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Hadassah
(Activities & Adult Learning)
200 Reservoir Street, Suite 103
Needham, MA 02494
Phone: 781-455-9055
http://www.hadassah.org

Hadassah is a volunteer women's organization, whose members support medical care, research, and education and youth institutions in Israel. In the United States, Hadassah enhances the quality of American and Jewish life through its education and youth programs, promotes health awareness, and provides enrichment for its members.

The three Hadassah branches; Western New England, Northern New England and Southern New England cover Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. There are many chapters within these branches, so please call the Needham office and they will direct you to the chapter closets to you. 

Each chapter offers unique programing but maintains the common Hadassha mission of working towards social change: Tikkun Olam - the Jewish imperative to heal the world, to leave this planet a little better than when we found it.


AARP
(Senior Services)
Family, Home and Legal
601 East Street
North West
Washington, DC 20049
Phone: 888-687-2277
http://www.aarp.org

Click here for the Caregiving section of AARP. There is information and caregiver support materials. Articles on approaching dialogues with your parent(s) are available in addition to an online community to share ideas via a caregiving forum.

Caregiving From a Distance offers important materials for adult children in particular. Use the link to bring you directly to the page of the AARP website.


ABP Best Home Care Agency
(Senior Services)
214 Lincoln Street
Allston, MA 02134
Phone: 617-779-8400
Fax: 617-779-8488
http://www.abphomecare.com/

This Medicare/Medicaid certified agency is a community-based program that provides intermittent skilled professional services and related clinical care to the patients who are in transition from the inpatient experience to the home environment. All care is provided under the supervision of the patient’s physician. Skilled nursing care, home health, personal care, homemaking, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, dietary counseling, social services, and family/patient education are services provided if ordered. Russian speaking staff are available and privately paid services can be arranged.


ABP Best Home Care Agency
(Senior Services)
214 Lincoln Street
Suite 118
Allston, MA 02134
Phone: 617-779-8400
Fax: 617-779-8488
http://www.abphomecare.com/

A privately owned home care agency. Medicare and Medicaid certified and private pay arrangements can be made. Russian speaking and Spanish speaking staff available.


Administration on Aging
(Insurance)
National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information
Washington, MA 20201
Phone: 202-619-0724
Fax: 202-357-3555
http://www.aoa.gov/

The National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information is primarily intended as an information and planning resource for individuals who don't yet require long-term care, but it includes information on services and financing options that can be helpful to all individuals. This web site was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care (LTC) needs. Click here for a glossary of terms, links to other sites, and an understanding of long-term care.


Adventures in LifeLong Learning
(Activities & Adult Learning)
Road Scholar
11 Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 800-454-5768
http://www.roadscholar.org

Road Scholar, created by Elderhostel Inc., is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing extraordinary learning adventures for people 55 and over. From New Hampshire to New Zealand, South Africa to South Dakota, Elderhostel offers you a world of educational opportunities. Expert instructors, experienced group leaders, and helpful staff create extraordinary experiences by sharing stimulating information, and leading fascinating field trips and cultural excursions. Programs have a special focus which can include outdoor activities, art lessons, and theater attendance.

Click here to find out how to obtain a catalog.


Aging With Dignity
(Health & Medical)
Five Wishes
3050 Highland Oaks Terrace
Suite 2
Tallahassee, FL 32301-3841
Phone: 888-594-7437
http://www.agingwithdignity.org

Aging with Dignity is a national non-profit organization with a mission to affirm and safeguard the human dignity of individuals as they age and to promote better care for those near the end of life. The life and work of Mother Teresa of Calcutta served as the inspirational foundation of Aging with Dignity.

Aging with Dignity founder Jim Towey served as Mother Teresa's friend and legal counsel for 12 years and was a full-time volunteer in her home for people with AIDS. Her tender care and concern for all a person’s needs – medical, emotional and spiritual – served as the inspiration for Five Wishes, America’s most popular living will.

Aging with Dignity introduced Five Wishes in Florida in 1997, and a year later, to the nation. Dubbed “the living will with a heart and soul,” Five Wishes today meets the legal requirements in 42 states and has helped literally millions of people plan for and receive the kind of care they want. Five Wishes is unique among all other advance directives and living wills because it is user-friendly and easy to complete. Five Wishes Online was introduced in 2011, allowing people to complete Five Wishes on screen and print out a personalized document immediately. The document is available in 27 languages and in Braille.


Aging with Dignity
(End of Life Resources)
Five Wishes
3050 Highland Oaks Terrace
Suite 2
Tallahassee, FL 32301-3841
Phone: 888-594-7437
http://www.agingwithdignity.org

Aging with Dignity is a national non-profit organization with a mission to affirm and safeguard the human dignity of individuals as they age and to promote better care for those near the end of life. The life and work of Mother Teresa of Calcutta served as the inspirational foundation of Aging with Dignity.

Aging with Dignity founder Jim Towey served as Mother Teresa's friend and legal counsel for 12 years and was a full-time volunteer in her home for people with AIDS. Her tender care and concern for all a person’s needs – medical, emotional and spiritual – served as the inspiration for Five Wishes, America’s most popular living will.

Aging with Dignity introduced Five Wishes in Florida in 1997, and a year later, to the nation. Dubbed “the living will with a heart and soul,” Five Wishes today meets the legal requirements in 42 states and has helped literally millions of people plan for and receive the kind of care they want. Five Wishes is unique among all other advance directives and living wills because it is user-friendly and easy to complete. Five Wishes Online was introduced in 2011, allowing people to complete Five Wishes on screen and print out a personalized document immediately. The document is available in 27 languages and in Braille.


Alzheimer's Association
(Senior Services)
Support Group Locator
311 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: 617-868-6718
http://www.alz.org/apps/we_can_help/support_groups.asp

Support groups provide a forum for family members and friends of people with Alzheimer's disease to share feelings, concerns, and information and to support each other in coping with the effects of Alzheimer's disease or one of the related disorders. Search for a group near you using the map on the bottom of this page.


Alzheimer's Association
(Health & Medical)
Massachusetts New Hampshire Chapter
311 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: 800-272-3900
http://www.alz.org/MANH

The Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts New Hampshire Chapter has multiple offices New England. Call 617-868-6718 or 800-272-3900 to talk to a Care Consultant over the phone or call to schedule an appointment.  


ALZwell Caregiver Support
(Senior Services)
http://www.alzwell.com/index.html

The ALZwell Caregiver Support website helps people who are caring for individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and related Dementias to improve quality of life by providing practical information on the diagnosis, treatment, care and management of the disease.

All articles published on ALZwell have been written and/or reviewed by professional writers and medical experts.


American Bar Association: Comm, on Law & Aging
(End of Life Resources)
Consumer's Tool Kit for Health Care Advance Planning
1050 Connecticut Ave.N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-662-1000
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging.html

If you are either thinking of making a health care advance directive (such as a living will or durable power of attorney for health care), or you may have already signed one, the American Bar Association suggests that in either case, you should be aware that just having a written advance directive by itself does not ensure that your wishes will be understood and respected. Studies have shown that standard advance directive forms do little to influence end-of-life decisions without: (1) informed, thoughtful reflection about your wishes and values, and (2) personal communication between you and your likely decision-makers before a crisis occurs. Click here for American Bar Association Tool Kit for Health Care Advance Planning.


American Bar Association: Comm. on Law & Aging
(Health & Medical)
Consumer's Tool Kit for Health Care Advance Planning
1050 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-662-1000
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging.html

If you are either thinking of making a health care advance directive (such as a living will or durable power of attorney for health care), or you may have already signed one, the American Bar Association suggests that in either case, you should be aware that just having a written advance directive by itself does not ensure that your wishes will be understood and respected. Studies have shown that standard advance directive forms do little to influence end-of-life decisions without: (1) informed, thoughtful reflection about your wishes and values, and (2) personal communication between you and your likely decision-makers before a crisis occurs. Click here for American Bar Association Tool Kit for Health Care Advance Planning.


American Bar Association: Comm. on Law & Aging
(Health & Medical)
General Advance Planning Resources
1050 Connecticut Avenue N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-662-1000
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging.html

The American Bar Association's Commission on Law and Aging examines a wide range of legal issues affecting older persons. The website offers consumer information relating to health care decision-making, selecting an agent and having conversations with loved ones and health care providers. The list below reflects the topics addressed.

•Multi-State Health Care Power of Attorney The Commission has published a booklet offering a simple durable power of attorney for health care, designed to meet the legal requirements in nearly all states.
•Family Conversations About End-of-Life Care Commission Director Charles Sabatino appeared on WAMU’s Diane Rehm radio show August 8, 2012.
•Consumer's Tool Kit for Health Care Advance Planning
•Health & Financial Decisions: Legal Tools for Preserving Your Personal Autonomy
•Health and Financial Decisions (En Español)
•Making Medical Decisions for Someone Else: A How-To Guide
•Shape Your Health Care Future with Health Care Advance Directives
•Myths and Facts About Health Care Advance Directives (Updated 2011)
•Links to State-specific Advance Directive Forms (Updated 2011) 
•In Your Hands: The Tools for Preserving Personal Autonomy
Narrated by the late Helen Hayes, with an epilogue by her son, James MacArthur, addresses the legal aspects of planning for incapacity in a clear and positive way, and introduces four legal tools: durable powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, living wills and trusts. 1994.

Click here to find the above information.


American Bar Association: Comm. on Law & Aging
(End of Life Resources)
General Advance Planning Resources
1050 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-662-1000
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging.html
health care decision-making, selecting an agent and having conversations with loved ones and health care providers. The list below reflects the topics addressed.

•Multi-State Health Care Power of Attorney The Commission has published a booklet offering a simple durable power of attorney for health care, designed to meet the legal requirements in nearly all states.
•Family Conversations About End-of-Life Care Commission Director Charles Sabatino appeared on WAMU’s Diane Rehm radio show August 8, 2012.
•Consumer's Tool Kit for Health Care Advance Planning
•Health & Financial Decisions: Legal Tools for Preserving Your Personal Autonomy
•Health and Financial Decisions (En Español)
•Making Medical Decisions for Someone Else: A How-To Guide
•Shape Your Health Care Future with Health Care Advance Directives
•Myths and Facts About Health Care Advance Directives (Updated 2011)
•Links to State-specific Advance Directive Forms (Updated 2011) 
•In Your Hands: The Tools for Preserving Personal Autonomy
Narrated by the late Helen Hayes, with an epilogue by her son, James MacArthur, addresses the legal aspects of planning for incapacity in a clear and positive way, and introduces four legal tools: durable powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, living wills and trusts. 1994.

Click here to find the above information.


American Cancer Society
(Senior Services)
Road To Recovery
Phone: 1-800-952-7664
http://www.cancer.org

American Cancer Society's Road To Recovery provides volunteers who drive people needing transportation for cancer treatments. Person must be ambulatory and provide 48-hour notice prior to ride. This program services much of Massachusetts, but it is not guaranteed.


American Foundation for Blind
(Health & Medical)
Senior Site
2 Penn Plaza
Suite 1102
New York, NY 10121
Phone: 212-502-7600
http://www.afb.org

The AFB Senior Site is designed for seniors losing their vision, their families, and the professionals who serve them. Click here to read articles and for access to resources.


American Memorials
(End of Life Resources)
2 Harvest Way
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: 508-229-7778
Fax: 508-229-7705
http://www.amemco.us

American Memorials designs and installs granite, marble, and bronze memorial products for all cemeteries in Massachusetts. Special discounts for pre-need monuments are provided and staff can speak Russian and Hebrew.


American Memorials
(Senior Services)
2 Harvest Way
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: 508-229-7778
Fax: 508-229-7705
http://www.amemco.us

American Memorials designs and installs granite, marble, and bronze memorial products for all cemeteries in Massachusetts. Special discounts for pre-need monuments are provided and staff speak Russian and Hebrew.


American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society
(Health & Medical)
6300 N. River Road
Suite 510
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: 800-235-4855
http://aofas.org

Click here to learn more about the foot structure, skin problems, and foot conditions that cause discomfort.


American Podiatric Medical Association
(Health & Medical)
9312 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-1621
Phone: 301-571-9200
http://apma.org

The American Podiatric Medical Association's website offers information on Feet Health Tips and what insurance benefits will cover for routine foot care.


Assocation of Jewish Family & Children's Agencies
(Senior Services)
Elder Services Directory
620 Cranbury Road
Suite 102
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: 800-634-7346
Fax: 732-432-7127
http://www.ajfca.org/programs/section/older-adult-services

The Assocation of Jewish Family & Children's Agencies offers a directory of elder services.


Atria Marland Place
(Senior Housing)
15 Stevens Street
Andover, MA 01810
Phone: 978-475-4225
Fax: 978-475-5818
http://www.atriaseniorliving.com

Atria Marland Place is a traditional assisted living community offering services and amenities with personal assistance and care. Independent units and Adult Day Health are also offered. The Life Guidance Neighborhood provides care in a secure neighborhood for those with memory impairments and Alzheimer's disease. A Weekly Shabbat lay-lead program is offered in addition to occassional lectures provided from area Jewish clergy. 

Atria Marland Place has a few Medicaid subsidized and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit units.  These publically funded units are limited in availability, and residents must meet clinical and financial eligibility requirements.


Avery Crossings
(Senior Housing)
110 West Street
Needham, MA 02494
Phone: 781-444-6655
Fax: 781-433-2794
http://www.averycrossings.com

Avery Crossings is an assisted living community which adjoins Avery Manor, a skilled nursing facility. There are a few Medicaid subsidized units in the assisted living. These publically funded units are limited in availability, and residents must meet clinical and financial eligibility requirements.

Shabbat services are held weekly and Jewish holidays are observed.


Aviv Adult Day Health Center
(Senior Services)
Shapiro-Rudolph Pavilion
240 Lynnfield Street
Peabody, MA 01960
Phone: 978-471-5180
http://www.avivliving.org/adultday.php

Aviv Centers for Living's campus includes the Aviv Adult Day Health Center, which provides a safe and stimulating environment for seniors still able to live in their own homes, but enjoy social opportunities and health care assistance during the day. The program provides kosher meals apon request.

Aviv Centers for Living also supports a non-profit assisted living, Aviv HomeCare, and Waldfogel Health Center.


Aviv Assisted Living
(Senior Housing)
Woodbridge Building
240 Lynnfield Street
Peabody, MA 01960
Phone: 978-532-4411
Fax: 978-531-4797
http://www.avivliving.org

Aviv Centers for Living at the Woodbridge Building, shares a campus with The Waldfogel Health Center, Aviv Adult Day Health Center, Aviv HomeCare and The North Suburban Jewish Community Center. Kosher meals are available per request and Jewish programming is offered. The Legacy Memory Care Program offers a secure environment for seniors living with substantial memory impairments.


Aviv Assisted Living
(Senior Housing)
Woodbridge Building
240 Lynnfield Street
Peabody, MA 01960
Phone: 978-532-4411
Fax: 978-532-2407
http://www.avivliving.org

Aviv Centers for Living at the Woodbridge Building, shares a campus with The Waldfogel Health Center, Aviv Adult Day Health Center, Aviv HomeCare and The North Suburban Jewish Community Center. Kosher meals are available per request and Jewish programming is offered. The Legacy Memory Care Program offers a secure environment for seniors living with substantial memory impairments.


Aviv Centers For Living
(Senior Housing)
Waldfogel Health Center : Jewish Rehabilitation Center
240 Lynnfield Street
Peabody, MA 01960
Phone: 978-471-5160
http://www.avivliving.org/rehab.php

The Waldfogel Health Center: Jewish Rehabilitation Center (JRC) , includes long-term skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation, and the Aviv Adult Health Center. The campus also houses The North Suburban Jewish Community Early Childhood program. Kosher meals are available by request and a kosher bistro is available on campus for all to enjoy.


Aviv Centers for Living
(Senior Services)
Geriatric Care Management
240 Lynnfield Street
Peabody, MA 01960
Phone: 877-322-2849
http://www.avivliving.org/geriatric.php

Geriatric Care Managers at Aviv Centers for Living are all licensed clinical social workers who are members of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. They have extensive knowledge concerning the availability of resources within the community as well as the quality and costs of such services.

To learn more about our services or to arrange a consultation please call 978-471-5153 or toll free 877-322-2849. You may also email gcm@avivliving.org.


Aviv Centers For Living
(Senior Housing)
Waldfogel Health Center : Jewish Rehabilitation Center
240 Lynnfield Street
Peabody, MA 01960
Phone: 978-471-5100
http://www.avivliving.org

The Waldfogel Health Center: Jewish Rehabilitation Center (JRC) , includes long-term skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation, and the Aviv Adult Day Health Center. The campus also houses The North Suburban Jewish Community Early Childhood program. Kosher meals are available by request and a kosher bistro is available on campus for all to enjoy. 


Aviv HomeCare
(Senior Services)
240 Lynnfield Street
Peabody, MA 01960
Phone: 978-854-1860
Fax: 978- 854-1862
http://www.avivliving.org/homecare.php

Aviv HomeCare provides Medicare-certified home health services for acute and chronic illness, recuperation and rehabilitation in Marblehead, Swampscott, Nahant, Peabody, Salem, Revere, and Chelsea. This full service home health agency offers skilled nursing, rehabilitation therapies, medical social work, and home health aides.

Private home care services are also available covering all of the North Shore area. Call the intake department for a new referral at 978-854-1860.

Aviv Centers for Living also supports a non-for profit assisted living, Aviv Adult Day Health Center, and Waldfogel Health Center.


Babson College
(Activities & Adult Learning)
One Day University
Sorenson Center for the Arts
231 Forest Street
Wellesley, MA 02457
Phone: 800-663-3298
http://www.onedayu.com

Since 2006, One Day University has been bringing together award-winning professors from Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and other top-tier schools to create stimulating, thought-provoking, live, classroom experiences. Each event features four professors lecturing on topics including history, literature, political science, art, music, philosophy, and more—plus lunch.

In Massachusetts, Babson College hosts the event. Other sites are in Connecticut, New York, California, and Pennsylvania. Call 800-663-3298 to register and learn more about the program.


Belmont Manor Nursing Center
(Senior Housing)
34 Agassiz Avenue
Belmont, MA 02478
Phone: 617-489-1200
http://www.belmontmanor.com/

Belmont Manor Nursing Center provides long-term care skilled nursing, and offers a Specialty Unit for Dementia and Alzheimer's care. Jewish Family & Children's Service Jewish Healing Connections provides monthly shabbat programs for residents and families.


BenefitsCheckUp
(Insurance)
National Council on Aging
1901 L. Street
4th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-479-1200
http://www.benefitscheckup.org/

The National Council on Aging manages this web based service to help older Americans find and enroll in benefit programs for those with limited income and resources. The BenefitsCheckUp identifies help with prescription drugs, medical costs, tax relief, and subsidized housing.


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
(Senior Services)
DriveWise
330 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-667-4074
http://www.bidmc.org/CentersandDepartments/Departments/Neurology/CognitiveNeurology/Drivewise.aspx

DriveWise provides comprehensive evaluation of the driving performance of individuals who may have compromised driving skills, due to impairment in motor, cognitive, perceptual, and/or sensory abilities. The team include clinicians from behavioral neurology, clinical social work, and occupational therapy. An on-the-road driving assessment is included with a patient and family feedback meeting.


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
(Health & Medical)
Cognitive Neurology and Memory Disorder Program
330 Brookline
Brookline, MA 02215
Phone: 617-667-4074
http://www.bidmc.org/

The Cognitive Neurology and Memory Disorders Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center can help determine if memory loss is part of the aging process or a sign of dementia. The multidisciplinary team of cognitive neurologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists and social workers together, perform a comprehensive evaluation and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to each patient’s individual strengths and weaknesses.  Click here for more information or to schedule an appointment, call outpatient services at 617-667-4074.


Boston Cinema Club (formerly Key Sunday Cinema Club)
(Activities & Adult Learning)
West Newton Cinema
1296 Washington Street
Newton, MA
Phone: 888-467-0404

The Boston Cinema Club meets at the West Newton Cinema, Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Price for seven shows: $125. Click Here for details.

Since 1992, The Key Sunday Cinema Club has distinguished itself as the nation's premiere sneak-preview film society, showcasing the best in international and independent cinema always before local commercial release. The name was recently changed to the Boston Cinema Club. Knowledgeable film professionals, professors, authors, and critics moderate the post-screening discussions, often with special guest speakers in attendance.


Boston Senior Home Care
(Senior Services)
89 South Street
Suite 501
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-451-6400
http://bostonseniorhomecare.info/programs-services/#helpinghands

Boston Senior Home Care contracts with Kit Clark Senior Services to provide home delivered meals to homebound older adults and seniors who are in the catchments area. An assessment is part of the process. Kosher delivered meals are available for Beacon Hill/West End, Charlestown, Columbia Point, Dorchester, East Boston, North End, and South Boston. The meals are prepared by Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly under rabbinical supervision. Program participants are asked to voluntarily contribute towards the cost of each meal delivered.

