Welcome to the Executive Office of Elder Affairs Website

Welcome to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs website. The information provided on this website is designed to assist elders, individuals with disabilities and their families with answers to questions about services and opportunities available to seniors and their caregivers in Massachusetts. On this website, you can obtain information on caring for an aging parent, securing help for an elderly neighbor, getting nutritious meals delivered to a senior's home, getting help parenting a grandchild, or learning more about prescription drug programs for elders.

Through the statewide elder services network, the Executive Office of Elder Affairs ("Elder Affairs") provides services locally via Aging Services Access Points (ASAP), Councils on Aging (COA) and senior centers in communities across the Commonwealth. This network reaches out to elders in need of services that include home care and caregiver support, nutrition programs, protective services, health and wellness services, housing options, SHINE counseling (Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders), or counseling services for elders with limited English proficiency. There are so many options for seniors in Massachusetts!

In a few short years, the Baby Boomers will be considered older adults. It is important to be prepared for the influx of this new wave and equipped with the latest helpful information. The Executive Office of Elder Affairs and those involved in the aging service network are passionate about their work to empower all people to age with independence and dignity. Elder Affairs holds steadfast to its mission of promoting the integrity, rights and independence of all seniors and their caregivers.

Leadership and Organization

Services and Programs

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs offers many programs and services to older adults in Massachusetts more....


Older adults and individuals with disabilities will have access to the resources they need to live well and thrive in every community in the Commonwealth.


The Executive Office of Elder Affairs promotes the independence, empowerment, and well-being of older adults, individuals with disabilities, and their caregivers.


  • We value growing older.
  • We value choice, including the choice to live in the community.
  • We value the contributions that older adults and individuals with disabilities make to society.
  • We value a person-centered approach that promotes dignity and takes into account cultural identities.
  • We value collaboration with our partners, advocates, and other stakeholders

Strategic Goals

Executive Office of Elder Affairs’ six strategic goals include supporting aging in community; preparing for evolving demographic trends; empowering healthy aging; preventing injury, violence, and exploitation; strengthening “no wrong door” access to aging and disability services; and ensuring quality, value, and person-centered care.

Contact Us

Executive Office of Elder Affairs
One Ashburton Place, Fifth Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
800-243-4636 TOLL FREE
800-872-0166 (TTY)
617-727-9368 (FAX)
1-800-AGE-INFO (800-243-4636) TOLL FREE To CONNECT WITH LOCAL SERVICESMassRelay: 711 (1-800-439-0183 / 1-877-752-2388: Voice) (1-800-439-2370: TTY/ASC11)
Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-800-922-2275 (Voice/TTY)