• Useful Links

    Westport Conference Materials, 11th May, 2017

    Jan Hively & Joyce Cohen’s Presentation: Westport2017-HivelyPPT

    Donna Marie Amaral’s Presentation: Westport2017-AmaralPPT-ThreeA’sofPositiveAging

    Robert Jope’s Presentation: WestportConference2017-JopePPT-ChangeProcess




    Helpful Government Sites

    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
    This federal U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website provides comprehensive information about Medicare and Medicaid programs in addition to other resources (e.g. statistics, fact sheets).

    Social Security Administration (SSA)
    This federal website provides comprehensive information about retirement, disability, and other benefits. The public can apply online for benefits, obtain retirement estimates and access other resources (e.g. statistics, fact sheets).

    Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services Virtual Gateway
    The Massachusetts Gateway provides information for various audiences (e.g. consumers, organizations, etc.) about programs and services available through MA EOHHS. Individuals can apply for services directly through the site as well (e.g. Food Stamps)

    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    SNAP is governmental assistance that helps those with low-income to purchase food.


    Non-Government Sites

    American Association of Retired Persons (aarp.org)

    AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and older improve the quality of their lives.

    Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. (CMA)
    CMA is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that provides education, advocacy, and legal assistance to help elders and people with disabilities obtain Medicare and necessary health care.

    Mass 211
    Provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.

    ElderCare Locator
    Elder Information Statewide

    MassSave provides information on energy conservation including tips and energy saving products. Some of their services include: educational materials, in home services, guidance regarding installation of energy saving products, installation services, and inspections.

    Meals on Wheels
    The meals on wheels program delivers directly to your home. In order to be eligible to receive meals, you must be at least 60 years of age and home bound or unable to buy or cook meals for yourself.

    Stonewall Seniors
    Created by and for LGBT seniors.

    Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging (MCOA)
    Advocates to improve the quality of programs and services provided to older adults in Massachusetts by the Councils on Aging and Senior Centers.

    SAGE Boston

    Collaborative of organizations who come together to improve the community response to intimate partner abuse and sexual assault in the lives of older adults in the Greater Boston area.

    Mass Home Care

    Network of “Age Info Centers” that advocates for community care.