Boston Senior Home Care also offers home making, personal care, and many other services for homebound older adults. Please call for additional information.

For INTAKE and general information call Boston Elder Information at 617-292-6211.


Boston University
(Activities & Adult Learning)
Evergreen Program
808 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-353-9852
Fax: 617-353-4130
http://www.bu.edu/evergreen/index.html

The Boston University Evergreen Program invites elders of the community to enrich their lives through opportunities to learn, make new friends, and participate in the intergenerational setting of the University.

Lectures and discussions on interesting and meaningful topics are conducted by recognized experts. The program also provides the opportunity for noncredit participation in most Boston University courses.

The only qualification for attending Evergreen is attainment of the age of fifty-eight. No educational credentials or professional affiliations are required.


Boylston Place at Chestnut Hill
(Senior Housing)
615 Heath Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Phone: 617-244-6400
Fax: 617-244-8866
http://www.epochsl.com

Boylston Place is a traditional assisted living community located in Chestnut Hill. It is close to public transportation, shopping, and Epoch of Chestnut Hill, a short-term rehabilitation and long-term care facility. Both communities are owned and managed by Epoch Senior Living. 

Jewish holidays are observed and weekly shabbat services are offered. 


Brandeis University
(Activities & Adult Learning)
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Brandeis
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454
Phone: 781-736-2992
Fax: 781-736-2122
http://www.brandeis.edu/programs/bali/

The Brandeis Adult Learning Institute (BALI), offered on the Brandeis campus, is called the Osher Lifetime Learning Institute at Brandeis (BOLLI). The BOLLI Program comprises a diversity of courses, seminars, lectures, and programs combined with social events and local and regional activities designed to meet the unique needs of the retired, semi-retired, and adult participants. Members are also welcome to participate in a variety of cultural and educational opportunities that are made available to the entire Brandeis community.

For more information about our program, please contact the BOLLI office at bolli@brandeis.edu or 781-736-2992.


Brezniak-Rodman Funeral Directors, Inc.
(End of Life Resources)
1251 Washington Street
West Newton, MA 02465
Phone: 617-969-0800
http://brezniakrodman.com/

Brezniak-Rodman Funeral Directors, Inc. is an independently owned Jewish funeral home  located  in Newton.  Brezniak-Rodman is able to provide a chapel service either in their chapel in Newton or other arrangements can be made in area Temples and Synagogues through a partnership program.


Brighton House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
(Senior Services)
170 Corey Road
Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: 617-731-0515
http://www.welchhrg.com/

Brighton House, a Welch Health Care and Retirement facility, offers short-term skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and long-term residential care. Brighton House recently opened a unit catering to Russian speaking elders.  All staff including the physician, nurses, and nurses aides are fluent in Russian.

Brighton House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center shares the same campus with Providence House at Corey Park, a senior living community, offering independent and assisted living for individuals 62 and older. Providence House also provides care and support services for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders in the Beechwood Unit.


Brooksby Village
(Senior Housing)
100 Brooksby Village Drive
Peabody, MA 01960
Phone: 1-800-523-9704
http://ericksonliving.com/

Brooksby Village, an Erickson community, is situated on 90 acres and located 20 miles north of Boston. This is a "62 Plus" Continuing Care Retirement Community. One- and two-bedroom apartments with a wide range of amenities and services are available. Click here to learn about Brooksby.

There is a nine member Jewish council at Brooksby. Jewish programming includes twice monthly shabbat services, torah study, movies, and presentations. 


Busy Bee Transportation
(Senior Services)
Ashland, MA
Phone: 1-800-427-0230

Busy Bee provides medically related rides only (adult day health and medical appointments). The service areas are Ashland, Brookline, Marlborough (call RTA directly), Natick, Newton, Needham, Southborough, Watertown, Wellesley, Wayland (call RTA directly), and Weston. Call at least three days ahead of time. Office hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. First pick up is generally 10 a.m. and last pick up out of Boston is 3:30 p.m., however these times vary depending on town. Price also vary depending on location; range has been $1 to $4 one way. Private pay arrangements can be made for some towns. Vehicles are handicapped accessible and escorts are allowed.


Cabot Park Village
(Senior Housing)
280 Newtonville Avenue
Newton, MA 02160
Phone: 617-965-7707
Fax: 617-965-3777
http://www.cabotparkvillage.com/

A shabbat program is offered every Friday  in addition to holiday events and meals.


Care Alternatives
(End of Life Resources)
181 Cedar Hill Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: 508-229-8435
Fax: 866-508-8390
http://www.carealt.com

Care Alternatives of Massachusetts offers hospice services in the Metrowest, South Shore, and North Shore region. Care Alternatives has been accredited by the National Institute of Jewish Hospices and has a rabbi as a member of their clergy staff. Therapeutic professionals in areas including, Reike, Reflexology, and Aroma Therapy volunteer their services to hospice clients. Care Alternatives has Medicare and Medicaid certification and has contracts with several managed care health insurance products.


Care Dimensions
(End of Life Resources)
75 Sylvan Street
Suite B-102
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978-774-7566
http://www.caredimensions.org/

Formerly known as Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, Care Dimensions is a non-profit, non-sectarian hospice agency offering in-home palliative care. In addition to traditional services, the Kaplan Family Hospice House offers a comfortable inpatient setting where nurses and staff provide 24 hour care. The Bertolon Center for Grief and Healing provides support groups for adults and children to help guide and support them through the challenging times following the death of a loved one. Care Dimensions is accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice and has a rabbi on staff for pastoral support.


Care Giver Alliance of Suffolk County
(Senior Services)
2315 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02119
Phone: 617-277-7416
http://www.caregiveralliance.org/

Local support groups are listed through this Boston caregiver resource.


Caregiver Homes
(Senior Services)
Adult Foster Care Program
161 Liberty Street
Lynn, MA 01901
Phone: 978-460-8042
http://www.caregiverhomes.com/

Caregiver Homes has branches across Massachusetts and out of state. This Adult Foster Care Program supports the needs of Mass Health consumers who live with an able bodied caregiver, providing 24 hour care and is eligible for a stipend.  The Lynn branch cover’s an expansive area for clinical care management, which includes a Russian speaking Nurse to meet the needs of the community. Please call the Care Advisory Unit for questions and enrollment at 866-797-2333.


Carroll Center
(Health & Medical)
770 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02458
Phone: 800-852-3131
http://www.carroll.org

The Carroll Center for the Blind is a private, non-profit agency that serves people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired. Programs are available to help seniors identify the best low vision solutions, learn skills for greater independence, and provide emotional support to seniors whose vision loss interferes with daily living. Both on and off campus programs are available.


Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
(Insurance)
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
Phone: 800-633-4227
http://www.medicare.gov

This is the government site for people with Medicare. To order Medicare booklets call 800-633-4227. The site provides an easy to use mechanism to compare prescription drug plans and formularies.


Central Boston Elder Services
(Senior Services)
2315 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02119
Phone: 617-277-7416
http://centralboston.org/?pid=services

Central Boston Elder Services offers home delivered meals to homebound older adults and seniors who are in the catchment area.  As assessment is part of the process. Kosher delivered meals are available in Allston, Back Bay, Brighton, Fenway, Jamaica Plain, North Dorchester, Parker Hill and Roxbury. The meals are prepared by Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly under rabbinical supervision. Program participants are asked to voluntarily contribute towards the cost of each meal delivered.

Central Boston Elder Services also provides a wide range of services including  home making, personal care, and many other services for homebound older adults. Please call for additional information.

For INTAKE and general information call Boston Elder Information Line at 617-292-6211.


Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home
(Senior Housing)
17 Lafayette Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone: 617-884-6766
Fax: 617-889-6176
http://www.cjnh.org

Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home (CJNH) provides nursing and residential care for complications of aging, rehabilitation, Alzheimer's, dementia, and end-of-life care. A 123-bed facility, CJNH observes Jewish traditions and is a kosher facility.


Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home
(Senior Housing)
17 Lafayette Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone: 617-884-6766
Fax: 617-889-6176
http://www.cjnh.org

Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home (CJNH) provides nursing and residential care for complications of aging, rehabilitation, Alzheimer's, dementia, and end-of-life care. This 123-bed nursing home observes Jewish traditions and is a kosher facility.


Chelsea-Revere-Winthrop Elder Services
(Senior Services)
100 Everett Avenue, Unit 10
P.O. BOX 6427
Chelsea, MA 02150-2500
Phone: 617-884-2500
http://www.crwelderservices.org/

Chelsea Revere Winthrop (CRW) Elder Services Home Delivered Meals Program offers kosher meals for eligible residents in their catchment area. An assessment is part of the process. Meals are prepared under rabbinical supervision in the kitchen of the Jack Satter House. Program participants are asked to voluntarily contribute towards the cost of each meal delivered.

CRW also provides a wide range of services including home making, personal care and many other services for homebound older adults. Please call for additional information.

For INTAKE and general information, call 617-884-2500 at CRW Elder Services.


Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle
(Senior Housing)
50 Sutherland Avenue
Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: 617-566-1700
Fax: 617-566-1752
http://www.chestnutparkatclevelandcircle.com/

Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle is a traditional assisted living community offering services and amenities with personal assistance and care. The Lighthouse Club for those with mild memory impairment, as well as the Harbor Program, provides care in a secure neighborhood for those with memory impairments and Alzheimer's disease. Chestnut Park is located adjacent to the JCC Pre-School. A wide range of social, Jewish cultural, and intergenerational programs are offered. Shabbat and all Jewish holidays are observed.

Chestnut Park has a few Medicaid subsidized and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit units.  These publically funded units are limited in availability, and residents must meet clinical and financial eligibility requirements.


Christopher Heights of Marlborough
(Senior Housing)
99 Pleasant Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: 508-281-8001
Fax: 508-281-6721
http://www.christopherheights.com

Christopher Heights of Marlborough is a traditional assisted living community offering services and amenities with personal assistance and care.  A regular Shabbat service is offered sponsored by  Jewish Family Service’s Kesher program.

Christopher Heights offers a Medicaid subsidized and Moderate income program.  These funded units are limited in availability, and residents must meet clinical and financial eligibility requirements.


Circle of Caring Hospice of the Good Shepherd
(Senior Services)
Krug Zaboty
2042 Beacon Street
Newton, MA 02468
Phone: 617-969-6130
Fax: 617-928-1450
http://www.gscommunitycare.org/russian_hospice.htm

Accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice, Circle of Caring at Hospice of the Good Shepherd (HGS) is a non-profit, non-sectarian, community based home care hospice agency. With Rabbi Herman Blumberg on staff, the Hospice Spiritual Care program supports people of all faiths and backgrounds.

Krug Zaboty, the Russian Program at HGS provides culturally competent end-of-life care to the Russian-speaking community of Greater Boston. Staffed with Russian speaking expert personnel including a Nurse Case Manager, Social Worker, and Home Health Aides, Krug Zaboty addresses the medical, physical, social, emotional and cultural needs of Russian clients with life-limiting illnesses while providing support to their families and loved ones.


Citizens' Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA)
(Senior Housing)
18 Tremont Street
Suite 401
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-742-0820
Fax: 617-742-3953
https://www.chapa.org/

Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) is a non-profit umbrella organization for affordable housing and community development activities in Massachusetts.

CHAPA's core activities span four main areas - Housing Advocacy, Research, Community Education and Training, and Coalition Building

They publish a Housing Search Guide which can be used by seniors as well as those with disabilities.

Click here to download the guide


Cohen Florence Levine Estates at Admiral's Hill
(Senior Housing)
201 Captainís Row
Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone: 617-887-0826
Fax: 617-889-8745
http://www.cflestates.org

Cohen Florence Levine Estates is a nondenominational community, observing Jewish traditions and customs including kosher food services. Adjacent to the Estates is the Florence & Chafetz Home for Specialized Care, it provides activities and recreation for those with Alzheimer's Disease, dementia, and physical disabilities. The assisted living has a few Medicaid subsidized and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit units. These publically funded units are limited in availability, and residents must meet clinical and financial eligibility requirements.

Jewish holidays are observed and Friday and Saturday services are offered each shabbat.


Cohen Florence Levine Estates at Admiral's Hill
(Senior Housing)
201 Captain's Row
Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone: 617-887-0826
Fax: 617-889-8745
http://www.cflestates.org

Cohen Florence Levine Estates is a nondenominational assisted living community, observing Jewish traditions and customs. It offers 69 private apartments, gathering spaces, kosher food, and a range of activities and recreation. For those with Alzheimer's disease, senile dementia, and physical disabilities, the newer Florence & Chafetz Home for Specialized Care provides 36 private accommodations with supervision and activities.


Combined Jewish Philanthropies
(Activities & Adult Learning)
Genesis Forum
126 High Street
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-457-8774
http://www.cjp.org

The Genesis Forum is a free lunchtime learning series in the Boston office.  Click here for information. Podcasts from the previous series are available at the following link.

Please contact 617-457-8789 or email at adultlearning@cjp.org  to find out how to take advantage of this program and others.


Commonwealth of Massachusetts
(Senior Housing)
Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108-4619
Phone: 617-624-6000

Click here to view the Nursing Home Report Card and the Nursing Home Satisfiction Survey. 


Commonwealth of Massachusetts Elder Abuse Hotline
(Senior Services)
Executive Office Of Elder Affairs
One Ashburton Place
Room 517
Boston, MA
Phone: 1-800-922-2275
Fax: 617-727-9368
http://www.800ageinfo.com/

The Elder Abuse Hotline V/TTY Toll Free: 800-922-2275 (within Massachusetts).

The protective service programs investigate and, when appropriate, intervene in cases where there is evidence that an elder has been neglected, abused, or financially exploited by someone in a domestic setting. The protective service system is anchored by a 24-hour, seven day a week emergency hotline.


Community Resource Information Inc.
(Senior Housing)
Massachusetts Resources
MA
http://massresources.org

Community Resource Information Inc. provides information about many federal and state funded programs. These include Public housing, Private Affordable housing, Supportive housing and Foreclosure prevention.  The site is easy to navigate and has many other useful links. Click here for information on housing programs for seniors in Massachusetts.


Community Resources Information
(Senior Services)
MassResources.org
P.O. Box 2067
Natick, MA 01760
http://www.massresources.org/

This is a free information website providing easy to understand information about Massachusetts assistance programs. How to apply and benefit eligibility requirements are available. This website does not include the applications but it includes an easy to use eligibility survey to assess what programs your loved one might be eligible for.


Community Resources Information, Inc.
(Insurance)
MassResources.org
P.O. Box 2067
Natick, MA 01760
http://www.massresources.org/

This is a free information website providing easy to understand information about Massachusetts' assistance programs. What benefits are available, how to apply, and eligibility requirements are included. Click here to read about long-term care options.


Concord Park
(Senior Housing)
68 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742
Phone: 978-369-4728
Fax: 978-369-5381
http://www.seniorlivingresidences.com

Concord Park offers independent and assisted living, as well as a secure and supportive program for those with memory loss and Alzheimer's disease. Concord Park is sponsored by the not-for-profit Volunteers of America, Massachusetts, and is managed by Senior Living Residences. Some financial options are available to help pay for the costs of personal care for those who are clinically and financial eligble. Monthly shabbat services are provided.

Click here for more information on Concord Park.


Corey Hill Nursing Home
(Senior Housing)
249 Corey Road
Brookline, MA 02146
Phone: 617-734-7138
http://www.rehabassociates.com/coreyhill/

Corey Hill offers short-term and long-term skilled nursing and is a medicare/medicaid certified provider. Jewish Family & Children's Service Jewish Healing Connections provides a bi-monthly shabbat program for residents and their families. 


Council on Aging
(Activities & Adult Learning)

Councils on Aging (COAs) are the community focal point for social and support services to elders, families and caregivers in 349 cities and towns in Massachusetts. These municipal agencies develop priorities, serve as advocates and offer opportunities to access programs, services and activities that directly benefit more than 540,000 elders, families and caregivers annually.

COAs conduct more than 100 programs from information and referral, outreach, transportation, meals (congregate and/or home delivered) to health screening, health insurance information benefits counseling (SHINE), fitness, recreation, computer access, education/life long learning, among others. In most communities, COAs serve as the only public social service agency and assist numerous non-elders in accessing public benefits. They may also serve as a link to and support for elders and others in case of local emergencies.

Each COA determines its own priorities based on unique local circumstances, resources and interests. Volunteers play an integral service role, with more than 31,000 persons recording almost 50,000 hours per week of volunteer support. Regardless of design, a local senior center is often a home away from home for socializing, learning, wellness, “giving back” or just a reason to get out of the house. For the rapidly growing elder population, now totaling nearly 1.3 million elders, COAs and senior centers provide a safe place for Massachusetts elders to remain independent, productive and in the community for as long as possible. To locate the COA in your town, click here for the Massachusetts directory.


Councils on Aging
(Senior Services)
Taxi Vouchers
see your local Council on Aging

Many Council on Aging offices provide discounted taxi coupons for people over 60 years of age. Proof of residence is often required and a limit per person is issued. Click here to locate the Council on Aging in your community.


Covenant House
(Senior Housing)
30 Washington Street
Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: 617-277-8932
Fax: 617-734-4797
http://www.bbcovhse.org/

Covenant House is a HUD subsidized, 242-unit apartment building for low-income elderly. There are activities available with nursing and home care services provided by referral through Central Boston Elder Services. Covenant House is owned by the B’nai Brith Senior Citizens Housing Corporation and is managed by Barkan Management Company.


Disabled American Veterans
(Senior Services)
Phone: 617-232-9500

This program provides free transportation to any VA clinic or facility for any veteran in Boston and local suburbs. There are eligibility guidelines related to level of disability and income.


Discovering What's Next: Revitalizing Retirement
(Activities & Adult Learning)
225 Nevada Street
Newton, MA 02460
Phone: 617-467-5438
http://www.discoveringwhatsnext.com

Discovering What's Next is a community-based organization engaging mid-life and older adults in the creative exploration of their next life stage. Programs and services are focused on transitions in careers and  learning how to engage in civic engagement. Adult education, leisure activities, informal support groups, and socialization opportunities are also offered through Discovering What's Next. Click here for the calendar of events.


Economic Check Up
(Senior Services)
National Council on Aging
1901 L Street
4th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-479-1200
https://www.benefitscheckup.org/esi-home/

The National Council on Aging launched a new online tool to assist older Americans with budgeting, saving money, and employment. Economic Check Up asks a series of questions to help identify benefits and services that could save money; find ways to cut expenses; better utilize existing assets, such as wages and home equity; and develop a concrete plan to achieve greater economic security.

Economic Check Up was developed and supported by The Retirement Research Foundation and Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Please visit http://www.ncoa.org/www.rrf.org and www.bankofamerica.com/about for more information on these organizations.


Emeritus at Farm Pond
(Senior Housing)
200 & 300 West Farm Pond Road
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-628-7700
Fax: 508-628-7878
https://www.emeritus.com/massachusetts/framingham-retierment-community/emeritus-farm-pond

Emeritus Senior Living offers three levels of care located next to a 30-acre community park with paved walkways. The independent living offers a choice of cottage living and apartment facilities with options to eat in the shared dining area. The assisted living at The Oaks offers personal care, three meals a day, and local van transportation services. The SummerBrook Memory Care Program provides a secure environment for those residents with cognitive deficits. An enclosed garden space is available for the SummerBrook residents.

Monthly shabbat services are organized by Jewish Family Services of Metrowest. In addition, there is a monthly Kiddush conversational group, as well as resident run programs.


EPOCH Assisted Living of Norton
(Senior Housing)
190 Mansfield Avenue
Norton, MA 02766
Phone: 508-285-3355
Fax: 508-286-9077
http://www.epochsl.com/

Epoch is a traditional assisted living community located on Route 140 in Norton, MA. It is attached to a rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility that offers long-term care. Limited financial options are available at Epoch Assisted Living : GAFC.  Shabbat services are offered.


Epoch Senior HealthCare of Chestnut Hill
(Senior Housing)
615 Heath Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Phone: 617-243-9990
http://www.epochsl.com/communities/chestnut-hill

EPOCH Senior HealthCare of Chestnut Hill offers short-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation, long-term residential care, a structured dementia program, and hospice care (Charlesbank Hospice Care). Shabbat services are held twice monthly and holiday programs are offered. The hospice chaplain is a rabbi. Kosher food is available upon request.

Jewish Family & Children's Service Jewish Healing Connection provides a monthly shabbat program for residents and families.


Epoch Senior HealthCare of Melrose
(Senior Housing)
15 Green Street
Melrose, MA 02176
Phone: 781-665-3950
http://www.epochsl.com/communities/melrose

Epoch Senior HealthCare offers short-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation, long-term residential care, a structured dementia program, and hospice care (Charlesbank Hospice Care). Shabbat services are held twice monthly and holiday programs are offered. The hospice chaplain is a rabbi. Kosher food is available upon request.


