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 AGENCY
ADMINISTRATOR
SENIOR RESOURCES
LISTED ALPHABETICALLY
 SERVICES
    AARP MASSACHUSETTS
1 Beacon St., 2301, Boston, MA 02108
(866) 448-3621; states.aarp.org/region/massachusetts
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION
Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter
309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 (617) 868-6718; www.alz.org/manh
CHOICES ELDER SUPPORT, LLC
P.O. Box 1272, West Springfield, MA 01089 (413) 439-5590; www.choiceseldersupport.com
THE CONVERSATION PROJECT AND THE INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHCARE IMPROVEMENT
53 State St., 19th Floor, Boston, MA 02109
(617) 301-4800; www.theconversationproject.org
ELDERCAREWIZ
247 Stage Road, Cummington, MA 01026 (413) 387-9474; www.eldercarewiz.com
ESTATE PLANNING COUNCIL OF HAMPDEN COUNTY
www.estateplab-hc.org
GREATER SPRINGFIELD SENIOR SERVICES INC.
66 Industry Ave., Suite 9, Springfield, MA 01104 (413) 781-8800; www.gsssi.org
HOMEOWNER OPTIONS FOR MASSACHUSETTS ELDERS
87 Hale St., Lowell, MA 01851
(800) 583-5337; www.elderhomeowners.org
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS
15 Lenox St., Springfield, MA 01108 (413) 737-2601; www.jfswm.org
MASSACHUSETTS ASSOC. OF OLDER AMERICANS
19 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111 (617) 426-0804; ww.maoamass.org
MASSACHUSETTS GERONTOLOGY ASSOC.
P.O. Box 540513, Waltham, MA 02454 www.massgeron.org
MASSOPTIONS
(844) 422-6277; www.massoptions.org
MERCY LIFE
200 Hillside Circle, Suite 1, West Springfield, MA 01089 (413) 748-7223; www.mymercylife.com
Tom Croswell
Sharon Connor
Kate DeBartolo
Liz Kapitulik
Susan McCoy
Jill Keough
Len Raymond
Maxine Stein
Chet Jakubiak
Kathy Burnes
Marylou Sudders
Joe Larkin
Strives to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health
Guides clients and their caregivers toward solutions to health and aging challenges; comprehensive assessment and care plan addresses safety, housing/ environment, home healthcare needs, medical care, socialization, finances, legal concerns, and accessing community services
The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care; its team includes five seasoned law, journalism, and media professionals who are working pro bono alongside professional staff from the Instititute for Healthcare Improvement
Aging care and behavioral-health management; assessment of physical, mental, and emotional functioning; assistance with navigating healthcare services, housing, and other options; advocacy and conflict mediation; coordination of care; education on housing, legal, and financial resources, and referrals to programs; short-term psychotherapy; specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia care/behavior plans; counseling on end-of-life care and advanced directives
Provides a forum for current, accurate, and authoritative information with regard to estate and financial planning; council members are life-insurance professionals, bankers, fiduciaries, lawyers, accountants, planned-giving professionals, and other financial-service providers engaged in the planning, settlement, and management of estates
Private, nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining quality of life for older adults, caregivers, and people with disabilities, through programs and services that foster independence, dignity, safety, and peace of mind; services include case management, home care, home-delivered meals, senior community dining, money management, congregate housing, and adult day care
Assists low- and moderate-income elder homeowners by providing comprehensive in-home counseling on financial and homeownership issues to enable successful aging in place; services include displacement prevention, remainder life planning, budgeting, income maximization, equity conservation, consumer protections, and creative financial options specially crafted for seniors
Provides social services, grounded in Jewish values, to support individuals and families from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds; efforts include community programs, elder-care resources and referrals, and counseling services
Aims to improve the economic security of older Massachusetts residents through research and advocacy on policies that may reduce risk and hardship; fights against the dual stigma of being old and mentally ill, to preserve Medicare and Social Security, to ensure access to community-based long-term care, and to obtain mental healthcare for elders suffering from depression and other brain disorders; organizes regular conferences on important issues throughout the state and collaborates with councils on aging to hold training sessions for senior advocates
Convenes researchers, practitioners, and public policy makers in Massachusetts to create dialogue on critical issues related to aging and to facilitate the transfer of knowledge from academic research to day-to-day practice; membership includes individuals and organizations from a wide range of disciplines including social work, education, public health, nursing/medicine, housing/architecture, and many others
A service of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, MassOptions connects elders, individuals with disabilities, and their caregivers with agencies and organizations that can best meet their needs; staff can also assist with determining eligibility for and applying to MassHealth
Mercy LIFE is Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), offering tightly coordinated care and support designed to help seniors continue to live safely at home and avoid moving into a nursing home
Mike Festa
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social-welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that advocates for the issues that matter to families, such as healthcare, employment and income security, and protection from financial abuse
CARE FOR OUR ELDERS
966 Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 695-5740; www.careforourelders.com
Janet Bunce
Bunce is an aging life care professional/ geriatric care manager who assists in navigating the complexities of eldercare, providing care management, patient advocacy, communication skills training, and guidance with housing selection to provide ease for elders, assurance for families, and enhanced efficiency for healthcare providers
COACHING CAREGIVERS, LLC
94 King St., Suite A, Northampton, MA 01061 (413) 775-4570; www.coachingcaregivers.com
James Ferry
Helps clients’ loved ones live as independently as possible while still being safe and secure; tailors a personalized solution designed to meet family’s needs; offers suggestions; eases smooth transitions; provides an objective viewpoint; saves time, money, and distress
ELDER CARE COLLABORATIONS
P.O. Box 322, Northampton, MA 01061
(413) 658-7566; www.facebook.com/eldercarecollaborations
Dory Howard- Corrin
Consultation, assessment, and care planning; support, guidance, and respite for family members; identifying resources and problem solving; advocacy, and conflict resolution; locating, scheduling, coordinating, and monitoring of services; assistance with screening and hiring caregivers; communication with medical professionals; transportation to medical appointments; emergency coverage
ELDER SERVICES OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY INC.
