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Resource Guide: H-P

– – The Elder Resource Guide is published by the Brookline Council on Aging.   Copies are available at the Center. These listings, accurate as of September, are from the sixth edition. Please note that inclusion does not constitute a recommendation. The guide is to help you get information and services.

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

 

HEALTH

Brookline Council on Aging SHINE
617. 730. 2777
new.brooklineseniorcenter.org

Masshealth
800. 841. 2900
www.mass.gov

National Cancer Institute
www.cancer.gov

National Institutes of Health
www.nih.gov

National Institutes of Health Clinical Trials
www.clinicaltrials.gov

Physicians’ Desk Reference
www.pdrhealth.com

US Department of Health and Human Services
www.healthfinder.gov

HEALTH INSURANCE

Brookline Council on Aging SHINE – Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders
617. 730. 2777

Masshealth Customer Service
617. 841. 2900
www.mass.gov/masshealth

Masshealth Dental Service
800. 207. 5019

Masshealth Enrollment Center
888. 665. 9993

Quality of Care Complaints to
MassPRO
800. 252. 5533

Mass Department of Public Health
800. 462. 5540

HEARING

Association of Late-Deafened Adults
www.aldaboston.org

DEAF, Inc.
617. 254. 4041 Voice/TTY
www.deafinconline.org

Mass Comm for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
617. 740. 1600 Voice
617. 740. 1700 TTY
www.mass.gov/mcdhh

Mass State Assoc of the Deaf (MSAD)
781. 388. 9114
www.msad.org

Starkey Hearing Foundation
Hear Now Program
800. 648. 4327
www.sotheworldmayhear.org

Verizon Center: Specialized Telephone Equipment Program
800. 974. 6006 Voice/TTY
www.verizon.com

HOME CARE

Always Here Home Care
877. 933. 8884, 617. 933. 8884
www.alwaysherehomecare.com

H.E.L.P (Home and Escort Linkage Program)
617. 730. 2752
www.brooklinema.gov

Home Instead Senior Care
617. 229. 7962, 866. 969. 0200
www.homeinstead.com

Partners Private Care
800. 698. 2628
www.partnershomecare.org/privatecare

Visiting Nurse (VNA) Private Care
781. 431. 1484

HOMELESS

Boston Emergency Shelter Commission
617. 635. 4507
www.cityofboston.gov/shelter

Heading Home
617. 864. 8140
www.headinghomeinc.org

HEARTH (Helping Elders at Risk through Housing)
617. 369. 1550
www.hearth-home.org

Mass Coalition for the Homeless
781. 595. 7570

HOMEOWNER ASSISTANCE

Fall Prevention Center
www.stopfalls.org

Homeowner Options (HOME program)
800. 583. 5337
www.elderhomeowners.org

Mass Home Modification Loan Program

Metro Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP)
617. 425. 6700

HOSPICE

Beth Israel Deaconess Palliative Care
617. 667. 1320
www.bidmc.harvard.edu

Hospice and Palliative Care Fed of Mass
www.hospicefed.org

Hospice of the Good Shepherd
617. 969. 6130
www.hospicegoodshepherd.org

Mass End of Life Commission
www.endoflifecommission.org

Mass General Palliative Care
617. 724. 9197
www.massgeneral.org/palliativecare

Visiting Nurse (VNA) Hospice Care
781. 569. 2888

INDEPENDENT LIVING

Brookline Housing Authority
617. 277. 2022

Center Communities of Brookline
617. 363. 8100
www.centercommunities.org

LEGAL RESOURCES

Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau
781. 893. 4793

Brookline Legal Assistance Bureau
617 730. 2777

Community Legal Services and Counseling
617. 661. 1010
www.clsacc.org

Disability Law Center
800. 872. 9992
www.dlc-ma.org

Greater Boston Legal Services
617. 371. 1234
www.gbls.org

Israel, Van Kooy & Day, LLC
617. 277. 3774
www.ivkdlaw.com

Lannik Law, LLC
617. 658. 2980
www.lanniklaw.com

Legal Advocacy and Resource Center
800. 342. 5297
www.larcma.org

Mass Legal Help
www.masslegalhelp.org

Shelter Legal Services Foundation
617. 552. 0623
www.shelterlegalservices.org

Wade Horowitz LaPointe, LLC
617. 738. 1919
www.wadehorowitz.com

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER RESOURCES

Bisexual Resource Center
617. 424. 9595
www.biresource.net

Fenway Health
617. 267. 0900
www.fenwayhealth.org

Gayscape
www.gayscape.com

LGBT Aging Project
617. 522. 1292

MEDIATION

Attorney General’s Hotline
888. 243. 5337

Community Dispute Settlement Center
617. 876. 5376
www.communitydispute.org

Metropolitan Mediation Services
617. 241. 0300

Newton-Brookline Consumer Office
617. 796. 1291

MEDICAL ESCORTS

American Cancer Society Road to Recovery
800. 227. 2345
www.cancer.org

Chestnut Hill Errands
617. 874. 0487
chestnuthillerrands@gmail.com

Friendship Works
617. 482. 1510
www.fw4elders.org

Springwell Senior Medical Escorts
617. 926. 4100
www.springwell.com

MEDICATION

Mass College of Pharmacy
866. 633. 1617

Prescription Advantage Program
800. 243. 4636
www.800ageinfo.com

JE Pierce Apothecary – Home Delivery
617. 566. 4080

Sullivan’s Pharmacy – Home Delivery
617. 323. 6544

MENTAL HEALTH

Arbour Health
800. 222. 2237
www.arbourhealth.com

Bournewood Hospital
800. 468. 4358
www.bournewood.com

Brookline Community Mental Health
617. 277. 8107
www.brooklinecenter.org

Boston Emergency Services Team
800. 981. HELP

McLean Hospital SAGE Program
617. 855. 2327
www.mclean.harvard.edu

National Hopeline Network
800. 784. 2433

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800. 273. 8255

Samaritans, Inc.
617. 247. 0220, 877. 870. 4673
www.samaritanshope.org

MOVE MANAGERS

The Move Maven
617. 455. 1964
www.movemaven.com

MOVING SERVICES DISCOUNTED

Moving Up, Solutions at Work
617. 492. 0300, ext. 1
www.solutionsatwork.org

PERSONAL EMERGENCY AND SAFETY SYSTEMS

ADT Companion Services
817. 678. 6952

Be Safer at Home
866. 513. 7377
www.besaferathome.com

Link to Life
888. 337. 5433

LogicMark
800. 519. 2419
www.logicmark.com

Mt. Auburn Lifeline (Brookline Lifeline provider)
617. 499. 5525, 800. 587. 5128

New England Emergency Response Systems, Inc.
800. 888. 0338
www.neers.com

Partners Home Care Lifeline
781. 290. 4000
www.partnershomecare.org

PODIATRY

Dr. Scott Geary
617. 628. 7268

Dr. John McLoughlin (at the Center)
617. 730. 2777

Dr. Joseph Hartigan
617. 566. 5233