Epoch Senior HealthCare of Norton
(Senior Housing)
184 Mansfield Avenue
Norton, MA 02766
Phone: 508-285-7745
http://www.epochsl.com/communities/norton

Epoch Senior HealthCare offers short-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation, long-term residential care, a structured dementia program, and hospice care (Charlesbank Hospice Care). Shabbat services are held twice monthly and holiday programs are offered. The hospice chaplain is a rabbi. Kosher food is available upon request.


Epoch Senior HealthCare of Sharon
(Senior Housing)
259 Norwood Street
Sharon, MA 02067
Phone: 781-784-6781
http://www.epochsl.com/communities/sharon

Epoch Senior HealthCare offers short-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation, long-term residential care, a structured dementia program, and hospice care (Charlesbank Hospice Care). Shabbat services are held twice monthly and holiday programs. The hospice chaplain is a rabbi. Kosher food is available upon request.


Epoch Senior HealthCare of Weston
(Senior Housing)
75 Norumbega Road
Weston, MA 02493
Phone: 781-891-6100
http://www.epochsl.com/communities/weston

EPOCH Senior HealthCare of Weston offers short-term skilled nursing rehabilitation, long-term residential care, a structured dementia program, and hospice care (Charlesbank Hospice Care). The hospice chaplain is a rabbi. Kosher food is available upon request. 

Jewish Family & Children's Service Jewish Healing Connection also provides a monthly shabbat program for residents and families.


Epoch Senior HealthCare of Weston
(Senior Housing)
75 Norumbega Road
Weston, MA 02493
Phone: 781-891-6100
http://www.epochsl.com/communities/weston

EPOCH Senior HealthCare of Weston offers short-term skilled nursing rehabilitation, long-term residential care, and a structured dementia program. Kosher food is available upon request. 

Jewish Family & Children's Service Jewish Healing Connection also provides a monthly shabbat program for residents and families.


Ethos
(Senior Services)
555 Amory Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-2672
Phone: 617-522-6700
http://www.ethocare.org/home-care/

Ethos offers home delivered meals to homebound older adults and seniors who are in the catchment area. An assessment is part of the process. Kosher delivered meals are available in Hyde Park, Roslindale, West Roxbury, West Mattapan, and South Jamaica Plain. The meals are prepared under rabbinical supervision. Program participants are asked to voluntarily contribute towards the cost of each meal delivered.

Ethos also offers a broad range of services including home making, personal care, and many other services for homebound older adults. Please call for additional information.

For INTAKE and general information call Boston Elder Information Line at 617-292-6211.


Evans Park at Newton Corner
(Senior Housing)
430 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02458
Phone: 617-965-9400
http://www.benchmarkquality.com

Evans Park is conveniently located in Newton Corner. This community offers independent and assisted living programs as well as an environment for those with Alzheimer's and other memory impairments in the Harbor program. A few subsidized units in their traditional assisted living are offered for those that meet the clinical and financial eligibility requirements.

A shabbat program and holiday services are also available.


Executive Office of Transportation
(Senior Services)
Registry of Motor Vehicles
General Mailing
P.O. Box 55889
Boston, MA 02205-5889
Phone: 800-858-3926
http://www.mass.gov/rmv/

The Regristry of Motor Vehicles: Mature Drivers offers free Elder Safe Driver Workshops at sites across the state. The website provides information about the online courses for drivers,  frequently asked questions for caregivers, and state regulations. The telephone number for those calling within the state is 800-858-3926 or from out of state is 617-351-4500. Click here for the Mature Drivers link.


Ezra Home Care
(Senior Services)
200 Wells Avenue
Suite 201
Newton, MA 02459
Phone: 617-527-9000
Fax: 857-229-1070
http://ezrahomecare.com

Ezra Home Care is a private home care agency servicing the Greater Boston and Metrowest area. A Russian speaking companion and home health aide are on staff. Also, French and Spanish speaking staff are available. 


Fall River Jewish Home
(Senior Housing)
538 Robeson Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Phone: 508-679-6172
http://www.fallriverjewishhome.org

Fall River Jewish Home provides long-term skilled nursing, and short-term rehabilitation. Weekly Shabbat Candle Lighting and Chapel services are offered.  Fall River observes Jewish traditions, has a Kosher kitchen and the food service is operated under the Orthodox rabbinical supervision of Rabbi David Hartman. 


Fall River Jewish Home
(Senior Housing)
538 Robeson Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Phone: 508-679-6172
http://www.fallriverjewishhome.org

Fall River Jewish Home provides long-term skilled nursing, and short-term rehabilitation. Weekly Shabbat Candle Lighting and Chapel services are offered. Fall River observes Jewish traditions, has a Kosher Kitchen and the food service is operated under the Orthodox rabbinical supervision of Rabbi David Hartman.


Family Caregiver Alliance
(Senior Services)
690 Market Street
Suite 600
San Fransisco, CA 94104
Phone: 800-445-8106
http://www.caregiver.org

This nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting family caregivers offers many informative fact sheets. Family Caregiver Alliance also engages in research and public advocacy on issues that affect caregivers.


Family Caregiver Handbook
(Insurance)
MIT Work Place Center
One Broadway
8th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: 617-253-7996
Fax: 617-452-2199
http://web.mit.edu/workplacecenter/hndbk/

The Family Caregiver Handbook was designed to assist families and friends of Massachusetts elders in finding information and accessing services. Click here to read the section on Health Care Insurance Coverage for Seniors.


Family Caregiver Handbook
(Senior Services)
MIT Workplace Center
One Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
http://web.mit.edu/workplacecenter/hndbk/

Researchers at the MIT Workplace Center have brought together information in a single resource to assist those who provide vital oversight of and care for our elderly - the family and friends who are their caregivers.


Florence & Chafetz Home for Specialized Care
(Senior Housing)
175 Captainís Row at Admiralís Hill
Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone: 617-889-8710
Fax: 617-887-0135
http://www.florencechafetzhome.org

Florence & Chafetz Home for Specialized Care provides intensive support for residents with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s, chronic cardiac conditions, disabilities following strokes, and related conditions. Florence & Chafetz is a nondenominational community, observing Jewish traditions and customs including kosher food services.


Friendly Care, Inc.
(Senior Services)
167 Corey Road
Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: 617-232-3201

Russian speaking staff are available.


Gery & Emil Eisenberg Assisted Living Residence
(Senior Housing)
631 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Phone: 508-757-0981
Fax: 508-757-7080
http://www.eisenbergal.com

The Gery & Emil Eisenberg Assisted Living Residence, a not-for-profit community, is located on the campus of and under the management of the Jewish Heathcare Center on the west side of Worcester, MA. Kosher dining services are offered.


Goddard House
(Senior Housing)
165 Chestnut Street
Brookline, MA 02445
Phone: 617-731-8500
Fax: 617-731-5188
http://www.goddardhouse.org

Goddard House, a non-profit community, offers traditional assisted living as well as their Olmstead Residence for those with memory impairment. Olstead residents enjoy a secure enclosed garden area and courtyard. A wide range of social and culturally interesting programs are offered in addition to weekly shabbat and holiday observations.

Goddard House offers a few subsidized units in their traditional assisted living for those that meet the clinical and financial eligibility requirements. 


Goddard House
(Activities & Adult Learning)
165 Chestnut Street
Brookline, MA 02445
Phone: 617-731-8500
Fax: 617-731-5188
http://www.goddardhouse.org

Goddard House Assisted Living in Brookline, has invited the public to enjoy the presentations and entertainment.  


Golden Living Center
(Senior Housing)
188 Florence Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Phone: 617-332-4730
http://www.goldenlivingcenters.com

Golden Living Center, formally known as Heathwood, offers short-term and long-term skilled nursing care and is medicare certified. Jewish Family & Children's Service Jewish Healing Connections provides a monthly shabbat program for residents and families.

Use the Locations link to search for this facility.


Goldman-Fisher Funeral Services
(End of Life Resources)
174 Ferry Street
Malden, MA 02148
Phone: 781-324-1122
http://goldmanfc.com/

Goldman-Fisher Funeral Chapel is a locally owned business, offering a full range of funeral arrangements including a Chapel. Staff is knowledgeable of Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and Reconstructions and inter-faith traditions. Goldman-Fisher has relationships with several area synagogues for non-members to utilize for services as well.


Good Shepherd Community Care
(End of Life Resources)
90 Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
Phone: 617-969-6130
Fax: 617-928-1450
http://www.gscommunitycare.org/index.htm

Founded as Hospice of the Good Shepherd in 1978, Good Shepherd Community Care is a non-profit, non-sectarian, community based home care hospice agency serving the Greater Boston area and surrounding suburbs. It is accredited by the National Institute of Jewish Hospice and has a rabbi on staff to provide pastoral support for Jewish clients that request it. There is a spiritual care program also supports people of all faiths and cultures.

Krug Zaboty, the Russian Program at provides culturally competent end-of-life care to the Russian-speaking community of Greater Boston. Staffed with Russian speaking expert personnel including a Nurse Case Manager, Social Worker, and Home Health Aides, Krug Zaboty addresses the medical, physical, social, emotional and cultural needs of Russian clients with life-limiting illnesses while providing support to their families and loved ones.


Greater Boston Legal Services
(Insurance)
Medicare Advocacy Project
197 Friend Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 800-323-3205
http://gbls.org/

The Medicare Advocacy Project (MAP) is devoted to assisting both elderly and disabled people who may have been wrongfully denied Medicare. MAP will provide help by giving legal assistance to Massachusetts Medicare beneficiaries whether they are enrolled in traditional Medicare or in a Medicare Advantage Plan. Each year, elders and persons with disabilities who have been wrongfully denied Medicare coverage turn to MAP for assistance. In some cases, people are denied coverage for physicians’ services, durable medical equipment, home health care, or skilled nursing facility care. In other cases, they are forced to leave the hospital prematurely, are denied prior approvals by their managed care plans, or are made to wait for coverage to begin under threat of a premium penalty. In still other cases, people turn to MAP to help them navigate the complex prescription drug benefit. In addition to free legal representation, MAP offers comprehensive and up-to-date education on Medicare. MAP advocates speak to public groups and train staff of social service agencies, long-term care facilities, and home health agencies. MAP covers legal services agencies across the state. For service in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, or Worcester County, please contact Community Legal Aid. For service in other counties, please contact the MAP headquarters at Greater Boston Legal Services at 800-323-3205.


Harbor Health Services, Inc.
(Senior Services)
PACE (Program All-inclusive Care for the Elderly)
2216 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
Phone: 617-296-5100
Fax: 617-296-5610
http://www.elderserviceplan.org

This PACE program has a Russian speaking primary care physician and nurse practitioners.  The service area covers Avon, Boston, Braintree, Brookline, Canton, Dedham, Milton, Norwood, Quincy, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, or Weymouth.

In order to meet the criteria the person must be 55 years of age or older, would need to qualify for "nursing home level of care" as determined by the state, and need to be able to live safely in the community with additional supports. Medicare, Medicaid, and private payments are accepted. Please call the above number for more information.


Harvard University
(Activities & Adult Learning)
Institute for Learning in Retirement
51 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA
Phone: 617-495-4072
http://www.hilr.harvard.edu

Membership has grown from 100 to 500 members, and over the decades thousands of men and women have taken part in the Institute's study groups. The membership is drawn from a broad and diverse spectrum of the community and includes professionals from such fields as education, law, healthcare, the arts, business, and technology. All are distinguished by their keen interest in the world of ideas. The Institute serves as a model for similar academic programs nationally and internationally.

For a membership application and information, email Lynda_Sheehan@harvard.edu or call 617-495-4072.


Health and Social Services Consortium (HESSCO)
(Senior Services)
One Merchant Street
Sharon, MA 02067
Phone: 781-784-4944
http://hessco.org/

HESSCO offers home delivered meals to homebound older adults and seniors who are in the catchment area. An assessment is part of the process. Kosher delivered meals are available in Canton, Dedham, Foxborough, Medfield, Millis, Norfolk, Norwood, Plainville, Sharon, Walpole, Westwood, and Wrentham. The meals are prepared under rabbinical supervision. Program participants are asked to voluntarily contribute towards the cost of each meal delivered.

HESSCO also provides a wide range of services including home making, personal care, and many other services for homebound older adults. Please call for additional information.

For INTAKE and general information call HESSCO at 781-784-4944.


Health First Pharmacy
(Senior Services)
1670 Commonwealth Avenue
Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: 617-206-3233

Health First Pharmacy has Russian speaking staff.  The Pharmacy offers free prescription medication delivery within the local area.  The prescription delivery system includes a bubble pack for individual prescriptions or a color coded blister pack for multiple prescriptions.


Hebrew College
(Activities & Adult Learning)
Me'ah Experience
160 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Phone: 617-457-8742
http://www.hebrewcollege.edu

Through reading and analyzing core texts and ideas, the Me'ah program helps to develop a framework for understanding Jewish culture and civilization. Before each class there are prepared readings, including passages from primary textual sources and supplemental scholarly materials that reveal the richness of Jewish literature. The first year covers Hebrew Bible and rabbinics, while the following year focuses on the medieval and modern Jewish experience, drawing from primary sources and exploring the distinguishing social and cultural themes of those eras. To find out where a Me'ah class is being held click here.

Me'ah is an adult learning program of Hebrew College and the Commission on Jewish Continuity, made possible with funding from the Combined Jewish Philanthropies.


Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
(Senior Housing)
Hebrew SeniorLife
1200 Centre Street
Roslindale, MA 02131
Phone: 617-363-8400
http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, a kosher facility, is home to over 600 seniors. Long-term care, short-term rehabilitative care, and medical acute care are all available at the Roslindale Campus. In 1999 Hebrew Rehabilitation Center added a bilingual services program designed to provide culturally competent care to the growing population of Russian-speaking Jewish seniors in the Boston area.

For short-term rehabilitation admissions please call Hebrew SeniorLife's intake line at 877-822-4722. For long-term care admissions for both Adelson Field House and Hebrew Rehabiliation, please call intake at 617-363-8545.


Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
(Senior Housing)
NewBridge on the Charles
7000 Great Meadow Road
Dedham, MA 02026
Phone: 781-234-9700
http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org/hrc-newbridge

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center at NewBridge on the Charles opened November 2009. This skilled nursing facility is made up of 18 houses, is Medicare and Medicaid certified, and offers long-term care and short-term rehabilitative services. The physical environment and model of care has been developed by staff at Hebrew Rehabiliation Center and Orchard Cove. What makes this model of care unique for a long-term care setting is the layout, staffing roles, and elder's autonomy. Each house has 14 to 16 private bedrooms surrounding a working kitchen and living room, creating plenty of space for community programming. For admissions please call Hebrew SeniorLife's general intake 617-363-8545 line.

The Rashi School, a kindergarten through 8th grade Jewish day school, opened on the campus in September 2010 to create a multi-generational environment.


Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
(Senior Housing)
NewBridge on the Charles
7000 Great Meadow Road
Dedham, MA 02026
Phone: 781-234-9700
http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org/hrc-newbridge

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center at NewBridge on the Charles opened November 2009. This skilled nursing facility is made up of 18 houses, is Medicare and Medicaid certified, and offers long-term care and short-term rehabilitative services. The physical environment and model of care has been developed by staff at Hebrew Rehabiliation Center and Orchard Cove. What makes this model of care unique for a long-term care setting is the layout, staffing roles, and elder's autonomy. Each house has 14 to 16 private bedrooms surrounding a working kitchen and living room, creating plenty of space for community programming. One house has a kosher kitchen. For admissions please call Hebrew SeniorLife's general intake 617-363-8545 line.

The Rashi School, a kindergarten through 8th grade Jewish day school, opened on the campus in September 2010 to create a multi-generational campus.


Hebrew SeniorLife
(Senior Housing)
Center Communities of Brookline
100 Centre Street, 112 Centre Street, 1550 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: 617-363-8100
Fax: 617-879-1536
http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org

Center Communities is composed of three buildings, with a total of 750 apartments. The locations at Coolidge Corner and Washington Square provide easy access to public transportation, shopping, and a variety of services. Each building at Center Communities has its own qualifying rent schedule.

Each apartment building offers a different combination of services and amenities ranging from fitness programs, dining services, access to social workers, nurse practitioner and physician’s services,  to on-site parking.

Click here for the Center Communities link.


Hebrew SeniorLife
(Senior Housing)
Simon C. Fireman Community
640 North Main Street
Randolph, MA 02368
Phone: 781-986-8880
http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org

The Simon C. Fireman Community offers nearby shopping centers, restaurants, and public transportation. This 160-unit complex for seniors includes 40 efficiency apartments and 119 one-bedroom apartments, all designed for easy access by handicapped individuals and contain a 24-hour emergency call system.  Staff is available around-the-clock to monitor the building and to handle mechanical and medical emergencies. Private arrangements can be made with regional agencies or with the Medical Staff at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center.

Click here for the Simon C. Fireman Community link.


Hebrew SeniorLife
(Senior Housing)
Jack Satter House
420 Revere Beach Boulevard
Revere, MA 02151
Phone: 781-289-4505
http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org

Situated on Revere Beach, Jack Satter House is eight miles north of Boston, and is convenient to the city's cultural activities, local shopping centers, public transportation, and the North Shore. This 266-unit specialized housing complex for people 62 years and older includes 47 efficiency apartments, 202 one-bedroom apartments, and 17 two-bedroom apartments, all with an ocean view. They are designed for easy access by handicapped individuals and contain a 24-hour emergency call system. Staff is available around-the-clock to monitor the building and to respond to mechanical and medical emergencies. Private arrangements can be made with regional agencies or with the Medical Staff, the community service health care network sponsored by Hebrew Rehabilitation Center.

Click here for the Jack Satter House link.


Hebrew SeniorLife
(Senior Services)
Great Day for Seniors at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
1200 Centre Street
Roslindale, MA 02131
Phone: 617-363-8515
Fax: 617-363-8913
http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org/healthcare-hrc-adult-daycare-centers-in-boston

The adult day health program is staffed by a full-time registered nurse, licensed social worker, and recreation specialists. The program is designed to help seniors remain active, involved, and independent. Kosher meals, personal care, and medication administration are provided. Both program sites, Roslindale and Brighton, offer culturally and linguistically appropriate services for Russian-speaking elders. The Brighton program is fully staffed with Russian-speaking personnel. In May 2010, the Roslindale program will launch additional program days on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Hebrew SeniorLife
(Senior Services)
Great Day for Seniors at Wallingford Road
30 Wallingford Road
Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: 617-912-8452
http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org/healthcare-hrc-adult-daycare-centers-in-boston

The adult day health program is staffed by a full-time registered nurse, licensed social worker, and recreation specialists. The program is designed to help seniors remain active, involved, and independent. Kosher meals, personal care, and medication administration are provided. Both program sites, Roslindale and Brighton, offer culturally and linguistically appropriate services for Russian-speaking elders. The Brighton program is fully staffed with Russian-speaking personnel.


Hebrew SeniorLife
(Health & Medical)
Memory Disorders Clinic
1200 Centre Street
Roslindale, MA 02131
Phone: 617-363-8539
http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org

The memory disorders outpatient clinic at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center can help determine if memory loss is part of the aging process, due to medications being used, or a sign of dementia. The clinical team includes a geriatrician, neuropsychologist, and social worker and provides comprehensive assessment and diagnosis, appropriate interventions and care plans, and patient and family education. The program also offers a social work component. Click here for more information or to schedule an appointment, call outpatient services at 617-369-8539.


Hebrew SeniorLife
(Senior Services)
Home Health Care
29 NewBridge Way
Dedham, MA 02026
Phone: 781-234-9700
http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org/home-care

Hebrew Senior Life offers a Medicare certified home health component for homebound elders needing home rehabilitation after a hospitalization or a change in medical condition. Call the above number or click here for a list of towns served.

Private Care is also available through Hebrew SeniorLife by calling 781-234-9800. Private Care services the Center Communities Buildings and some surrounding towns to Brookline and Boston.


Hebrew SeniorLife
(Senior Services)
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center (Recuperative Services Unit, Medical Acute Care Unit)
1200 Centre Street
Roslindale, MA 02131
Phone: 617-363-8000
http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org/healthcare-about-hebrew-rehabilitation-center-hrc

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center is an integrated system of housing, health care, and research that comprises Hebrew SeniorLife. It is a kosher facility with a multi-disciplinary staff. Hebrew Rehabilitation Center is home to over 600 seniors, offering short-term rehabilitative care and medical acute care at the Dedham Campus. Bilingual services are offered for Russian speaking seniors.


Hebrew SeniorLife
(Senior Services)
Great Day for Seniors Adult Day Health at Wallingford Road
30 Wallingford Road
Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: 617-912-8452
http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org/healthcare-hrc-adult-daycare-centers-in-boston

The adult day health program is staffed by a full time registered nurse, licensed social worker, and recreation specialists. Day participants can choose from a wide range of activities. Kosher meals are provided as well as personal care and medication administration. Both program sites, Roslindale and Brighton, offer culturally and linguistically appropriate services for Russian speaking elders. The Brighton program is fully staffed with Russian speaking personnel.


