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Resource Guide: A-G

– – The Elder Resource Guide is published by the Brookline Council on Aging.  It was developed to assist people and their caregivers in negotiating the complex world of eldercare. We encourage you to use this material as a starting point. If you need more information, contact the agencies directly.  Copies are available at the Center. These listings are from the 7th edition. Please note that inclusion does not constitute a recommendation. The guide is to help you get information and services. With budget cuts and shifts in  funding, information you get today may often be invalid tomorrow. We encourage your feedback so we can consistently provide up to date information.

To update your listing, please contact  OLGA SLIWA :  osliwa@brooklinema.gov

 

ADULT DAY HEALTH PROGRAMS

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
Suzie Kaytis
617. 363. 8515
www.hebrewseniorlife.org

Adult Day Health at Wallingford Jewish Community Housing
Elaine Aronski
617. 912. 8452
www.hebrewseniorlife.org/healthcare

Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center
Lili Mei
617. 789. 4289
www.gbcgac.org

Rogerson Communities Adult Day Center
617. 363. 2329
www.rogerson.org

Rogerson House Alzheimers Program
Melissa Lenzen
617. 983. 2300
www.rogersonhouse.org

Windsor House Adult Health Care – Sancta Marias
Jenna Shaw
617. 491. 1815
www.windsorhouse.org

Windsor House Adult Health Care – Cambridge
Ashley Thibault
617. 547. 7836
www.windsorhouse.org

Windsor House Adult Health Care – Somerville
Stephanie Becker
617. 628. 2575
www.windsorhouse.org

ADULT LEARNING

Brookline Senior Center
617. 730. 2770
new.brooklineseniorcenter.org

Brookline Adult Education
617. 730. 2700
www.brooklineadulted.org

Brookline Public Libraries
617. 730. 2370
www.brooklinelibrary.org

Boston University Evergreen Program
617. 353.9852
www.bu.edu/evergreen

Boston Adult Education
617. 267. 4430
www.bcae.org

Cambridge Adult Education
617. 547. 6789
www.ccae.org

Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement
617. 495. 4072
www.hilr.harvard.edu     type in browser

Univ of Mass Boston Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
617. 287. 7312
www.umb.edu/olli

ADVOCACY

Attorney General’s Elder Hotline
888. 243. 5337
www.mass.gov/ag

Newton-Brookline Consumer Office
617. 796. 1292

Boston Center for Independent Living
617. 338. 6665
www.bostoncil.org

Brookline Community Aging Network
617. 730. 2777
www.brooklinecan.org

Brookline Council on Aging
617. 730. 2777

Executive Office of Elder Affairs
800 . AGE. INFO
www.mass.gov/elders

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program – Springwell
Gretchen Hahn
617. 926. 4100, ext. 413
www.springwell.com

Mass Association of Older Americans
Chet Jakubiac
617.426. 0804

LIVANTA, LLC
866.815. 5440
www.livanta.com

Mass Senior Action Council
617.284.1234
www.masssenioraction.org

Medicare Advocacy Project: Greater Boston Legal Services
800.323. 3205; 866.778. 0939

National Council on Aging
www.ncoa.org

Springwell Aging Service Access
617. 926. 4100
www.springwell.com

ASSISTED LIVING

Mass Assisted Living Facilities Association
781. 622. 5999
www.mass-ala.org

BEREAVEMENT

Brookline Council on Aging
Deidre Waxman
617.277. 2777
www.brooklinema.gov

Good Shepherd Community Hospice
617.969.6130
www.gscommunitycare.org

Jewish Family and Children’s Service
Barbara Sternfield
781.647.5327

Newton-Wellesley Hospital
617.243.6566

Pet Loss Support Hotline at Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine
508.839.7966

Steward Hospice
Jane DuBois, Patricia Witt
781.392.2230

BROOKLINE RECREATION DEPARTMENT

Senior Programming and Day Trips:  Sara Nelson
617.730.2082

CAREGIVER SUPPORT

Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline
800.272.3900

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group: Brookline Council on Aging
617.730.2777

Asian Caregiver Support
Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center
617.789.4289
www.gbcgac.org

Facing Cancer Together
617.332.5777
www.facing-cancer.org

Springwell Area Agency on Aging
617. 926. 4100
www.springwell.com

Well Spouse Assocation
800.838.0879
www.wellspouse.org

CLEANING SERVICES

1-800-GOT-JUNK
www.1800gotjunk.com

Bio Recovery 911,Inc.
866.581.1202

CINTAS Document Management Shredding
781.784.2350

Clean Out Your House
Larry DeRoche
781.996.0968
www.cleanoutyourhouse.com

Fabiana’s Cleaning Service
617.922.2097

Houseworks
Bob Severino
617.928.1010
www.house-works.com

Minute Women, Inc. (Lexington)
781.862.3300

Nice View Cleaning (Framingham)
617.645.9268

Service Master Disaster Restoration
800.783.0552
www.svmgilmore.com

Teresa’s Housecleaning
781.449.7281

The Maids
617.969.1525

The Needham Cleaning Ladies
781.449.6552

CLUTTER MANAGEMENT/PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZERS

The Move Maven
Karen Zweig
617.455.1964
www.movemaven.com

Diana’s Domestic Therapy
Diana Lopez
617.312.8304
lopezdiana053@gmail.com

Organizing Specialists+Senior Downsizing,LLC
978.828.1683
www.organizingspecialists.com

