In Massachusetts, the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) is responsible for the planning and implementation of service programs for the elderly. Access to these services is through the information and referral line at 1-800-Age-Info (243-4636). Virtually all services that are funded by the State flow through one of 27 non-profit regional agencies called Aging Service Access Points (ASAPs).
South Shore Elder Services is the ASAP serving: Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Milton, Norwell, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate, Weymouth.
South Shore Elder Services
159 Bay State Drive
Braintree, MA 02184
Old Colony Planning Council is the ASAP serving: Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marshfield, Middleborough, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland, Stoughton, Wareham, West Bridgewater, Whitman
Old Colony Planning Council
70 School Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Hessco Elder Services is the ASAP serving: Canton, Dedham, Foxboro, Medfield, Millis, Norfolk, Norwood, Plainville, Sharon, Walpole, Westwood, and Wrentham
Hessco Elder Services
One Merchant Street
Sharon, MA 02067-1662
The ASAPs first determine if you or your elderly relative is qualified to receive subsidized services based on age, annual income and assets. If eligible, a case manager will be assigned and will determine the type and level of services the senior is eligible to receive. ASAPs offer subsidized Personal Care or Homemaking services. They also offer a variety of other elder services including Meals on Wheels, bill-paying, tax preparation assistance, and shopping.
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