Hebrew SeniorLife
(Health & Medical)
Outpatient and Inpatient Services
1200 Centre Street
Roslindale, MA 02131
Phone: 617-369-8000
http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org/healthcare

Hebrew SeniorLife's outpatient services offer a wide range of health services like audiology, bone density testing, lymphendema,exercise programs, memory disorders clinic, occupational therapy, osteoporosis screening, physiatry, rehabilitation, speech-language pathology, and wound care. The Inpatient Medical Acute Care Unit offers medical and rehabilitative care for patients with complex medical conditions or multiple acute or chronic illnesses

To schedule an appointment with any of these outpatient service clinics, call 617-363-8539.


Hebrew SeniorLife
(Senior Housing)
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
1200 Centre Street
Roslindale, MA 02131
Phone: 617-363-8400
http://hebrewseniorlife.org

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, a kosher nursing facility, is home to over 600 seniors. Long-term care, short-term rehabilitative care, and medical acute care are all available at the Roslindale Campus. In 1999 Hebrew Rehabilitation Center added a bilingual services program designed to provide culturally competent care to the growing population of Russian-speaking Jewish seniors in the Boston area.

For short-term rehabilitation admissions please call Hebrew SeniorLife's intake line at 877-822-4722. For long-term care admissions for both Adelson Field House and Hebrew Rehabiliation, please call intake at 617-363-8545.


Hebrew SeniorLife Home Care and Hospice Care
(End of Life Resources)
29 NewBridge Way
Dedham, MA 02026
Phone: 781-234-9950
http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org

Hebrew SeniorLife is now providing hospice care. They are serving the Greater Boston area and surrounding suburbs.

Rabbi Herman Blumberg is the Rabbinic Director, serving as the chaplain to patients and family. He also advices the clinical staff to help understand and honor the diversity of a Jewish perspectives around life and death. Hebrew SeniorLife is open to everyone regardless of religious affiliation.

Please call admissions at 781-234-9950 or click here to learn more about their Hospice Program.


Heights Crossing Assisted Living Residence
(Senior Housing)
35 Christy Place
Brockton, MA 02401
Phone: 508-580-4300
Fax: 508-580-3433
http://heightscrossing.com/

Heights Crossing offers studio and one-bedroom rental apartments with kitchenettes for those are independent and for those who would like help. Meals, housekeeping and personal care are offered through an Enhanced Care Assistance Option. The community has extensive walking paths and two acres of gardens allowing unrestricted access to outdoor areas. 

On the same campus, Hearthstone Center provides assisted living care for those with memory impairment and Baypointe Rehabilitation and Skilled Care delivers Medicare and Medicaid nursing and rehabilitative therapies for both short-term and long-term.

A Rabbi from the community visits weekly offering one on one with residents’ regular holiday programming


Helpguide: Life Over 50
(Senior Services)
Senior Housing Residential Care
MA
http://helpguide.org/home-pages/senior-housing.htm

Life Over 50 section in Helpguide describes the different housing options: nursing homes, assisted living, independent living, and retirement communities.

Helpguide has collaborated with Harvard Health Publications, the consumer health publishing division of Harvard Medical School. Some of the articles listed in this section have been adapted from Harvard Health Publications and added to the Helpguide site as free educational supplements. In addition, smaller excerpts from Harvard Health Publications have been inserted into Helpguide articles to enhance these articles.The collaboration takes place without an exchange of funds.


Helpguide: Life Over 50
(Senior Housing)
Senior Housing Options
MA
http://helpguide.org/home-pages/senior-housing.htm

Life Over 50 section in Helpguide describes the different housing options: nursing homes, assisted living, independent living, and retirement communities.

Helpguide has collaborated with Harvard Health Publications, the consumer health publishing division of Harvard Medical School. Some of the articles listed in this section have been adapted from Harvard Health Publications and added to the Helpguide site as free educational supplements. In addition, smaller excerpts from Harvard Health Publications have been inserted into Helpguide articles to enhance these articles.The collaboration takes place without an exchange of funds.

 


Heritage at Framingham
(Senior Housing)
747 Water Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: 508-788-6050
Fax: 508-788-6601
http://www.heritageassistedliving.com

Heritage at Framingham, a non-profit assisted living community, offers a traditional assisted living as well as their Homestead residence for those with memory impairment. The Homestead residents enjoy a courtyard. The campus has extensive walking paths and two acres of gardens allowing unrestricted access to outdoor areas. Heritage offers studio and one-bedroom rental apartments with kitchenettes. Shabbat services every Friday are available. There are twice monthly Jewish educational/social programs and regular holiday programming.

Mary Ann Morse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Natick  is affiliated with the Heritage.


Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts
(Senior Services)
31 James Avenue
Suite 780
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-482-8830
Fax: 617-426-0509
http://www.hcalliancema.org

As a non-profit trade association, the Alliance provides representation, education, communication, advocacy, and – ultimately – a voice for the state’s home care. The mission is to "unite people and organizations to advance community health through care and services in the home." 

Health Care Alliance offers a six page pdf on "How to Choose a Provider" for consumers. Click here to view the page, then scroll down to find the pdf.


Honoring Choices Massachusetts
(Health & Medical)
http://www.honoringchoicesmass.com/

Honoring Choices Massachusetts is an independent, non-profit Massachusetts incorporated organization.  They have licensed the name from Honoring Choices Minnesota, integrating a successful collaborative, community based model into a consumer focused initiative.

Honoring Choices Massachusetts brings together information, tools, and community resources to help adults and families make a personal health care plan.
The Glossary, Forms on  Advanced Illness Directives and End of Life Care Easy to Use Documents are provided for download and printing. Click here


Honoring Choices Massachusetts
(End of Life Resources)
http://www.honoringchoicesmass.com

Honoring Choices Massachusetts is an independent, non-profit Massachusetts incorporated organization.  They have licensed the name from Honoring Choices Minnesota, integrating a successful collaborative, community based model into a consumer focused initiative.

Honoring Choices Massachusetts brings together information, tools, and community resources to help adults and families make a personal health care plan.
The Glossary, Forms on  Advanced Illness Directives and End of Life Care Easy to Use Documents are provided for download and printing. Click here


Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts
(End of Life Resources)
1420 Providence Highway
Suite 277
Norwood, MA 02062
Phone: 800-962-2973
http://www.hospicefed.org/

The Federation of Massachusetts has published a useful tool for patients, family members, and friends. Please view these particular areas to learn about Hospice and Palliative Care in Massachusetts: An Overview of Hospice, Questions and Answers, Patient's Perspective, Family's PerspectiveFinancing.

Click here to identify the closest hospice to you or your family.


Institute on Aging Research Hebrew SeniorLife
(Health & Medical)
Research Guide
1200 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131
Phone: 617-971-5300
http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org/research

Affiliated with Harvard Medical School, the Institute for Aging Research is the largest gerontology and geriatrics research facility in the country based in a clinical setting.  Institute scientists work to discover the mechanisms of aging diseases and disability, which leads to the prevention, treatment and cure of disease, advances the standard of care for older people, and informs public decision-making. Their vision is to transform the human experience of aging by ensuring a life of health, dignity and productivity into advanced age.

“Advanced Dementia: A Guide for Families” provides information to the family members and individuals responsible for making health care decisions for patients with advanced dementia. The information is intended to complement and encourage, but not replace, counseling by the patients’ direct health-care providers.


ITN Greater Boston
(Senior Services)
Brighton Service Site
640 Washington Street
Suite 103
Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: 781-296-1495
http://itngreaterboston.org/

ITN is a  transportation model that is new to Massachusetts having been set up in Maine, Connecticut, Florida, Illinios, and California. This organization brings together non-profit, private organizations, residents and families to build a system of transportation to supplement what already exist (families, The Ride and MetroWest Transits) . The mission is to provide community-based, community supported, economically viable and consumer oriented quality transportation for seniors and adult with visual impairment.
ITNGreaterBoston is backed by Metrowest Community Health Care Foundation and Tufts Health Plan Foundation. They are providing two years of funding to support the start up costs while ITN builds its infrastructure and membership. This model has proven successful in other cities and communities across the country.

Phase one includes a small group of towns and neighborhoods in Boston.  Fenway, Mission Hill, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Allston, Brighton, Brookline, Newton, Needham, Wellesley, Natick, Framingham, and Ashland. When there are more members and a stable volunteer base ITN plans on extending into more towns and regions across Massachusetts.

What makes this program unique is that the service is 24/7, it relies on annual membership dues, uses automobiles only, gives member riders options to ride alone or with others, provides rides for any purpose without restrictions, serves seniors 60+ and visually impaired who agree to be members, provides door-thru-door arm through-arm-service, and allows members to pre pay for rides so no cash is used at time of ride.


ITN Greater Boston
(Senior Services)
34 Deloss Street,
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-309-7375
http://www.itngreaterboston.org/

ITN is a  transportation model that is new to Massachusetts having been set up in Maine, Connecticut, Florida, Illinios, and California. This organization brings together non-profit, private organizations, residents and families to build a system of transportation to supplement what already exist (families, The Ride and MetroWest Transits) . The mission is to provide community-based, community supported, economically viable and consumer oriented quality transportation for seniors and adult with visual impairment.

ITNGreaterBoston is backed by Metrowest Community Health Care Foundation and Tufts Health Plan Foundation. They are providing two years of funding to support the start up costs while ITN builds its infrastructure and membership. This model has proven successful in other cities and communities across the country.

Phase one includes a small group of towns and neighborhoods in Boston.  Fenway, Mission Hill, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Allston, Brighton, Brookline, Newton, Needham, Wellesley, Natick, Framingham, and Ashland. When there are more members and a stable volunteer base ITN plans on extending into more towns and regions across Massachusetts.

What makes this program unique is that the service is 24/7, it relies on annual membership dues, uses automobiles only, gives member riders options to ride alone or with others, provides rides for any purpose without restrictions, serves seniors 60+ and visually impaired who agree to be members, provides door-thru-door arm through-arm-service, and allows members to pre pay for rides so no cash is used at time of ride.


JBI International library
(Health & Medical)
110 East 30th North Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 800-433-1531
http://jbilibrary.org/

The Jewish Braille Institute provides free books of Jewish interest for the visually impaired. JBI is an affiliate of the Library of Congress’s National Library Services for the blind and physically impaired. The JBI talking book circulation contains 13,000 audio books in different languages including Russian, Yiddish, and Hebrew in addition to magazines on cassettes, educational materials, and liturgical materials. Registration is required by calling the above mentioned office. A letter from a professional stating the need for this free service is required. However, if a person is already registered with a state agency they can submit the name of that agency and the certification number.


JCC of the North Shore
(Activities & Adult Learning)
Four Community Road
Marblehead, MA 01945
Phone: 781-631-8330
Fax: 781-631-8181
http://www.jccns.org/

JCC of the North Shore has Jewish Programming as well as recreational activities for the whole family. For Adults there are Group Exercise Classes, Israeli Dancing opportunities, and Educational Programming. Torah Hub, is a CJP funded series of classes offered through a collaboration of local synagogues and the JCCNS. Jewish Book Month listings are posted on the JCCNS website and the Manhattan in Marblehead features a series of lectures from notable speakers through a live stream in New York City. All educational programs require pre-registration.


Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts
(End of Life Resources)
189 Wells Avenue, Third Floor
Newton, MA 02459
Phone: 617-244-6509
Fax: 617-928-1926
http://www.jcam.org

The Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts, JCAM, owns or manages 100 Jewish cemeteries within the Commonwealth. Contact us at 617-244-6509 or info@jcam.org with questions regarding purchase, ownership, care and maintenance of cemetery plots, restoration and preservation of Jewish cemeteries in Massachusetts.

JCAM provides a listing of the other Jewish affiliated cemetery options in the Commonwealth. JCAM will not have access to their burial records but they can direct you to the individuals who care for those cemeteries.  Also listed in the JCAM guide, are town cemeteries that have Jewish sections. 


Jewish Community Center South Area Senior Program
(Activities & Adult Learning)
Ahavath Torah Congregation
1179 Central Street
Stoughton, MA 02072
Phone: 781-344-8733
http://www.bostonjcc.org

The JCC South Area Senior program is located at Ahavath Torah Congregation in Stoughton. Every Tuesday, classes, lectures, and performances are offered from 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. A Kosher lunch is also available. The Sabbath Delight Program is held on the third Friday of the month. A Kosher Kiddush and stimulating program is offered.  The Short Story Buddy Rossman Memorial Hour lead by Ed Curelop, is held on the fourth Friday of the month. Stories are available to read prior to the meeting. (Click here to confirm all dates in the monthly newsletter) For more information call the JCC South Area Senior direct number at 339-364-1488.


Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly
(Senior Housing)
JCHE's Ulin House, Leventhal House and Genesis House
30 Wallingford Road
Brighton, MA 02135-4753
Phone: 617-912-8404
Fax: 617-912-8489
http://www.jche.org/brighton-campus.shtml

JCHE’s Ulin House, Leventhal House, and Genesis House are three interconnected buildings in an urban residential neighborhood of Boston. The 700+ units within these three buildings include studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. JCHE tenants who live at Ulin House, Leventhal House, or Genesis House have access to Resident Service Coordinators, a geriatric nurse practitioner who is on-site weekly, and an adult day health center open each weekday.  Tenants who participate in JCHE’s CaringChoices program may participate in a daily kosher lunch program. All tenants may attend lunch on Fridays. The buildings have libraries with collections in English, Russian, and Chinese. Tenants also have access to a staffed fitness center; intergenerational programs; educational, cultural, and social events; computer centers; handicapped accessible transportation; and volunteer opportunities within JCHE and the broader community.

JCHE buildings are financed, supported, and subsidized by government programs, with generous support from donor contributions. For eligibility information or a rental application, contact JCHE's Rental Office at 617 912-8421 or visit the website.


Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly
(Senior Housing)
Golda Meir House
160 Stanton Avenue
Newton, MA 02466
Phone: 617-614.5220
Fax: 617-614.5259
http://www.jche.org/golda-meir-house.shtml

Golda Meir House is located in Newton, a suburb of Boston, situated near the MBTA Woodland Green Line Station and the Newton-Wellesley Hospital. The building has 199 one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. Most of the apartments are subsidized for income-eligible tenants, with 23 units available at market rent. All tenants of Golda Meir House participate in a weekday kosher lunch buffet.

The building has 24-hour on-site staff and tenants have access to a staffed fitness center; intergenerational programs; educational, cultural, and social evetns; computer centers; handicapped accessible transportation; and volunteer opportunities within JCHE and in the broader community. 

JCHE buildings are financed, supported, and subsidized by government programs with generous support from donor contributions. For eligibility information or a rental application, contact JCHE's Rental Office at 617 912-8421 or visit the website.


Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly
(Senior Housing)
JCHE's Coleman House
677 Winchester Street
Newton, MA 02455
Phone: 617-614.5320
Fax: 617-614.5359
http://www.jche.org/coleman-house.shtml

Coleman House is located in Newton, a suburb of Boston. This building shares a park-like campus with the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center. All 146 apartments at Coleman House are one-bedroom units and are subsidized for income-eligible tenants.

The building has 24-hour on-site staff and tenants have access to a staffed fitness center; intergenerational programs; educational, cultural, and social events; computer centers; handicapped accessible transportation; and volunteer opportunities within JCHE and in the broader community.  

JCHE buildings are financed, supported, and subsidized by government programs with generous support from donor contributions. For eligibility information or a rental application, contact JCHE's Rental Office at 617-912-8421 or visit the website.


Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly
(Senior Housing)
JCHE's Shillman House
49 Edmonds Road
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: 617-405-8600
Fax: 617-405-8699
http://www.jche.org/shillman.shtml

The Morton and Etta Shillman House on the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus in Framingham opened in June, 2011. Shilllman House has 150  one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Ninety of the units are affordable to low-income elders and 60 units are market rents.  The building has 24-hour on-site staff and tenants have access to a staffed fitness center; intergenerational programs; educational, cultural, and social events; computer center; handicapped accessible transportation; and volunteer opportunities within the building. A dinning program offers continental breakfast and dinner six nights a week and a Sunday brunch.

JCHE buildings are financed, supported, and subsidized by government programs with generous support from donor contributions. For information about Shillman House call 508- 405-8602.  For eligibility information on the low income apartments contact JCHE's Rental Office at 617-912-8421. 

 


Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly
(Senior Housing)
Golda Meir House
160 Stanton Avenue
Newton, MA 02135-4753
Phone: 617-614-5220
Fax: 617-614-5259
http://www.jche.org/golda-meir-house.shtml

Golda Meir House is an independent residential setting located in Newton, a suburb of Boston, situated near the MBTA Woodland Green Line Station and the Newton-Wellesley Hospital. The building has 199 one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. Most of the apartments are subsidized for income-eligible tenants, with 23 units available at market rent. All tenants of Golda Meir House participate in a weekday kosher lunch buffet.

The building has 24-hour on-site staff and tenants have access to a staffed fitness center; intergenerational programs; educational, cultural, and social evetns; computer centers; handicapped accessible transportation; and volunteer opportunities within JCHE and in the broader community. When additional support is needed, the Resident Services Coordinator can offer assistance and JCHE's Caring Choices program can provide in-home services.

JCHE buildings are financed, supported and subsidized by government programs with generous support from donor contributions.  For eligibility information or a rental application, contact JCHE's Rental Office at 617-912-8421 or visit the website.


Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly
(Senior Housing)
JCHE's Ulin House, Leventhal House and Genesis House
30 Wallingford Road
Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: 617-912-8404
Fax: 617-912-8489
http://www.jche.org/brighton-campus.shtml

JCHE’s Ulin House, Leventhal House, and Genesis House are three interconnected buildings in an urban residential neighborhood of Boston. This setting is considered to be independent living for the residents. The 700+ independent units within these three buildings include studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. JCHE tenants who live at Ulin House, Leventhal House, or Genesis House have access to Resident Service Coordinators, a geriatric nurse practitioner who is on-site weekly, and an adult day health center open each weekday. Tenants who participate in JCHE’s Caring Choices program may participate in a daily kosher lunch program.  All tenants may attend lunch on Fridays. The buildings have libraries with collections in English, Russian, and Chinese. Tenants also have access to a staffed fitness center; intergenerational programs; educational, cultural, and social events; computer centers; handicapped accessible transportation; and volunteer opportunities within JCHE and the broader community.

JCHE buildings are financed, supported, and subsidized by government programs, with generous support from donor contributions. For eligibility information or a rental application, contact JCHE's Rental Office at 617-912-8421 or visit the website.


Jewish Family & Children's Service
(Senior Services)
New American Services
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 781-647-5327
http://www.jfcsboston.org

This bi-lingual, bi-cultural program offers case management assistance for isolated Russian speaking elders who need help accessing resources. JF&CS also works in collaboration with the resettlement program through New Americans Center in Lynn at 298 Union Street, Lynn MA 01901 781-593-0100. Individuals served are refugees and those in asylum.


Jewish Family & Children's Service
(Senior Services)
Your Elder Experts
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 866-924-9543
http://www.yourelderexperts.com

Your Elder Experts of Jewish Family & Children's Service offers care management services for seniors and their families. Licensed professionals help with assessments, designing individual care plans, as well as consultations on the most up to date senior services resources available in Greater Boston. This can include any support service that would help the individual remain in his/her home in a safe and successful way. Contact with community agencies, doctors, home care agencies, elder law attorneys, elder financial specialists, locating alternative living options, insurance issues, bill paying, shopping, and liaison (connecting) with families are also services that are available.


Jewish Family & Children's Service
(Senior Housing)
Long Term Care Ombudsman
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 781-647-5327
http://www.jfcsboston.org/

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is a free service provided to nursing home residents and their families in the suburban areas west of Boston including Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, and Weston. A corps of trained volunteers and program staff visits residents in 30 nursing homes on a weekly basis.

JF&CS has been under contract with Springwell, the west suburban Aging Service Access Point, to administer the program since 1983. It is part of a network of ombudsman programs in Massachusetts that are federally mandated and funded by the Older Americans Act

For more information on Ombudsman programs across the state, please call Age Info at 800-243-4636 or view Massachusetts Long Term Care Ombudsman. For specific consumer information on choosing a nursing home or rest home, please click here.


Jewish Family & Children's Service VNA
(Senior Services)
Home Health Services
1371 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: 617-227-6641
http://www.jfcsboston.org/OurServices/Seniors/VisitingNurseAssociation/tabid/202/Default.aspx

Jewish Family & Children's Service provides Medicare certified home health services for acute and chronic illness, recuperation, and rehabilitation. The full service home health agency offers skilled nursing, rehabilitation therapies, medical social work, and home health aides. Russian direct care clinicians are on staff to speak with the Russian speaking clients.

To make a new referral, please call intake at 617-224-4137.