Sort It Out
617.332.7500
www.sortitoutnow.com

DENTAL SERVICES

Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine
617.638.4700
www.bu.edu/dental

Forsythe School of Dental Hygiene at
Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Science
617.278.2700
www.mcphs.edu

Harvard Dental Center
617.432.1434
www.harvarddentalcenter.harvard.edu

MassHealth Dental Service Line
800.207.5019
www.masshealth-dental.net

Mass League of Community Health Centers
800.426.2225
www.massleague.org

Mount Ida Dental Clinic
617.928.7360
www.mountida.edu

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
617.636.6828
www.tufts.edu/dental

DISABILITY RESOURCES

Assistive Technology Exchange in New England
877.508.3974
www.getatstuff.massmatch.org type in browser

Boston Center for Independent Living
617.338.6665
www.bostoncil.org

Disability Law Center
800.872.9992
www.dlc-ma.org

Mass Assistive Technology Loan Program
Easter Seal Mass
800.244.2756, ext.634 Catherine Bly, Kristi Peak-Oliveria

Mass Disabled Persons Protection Commission
Abuse: 800.426.9009 (V/TTY)
Administrative: 617.727.6465 (V/TTY)

Mass Home Modification Loan Program
Metro Boston Housing Partnership
617.425.6637
www.mbhp.org

Mass Office on Disability
617.727.7440 (V/TTY)
800.322.2020 (V/TTY)
www.mass.gov/mod

Mass Registry of Motor Vehicles
617.368.8020
www.mass.gov/rmv/medical

Mass Rehab Commission
800.245.6543
800.764.0200 (TTY) disability line
www.disability.org

Operation Independence
617.923.4545
www.operationindependence.net

DONATIONS

AIDS Action Committee
800.235.2331

Big Brothers/Big Sisters
800.483.5503

Boomerangs
617.524.5120

Brookline Council on Aging
617.730.2777 cell phones

Dress for Success Boston
617.779.2177

Goodwill/Morgan Memorial
617.445.1010

Got Books?
978.327.7600

Mass Coalition for the Homeless
781.595.7570, ext 13

Rosie’s Place
617.442.9322

Salvation Army
800.728.7825

Second Step
617.965.3999

Solutions at Work
617.492.0300

Vietnam Veterans
800.775.8387

Wheelchair Recycler
Dave Heim
508.460.6328

DRIVER SAFETY

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
DriveWise Program
617. 667. 4074

Brookline Adult and Community Ed
Continuing to Drive Past 55 Class
617. 730. 2700

Mass Registry of Motor Vehicles
617. 351. 9222

Newton Wellesley Hospital
Drive Safe Program
617. 243. 6172

Spaulding Rehab Hospital
Pre-Driving Evaluations
781. 843. 1145

DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

AM PM Medical
617. 562.4400

Ayers Handicap Conversion Center – Vans
617.328.0102
www.ayershandicapvans.com

Bay State Medical Equipment
508. 427. 5772
www.bsmedonline.com

Belmont Medical Supply
617. 484. 3888
www.belmontmedical.com

Centralized Medical Equipment
781.297.8316, 781.619.0261

Medi-Health Care
617. 278. 2900

Medical Alert Bracelets
800.432.5378
www.medicalalert.org

Praxair Health Care Services
781. 902. 1800
www.praxair.com

DURABLE EQUIPMENT – USED

Assistive Technology Exchange

ALS Assoc,Mass Chapter,Equipment Loan
781.255.8884
www.als-ma.org

The Scooter Store
800.723.4535

Healthwise at Home
800.232.4112

Stannah Stairlift
800.877.8247, 508.520.7878

Stair Life Headquarters
866.549.8893

ELDER ABUSE

Asian Task Force against Domestic Violence
617.338.2355
www.atask.org

Beth Israel Hospital Center
Violence Prevention and Recovery
617.667.8141
www.bidmc.org

