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Elder Services funds a number of programs in local communities that address the needs of unique populations. This includes programs that offer outreach and education, or special meal/social programs for Hispanic and Cambodian elders; and free community blood pressure clinics.
1-800 AGE-INFO (1800-243-4636) is a statewide resource directory available by phone and through the web (www.800ageinfo.com) which offers local and regional resources for elders and caregivers throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. All services are free. 1-800-AGE-INFO is supported by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and Mass Home Care Association.
The Eldercare Locator (1-800-677-1116) is a national resource database available by phone or through the web and managed by the Administration on Community Living. This database helps callers looking for information and assistance about services and programs throughout the United States.
The Personal Care Attendant Directory
The Mass PCA directory is sponsored by the PCA Workforce Council and it offers a comprehensive and current list of people in Massachusetts who are ready to provide personal care and consumers who are hiring PCAs. Visit www.masspcadirectory.org to get started.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. They produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for Americans 50+ and the world’s largest-circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for the 50+ audience; AARP VIVA, a bilingual lifestyle multimedia platform addressing the interests and needs of Hispanic Americans; and national television and radio programming. Click Here to visit their web site.
Administration on Aging
In order to serve a growing senior population, AoA envisions ensuring the continuation of a vibrant aging services network at State, Territory, local and Tribal levels through funding of lower-cost, non-medical services and supports that provide the means by which many more seniors can maintain their independence. The mission of AoA is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities. Click here to visit their site.