Jewish Family & Childrenís Service
(End of Life Resources)
Jewish Healing Connections
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 781-647-5327
http://www.jfcsboston.org

The mission of Jewish Healing Connections is to help ensure that people in the Jewish Community feel connected when facing isolation, illness, or loss. A wide range of programs are offered. In particular, end-of-life and bereavement services provide spiritual support and a connection to Jewish tradition for those facing life-limiting illness and their loved ones. Contact Marjie Sokoll for questions at 781-693-5619 msokoll@jfcsboston.org.


Jewish Family & Childrenís Service
(Senior Services)
The Friendly Visitor Program
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 781-647-5327
http://www.jfcsboston.org/

For almost 150 years, Jewish Family & Children’s Service has provided the people of Greater Boston with vital support at critical stages of their lives from newborns and their parents, to individuals with disabilities, to the elderly and families in crisis. The Friendly Visitor Program matches volunteers with homebound, isolated elders.


Jewish Family & Childrenís Service
(Senior Services)
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 781-647-5327
http://www.jfcsboston.org/OurServices/Seniors/Guardianship/tabid/195/Default.aspx

Guardianship services are provided to individuals who are no longer legally competent to make decisions regarding their health and welfare. This is a legal process by which a probate court appoints one or more individuals to handle the personal and financial affairs of a person that the court determines to be mentally incompetent.


Jewish Family & Childrenís Service
(Health & Medical)
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 781-647-5327
http://www.jfcsboston.org

For almost 150 years, Jewish Family & Children’s Service has provided the people of Greater Boston with vital support at critical stages of their lives from newborns and their parents, to individuals with disabilities, to the elderly and families in crisis. Staff can treat a full range of problems, from the most disabling mental illness to the emotional adjustment that is common during difficult life transitions. The scope of geriatric mental health services include individual, couples, and family counseling; psychiatric assessment and medication treatment; and home-based services for elders unable to come to the office.


Jewish Family & Childrenís Service
(Senior Services)
Center for Family Assistance
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 781-647-5327
http://www.jfcsboston.org

A Russian speaking counselor is available.


Jewish Family and Children's Service
(Health & Medical)
Living with Parkinson's: Resource, Networking, and Support Group
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 781-693-5069
http://www.jfcsboston.org

JF&CS Parkinson’s Family Support offers a wide range of programs for people with Parkinson's disease and their families. Included are: a monthly Education, Networking, and Support group; Community Wellness exercise and chronic disease self management program; Specialized Parkinson's DANCE classes; a group for adult children of people with Parkinson's; information and referral services; and a one time free home safety assessment/consultation. Click here for more information or Email Nancy Mazonson, MS, OTR/L at nmazonson@jfcsboston.org for information and intake.


Jewish Family and Children's Service
(Senior Services)
Living with Parkinson's: Resource, Networking and Support Group
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 781- 693-5069
http://www.jfcsboston.org/OurServices/Seniors/ParkinsonsFamilySupport/tabid/200/Default.aspx

JF&CS Parkinson's Family Support offers a wide range of programs for people with Parkinson's disease and their families. Included are: a monthly Education, Networking, and Support Group; Community Wellness exercise and chronic disease self management programing; specialized Parkinson's DANCE classes; a group for adult children of people with Parkinson's; information and referral services; and a one time free home safety assessment or consultation. Please email Nancy Mazonson, MS, OTR/L at nmazonson@jfcsboston.org for information and intake.


Jewish Family and Children's Service VNA
(Senior Services)
Home Health Services
1371 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: 617-227-6641
http://www.jfcsboston.org/OurPrograms/Seniors/VisitingNurseAssociation/tabid/202/Default.aspx

Jewish Family & Children's Service provides Medicare-certified home health services for acute and chronic illness, recuperation, and rehabilitation. This full service home health agency offers skilled nursing, rehabilitation therapies, medical social work, and home health aides.

Russian speaking direct care clinicians are on staff to meet the needs of Russian speaking clients.

Call the intake department for a new referral at 617-224-4137.


Jewish Family Service of Metro West
(Activities & Adult Learning)
JFS-Healthy Aging
475 Franklin Street
Suite 101
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-875-3100
http://jfsmw.org

JFS-Healthy Aging is a Program of Jewish Family Service of Metro West partnering with CJP, the JCC of Metro West and area synagogues to promote healthy aging. JFS-Healthy Aging provides scientifically proven programs designed for older adults to become more active, improve balance and boost self-confidence.

Walk Your Way to Wellness is offered to the public, weekly at a pre-determined meeting place.  Click here to sign up.

Volunteers are needed for coaching in the Healthy Aging Program of Metro West so please consider. Click here to learn more about this volunteer opportunity.

JFS-Healthy Aging is offering many Workshops through out the year. Please call 508 875-3100 for dates and times of events.  


Jewish Family Service of Metrowest
(End of Life Resources)
Healing Partners
475 Franklin Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-875-3100
Fax: 508-875-4373
http://www.jfsmw.org

Healing Partners is an interfaith program of Jewish Family Service of Metrowest, which provides Bereavement Support Groups in the Metrowest area, an online directory of spiritual and health resources, and "Caring Visitor Training" program for congregations and churches. Contact Malka Young for questions at myoung@jfsmw.org or 508-875-3100.


Jewish Family Service of Metrowest
(Senior Services)
Friendly Visitors
475 Franklin Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-875-3100
Fax: 508-875-4373
http://www.jfsmw.org

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest is a non-denominational family service agency providing comprehensive services to elders and their caregivers. Our services include geriatric care management, home care, grief and transition counseling, a personal response system, support groups and trainings for caregivers, Friendly Visitors, Patient Navigators, and guradianship and conservator's services.


Jewish Family Service of Metrowest
(Senior Services)
475 Franklin Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-875-3100
Fax: 508-875-4373
http://www.jfsmweldercare.org/our-services/guardianship

Guardianship services are provided to individuals who are no longer legally competent to make decisions regarding their health and welfare. This is a legal process by which a probate court appoints one or more individuals to handle the personal and financial affairs of a person that the court determines to be mentally incompetent.


Jewish Family Service of Metrowest
(Health & Medical)
475 Franklin Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-875-3100
Fax: 508-875-4373
http://www.jfsmw.org

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest is a non-denominational family service agency providing comprehensive services to elders and their caregivers. Our services include geriatric care management, home care, grief and transition counseling, a personal emergency response system, support groups and trainings for caregivers, Friendly Visitors, and guardianship and conservator's services.


Jewish Family Service of Metrowest
(Senior Services)
475 Franklin Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-875-3100
http://www.jfsmw.org

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest is a non-demominational family service agency providing comprehensive services to elders and their caregivers. Services include geriatric care management, home health care, grief and transition counseling, a personal emergency response system, support groups and trainings for caregivers, friendly visitors, and guardianship and conservator's services.


Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts
(Senior Services)
15 Lenox Street
Springfield, MA 01108
Phone: 413-737-2601
Fax: 413-737-0323
http://www.jfswm.org/elder-care

Guardianship services are provided to individuals who are no longer legally competent to make decisions regarding their health and welfare. This is a legal process by which a probate court appoints one or more individuals to handle the personal and financial affairs of a person that the court determines to be mentally incompetent.


Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts
(Senior Services)
15 Lenox Street
Springfield, MA 01108
Phone: 413-737-0323
http://www.jfsmweldercare.org/

Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts offers comprehensive assessment and ongoing geriatric case management services to elders and their families. They offer an assessment that evaluates the elder's supports and needs and links families to the resources in their community.


Jewish Family Service of Worcester
(Senior Services)
646 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Phone: 508-755-3101
Fax: 508-755-7460
http://www.jfcsboston.org/OurServices/ServicesOfferedinCentralMA/tabid/474/Default.aspx

Guardianship services are provided to individuals who are no longer legally competent to make decisions regarding their health and welfare. This is a legal process by which a probate court appoints one or more individuals to handle the personal and financial affairs of a person that the court determines to be mentally incompetent.


Jewish Family Services of Metrowest
(Senior Services)
Alzheimer's Support Group@Whitney Place Assisted Living
Route 9, West bound side
Three Vision Drive
Natick, MA 01760
Phone: 508-655-5000

A group for adults who have family members with Alzheimer's disease; caregivers share ideas, feelings, concerns, and some laughter. Meetings take place on a monthly basis on Mondays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Whitney Place. The group is facilitated by Maryann Cardani, LICSW (staff from Jewish Family Services of Metrowest) and Kelly Parker. For more information and to reserve a space, call Maryann at 508-875-3100 or Kelly at 508-655-3344, ext. 3999.


Jewish Family Services of Metrowest
(Senior Services)
475 Franklin Street
Suite 101
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-875-3100
http://www.jfsmweldercare.org/our-services/home-care

This is a private pay non-medical, homecare service provided by experienced home health providers and certified nursing assistants.

Please contact Damaris Medina-Herdanez for more information.


Jewish Family Services of Metrowest
(Senior Services)
Caregivers Support Group @ Shillman House
Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly
Shillman House
49 Edmands Road
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: 508-788-0849

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest's Healthy Aging Project, CJP and Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly offer a Caregiving Support Group at the Shillman House in Framingham. This caregiver support group will meet once a month in the evenings at 49 Edmands Road in Framingham. Please call Abrielle Salloway, LCSW, the facilitator prior to attendance at Jewish Family Service 508-875-3100.


Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford
(Senior Services)
Kosher Meal Program
457 Hawthorne Street
Dartmouth, MA 02747
Phone: 508-997-7471
Fax: 508-997-7730
http://jewishnewbedford.org/

Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford and Coastline Elder Services collaborate to provide kosher home delivered meals five days a week to homebound Jewish elderly in New Bedford and surrounding towns. For questions or to sign up for this program, please contact Olga Yorish at oyorish@jewishnewbedford.org or 508-997-7471. They guarantee full confidentiality.

Hot kosher lunches are served five days a week at Ahavath Achim Synagogue in New Bedbord. On Fridays, in honor of Shabbat, participants enjoy challah, wine, and the company of Rabbis Hartman, Kanter, and Cantor Schudrich, who deliver a D’var Torah on a rotating basis.


Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston
(Activities & Adult Learning)
Foundations of Jewish Genealogical Research
PO Box 610366
Newton, MA 02461-0366
Phone: 866-611-5698 (toll free)
http://www.jgsgb.org

Hebrew College and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston are collaborating to offer Foundations of Jewish Genealogical Research, a course enabling serious adult students with a strong foundation in Jewish Genealogy to research their family of origins. In addition to methodology and knowledge of resources, the course will include introductions to relevant world history, geography, and DNA research.

For more information visit www.jgsgb.org , email info@jgsgb.org or call 866-611-5698 (toll free).


Jewish Geriatric Service Inc.
(Senior Services)
Wernick Adult Day Health Care Center
770 Converse Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Phone: 413-567-9350
http://www.jewishgeriatric.org/adult-day-health-care

The Adult Day Health Care Center is located on the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus in Longmeadow. Several insurance programs including Medicaid and the Veterans Administration as well as private pay are accepted. 


Jewish Healthcare Center Inc.
(Senior Housing)
629 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Phone: 508-798-8653
Fax: 508-753-2668
http://www.jewishhealthcarecenter.com

The Jewish Healthcare Center is a 141-bed, non-profit, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility located in Worcester. This is the only kosher facility in Central Massachusetts.


Jewish Healthcare Center Inc.
(Senior Housing)
629 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Phone: 508-798-8653
Fax: 508-753-2668
http://www.jewishhealthcarecenter.com

The Jewish Healthcare Center is a 141-bed, non-profit, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility located in Worcester. This is the only kosher facility in Central Massachusetts.


Jewish Heritage Center for North Shore
(Activities & Adult Learning)
242 Lynnfield Street
Peabody, MA 01960
Phone: 978-595-1557
http://jhcns.org/

The Jewish Heritage Center provides archival access to several thousand documents, books, photographs and videos; works of art and architecture; and a broad variety of artifacts and ephemera that chronicle the Jewish presence on the North Shore from late 19th century to the present. 

The Center offers educational programs, exhibits and special events that build knowledge, understanding and appreciation of North Shore Jewish residents’ rich cultural heritage as well as their contributions to business, government, science, education, philanthropy, sports, the professions and the arts.  North Shore Jewish families and individuals are assisted with their genealogy research as well.

The Jewish Heritage Center welcomes contributions of documents, family trees, photographs, videos, art and artifacts.  They are located on the campus of the JRC/Aviv Centers for Living and can be contacted by phone at 978-595-1557, by email at jhcnsinfo@gmail.com, or by postal mail at Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore, c/o JRC/Aviv Centers for Living, 240 Lynnfield Street, Peabody, MA 01960.


JewishBoston.com
(Activities & Adult Learning)
Combined Jewish Philanthropies
126 High Street
Boston, MA 02110
http://jewishboston.com/

JewishBoston.com is, well, a website for Jews in Boston. Here you can find an immediate connection to all the amazing Jewish things that are happening in Boston right now. Discover links to cultural events (music, dance, film, lectures, cooking classes), Jewish education (courses, lectures, trips), organizations (synagogues, community centers, professional networking) and lots more.

Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) created the world of JewishBoston.com so that, finally, there is an easy to find, vibrant online place to connect Jews. No more endless searching for ways to experience Jewish life. JewishBoston.com is a natural extension of CJP and was born out of the realization that a new way of thinking was needed to bring the community together.  You can read more about CJP and our strategic plan at www.cjp.org/

So now that JewishBoston.com is available, it’s your turn. You make the site better every time you use it, comment on it, share it with friends. It belongs to you. Discover the richness of Jewish life in Boston. Contact Jewish Boston at 617-457-8751 or at support@jewishboston.com. For questions about editorial content or press releases, please contact the editor at editor@jewishboston.com or 617-457-8535. Send traditional mail at JewishBoston.com, 126 High Street, Boston, MA 02110.


Julian J. Leavitt Family Jewish Nursing Home
(Senior Housing)
770 Converse Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Phone: 413-567-9350
Fax: 413-567-0175
http://www.jewishgeriatric.org/explore-our-services/nursing-home

The Julian J. Leavitt Family Jewish Nursing Home, set on the Jewish Geriatric Service Campus, is a 200-bed skilled nursing home offering a wide range of services and programs. One specialized unit is devoted to caring for residents with Alzheimer's disease.  In addition to the long-term services, the Nursing Home offers short-term rehabilitation. Kosher meals are made available to residents.


Julian J. Leavitt Family Jewish Nursing Home
(Senior Housing)
770 Converse Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Phone: 413-567-9350
Fax: 413-567-0175
http://www.jewishgeriatric.org/explore-our-services/nursing-home

The Julian J. Leavitt Family Jewish Nursing Home, set on the Jewish Geriatric Service Campus, is a 200-bed skilled nursing home offering a wide range of services and programs. One specialized unit is devoted to caring for residents with Alzheimer's disease. In addition to the long-term services, the Nursing Home offers short-term rehabilitation. Kosher meals are made available to residents.


Lasell House at Lasell Village
(Senior Housing)
Genesis Healthcare
120 Seminary Avenue
Auburdale, MA 02466-2620
Phone: 617-663-7100
http://www.lasellvillage.com/lasellHouse.html

Lasell House is a Medicare certified short-term rehabilitation and long-term care skilled facility on the campus of Lasell Village. Jewish Family & Children's Service Jewish Healing Connections provides a monthly shabbat program for residents and family members. For more information on Lasell House Admissions, please call 617-663-7042.


Leventhal Sidman Jewish Community Center
(Activities & Adult Learning)
Explorations: Adult Learning and Enrichment
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA 02459
Phone: 617-558-6443
http://www.bostonjcc.org/Seniors.aspx

Explorations program run regularly. Please contact the JCC for more detailed information.  Prices vary for member and non-member. Call JCC for brochure and registration at 617-558-6443 or email at seniors@jccgb.org.


Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Hebrew SeniorLife
(Activities & Adult Learning)
Friday Oneg Shabbat Program
1550 Beacon Street
3rd Floor
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: 617-363-8100
http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org/

The Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, in conjunction with Hebrew SeniorLife, hosts oneg shabbat programs every Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 1550 Beacon Street, Brookline. The program consists of a traditional kosher shabbat meal, a lecture/discussion, and entertainment. Suggested donation is $4. Call for reservations at 617-558-6448.  Transportation is provided from the Newton JCC to Brookline every Friday if reservations have been made.


Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center
(Activities & Adult Learning)
333 Nahantan Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Phone: 617-558-6522
Fax: 617-244-8290
http://www.lsjcc.org

The JCC offers group fitness classes, personal training, aquatics, enrichment programs, discussion groups, travel, special entertainment, holiday celebrations, and intergenerational activities.

Fitness Options: The JCC’s Men’s Health Center and Adult Women’s Locker Room offer a premium health club experience. The fee for this is in addition to the general membership fee.   Click here to learn about what is offered in the Fitness membership.

Ryna Greenbaum JCC Travel Club: The Travel Club comprises members of the Greater Boston JCC’s. For many trips, transportation is available from Leventhal Sidman JCC, from 100 Centre Street, 1550 Beacon Street in Brookline, from the Hampton Inn off Speen Street in Natick and from 1179 Central Street in Stoughton. The Club holds bi-monthly dinners with entertainment at Leventhal-Sidman JCC. For more information on trips or dinners, call 617-558-6448. Prices vary depending on membership level. Click here for details.

JCC Without Walls is a collaboration of Congregation Kehillath Israel, The JCC of Greater Boston, Ohabei Shalom and Young Israel to meet the needs of seniors living in the Brookline/Brighton area with generous funding from Combined Jewish Philanthropies. Events are open to the entire community. For more information or to join the email list, contact 617- 558-6480.

Click here to learn about the Senior Programs at the JCC and obtain a copy of the  News Letter.


Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center
(Activities & Adult Learning)
Wednesdays at the JCC
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA 02459
Phone: 617-558-6448
http://lsjcc.org/home/seniors.html

On Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. a full day program is available to members only. To register for a kosher lunch on Wednesdays, call  617-558-6596 (10 - 11 a.m.) the Friday before the Wednesday program. There is a $3 suggested donation for lunch and full day program. Transportation is available to and from Brookline/Brighton. For van reservations, call  617-558-6596. Click here to see details


Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center
(Activities & Adult Learning)
Ryna Greenbaum JCC Travel Club
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA 02459
Phone: 617-558-6448
http://www.lsjcc.org/home/seniors.html

Be part of the active community of travelers and leave every detail to the JCC! The JCC Travel Club invites members and non-members to attend a trip. Prices vary depending on membership level. For many trips there will be transportation available in Stoughton, Natick, Brookline and Newton.

The Travel Club holds bi-monthly dinners with entertainment at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC.

For more information on trips or dinners, call 617-558-6448 or click here.


Levine Chapels, Inc.
(End of Life Resources)
470 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: 617-277-8300
Fax: 617-232-4729
http://www.levinechapels.com

Levine Chapels is a full service funeral home of Greater Boston, part of the national Dignity Memorial Provider Network of Service Corporation International. The staff is knowledgeable of Orthodox, Conservative and Reform traditions. Levine Chapels is able to provide chapel services.


Life Choice Hospice
(End of Life Resources)
460 Totton Pond Road
Suite 390
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 617-487-2201
http://www.lifechoicehospice.com

Life Choice Hospice offers comfort care near end-of-life to individuals and their families wherever they are: at home, in a nursing home or in an assisted living community. Life Choice serves the Greater Boston area, west to Framingham, north through Merrimack Valley, south through Attleboro and Cape Cod.  The Connections program offers support to those who do not yet qualify for hospice services and Tapestries specializes in end-stage dementia and family support. The Life Choice Hospice chaplain is a rabbi. The program has been accredited by the National Institute of Jewish Hospices. 


Lifelong Learners: An Independent Collaborative
(Activities & Adult Learning)
c/o Temple Beth Elohim
10 Bethel Road
Wellesley, MA 02481
http://llaic.org

Lifelong Learners: An Independent Collaborative (LLAIC) is a membership organization which rents classroom space at Temple Beth Elohim. LLAIC provides opportunities for intellectual development, cultural stimulation, personal growth, and social interaction for a diverse population of mature ­adults in a secular academic cooperative run by members who volunteer their time and talents. Courses are developed and led by peers.. Through its high quality courses and other learning and social activities, the Collaborative hopes to enhance, enrich and extend the quality of life of its members.

For more information about LLAIC, please click here.


Linden Ponds
(Senior Housing)
203 Linden Ponds Way
Hingham, MA 02043
Phone: 1-800-521-5031
http://ericksonliving.com/

Linden Ponds, an Erickson community, is situated on 108 acres and located close to Boston. This is a "62 Plus" Continuing Care Retirement Community. One- and two-bedroom apartments with a wide range of amenities and services are available. Click here to learn more about Linden Ponds.

An active Jewish Council coordinates a range of activities including a monthly shabbat service and visit from a rabbi. For more information regarding Jewish programing, call 781-534-7280.


Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly
(Senior Services)
3305 Washington St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Phone: 617-524-8882
Fax: 617-524-8905
http://boston.littlebrothers.org

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly is an international non-profit voluntary organization committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly.  Friendly Visiting, Telephone Reassurance, and Holiday visits are available to Boston Residents who are 70 years old or older. The holiday visits are offered for Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Passover, Mother's and Father's days.

