Senior Services Directory

 

Advocacy

Advocates act on behalf of seniors on a particular issue. For example senior advocates could engage in action which could include writing letters, contacting political representatives, organizing community meeting and distributing educational materials on a particular issue on the seniors behalf

AARP Massachusetts
1 Beacon Street, Suite 2301
Boston, MA 02108
(866) 448-3621
https://states.aarp.org/massachusetts/

Disability Law Center – Boston
11 Beacon Street, Suite 925
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 723-8455
https://www.dlc-ma.org/

MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs
1 Ashburton Place, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 727-7750
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/executive-office-of-elder-affairs

MA Association of Older Americans
19 Temple Place, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 426-0804
http://maoamass.org

MA Senior Action Council
150 Mount Vernon Street
Boston, MA 02125
(617) 284-1234
http://www.masssenioraction.org/

MA Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program
(800) 892-0890
https://www.masmp.org/

 

Consumer Affairs

Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation (OCABR)
501 Boylston Street, Suite 5100
Boston, MA 02116
Consumer Hotline: (617) 973-8787
Toll-free Consumer Hotline: (888) 283-3757
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-consumer-affairs-and-business-regulation

Office of the Attorney General
1 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 727-2200
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-attorney-general-maura-healey

MA Attorney General’s Elder Hotline
(888) 243-5337
https://www.mass.gov/service-details/the-attorney-generals-elder-hotline

Senior volunteers with the Elder Hotline can help you find answers to questions regarding:

  • Abuse and exploitation of elders
  • Debt and collection practices
  • Health insurance
  • Home improvement
  • Landlord, tenant and housing issues
  • Long-term care
  • Identity theft and scams
  • Retail disputes
  • Telemarketing

National Do Not Call Registry
(888) 382-1222
https://www.donotcall.gov/

Massachusetts Do Not Call List
(866) 231-2255
https://www.mass.gov/learn-about-the-national-do-not-call-registry

Better Business Bureau of Eastern MA
290 Donald Lynch Blvd., Suite 102
Marlborough, MA 01752
(508) 652-4800
https://www.bbb.org/local-bbb/better-business-bureau-serving-eastern-ma-me-ri-and-vt

 

Dental Hygiene Programs

Middlesex Community College Health, Science, and Technology Center
Talbot Bldg., 44 Middle St., Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 656-3250
www.middlesex.mass.edu/dhclinic

Provides preventive dental hygiene services.

Harvard School of Dental Medicine
188 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115
(617) 432-1434
www.harvarddentalcenter.harvard.edu

Massachusetts Dental Society
(800) 342-8747
massdental.org/for-the-public

Information on access to care and dental insurance.

Tufts School of Dental Medicine
One Kneeland St., Boston, MA 02111
(617) 636-6828
dental.tufts.edu

 

Disability Resources

MA Commission for the Blind
600 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111
Voice: (617) 727-5550; TDD: (800) 392-6556
mass.gov/mcb

Provides rehabilitation and support services to individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

MA Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
600 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111
Voice: (617) 740-1600; TTY: (617) 740-1700 Video Phone: (617) 326-7546
mass.gov/mcdhh

Provides case management, interpreter services, technical assistance, training and information on other services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

MA Equipment Distribution Program
V/TTY (800) 300-5658
mass.gov/massed

Offers free or low-cost specialized telephones for those with a permanent disability, such as hearing, vision, speech, ormotion. Call for information.

MA Office on Disability
Ashburton Pl.,#1305, Boston, MA 02108
Voice/TTY: (617) 727-7440
mass.gov/mod

Provides information and advocacy for people with disabilities. 

MA Rehabilitation Commission
600 Washington St. Boston, MA 02111
Voice/TDD: (800) 245-6543 (617) 204-3600
MRC Ombudsperson: (617) 204-3603
mass.gov/mrc

Vocational rehabilitation services, independent living, home modifications, home care assistance.

Mass Relay/7-1-1TTY/ASCII
(800) 720-3480; Voice/Hearing (800) 720-3479
mass.gov/eopss/agencies/massrelay

Dial 711 for nationwide access to the relay service operator who facilitates communication between people using phones and TTY. See website for other relay numbers and information.

 

Energy Resources

Citizens Energy Heat Assistance (Joe4Oil)
(617) 338-6300
http://citizensenergy.com/assistance-programs

Good Neighbor Energy Fund (Salvation Army)
(800) 334-3047
http://magoodneighbor.org/

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
(800) 632-8175
http://www.liheap.us/massachusetts-heap/

SMOC (South Middlesex Opportunity Council)
300 Howard Street
Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 620-1230
http://smoc.org/

Mass Save
(800) 632-8300
www.massave.com

Discount Rates on Utilities

National Grid Low Income Electric Services

https://www9.nationalgridus.com/non_html/On_Demand_Electric_Initial%20v052209.pdf

National Grid Low Income Gas Services

https://www.nationalgridus.com/media/pdfs/billing-payments/cm4445_ma_gas_discountrateapp.pdf

Eversource Discount Rate Application

https://www.eversource.com/nstar/CustomerCare/Residential/DiscountRate

Joe-4-Oil Citizens Energy Discount Program

http://citizensenergy.com/assistance-programs

 

Food Assistance

Open Table Community Dinners & Pantry
http://www.opentable.org/ 

Maynard Community Dinner
Mondays, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Doors open at 5:00 p.m., dinner served at 6:00 p.m.
33 Main Street, Maynard

Concord Community Dinner
Thursdays, 4:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Doors open at 4:45 p.m., dinner served at 5:30 p.m.
First Parish Church, 20 Lexington Road, Concord

Open Table Maynard Food Pantry
Tuesdays 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays (Seniors only – over the age of 55) 12:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursdays 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
33 Main Street, Maynard

Maynard Food Pantry
82 Main Street
Maynard, MA
Mondays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
(978) 764-5279
http://www.maynardfoodpantry.com/ 

Nutrition Programs for Seniors
https://www.mass.gov/nutrition-program-for-seniors

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Apply on-line at: https://www.mass.gov/snap-benefits-formerly-food-stamps 

Project Bread
145 Border Street
East Boston, MA  02118
(617) 723-5000
Food Source Hotline: 800-645-8333
http://www.projectbread.org/ 

Meals on Wheels
Minuteman Senior Services
26 Crosby Drive
Bedford, MA 01730
(781) 272-7177
(888) 222-6171 (toll free)
MassRelay: 711 or
1-800-439-2370 (TTY/ASCII)

 

General Resources

800 Age Info
For Massachusetts Elder and their families
(800) 243-4636
http://www.800ageinfo.com/site/

Aging Information Center
Minuteman Senior Services
(888) 222-6171, (781) 272-7177
www.minutemansenior.org

Eldercare Locator
(800) 677-1116
www.eldercare.gov

Mass Options
(844) 422-6277
www.massoptions.org

Mass 2-1-1 Information Line
(844) 422-6277
www.mass211.org

DisabilityInfo.org
https://disabilityinfo.org/

INDEX helps people with disabilities find the information they need. We collect and keep up-to-date information on programs, providers and services in Massachusetts that have something to offer to people with disabilities. INDEX is a project of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.