877 South St., Suite 4E, Pittsfield, MA 01201 (413) 499-0524; www.esbci.org
Christopher McLaughlin
Identifies and addresses priority needs of Berkshire County seniors; services include information and referral, care management, respite care, homemaker and home health assistance, healthy-aging programs, and MassHealth nursing home pre-screening; agency also offers housing options, adult family care, group adult foster care, long-term-care ombudsman, and money management, and oversees the Senior Community Service Aide Employment Program
GERIATRIC CARE SOLUTIONS & MANAGEMENT
103 Mountain Road, Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 540-0800; www.geriatriccaresolutions.com
Joanne Craven Dunn
Professional geriatric care managers with specialties in nursing, mediation, palliative and hospice care, who act as a guide and advocate for elders and the families that care for them; services include client assessments, care plans, plan and service monitoring, travel and relocation assistance, and daily money management/bookkeeping
HIGHLAND VALLEY ELDER SERVICES
320 Riverside Dr., Florence, MA 01062 (413) 586-2000; www.highlandvalley.org
Allan Ouimet
Services include care management, information/referral services, family caregiver program, personal emergency-response service, protective services, home- health services, chore services, nursing-home ombudsman services, adult day programs, elder-care advice, bill-payer services, options counseling, respite services, representative payee services, local dining centers, personal-care and homemaker services, and home-delivered meals
HOME SWEET HOME SENIOR LIVING ADVISOR
(413) 446-8722; www.homesweethomesenior.com
Katie Krupka
Provides free consultative expertise in senior-living placement to seniors and their loved ones when they seek independent living, assisted living, memory- care, or respite-care options throughout Western Mass.; also offers fee-based, in-home service coordination, including medical and non-medical services, housekeeping, home maintenance, shopping, transportation, and bill-pay assistance; assesses each individual and provides guidance, knowledge, and support
LIFEPATH
101 Munson St., Suite 201, Greenfield, MA 01301 (413) 773-5555; www.lifepathma.org
Barbara Bodzin
LifePath, formerly Franklin County Home Care Corp., 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 people with disabilities with a goal of independence; it also supports caregivers, including grandparents raising grandchildren
MASSACHUSETTS EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ELDER AFFAIRS
1 Ashburton Place, Unit 517, Boston, MA 02108 (617) 727-7750; www.mass.gov/elders
Elizabeth Chen
Connects seniors and families with a range of services, including senior centers, councils on aging, nutrition programs such as Meals on Wheels, exercise, health coaching, and more; supports older adults who may be somewhat frail through programs in nursing homes, such as the ombudsman program, volunteers who visit residents, and quality-improvement initiatives in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities; caregiver programs offer support to people with mild Alzheimer’s disease or those caring for someone with more advanced Alzheimer’s
MASSACHUSETTS SENIOR LEGAL HELPLINE
99 Chauncy St., Unit 400, Boston, MA 02111 (800) 342-5297; www.vlpnet.org
Joanna Allison
The Helpline is a project of the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Boston that provides free legal information and referral services to Massachusetts residents age 60 and older; the Helpline is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon
MEMORY CARE FACILITIES
(888) 595-9951; www.memorycarefacilities.net
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Free service that helps families who have loved ones with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease; through a free search tool and nationwide database of memory- care facilities, families who are in need of memory care for their loved ones are able to find licensed care homes and communities in their location that are best-equipped to take care of their loved ones
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