Click here for more details about their programs.


Maplewood at Weston
(Senior Housing)
99 Norumbega Road
Weston, MA 02493
Phone: 781-899-5505
Fax: 781-899-3673
http://www.maplewoodatweston.com

Maplewood at Weston is a traditional assisted living community offering services and amenities with personal assistance and care. Most of the units have full kitchens and balconies or patios. Residents also have access to an indoor pool and fitness center. 
The Tides TM and Currents TM are programs for those with memory impairments and will open in the near future.

Weekly Shabbat services and monthly Torah Study are provided.

On the same campus, Epoch of Weston offers, a Specialized Memory Assisted Living Unit in addition to a Medicare and Medicaid certified skilled nursing rehabilitation center. 


Massachusetts Aging and Disabilities Information Locator
(Insurance)
Executive Office of Health and Human Services
1 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-573-1600
http://www.mass.gov

The Massachusetts Aging and Disabilities Information Locator was established to provide comprehensive information about basic needs for Massachusetts Residents.

Click here for a link to the Information Locator which provides information on general Financial Resources: Applying for Social Security Benefits, HUD explanation of Reverse Mortgages, Obtaining Cash Benefits and Options for Health Insurance in Massachusetts. 


Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association
(Senior Housing)
460 Totten Pond Road
Suite 600
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 781-622-5999
Fax: 781-622-5979
http://www.massalfa.org/

There are descriptions of each assisted living residence in alphabetical order, listing the services and amenities included. Inclusion in this directory does not represent any form of accreditation by Mass-ALFA. The residence listings with full pages are members.


Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
(Health & Medical)
200 Ivy Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: 617-738-5110
Fax: 617-738-1247
http://www.mabcommunity.org

MAB Services provide low vision clinics, in-home vision rehabilitation, case management, and support groups to help elders adapt to vision loss and learn strategies for managing healthcare and daily activities.

The Vision Program matches volunteers with blind individuals who need help with clerical tasks, shopping, managing finances, or medical transportation.


Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
(Insurance)
Health Care Link
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-727-8400

The Massachusetts General Attorney's Office has an Insurance and Health Care Consumer Helpline, 888-830-6277. Also, please click here for a list of general health care links for a Massachusetts resident. 


Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services
(Insurance)
The Pharmacy Outreach Program
19 Foster Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: 866-633-1617
http://www.mcphs.edu/impact

The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services (MCPHS) offers several free service to Massachusetts residents as part of its community service program. The Pharmacy Outreach Program (formerly called MassMedLine), is a free prescription drug information and referral service which offers medication counseling, prescription drug plan referrals, and other prescription drug assistance. The Helpline is 866-633-1617. Click here for more information.  


Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services (MCPHS)
(Health & Medical)
The Pharmacy Outreach Program
19 Foster Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: 866-633-1617
http://www.mcphs.edu/impact

The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services (MCPHS) offers several free service to Massachusetts residents as part of its community service program. The Pharmacy Outreach Program (formerly called MassMedLine), is a free prescription drug information and referral service which offers medication counseling, prescription drug plan referrals, and other prescription drug assistance. The Helpline is 866-633-1617. Click here for more information.


Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
(Health & Medical)
48 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-727-5550
Fax: 617-626-7685
http://mass.gov/mcb

The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind is a state agency that provides a wide range of social and rehabilitation services to legally blind residents. Legally Blind does not necessarily mean total blindness. Most people who are legally blind retain a significant degree of useful vision. Ask your eye care provider about your condition and call the commission for an application. 800-392-6450 (within Massachusetts) and TDD 800-392-6556. Click here for more information from the state website. 


Massachusetts Commission of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
(Health & Medical)
Resource Guide
600 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-740-1600
Fax: 617-740-1700 (TTY)
http://www.mass.gov/mcdhh

Please click here  for a list of resources.

Also, click here to learn about Accessible Community Events (Coolidge Corner Movie Theater and the Wang Center have technical listening devices for the hearing impaired).

There are 5 sites across the state that provide Independent Living Services for individuals that are deaf and/or hard of hearing. Peer mentoring, training, and advocacy is offered. Click here to find the site closest  to you.


Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs
(Insurance)
Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders (SHINE) Program
One Ashburton Place
Room 517
Boston, MA
Phone: 800-243-4636
http://mass.gov/elders

The SHINE program is a state health insurance assistance program that provides free one to one counseling, assistance, and information to people with Medicare and their families. Office hours are different at every site. Call 800-243-4636 to find the closest site to you. 


Massachusetts Health and Human Services
(Senior Services)
Transportation Information in Massachusetts

This link is to an interactive map of Massachusetts that allows viewers to look up transportation resources for any given part of the state. Local organizations have compiled information around transportation services available for seniors, people with disabilities, veterans and others who do not drive.

Click here to choose a town and get a list of organizations that have information about services in your town or that may be able to work with you to help you arrange a ride for yourself or a family member.


Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency
(Senior Housing)
MassHousing
One Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-854-1000
Fax: 617-854-1091
http://www.masshousing.com

MassHousing is an independent authority that was created by the Massachusetts state legislature in 1966 to finance the creation and preservation of affordable housing. They make loans to real estate developers and apartment complex owners to build new units or rehabilitate exisiting ones. MassHousing does not manage the properties so any contact would be made to the direct management or property company.

For the purpose of this listing, we direct you to the MassHousing Rental Housing List. Properties are arranged by city/town and contain the following information: site address, management company, and apartments by number of bedrooms and type (family, elderly, accessable).

Call the number above for your own copy or print out from link.


MBTA
(Senior Services)
Senior Transportation Access Pass (TAP)
Phone: 617-222-5438
http://mbta.com/fares_and_passes/charlie/default.asp?id=5602

MBTA offers discounted rides for seniors on buses and subways. Senior must hold a TAP ID to be eligible for the discount.  The Downtown crossing Charlie card store can provide a TAP ID also referred to as a Senior card or pass. Proof of age is required. Please call ahead for more details.


Meadowgreen Nursing Home
(Senior Housing)
45 Woburn Street
Waltham, MA 02454
Phone: 781-899-8600
http://www.meadowgreen.org/

Meadowgreen Nursing and Rehabiliation Center offers short-term rehabiliation, and long-term care skilled nursing, which includes a specialized unit for individuals with dementia and memory disorders. Jewish Family & Children's Service Jewish Healing Connections provides a monthly shabbat program for residents and families.


Medicaid
(Senior Services)
Medicaid Medical Rides
Phone: 1-800-854-9928

This service is for medical rides only. The person must be on SSI and not capable of taking the MBTA. To receive this service the doctor must fill a PT-1 form and send it to the local Medicaid office. This entitles the person to 10 round trips. Each individual doctor the person needs to see must fill their own PT-1 form. Call at least two days in advance. Call after 3 p.m. the day before to confirm ride and find out time of pick up.


Medicare Rights Center
(Insurance)
530 Eighth Avenue
North Wing, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 800-333-4114
http://www.medicarerights.org/

The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives.

Through the Medicare Rights Center national telephone helpline, volunteer counselors are available Monday through Friday, and are happy to answer your questions about insurance choices, Medicare rights and protections, payment denials and appeals, complaints about care or treatment, and Medicare bills.  

The thousands of stories they hear help to inform their policy positions and ensure that advocacy efforts reflect the realities of people with Medicare nationwide.
To reach the National Help Line call, 800-333-4114. To sign up for the newsletter, visit the Medicare Interactive an easy to understand question and answer tool and to print out a consumer fact sheets please click here.


Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation
(Activities & Adult Learning)
P.O. Box 937
Andover, MA 01810
Phone: 978-688-0466
http://www.mvjf.org

The Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation (MVJF) brings together the Jewish community with the Coalition of Literacy and Jewish Adult Education with conjunction with local synagogues.  Seniors are supported through the Merrimack Valley Jewish Seniors, a Jewish senior organization that dedicates its time and effort in delivering food, magazines and clothing to nursing home residents.  For more information, please email Michele Soll at info@mvjf.org  or call 978-688-0466.


Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership
(Senior Housing)
125 Lincoln Street
Fifth floor
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617- 859-0400
http://www.mbhp.org/

Their mission is to ensure that the region’s low- and moderate-income individuals and families have choice and mobility in finding and retaining decent affordable housing. 

They serve homeless, elderly, disabled, and low- and moderate-income individuals and families in Boston and 32 surrounding communities.

Use the Programs link on their web page to view more details.


Metrowest Regional Transit Authority
(Senior Services)
Dial-A-Ride
37 Waverly Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-820-4650
http://www.mwrta.com

Busy Bee has an administrative contract with Metrowest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) to provide medical transportation to the Boston or Worcester area: $5 one way. Advance notice is required. Book the ride with MRTA at 508-820-4650.  MWRTA covers Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Milford, Natick, Southborough, Sudbury, Weston, and Wellesley.

Click here for more information on Dial-A-Ride.

MWRTA took over the RIDE obligations in the towns of Natick and Framingham from the MBTA in July 2009.


MIT AgeLab
(Senior Services)
Talk with Older Drivers: The Hartford
One Amherst Avenue
Room E40-279
Muckley Building
Cambrige, MA 02139
Phone: 617-253-0753
http://web.mit.edu/agelab/

The AgeLab, in collaboration with The Hartford, produced a resource with tips on how to have effective conversations with your older family members about your concerns with their driving. This is a free publication. Safe Driving for a Lifetime-questions families need to ask about older drivers. To read the full story click here. http://www.thehartford.com/talkwitholderdrivers/

More than 4 million people in the United States are afflicted with dementia, with Alzeimer's disease being the most common form. Learn more with The Hartford's Alzheimer's & Driving. Click here to read further.http://www.thehartford.com/alzheimers/


MIT Workplace Center
(Senior Housing)
The Family Caregiver Handbook
One Broadway
8th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: 617-253-7996
Fax: 617-452-2199
http://web.mit.edu/workplacecenter/hndbk/toc.html

The Family Caregiver Handbook: Finding Elder Care Resources in Massachusetts has a chapter on Housing Resources in the State of Massachusetts.


Mystic Valley Elder Services
(Senior Services)
19 River Business Park
300 Commercial Street
Malden, MA 02148
Phone: 781-324-7705
Fax: 781-324-1369
http://www.mves.org/find-what-you-need/nutrition/

Mystic Valley Elder Services offers home delivered meals to homebound older adults age 60 years and older who are in the catchments area. Kosher delivered meals are available in Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, and Wakefield. The meals are prepared under rabbinical supervision. Program participants are asked to voluntarily contribute towards the cost of each meal delivered.

For INTAKE call Mystic Valley Elder Services at 781-324-7705 extension 100.


National Academy Elder Law Attorneys
(Senior Services)
Find a Lawyer
1577 Spring Hill Road
Suite 220
Vienna, VA 22182
http://naela.org

Looking for advice through an Elder Care or Special Needs Attorney are most often recommended when questions arise around Estate Planning, Durable Power of Attorney, Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, Conservatorship and Guardianship. One way to find an attorney with this speciality is through the National Academy Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).

Why choose an Elder Care Attorney? click here

Click here to read articles by NAELA members.

 


National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
(Senior Services)
(NAPGCM)
1604 North Country Club Road
Tuscon, AZ 85716
Phone: 520-881-8008
Fax: 520-325-7925
http://www.caremanager.org

This nonprofit organization of professional geriatric care managers offers a referral network of practitioners who can help you find and oversee services for older people.


National Caregiver Support Line for Veterans
(Senior Services)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Phone: 855-260-3274
http://www.caregiver.va.gov

On February 1, 2011, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) opened a toll-free National Caregiver Support Line. The support line will serve as a primary resource and referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans and others seeking caregiver information. Calls will be answered by VA employees who are licensed clinical social workers.

The National Caregiver Support Line will be open Monday through Friday 8:00am to 11:00pm and Saturday 10:30 am to 6:00pm Eastern Time. The toll-free number is 1-855-260-3274.


National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
(Health & Medical)
NCCAM
National Institute of Health
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892
http://nccam.nih.gov

Click here to learn about Complementary and Alternative Therapies and related health topics.


National Family Caregivers Association
(Senior Services)
10400 Connecticut Ave., #500
Kensington, MD 20895
Phone: 800-896-3650
http://www.thefamilycaregiver.org

This nonprofit organization offers free publications, advocacy, and support for family caregivers.


National Institute on Aging
(Health & Medical)
Alzheimer's Disease Educational and Referral Center
31 Center Drive
MSC 2292
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: 800-438-4380
http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers

The National Institute on Aging (NIH) offers information about brain disorders that strike middle-aged adults, causing changes in behavior, personality, emotions, language and movement. Visit the United States Alzheimer's Disease Educational and Referral Center to order free reading materials. 

NIH collaborated with HBO Documentary Films in presenting THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT, an Emmy Award winning, multi-platform (television, web, DVD, and print) public health series. The series looks at groundbreaking scientific discoveries and seeks to bring a wider public understanding of Alzheimer's disease research and care.

THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT is centered on four documentary films—on science and research, children touched by Alzheimer’s, and people with the disease and their caregivers. The series debuted May 10-12, 2009, on HBO. Two of the films received 2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards: Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? won the Outstanding Children’s Nonfiction Program Award and The Memory Loss Tapes won the Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking Award. The Alzheimer’s Project also received the Television Critics Award for Outstanding Achievement in News and Information. All of the films are available to view free at www.hbo.com/alzheimers

Toll free number is 800-438-4380 or email adear@nia.nih.gov


National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
(Health & Medical)
National Institute of Health
31 Center Drive
MSC 2320
Bethesda, MD 20892-2320
Phone: 800-241-1044
Fax: 301-770-8977
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/

The NIDCD within the National Institute of Health provides detailed information on health issues related to hearing loss and hearing aids. Please view these links to learn more about Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids.


National Parkinson Foundation
(Health & Medical)
1501 N.W. 9th Avenue/Bob Hope Road
Miami, FL 33136-1494
Phone: 800-327-4545
Fax: 305-243-5595
http://www.parkinson.org

Today NPF is the largest and oldest national Parkinson foundation in the United States. NPF supports Parkinson-related research, patient care, education, training, and outreach. A variety of topics of interest to the Parkinson community are covered. They are unique in their genre, and are distributed free of charge to anyone who requests them. Chapters and Centers work with hundreds of people in support groups. Allied Team Training for Parkinson (ATTP) Program has trained dozens of professionals in the proper care of people with Parkinson disease. The Community Partners Program (CPP) seeks to identify underserved communities, forge alliances with health-care providers, and make available resources not otherwise known or accessible to thousands of people. www.parkinson.org is the most visited website of its kind. "Ask the Doctor," "Ask the Surgeon," and "Ask the Parkinson Dietician" are some just some of the interactive features on this website.


New Center For Arts and Culture
(Activities & Adult Learning)
20 Ashburton Place, 2nd Floor
Suite 1
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-531-4610
Fax: 617-531-4611
http://www.newcenterboston.org

New Center LIVE! brings the most acclaimed and original Jewish writers, artists, musicians, actors, political figures, and humorists to Boston for lively, revealing conversations about their lives and work. This new series offers a window into the minds of some of our most creative thinkers while also exploring the fertile, ever-changing nature of Jewish contributions to culture in America and around the world.


New England Sinai Hospital - Steward Health Care
(Senior Services)
Adult Day Health
143 York Street
Stoughton, MA
Phone: 781-344-7661
http://www.newenglandsinai.org/New-England-Sinai/Outpatient-Services/Adult-Day-Health-Care?__utma=24

The Adult Day Medical Health Program is staffed by a registered nurse, activities coordinator, program assistants, and social service consultants. The program provides a continuum of comprehensive medical, psychosocial, nutrition, and leisure activities that promote self-esteem and dignity for those functionally impaired adults with chronic illnesses and dementia. Kosher meals are available upon request. Participants attend the program 2-5 days a week from 8 - 4 PM, Monday through Friday. To register, please call 781-297-1369.


New England Sinai Hospital - Steward Health Care
(Health & Medical)
Sinai Outpatient and Inpatient Services
150 York Street
Stoughton, MA 02072
Phone: 781-297-1500
http://steward.org/New-England-Sinai-Hospital

Programs and services include: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, health education, a rheumatology center, a foot center, a center for continence control, primary care, eye care services, adult day health programs, wound care, physical medicine and rehabilitation. The Inpatient Acute Care Units specialize in pulmonary and medically complex rehabilitative therapies. 

The Meals for Home program at New England Sinai offers the hospital and surrounding community access to fully-prepared meals through the hospital kitchen. Orders placed prior to Wednesday at 12PM are then available to be purchased/picked up on Friday between hours of 12 - 6:30PM. Order forms are available in the kitchen office (across from the cafeteria), and multiple individual meals may be ordered at once. Kosher, low sodium, low fat,and modified consistencies  are offered with a price range from $4.50 - $7.50; cash or checks are accepted. Please call 781-297-1154 with questions.


New England Sinai Hospital - Steward Health Care
(Senior Services)
Meals For Home
143 York Street
Stoughton, MA 02072
Phone: 781-297-1154
Fax: 781-297-7765
http://steward.org/New-England-Sinai-Hospital

The Meals For Home program at New England Sinai offers the hospital and surrounding community access to fully-prepared meals through the hospital kitchen. Orders placed prior to Wednesday at 12PM are then available to be purchased/picked up on Friday between hours of 12 - 6:30PM. Order forms are available in the kitchen office (across from the cafeteria), and multiple individual meals may be ordered at once. KOSHER, low sodium, low fat,and modified consistences are offered with a price range from $4.50 - $7.50; cash or checks are accepted. Please call 781-297-1154 with questions.


New Horizons at Marlborough
(Senior Housing)
400 Hemenway Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: 508-460-5000
Fax: 508-460-7682
http://www.cummingsfoundation.org

At New Horizons in Marlborogh there are Independent and assisted living apartments offering personal care and three meals a day. Sharing the building with New Horizons is a Hearthstone Alzheimer's unit and Robbie's Place, which specializes in providing assisted living to people with acute and chronic psychiatric needs. Some assisted living units are discounted for residents from several surrounding towns that meet the financial and physical eligibility requirements.

Weekly shabbat and holiday programs are provided.


NewBridge on the Charles
(Senior Housing)
5000 Great Meadow Road
Dedham, MA 02026-4008
Phone: 877-440-4144
http://newbridgeonthecharles.com

Newbridge on the Charles, a Continuing Care Community, is on a 162-acre wooded area with apartments, villas, and cottages offering independent, assisted living, and long-term care services. Amenities include a comprehensive community center, a medical health center, a kosher cafe, an indoor lap pool, and a fitness center. This is a Hebrew SeniorLife Community. 

The Rashi School, a Kindergarten through 8th grade Jewish day school, opened in September 2010 to help create a multi-generational campus.


NewBridge on the Charles
(Senior Housing)
6000 Great Meadow Road
Dedham, MA 02026
Phone: 877-254-8821
Fax: 781-234-9409
http://www.newbridgeonthecharles.org

The Satter and Slifka Assisted Living Residences are located at NewBridge on the Charles, a Hebrew SeniorLife Community. The Satter Residence, a traditional assisted living, offers daily personal care, 24-hour staff, three meals a day, and a wide range of social, cultural, and wellness programs. In addition to the traditional programming, 41 units are available in the Slifka Residence for those in need of memory support.

The Rashi School, a kindergarten through 8th grade Jewish day school shares the campus to create a multi-generational environment.


Newton Wellesley Center for Alzheimer Care
(Senior Housing)
694 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Phone: 781-237-6400
http://newtonwellesleyalz.com/

Newton Wellesley Center for Alzheimer Care offers short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled care for residents with mid to late stages of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Jewish Family & Children's Service Jewish Healing Connections provides a monthly shabbat program for residents and family members. 


Newton Wellesley Hospital
(Senior Services)
Drive Safe
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02462
Phone: 617-243-6172
http://www.nwh.org/departments-and-services/rehab/occupational-therapy/drive-safe/

The Drive Safe program within the Rehabilitation Service Department is designed for adults who are experiencing functional change due to medical conditions, trauma, surgery, neurological incidents, or aging. The Evaluation includes a comprehensive assessment of the visual, perceptual, cognitive, and physical skills necessary for driving as well as knowledge of the rules of the road and driving safety. If the patient demonstrates the prerequisite skills for driving, the occupational therapist will coordinate a behind the wheel assessment that is conducted by a licensed driving instructor.


Nishmat Hayyim
(Activities & Adult Learning)
Jewish Meditation Collaborative of New England
1566 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: 617-566-8171
http://www.nishmathayyim.org

Nishmat Hayyim is a resource for Jewish communities throughout New England. They offer contemplative Torah study, tefillah, and ways to cultivate better physical and emotional health in a Jewish context. Local and national teachers lead contemplative Jewish services, lectures, and courses supporting Jewish spiritual life and teaching how regular meditation practice can contribute to psychological well being.