Brookline Community Mental Health Center
617.277.8107
www.brooklinecenter.org

Brookline Police
Domestic Violence Unit
617.730.2247

Casa Myrna 24-hour Safe Link Hotline
877.785.2020
www.casamyrna.org

Elder Abuse Hotline
800.922.2275

Faulkner Hospital
617.983.7854

Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Program
800.832.1901

Jane Doe Inc.
617.248.0922
www.janedoe.org

Jewish Family and Children’s Services
Kol Isha Domestic Violence Support
781.647.5327
www.jfcsboston.org

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
Nursing home abuse
617.926.4100

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence
800.899.4000
www.reachma.org

Second Step
617.965.2538

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Brookline Health Department
Emergency Preparedness
617.730.2656
www.brooklinema.gov

ERRANDS

Boston University Quickie Job Service
617.353.3594

Chestnut Hill Errands
617.847.0487

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

AARP Tax Aide Program
888. 227. 7669
www.aarp.org/money/taxaide

Bentley Taxpayer Clinic
781. 891. 2083

Brookline Safety Net
617.277.8107
www.brooklinecenter.org/emergency_food

Community Tax Aid of Boston
www.ctaboston.org

Edith Stewart Chase Foundation
508.422.0109
www.edithstewartchasefoundation.org

Patricia Morris, Esq, CFP
617.332.0053

Sean Hogan, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments
617. 738. 0008

SWAN Society in Boston, Inc.
617.536.7951
www.swansocietyboston.org

AARP Tax Aide Program
888.227.7669

Bentley Low Income Tax Clinic
781.891.2083

CEOC VITA income tax prep
617.868.2900

Christy Bean Leamy, CFP
617.964.6700

Couglin,Sheff & Associates
978.263.3777

Federal tax line
800.829.1040

Mario Rathle
617.489.0399

State of Mass tax line
800.392.6089

FITNESS

Brookline Adult and Community Education Program
617.730.2700

Brookline Recreation Department
617.730.2069

Train with Shain, Personal Trainer
508.231.6378

Top of the Hill Gang Ski and Sports Club
www.tohg.org

FOOD

Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)
617. 989. 2200

Food Delivery
HELP Home and Escort Linkage Program
617.730.2752

Brookline Senior Center
NEEDS Program
617.730.2777

Food Stamps
www.gettingfoodstamps.org

Francis Food Mart Delivery
617.484.0146

Kurkman’s Market Delivery
617.277.6500

Leventhal Sidman Jewish Community Center
617.558.6596

Peapod Delivery Online Only
800.573.2763

Springwell Lunch at Brookline Senior Center & Home Delivery
Meals on Wheels too
617.730.2770, 617.926.4100

Women, Infant and Children Program (WIC)
800. 942. 1007

FOOD DELIVERY

Suburban Shopping Service
617.277.7523

FOOD PANTRIES

Brookline Emergency Food Pantry
St. Paul’s Church
617.566.4953

Centre Street Food Pantry-Newton
617.340.9554

Family Table Kosher Food Pantry at Jewish Family & Children’s Services
781.647.5327

Greater Boston Food Bank
800. 645. 8333, 617. 427. 5200
www.gbfb.org

Project Bread
800.645.8333

FRAUD

Attorney General’s Office (MA)
888.243.5337

Brookline Police Department-to report crime
617.730.2222

Community Dispute Settlement Center, Inc.
617.876.5376
www.communitydispute.org

Elder Abuse Hotline
800.922.2275

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
781.647.5327, 800.AGE.INFO
www.ltcombudsman.org

Metropolitan Mediation Services
Josh Jacks
617.241.0300

Newton-Brookline Consumer Office
MA Attorney General
617.796.1292

Springwell Elder Protective Services
617.926.4100

FUEL ASSISTANCE

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)
617. 357. 6000
www.bostonabcd.org

Citizens Energy Heat Assistance
Oil: 877. 563. 4645
Gas: 866. 427. 9918
www.citizensenergy.com

Good Neighbor Energy Fund
800. 334. 3047
www.magoodneighbor.org

Green Homes Brookline
866. 867. 8727
www.greenhomesbrookline.org

ABCD ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAM: HEARTWAP
617. 357. 6012

Mass Energy Consumers Alliance
617. 524. 3950

FUNERAL

www.funerals.org
www.funeralplanning101.com
www.jewish-funerals.org

Body Donation:

Anatomy Gifts Registry
800. 300. 5433

Boston University School of Medicine
Anatomical Gift Program
617. 638. 4245

Harvard Medical School
Anatomical Gift Program
617. 432. 1735

Tufts University School of Medicine
617. 636. 0837

University of Mass Medical School
508. 856. 2460

Social Security Administration
800. 772. 1213
www.ssa.gov

Veterans Services
617. 730. 2112

GERIATRIC CARE ADVISORS

Brookline Council on Aging
617.730.2777

Jewish Family & Children’s Services
Michele Mele
781.693.5052

Geriatric Care Managers of New England
www.gcmnewengland.org