Please note: There is more information on Dementia topics in the Additional Notes section on this website. This requires a log in to access confidential information.
Alzheimer’s Association MA Chapter
The Alzheimer’s Association’s website contains information on many topics, including:
- Get day-to-day help to deal with Behaviors, Communication, Activities, Respite care and Memory loss
- Get support from Your local chapter, Message boards and Support groups about your health and care training
- How to plan for the future – including Legal matters, Care options, Paying for care, Safety and Dementia & driving
Click here to be linked to the 800AgeInfo website for additional information.
MedicAlert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return®
Massachusetts Dental Society
Please note: There is more information on Hearing Loss (pg 57-59) in the Additional Notes section on this website. This requires a log in to access confidential information.
Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services
INDEX - A program of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center
Helps people with disabilities become full participants in the community; choosing for themselves how to live, learn, work, socialize and play.
Serving approximately 8,000 people in nearly 190 cities and towns.
Independent Living Center of The North Shore and Cape Anne Inc.
A service and advocacy center run by and for people with disabilities.
Supports the struggle of people who have all types of disabilities to live independently and participate fully in community life.
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)
Responsible for Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Community Living Services, and eligibility determination for the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) federal benefits programs.
Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened people can find a range of essential programs and services in a Deaf-affirmative, supportive community environment.
All services are linguistically and culturally accessible for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, and Late-Deafened people who use many different communication modes and have different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Lahey Medical Center, Peabody / Living Well with Low Vision
Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB)
A state agency, established in 1906, to provide a wide range of social and rehabilitation services to Massachusetts residents of all ages who are legally blind.
Agency services may address a number of varied needs of individual blind persons.
Massachusetts law (C.6, s.136) requires that all eye care providers who find a person to be legally blind report this person to the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind within 30 days of the date of examination.
HAWC - Healing Abuse Working for Change
Offers a wide variety of comprehensive services to the community.
Whether a client is interested in leaving an unhealthy relationship, or is simply seeking more information about domestic violence and what it means, programs are designed to meet the individual needs of each person who is looking for help.
Service area: all of North Shore including Cape Ann.
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Serves nine communities on Boston’s North Shore, including: Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester by-the-Sea, Rockport, Topsfield, and Wenham.
Provides and coordinates services to elders and others, enabling them to live independently at home or in a setting of their choice while remaining part of their community.
To qualify for homecare, you must be 60 years of age or older; a resident of Massachusetts, not live in a rest home, nursing facility, convalescent home, hospital, or assisted living residence, meet financial eligibility guidelines, and have been assessed by a care manager or nurse and found to be in need of services.
North Shore Elder Services
Offers a variety of successful elder care programs (ie: Home Care, Nutrition) to ensure older adults can live life to the fullest.
Most of the services are free, while others are low cost, and all are proven to deliver results.
As part of an interdisciplinary team, a care manager assesses an individual’s needs, then develops and monitors the plan ofelder care.
Several programs offer an increased level of services for frail elders at home.
Service area includes: Danvers, Salem, Peabody, Middleton & Marblehead
Greater Lynn Senior Services
Provides a wide range of social services—information, transportation, meals, advocacy, homecare, housing, and more—for one reason: to help those 60 and older live fuller, more
independent lives, safely and with dignity.
Service area includes: Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant & Saugas
Mystic Valley Elder Services
Supporting the well-being, dignity and independence of elders, adults
living with disabilities, and caregivers residing in Chelsea, Everett,
Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading,
Revere, Stoneham, Wakefield & Winthrop.
ACORD Food Pantry
Provides critical resources to families and individuals so they may achieve self-sufficiency.
Offers emergency and long-term assistance including: access to food, housing stability, adult and youth education, counseling and advocacy.
Note: Food pantry visitors must be residents of either Beverly or Manchester
The Salem Pantry
Provides Salem residents with nutritious food and groceries in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
Offers residents emergency food at the end of each month when bills are due, but before salary and support checks arrive to ensure that local residents have health perishable food and groceries during times of need.