Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs
1 Ashburton Place
Fifth Floor
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 727-7750 (Local)
(800) 243-4636 (Toll-Free)
(800) 872-0166 (TDD/TTY)
http://www.mass.gov/elders/

Brief Description

We promote the independence and well-being of elders and people needing medical and social supportive services by providing advocacy, leadership, and management expertise to maintain a continuum of services responsive to the needs of our constituents, their families, and caregivers.

Geographic area served: Massachusetts.

Staff

Alice Bonner, Secretary, Elder Affairs

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Conducts assessments on a case-by-case basis to determine individual needs.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • The Senior Community Service Employment Program, funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act through the U.S. Department of Labor, enables us to help employ low-income individuals, age 55 and older, throughout the Commonwealth. Enrollees are placed in temporary training assignments where they gain valuable on-the-job work experience and training needed to gain employment in the private sector.
  • In-Home Services
    • Provides home support, adaptive housing, home health, and meal services and other services.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information and referral to community-based resources for the elderly. Provides referrals to Area Agencies on Aging and information on other local aging services.
  • Support Groups
    • The Massachusetts Family Caregiver Support Program empowers elders and caregivers by providing information, education, support, and services that enhance quality of life.
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