Orchard Cove
(Senior Housing)
1 Del Pond Drive
Canton, MA 02021
Phone: 781-821-0820
Fax: 781-821-0916
http://www.orchard-cove.com

Hebrew SeniorLife's Orchard Cove in Canton is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC).  It includes independent apartments, assisted living, skilled nursing for short-term rehabilitation, and a nursing home for long-term health care needs.


Orchard Cove Skilled Nursing Care Center
(Senior Housing)
1 Del Pond Drive
Canton, MA 02021
Phone: 781-821-0820
http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org/orchard-cove-skilled-nursing-care

Orchard Cove, Hebrew SeniorLife's continuing care retirement community (CCRC), offers skilled nursing for short-term rehabilitation, and a nursing home for long-term health care needs.


Otrada
(Senior Services)
Adult Day Care Health Center
185 Second Avenue
Needham, MA 02494
Phone: 781-433-9855
Fax: 781-433-9857

This is a Russian, Polish, and Armenian speaking program. For questions, please email the director at otradaadchc@yahoo.com.


Otrada
(Senior Services)
Adult Day Care Health Center
185 Second Avenue
Needham, MA 02494
Phone: 781-433-9855
Fax: 781-433-9857

Otrada is a Russian, Polish, and Armenian speaking program. For more information, email the director at otradaadchc@yahoo.com.


Parmenter's Wayside Hospice Program
(End of Life Resources)
266 Cochituate Road
Wayland, MA 01778
Phone: 508-358-3000
Fax: 508-358-3005
http://www.parmenter.org

Parmenter's Wayside Hospice offers services in Middlesex county, including the Acton, Bedford, Carisle region. Wayside offers a residential in-patient setting, the Miriam Boyd Pavlin, which is located on the campus of Traditions of Wayland assisted living community.  A traditional in-home service and bereavement program are also available for families and clients. Wayside has been accredited by the National Institute of Jewish Hospices, and offers pastoral support to their Jewish clients.   


Partners HealthCare
(Senior Services)
Hospital Shuttles
Phone: 617-726-2250
http://www.partners.org/ourhosp/ourhosp_shuttle.html

Partners offers connecting shuttles from different area hospitals in their network. Some shuttles pick up at centrally located neighborhoods as in Coolidge Corner Brookline and at a residential building in Chestnut Hill in Brookline. Please call 617-726-2250 to hear a recording of the shuttle routes and times of operation.


Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework
(Activities & Adult Learning)
http://www.pomegranateguild.org

Organized in 1977, the Pomegranate Guild has chapters through out the United States and Canada. The Guild’s focus is to heighten Judaic artistic awareness  and create a visual  legacy through quilting, needle pointing, bead work and paper cutting. Programs are at different sites around the Boston area.  RSVP is required for programs as kits are made up in advance. Kit prices vary for each program.  Annual dues are also required. All members receive the Paper Pomegranate, a quarterly national publication, an educational tool which includes needlework techniques, Jewish holiday information and projects, ceremonial symbols, historical information and inspiration for contemporary and traditional fiber art. 

For membership and local programming, please visit the national website for the local chapter. 


Providence House Senior Living Community
(Senior Housing)
180 Corey Road
Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: 617-731-0505
Fax: 617-731-0599
http://www.coreypark.com

Providence House is an independant and assisted living community that includes a program for those with Alzheimer's and other memory disorders. Adjacent to Providence House is the Brighton House, a rehabilitation and nursing center. Some financial options are available to help defer the costs of personal care services in the assisted living program. For example, GAFC, PACE, Commonwealth Care Alliance (SCO), and LIHTC have been approved by the state. 

Shabbat services are provided once monthly and Yiddish class is also available.

Click here for more information about Providence House.


Regis College
(Activities & Adult Learning)
Life Long Learning at Regis College
235 Wellesley Street
PO Box 3
Weston, MA 02493
Phone: 781-768-7135
http://www.regiscollege.edu/campus_community/life_long_learning.cfm

Life Long Learning at Regis College (LLARC) is a membership organization which offers daytime programs created by older adults who like to take classes and participate in small group discussions. LLARC involves no tests, term papers, or credits, nor any previous college experience. LLARC members can also participate in many Regis-sponsored cultural events on campus throughout the year.

For more information please click here, email LLARC@regiscollege.edu or call 781-768-7135.


ROFEH International
(Health & Medical)
Reaching Out, Furnishing Emergency Healthcare
1710 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445
Phone: 617-566-1900
http://rofehint.org/

ROFEH is a medical referral and hospitality liaison service while out of towners are visiting for medical treatment.


Rogerson House
(Senior Housing)
434 Jamaicaway
Boston, MA 02130
Phone: 617-983-2300
Fax: 617-983-2666
http://www.rogersonhouse.org/

Rogerson House is designed for persons with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders. Residents and their visitors can utilize the secure outdoor grounds and  An adult day health program is also offered. Rogerson House is a non-profit affiliate of Rogerson Communities.

Holiday and shabbat programs are offered once a month.


Royal Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center
(Senior Services)
95 Commercial Street
Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: 781-848-3678
http://www.royalhealthgroup.com/russian-sunshine-program-braintree/

Royal Rehabilitation & Nursing Center offers both long term skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation services. Russian speaking staff are available.


Ruth's House - An Assisted Living Residence
(Senior Housing)
780 Converse Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Phone: 413-567-6212
Fax: 413-567-4380
http://www.jewishgeriatric.org

Ruth's House is an assisted living set on the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Campus of Jewish Geriatric Services. Personal care, kosher dining, and wellness services are offered in the assisted living. The Garden Level serves residents with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. Services at Ruth's House are guided by Jewish traditions and values but they serve those of all faiths.


Ruth's House-An Assisted Living Residence
(Senior Housing)
780 Converse Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Phone: 413-567-6212
Fax: 413-567-4380
http://www.jewishgeriatric.org/explore-our-services/assisted-living

Ruth's House, an assisted living residence, is set on the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Campus of Jewish Geriatric Services. Kosher meals are provided. 


Salem State University
(Activities & Adult Learning)
Explorer's Institute for Learning in Retirement
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: 978-542-6410
http://www.salemstate.edu/explorers/

The Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI), founded in 1992 at Salem State College, is a one of over 300 such organizations in the U.S. and Canada affiliated with Elderhostel. Members join in active peer learning to share their knowledge and experience in courses that range from lectures and discussions to hands-on workshops and field trips.The classrooms are filled with self-motivated learners.  There are no academic admissions requirements, no examinations, no grades - learning is its own reward. The greatest resource is the exuberant wisdom of the membership.

An annual membership fee admits you to both academic terms a year, in September and March, as well as winter and summer intercessions. Members also receive a number of benefits, including discounts to Salem State College Center for the Arts events.

The Explorer’s Institute is located at 10 Federal Street in Salem. Please call 978-744-0804 or email explorers@verizon.net with any questions.  Please visit the website: http://explorerslli.org/


Schlossberg-Solomon Memorial Chapels
(End of Life Resources)
824 Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021
Phone: 781-828-6990
Fax: 781-828-5039
http://www.schlossbergchapel.com

Schlossberg-Solomon is a family-owned, full service funeral home. Schlossberg-Solomon staff offers services which meet the standards of all Jews, from the Traditional (Orthodox), under the strict supervision of the Chevra Kadisha, to the Conservative and Reform, as well as the non-denominational. Schlossberg-Solomon is able to provide a chapel service.


SCM Community Transportation
(Senior Services)
167 Holland Street
Somerville, MA 02144
Phone: 617-625-1191
Fax: 617-629-5995
http://www.scmtransportation.org/

SCM Community Transportation provides van and wheelchair rides for local, non-emergency medical appointments and grocery shopping. Driver will help passenger up/down from the curb and/or up/down one step. Driver will help with a maximum of two shopping bags, suitcase, ect. SCM will not provide wheelchair carry-down services. Service area is Somerville, Cambridge, Medford, and Waltham. Fee range is $1-$2 one way.


Second Home
(Senior Services)
Adult Day Program
51 Water Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: 617-924-1212

This is a Russian speaking Adult Day Center.


Second Home
(Senior Services)
Adult Day Program
51 Water Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: 617-924-1212

A Russian speaking Adult Day Center.


Senior Matinees at the Coolidge Corner Theatre
(Activities & Adult Learning)
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: 617-734-2500
http://www.coolidge.org/senior

Every Wednesday, adults 62 year old and over pay just $4 for any screening beginning before 4 p.m. The Theatre is completely handicap accessible and is outfitted with assisted listening devices. If you have a Senior Member Coolidge Corner Card, you can get a free small popcorn at the concession stand as well. Just show your card. (Popcorn offer only valid during Senior Matinee screenings.) *Must present valid MBTA T.A.P ID if you are disabled and under age 62.


Senior Shuttle
(Senior Services)
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-635-3000
http://www.cityofboston.gov/elderly/transportation.asp#ride

The Senior Shuttle provides free transportation within the City of Boston to non-emergency medical appointments, food shopping, social, and recreational events.

Several Senior Shuttles are wheelchair accessible. The Senior Shuttle provides curb to curb service to your destination and return home. Priority is given to seniors needing transportation for medical appointments, then food shopping groups, and lastly, social or recreational activities.

The Senior Shuttle program requests AT LEAST three business days notice for scheduling shuttle rides. This service is FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. Hours of Operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00p Telephone Number: 617-635-3000.


Sephardic Community of Greater Boston
(Senior Services)
74 Corey Road D
Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: 617-232-7979

Rabbi Aaron Hamaoui has organized a kosher home delivered meal program run with the help of the membership. The area that they service is in and around the Brighton neighborhood.  Please call the Sephardic Community and leave a message for Rabbi Hamaoui to make a request.


ShalomBoston.com
(Activities & Adult Learning)
http://www.shalomboston.com

ShalomBoston.com helps residents and visitors alike find the Jewish resources they need, including information on synagogues and religious services, kosher food, other religious or ritual needs, local events of Jewish interest, and a myriad of ways to connect with others in the Jewish community.  Greater Boston, all of Massachusetts, and  parts of neighboring New England states are included.


Sharon Memorial Park
(End of Life Resources)
120 Canton Street
Sharon, MA 02067
Phone: 781-828-7216
Fax: 781-784-2248
http://www.sharonmemorial.com

Sharon  Memorial Park observes all of the Jewish customs and practices that the lot owner requires whether Reform, Conservative or Orthodox.  Sharon Memorial Park provides pre-need planning, perpetual care of the grounds and has an on-site administration building that is open six days a week. Sharon Memorial Park also has sections for interfaith families with lawn spaces, private family estate spaces and cremation spaces.


Slotnick Monuments
(End of Life Resources)
Slotnick, Canter, Schneider Memorial Group
232 Fuller Street
Everett, MA 02149
Phone: 617-387-3980
http://slotnickmonuments.com/

Slotnick, Canter, Schneider Memorial Group designs and installs memorial products in all cemeteries in Eastern Massachusetts. 


Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Network
(Senior Services)
Driving Evaluation Program
300 Granite Street
Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: 781-843-1145
Fax: 617-573-2610
http://spauldingrehab.org/conditions-and-treatments/pre-driving-evaluations

An evaluation is conducted by an occupational therapist at one of the four centers by using a simulated system with steering wheels, accelerator and break pedals for reaction time testing. An evaluation will test vision, depth perception, motor planning, and problem solving skills. Some results could produce suggestions to making adaptations on your car or a recommendation to see the ophthalmologist. To find the site closest to you click here.


Springhouse
(Senior Housing)
44 Allandale Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Phone: 617-522-0043
Fax: 617-522-0893
http://springhouseboston.org/

The Springhouse community, a not-for-profit organization, offers three levels of care. The Woodside offers independent living which includes an evening meal. The Ledgemont provides traditional assisted living, and the Allen house offers specialized services for residents with memory loss in a secured living environment.

Shabbat services are available every Friday. There are also regular holiday services, programs, and meals.


Springwell
(Senior Services)
307 Waverly Oaks Road
Suite 205
Waltham, MA 02452
Phone: 617-926-4100
Fax: 617-926-9897
http://www.springwell.com

Springwell provides home delivered meals to homebound older adults and seniors who are in their catchment area. As assessment is part of the process. Kosher delivered meals are available for residents living in Brookline and Newton. The meals are prepared by Hebrew Senior Life under rabbinical supervision. Program participants are asked to contribute $3 towards the cost of each meal delivered.

Springwell also provides home making, personal care, caregiving support, and many other services for homebound older adults. Please call for additional information.

For INTAKE and general information ask for Information and Referral at 617-926-4100.


St. Elizabeth's Medical Center - Steward Health Care
(Health & Medical)
Bikur Cholim Room
736 Cambridge Street
Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: 617-789-3000
http://www.semc.org/St-Elizabeths/Patient-and-Visitor-Information/Bikur-Cholim

The Bikur Cholim Room at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is located within the Greater Boston Eruv. This space is accessible by stairs, allowing observant Jews to visit patients during  Shabbat. The room provides Siddurim, Chumashim, a kosher microwave and refrigerator. Kosher meals will be available provided by a local business.


Stanetsky Memorial Chapels-Canton
(End of Life Resources)
475 Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021
Phone: 781-821-4600
Fax: 781-821-5868
http://www.stanetsky.com/

Stanetsky Memorial Chapels Inc. is a full service funeral home part of the national Dignity Memorial Provider Network of Service Corporation International. All elements of K’vod Ha’Met are observed.


Stanetsky Memorial Chapels-Brookline
(End of Life Resources)
1668 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: 617-734-8927
Fax: 781-734-8927
http://www.stanetsky.com/

Stanetsky Memorial Chapels Inc. is a full service funeral home part of the national Dignity Memorial Provider Network of Service Corporation International. All elements of K’vod Ha’Met are observed. Stantestsky Memorial is able to provide chapel services.


Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapels-Salem
(End of Life Resources)
10 Vinnin Street
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: 781-581-2300
Fax: 978-825-1700
http://www.stanetsky.com/

The Stanetsky Memorial Chapels Inc. is a full service funeral home part of the national Dignity Memorial Provider Network of SCI.  All elements of K’vod Ha’Met are observed and the Memorial Chapel is available for services.


Suburban Home Health Care
(Senior Services)
1050 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-264-7100

This Medicare/Medicaid certified home health care agency has Russian speaking staff to complement their full range of short term services.


Suburban Home Health Care
(Senior Services)
1050 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-264-7100
http://suburbanhomehealthcare.com/index.html

This Medicare and Medicaid certified home agency has Russian speaking staff.


Suburban Med-Ride
(Senior Services)
Phone: 866-633-7433

This service provides non-emergency, both chair and ambulatory, rides for medical appointments, adult day health, dialysis, and hospital discharges. The service area includes Greater Boston, South Shore, North Shore, and Metrowest and three business days are requested for scheduling. Prices for an independent ambulatory ride is $20 one way ($1.50/mile). For a wheelchair, the price is $30 one way ($3.00/mile). There are no extra charges for Personal Care Attendants but please check there is room on the van at time of scheduling.


Sunrise of Wayland
(Senior Housing)
285 Commonwealth Road
Wayland, MA 01778
Phone: 508 229-7778
Fax: 508 229-7705
http://www.sunriseseniorliving.com

Sunrise Senior Living of Wayland offers a range of services and care options in the assisted living. The Reminiscence Neighborhood provides care for those with frailer physical issues and cognitive deficits.

Also at Sunrise, monthly shabbat services are led by a local cantor, and holidays are led by Jewish Family Services of Metrowest Kesher program.


Tamarisk Assisted Living
(Senior Housing)
3 Shalom Drive
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-732-0037
Fax: 401-921-0602
http://www.tamariskri.org/

Tamarisk offers traditional assisted living services, plus apartments in the Renaissance Memory Support wing. Tamarisk is a kosher assisted living residence.

Shabbat and all Jewish holidays are celebrated. Weekly clergy visits are also available.


Tamarisk Assisted Living
(Senior Housing)
3 Shalom Drive
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-732-0037
Fax: 401-921-0602
http://www.tamariskri.org

Tamarisk has traditional apartments, plus apartments in the Renaissance Memory Support wings. Tamarisk is a kosher assisted living residence. Shabbat and all Jewish holidays are celebrated. Monthly clergy visits are also available.


Temple Emanuel
(Activities & Adult Learning)
Senior Activity Program
7 Haggets Pond Road
Andover, MA 01810
Phone: 978-470-1356

The Temple Emanuel Senior Program meets on one Thursday of each month from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. and provides lunch, a speaker, or presentation. This program runs from September to June and is available to all seniors in the Merrimac Valley. There are three bus trips yearly. New participants are always welcome. Please call the temple office to confirm the dates of programing at 978-470-1356.


Temple Emanuel
(Activities & Adult Learning)
L'Chaim
345 Ward Street
Newton, MA 02459
Phone: 617-558-8100
http://www.templeemanuel.com/

The L'Chaim Group for senior citizens offers exciting and interesting programs including special trips and social action projects.  Meetings are held once a month on Tuesdays between 1:00 and 3pm.  For more information call Doris Lelchook at 617-244-3752.


Temple Emanuel Memorial Park
(End of Life Resources)
385 Ward Street
Newton, MA 02459
Phone: 617-558-8100
http://www.templeemanuel.com/Cemetery

Temple Emanuel Memorial Park is located on North Street in Randolph and is open to all Jewish families without regard to their membership to a synagogue. The Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts (JCAM) manages the grounds and The Cemetery Committee at Temple Emanuel oversees the cemetery. All of the Jewish customs and practices are observed whether Reform, Conservative or Orthodox.  For more information please contact Temple Emanuel 617-558-8100 or at JCAM at 617-244-6509. Learn more by clicking here.


The American Parkinson's Disease Association
(Health & Medical)
APDA Information & Referral Center (Boston)
Boston University School of Medicine
715 Albany Street, C329
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-638-8466
Fax: Fax: 617-638-5354
http://www.apdama.org/

The job of the Massachusetts Chapter is to accomplish the mission of the APDA through the grassroots efforts of its members. Those goals are to ease the burden and to find the cure. To that end, they seek to educate those interested in learning more about Parkinson's disease, to assist support groups throughout the state, to help develop programs to meet the needs of Parkinson's patients and their caregivers, and to raise funds to find the cure.

The Massachusetts Chapter and APDA Information and Referral Center at Boston University Medical Center are committed to the development and ongoing support of groups in Massachusetts. If you are interested in learning more about a specific group please call 617-638-8466 or 800-651-8466.


The Arbors at Stoughton
(Senior Housing)
2121 Central Street
Stoughton, MA 02072
Phone: 781-344-0310
Fax: 781-344-4634
http://www.arborsassistedliving.com/

The Arbors Assisted Living Residential Communities are traditional assisted living communities offering services and amentities with personal assistance. The Connections Program and Reflections Unit at Arbors, provide care for those with memory impairments. A wide range of social and cultural activities are offered throughout the community. Arbor residents run a weekly Shabbat program for those who want to attend and twice a month a Rabbi from the community visits with residents.

The Arbors of Stoughton has a few Medicaid PACE and GAFC subsidized units. These publically funded units are very limited in availability, and residents must meet clinical and financial eligibility requirements.


The Cambridge Homes
(Senior Housing)
360 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-876-0369
Fax: 617-876-6432
http://www.seniorlivingresidences.com/

The Cambridge Homes offers independent and assisted living services. Each unit has a kitchenette and the facility is walking distance to Harvard Square.

Programs for the Jewish holidays are offered and Cambridge Homes will provide transportation to local religious services.


