country. The ADRC’s goal was to assure elders and people with disabilities who can easily get information about programs and services, and to assist individuals with making informed decisions about their own care.
As part of this collaborative effort, the Green Book was expanded to include resources for both elders and people with disabilities. We enlarged the resource directory, and are also planning new ways to distribute the material including online access. We want to insure that information is not only comprehensive but accessible to everyone. The resource guide is free of charge.
We want to thank our sponsors who helped make that possible!
Feel free to contact us with any other information or service needs you may have, or to receive a Green Book.
Veteran Resource Guide
The Veteran Resource Guide was created in an effort to connect veterans, caregivers, and professionals with local, state, and federal community resources. Development of the guide was a collaboration between the Amesbury Council on Aging and Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc.
Elder Services maintains an internal database, the Age Info Resources. It includes approximately 1,000 local, state, and national resources that our agency staff can access for clients, consumers, and community agencies. Records are classified in various categories such as: housing, legal assistance, and support groups. Each record includes the provider’s contact information, description of services offered, and geographic area served. For more details about our internal database, call the Age Information Department at 1-800-892-0890 to locate the most appropriate supports and programs for older adults, their families, and caregivers.
At our offices we have a Resource Room with many informational tools to learn about programs and services beyond Elder Services. We also have a series of pamphlets and handouts to educate elders, families, and caregivers about option and support within the Merrimack Valley. It is available for the public to utilize during our business hours, Monday through Friday, 8: 00 am – 5:00 pm.
Are you interested in learning more about the important elder topics and issues? Elder Services is happy to join you in your organization or community to address a topic of your choice or to hear about how Elder Services can assist you or a loved one.
We are committed to community education and raising awareness about aging issues. Our speaker presentations provide an important educational resource to elders, family members, caregivers, professionals working with older adults. We also provide presentations for Human Resource Departments whose employees may be caring for older relatives, partners, neighbors or friends. Our 35 years of collective experience and leadership in the aging field has earned us a reputation for excellence in the areas of assessment, advice, care management and service delivery.
For additional information or to request a speaker, contact our Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-946-1433.