The Conversation Project
(Health & Medical)
http://theconversationproject.org/

The Conversation Project began in 2010, when Ellen Goodman and a group of colleagues and concerned media, clergy, and medical professionals gathered to share stories of “good deaths” and “bad deaths” within their own circle of family and friends. - The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care by offering provocative questions which stimulate conversation about this difficult topic with friends, family and medical providers. The mission is to encourage people of all stages in life, to think about and talk about their wishes while they are still able. Very often a crisis or accident occurs and families do not know what are a loved one’s wishes.  Please read through the website http://theconversationproject.org/ and explore the many stories that others have shared. Hearing about other people’s experiences can be a good way to get your own conversation started. –
Feel free to print out the “starter kit”


The Conversation Project
(End of Life Resources)
http://theconversationproject.org/

The Conversation Project began in 2010, when Ellen Goodman and a group of colleagues and concerned media, clergy, and medical professionals gathered to share stories of “good deaths” and “bad deaths” within their own circle of family and friends. - The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care by offering provocative questions which stimulate conversation about this difficult topic with friends, family and medical providers. The mission is to encourage people of all stages in life, to think about and talk about their wishes while they are still able. Very often a crisis or accident occurs and families do not know what are a loved one’s wishes.  Please read through the website http://theconversationproject.org/ and explore the many stories that others have shared. Hearing about other people’s experiences can be a good way to get your own conversation started. –
Feel free to print out the “starter kit”


The Conversation Project
(Health & Medical)
http://theconversationproject.org/

The Conversation Project began in 2010, when Ellen Goodman and a group of colleagues and concerned media, clergy, and medical professionals gathered to share stories of “good deaths” and “bad deaths” within their own circle of family and friends. - The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care by offering provocative questions which stimulate conversation about this difficult topic with friends, family and medical providers. The mission is to encourage people of all stages in life, to think about and talk about their wishes while they are still able. Very often a crisis or accident occurs and families do not know what are a loved one’s wishes.  Please read through the website http://theconversationproject.org/ and explore the many stories that others have shared. Hearing about other people’s experiences can be a good way to get your own conversation started. –
Click here and print out the “starter kit”


The Conversation Project
(End of Life Resources)
http://theconversationproject.org

The Conversation Project began in 2010, when Ellen Goodman and a group of colleagues and concerned media, clergy, and medical professionals gathered to share stories of “good deaths” and “bad deaths” within their own circle of family and friends. - The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care by offering provocative questions which stimulate conversation about this difficult topic with friends, family and medical providers. The mission is to encourage people of all stages in life, to think about and talk about their wishes while they are still able. Very often a crisis or accident occurs and families do not know what are a loved one’s wishes.  Please read through the website http://theconversationproject.org/ and explore the many stories that others have shared. Hearing about other people’s experiences can be a good way to get your own conversation started. –
Click here and print out the “starter kit”


The Coolidge at Sudbury
(Senior Housing)
189 Boston Post Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
Phone: 978-443-0002
http://thecoolidgeatsudburyapts.com/

The Coolidge at Sudbury Apartments, owned by B’nai B'rith Housing is building a 64 unit rental 55 + apartment building in Sudbury with occupancy expectations for  Summer 2014.  The affordable unit applications are available by calling 978-443-0002 and a lottery drawing will be March 26th, 2014. The deadline for completed applications should be post marked by March 17th, 2014.


The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Independent Living Program
(Health & Medical)
D.E.A.F. Inc.
215 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA 02134
Phone: 617-254-4041 TTY/Voice
Fax: 617-254-7091
http://www.deafinconline.org

D.E.A.F. is one of the 9 sites contracted with the Massachusetts Commission Department for Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Advocacy, skills training, peer counseling, resources, and funding for assistive equipment is offered. Hearing aides, doorbell lights, door knock lights, and visual/vibrating alarm clocks and smoke alarms can be obtained by contacting this office. Eligibility will be determined.


The Executive Office of Elder Affairs
(Senior Housing)
One Ashburton Place
Room 517
Boston, MA 02108
http://www.mass.gov

The Office of Elder Affairs offers a free 29-page Consumer Guide for assisted livings. The table of contents will help you determine what part of this document you wish to explore.

The Office of Elder Affairs certifies Assisted Living Residences in Massachusetts and offers the Assisted Living Ombudsman Program to provide advocacy, information, and complaint resolution to consumers. Please click here for more information on Assisted Livings in Massachusetts.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) are available in Massachusetts.  The Office Of Elder Affairs does not oversee CCRC's because they are not required to obtain assisted living certification. Elder Affairs has dedicated a sub-category on their website to guide consumers.  Click here to learn about financial considerations, health service options and a list of settings in Massachusetts. 

The Aging Services Access Point (ASAP) and local housing authorities manage some Supportive Housing settings in state funded public elderly/disabled housing environments.  Click here to read more about the these "assisted living like" settings. 

The Aging Services Access Point (ASAP) and local housing authorities manage some Congregate Housing settings in the state.  Click here to read more about these options and services provided. This list is not exhaustive of options in the state as some are managed by free standing organizations.

Councils on Aging (COA)  in a town often will provide local listings of resources.  Councils on Aging also have wonderful programing, often an outreach worker, office hours for a SHINE counselor, volunteer opportunities and transportation services. The EOEA has a listing of all Councils on Aging in the state. Click here for this list. 


The Falls at Cordingly Dam
(Senior Housing)
2300 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02462
Phone: 617-928-0007
Fax: 617-928-0697
http://www.benchmarkquality.com

The Falls at Cordingly Dam offers traditional assisted living as well as a separate, specialized program for individuals with memory impairment. The Harbor services include different levels of care and an enclosed courtyard that provides access to the outdoors.

Weekly shabbat services are available, as well as regular holiday programs and meals.


The Gables at Winchester
(Senior Housing)
299 Cambridge Street
Winchester, MA 01890
Phone: 781-756-1026
Fax: 781-756-0636
http://thegablesatwinchester.com/

The Gables is a rental community with the independent and assisted living programs integrated throughout the building. Meals, transportation, activities, and housekeeping are included services. Each apartment is spacious and offers an eat-in kitchen. Occasional shabbat services are led by a local rabbi. Holiday and shabbat events are also run by a current resident.


The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
(Insurance)
Talking about Medicare Guide
Public Affairs
1330 G. Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 203-347-5270
http://www.kff.org

The Kaiser Family Foundation's website offers clear explanations on current health and insurance issues.

Click here to read "Talking about Medicare: Your Guide to Understanding the Program, 2012."


The Henry J. Kaiser Foundation
(Insurance)
Public Affairs
1330 G. Street NW
Washington, DC
Phone: 202-347-5270
http://www.kff.org

The Kaiser Family Foundation's website offers clear explanations on current health and insurance issues.

Click here to read "Five Key Facts about Delivery and Financing of Long-Term Service & Supports."

 


The Leonard Florence Center For Living
(Senior Housing)
165 Captain's Row
Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone: 617-887-0001
http://www.leonardflorencecenter.org/

The Leonard Florence Center for Living on Admiral Hill, sponsored by Chelsea Jewish Foundation, is a 100-bed skilled nursing facility, February 2010. With 10 homes in a five story building, this Medicare and Medicaid certified facility will offer long-term care and short-term care rehabilitative services with a unique delivery of care called “The Green House” model. “The Green House” model specifies facility size, interior design, staffing patterns, and methods of delivering skilled professional services. The goal is to provide all necessary care without the delivery of care being the sole focus of their daily lives. 

Each house will serve kosher food.


The Leonard Florence Center For Living
(Senior Housing)
165 Captain's Row
Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone: 617-887-0001
http://www.leonardflorencecenter.org/

The Leonard Florence Center for Living on Admiral Hill, sponsored by Chelsea Jewish Foundation, is a 100-bed skilled nursing facility. With 10 homes in a five story building, this Medicare and Medicaid certified facility offers long-term care and short-term care rehabilitative services with a unique delivery of care called “The Green House” model. “The Green House” model specifies facility size, interior design, staffing patterns, and methods of delivering skilled professional services. The goal is to provide all necessary care without the delivery of care being the sole focus of their daily lives. 

Each house will serve kosher food.


The Massachusetts Specialized Telephone Equipment Program
(Health & Medical)
MCDHH administered by Verizon
280 Locke Drive
Marlboro, MA 01752
Phone: 800-300-5658 TTY/voice
Fax: 508-460-3962

Amplified telephone, telephone signalers, and teletypewriter (TTY) products are available if eligible. An application needs to be filled out and disability verifications are required. Email MAEDP@verizon.com or call for an application.


The New Old Age: Caring and Coping
(Senior Services)
New York Times
http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/

The New Old Age blog site offers articles and comments related to the intergenerational  challenges faced by families who are in a caregiving role. 


The Pioneer Network
(Senior Housing)
http://www.pioneernetwork.net

The Pioneer Network is a group of elders, family members, healthcare professionals, researchers, advocates, and others working to transform traditional institutions and practices for the elderly into communities in which each person's capacities and individuality are affirmed and developed.


The Ride
(Senior Services)
MBTA Office for Transportation Access
10 Park Plaza Room 4730
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 800-533-6282
http://www.mbta.com/riding_the_t/accessible_services/?id=7108

THE RIDE is the MBTA's Paratransit program, which provides door-to door transportation to eligible people who cannot use general public transportation (subways, buses, and trains), all or some of the time, because of a physical, cognitive, or mental disability. THE RIDE is operated in compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is a shared-ride service, which means you are traveling with other people.

Lift equipped vans are used to serve persons with disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs and scooters. THE RIDE operates 365 days a year from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. in 62 cities and towns. You can view THE RIDE service area map of cities and towns. The local one-way fare for each registered passenger is currently $1.50 or $3.00, while longer trips may, in a few instances, cost $4.50. If you are traveling with a Personal Care Assistant, the PCA is not charged a fee. THE RIDE is also available to ADA certified out-of-area and/or out-of-state travelers visiting the area. Some documentation is required. Visitors are urged to make arrangements in advance.

In order to use THE RIDE you must complete an application and become eligible. Per ADA regulations, 21 days is allowed to process applications upon receipt. Only completed, signed original applications, mailed to the address below, will be considered for review. You will receive written notification of eligibility via US mail.

You may also request an application package by writing or calling:
MBTA Office for Transportation Access
10 Park Plaza - Room 4730
Boston, MA 02116


Phone THE RIDE Administrative Office at 800-533-6282 in-state toll free or 617-222-5123, TTY 617-222-5415 for more information. The office hours are weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Stone Institute
(Senior Housing)
277 Elliot Street
Newton, MA 02464
Phone: 617-527-0023
http://www.stoneinstitute.com/

The Stone Institute offers two programs: a residential care rest home called the Pettee House and The Mclellan Rehabiliation & Skilled Nursing Center, which offers short-term rehabiliation, long-term skilled nursing care, and is medicare/medicaid certified.

Jewish Family & Children's Service Jewish Healing Connections provides a monthly shabbat program for residents and family members.


The Willows at Westborough
(Senior Housing)
One Lyman Street
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: 508-366-4730
Fax: 508-366-1930
http://www.salmonhealthandretirement.com

The Willows at Westborough offers full-service, independent spacious apartments on a campus that offers Residents future priority access to Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences and Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing. Salmon VNA and Hospice is also available to the community at large. Salmon Health’s home based services can also be utilized at their other locations in Natick, Northborough, Northbridge, and Worcester.  .

The monthly shabbat services and holiday celebrations are available to the entire community. A Rabbi from a local synagogue offers monthly lectures for residents, their families and the community.  If you have additional questions for the Willows, please do not hesitate to call the Sales department at 508-366-4730


Torf Funeral Service, Inc.
(End of Life Resources)
151 Washington Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone: 617-889-2900
Fax: 617-889-2903
http://www.torffuneralservice.com/

The Torf Funeral Service is a family owned business in Chelsea. Pre-planning services are available.  Chapel for services in the Orthodox, Conservative and Reform Jewish tradition are also offered. Torf Funeral Service is affiliated with The Jewish Funeral Directors of America. 


Tower Hill Center for Health & Rehabilitation
(Senior Housing)
One Meadowbrook Way
Canton, MA 02021
Phone: 781-961-5600
Fax: 781-961-5688
http://www.towerhillcenter.com/

Tower Hill Center for Health & Rehabilitation is the only kosher skilled nursing facility on the South Shore. A wide range of skilled nursing and rehabilitation services are offered, in addition to Russian speaking staff.


Tower Hill Center for Health & Rehabilitation
(Senior Services)
One Meadowbrook Way
Canton, MA 02021
Phone: 781-961-5600
Fax: 781-961-5688
http://www.towerhillcenter.com/

Tower Hill Center for Health & Rehabilitation is the only kosher skilled nursing facility on the South Shore. Among the skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, Russian speaking staff are available.


Traditions of Wayland
(Senior Housing)
10 Green Way
Wayland, MA 01778
Phone: 508-358-0700
Fax: 508-358-4726
http://www.atriaseniorliving.com/

Traditions of Wayland is surrounded by many acres of conservation land and the residence includes the rehabilitated Paine Mansion. Independent and assisted living are offered throughout the building. Meals, transportation, activities, personal care, and housekeeping services are included.

Shabbat services are led by a local rabbi. Holidays and shabbat events are also run by a current resident.  


Tufts University
(Activities & Adult Learning)
OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute at Tufts
039 Carmichael Hall
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: 617-627-5699
http://ase.tufts.edu/lli/default.aspx

Lifelong Learning at Tufts University is a membership organization which offers daytime programs created by older adults who like to take classes and participate in small group discussions.  No tests, term papers or credits, nor any previous college experience is necessary. OSHER members can also participate in many Tufts University cultural events on campus throughout the year. The program is designed to meet the needs of the retired, semi-retired, and adult participants. Virtual courses are now being offered in addition to an eight week study group in Lexington at the Brookhaven Retirement Community.

For more information please contact the OSHER office at 617-627-5699 or email ase@tufts.edu/lli


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
(Senior Housing)
Health Care Financing Administration
Nursing Home Checklist

Before you visit a nursing home or rehabiliation center, please look at this Nursing Home Checklist, print it, and bring it with you. This guide will help you know what to look for while you are visiting. The checklist is in section 4, pages 27 through 32 .Please click here to view the Nursing Home Checklist.


University of Massachusetts - Boston
(Activities & Adult Learning)
OLLI
100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125-3393
Phone: 617-287-7312
http://www.olli.umb.edu/

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI-UMB) at the University of Massachusetts Boston is for people 50 years old and above. OLLI provides a learning experience at a modest cost that will enrich the intellectual, social, and cultural lives of people who share a love of lifelong learning regardless of the extent of their formal education. No academic or other credentials are required. Most of the OLLI instructors, called facilitators, are retirees. Many of them are retired or current UMass Boston faculty. Others are OLLI members who volunteer to facilitate a course of their interest.

Nearly 70 courses or seminars on a variety of topics are offered each year. They meet once a week during the day and might last anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks. Field trips, special lectures, and social events are also included in the offerings. Most seminars are held at the Harbor Campus of UMass Boston. It is a short walk from the Massachusetts Archives building and the John F. Kennedy Library and easy to reach by public or private transportation. Parking is available for a small fee.

Members may take one or more courses (up to three, depending on availability) per semester, serve on committees, and participate in operating the program.


Village to Village Network
(Activities & Adult Learning)
2011 Crystal Drive
Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22202
http://vtvnetwork.clubexpress.com/

The Village to Village (VtV) Network has been created by the National Association of Villages for Villages.

VtV helps communities establish and manage their own Villages. VtV has been developed in response to requests from Villages nationwide. Villages are based on the needs of your community. Villages do everything and anything that their members want and need. Villages are usually membership-driven, grass-roots organizations, are run by volunteers and paid staff, coordinate access to affordable services including transportation, inspiring health and wellness programs, home repairs, social and educational activities and trips. Villages offer vetted-discounted providers.

Village model complements other community approaches to aging such as Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs) and Municipal Senior Programs.

Currently, fifty Villages are operating across the country and one has opened in Australia. In Massachusetts the programs that have formed are: Beacon Hill Village Inc, Cambridge At Home, Carleton-Williard at Home, Nauset Neighbors, Neighborhood Falmouth Inc, Newton At Home, The Andovers Village At Home, Vineyard Village At Home, Wellesley At Home, Inc.  Programs that are not in the Network: At Home In Melrose, B’nai B’rith Housing New England, Mary J Ford, and Public Independent Living Options Team (PILOT).
 
Click here, and then click the VtVN Directory to see if there is a Village in your area.


Waban Health and Rehabiliation Center
(Senior Housing)
20 Kinmonth Road
Newton, MA
Phone: 617-332-8481
http://www.wabanhealth.com/

Waban Health offers short-term, long-term, and respite care. This is a medicare and medicaid service provider. Jewish Family & Children's Service Jewish Healing Connections provides monthly shabbat programs for residents and families.


Waltham Crossings
(Senior Housing)
126 Smith Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 781-466-9912
Fax: 781-466-9914
http://www.benchmarkquality.com

Waltham Crossings offers several types of assisted living accommodations and service packages to meet residents' individual needs. The community also offers a special program for those with early-stage Alzheimer's and other dementias in the Harbor program. A few subsidized units in their traditional assisted living are offered for those that meet the clinical and financial eligibility requirements.

A monthly shabbat program is offered, in addition to Jewish holiday events.


Wellesley College
(Activities & Adult Learning)
Alumnae Association
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Phone: 781-283-1000
http://www.wellesley.edu/alumnae

The Alumnae Association fosters life long learning by offering alumnae the opportunity to connect with each other and the College through a variety of programs:Auditor Program - Alumnae may audit select Wellesley College courses. iTunesU - Lectures and other special podcasts are available online, on a computer or on an iPod.The Faculty Speaker Program - Faculty visit alumnae clubs and present exciting topics with a flavor of "Wellesley Today."Travel Program - Alumnae can participate in occasional trips that bring the intellectual community of the college to locations around the world. Please feel free to contact us at alumnae@wellesley.edu.


Whitney Place at Natick
(Senior Housing)
Three Vision Drive
Route 9 West
Natick, MA 01760
Phone: 508-655-5000
Fax: 508-655-1661
http://www.salmonhealthandretirement.com

The Whitney Place, a Salmon Health and Retirement community,  offers a traditional assisted living with daily personal care, 24-hour staff, three meals a day and wide range of social, cultural programs. In addition to the traditional programming, the Tapestry Program is available for those residents in need of memory support. Other programs in the building include an Adult Day Healthcare setting and Beaumont, a short term and long-term skilled nursing care facility.

Bimonthly shabbat and holiday programs are provided by a local Cantor and congregants from a local synagogue.


Whitney Place at Westborough
(Senior Housing)
Five Lyman Street
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: 508 836-4354
Fax: 508 898-3982
http://salmonhealthandretirement.com

The Whitney Place, a Salmon Health and Retirement community, offers a traditional assisted living with daily personal care, 24-hour staff, three meals a day and wide range of social, cultural programs. In addition to the traditional programming, the Tapestry Program is available for those residents in need of memory support. Also on campus, The Willows offers independent units while Beaumont offers short term and long-term skilled nursing.

Monthly Shabbat and holiday programs are provided by a local Cantor.


Widows and Widowers Activity Group
(Activities & Adult Learning)
W.A.G. of the North Shore

W.A.G., the Widows and Widowers Activity Group, is a five year old peer-led energetic, intellectually curious group based on the North Shore (participants are from all over). This group of Jewish men and women, all of whom have been widowed, attend concerts, museums, boat excursions, and theater productions together. Every activity includes a shared meal at a restaurant.  No dues or membership fees are required. Events are listed in The Jewish Journal and Jewish Advocate and also distributed via email or land mail (per request with payment of a small fee). Outings are chosen with consideration of their being reasonably priced and car pools are arranged to the designated venue from their Peabody gathering place whenever possible.  For each event, a different participant is responsible for fielding the RSVP's and this name and number will be posted along with the description of the proposed outing. 

If you have any questions or would like to be added to the email distributions, please contact Arlene Titelbaum at 978 535-3523.


Wingate at Needham
(Senior Housing)
589 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02194
Phone: 781-455-9090
http://wingateatneedham.com/about-us/

Wingate of Needham offers short-term, long-term, and respite care. This is a medicare and medicaid service provider.

Jewish Family & Children's Service Jewish Healing Connections provides a monthly shabbat program for residents and families.


Wingate of Sudbury
(Senior Housing)
136 Boston Post Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
Phone: 978-443-2722
http://wingateatsudbury.com/about-us/

Wingate of Sudbury offers short-term skilled nursing, rehabilitation and long-term residential care. A local Rabbi visits regularly to meet with residents and once a month Shabbat service is provided for the entire community.


Workmen's Circle
(Activities & Adult Learning)
Yiddish Classes
1762 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445
Phone: 617-566-6281
http://workmenscircleboston.org

The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring, provides a wide range of opportunities to learn and practice Yiddish. Through classes given on three levels, lecture series, A Besere Velt, and the Yiddish Vinski, the Workmen's Circle has become the Yiddish Center of Boston. In addition to the yiddish classes, there are informal conversational groups and a drop-in group in Brookline, Somerville, and Lexington. Call the number above or visit the website for details and schedules.


Youville House
(Senior Housing)
1573 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-491-1234
Fax: 617-491-8838
http://www.youvillehouse.com

Youville House is a not-for-profit assisted living residence located on the campus of Youville Hospital. Each studio and one-bedroom unit has a kitchenette with microwave oven and small refrigerator/freezer. A few subsidized units are offered for those that meet the clinical and financial eligibility requirements.

Weekly shabbat services are held at Youville Hospital, run by local Hillel students and a hospital chaplain. A rabbi comes to Youville House for High Holiday services. Holiday meals and a Jewish music program are offered.


Zabota Adult Day Health
(Senior Services)
20 Linden Street
Allston, MA 02134
Phone: 617-202-6100

This is a Russian speaking Adult Day Center.


Zabota Adult Day Health
(Senior Services)
Adult Day Health
20 Linden Street
Allston, MA 02134
Phone: 617-202-6100

Russian speaking staff.


Zdorovie
(Senior Services)
Adult Day Health
149 A California Street
Newton, MA 02458
Phone: 617-795-0668

This is a Russian speaking Adult Day Center.


Zdorovie
(Senior Services)
Adult Day Program
149 A California Street
Newton, MA 02458
Phone: 617-795-0668

A Russian speaking Adult Day Center.