Welcome to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs website. The information provided on this website is designed to assist elders 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 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!
So, take a moment and explore our website. Learn more about who we are and what we do, what the ASAPs and Councils on Aging do, and how we can help you or a loved one obtain the best possible services in Massachusetts.
In a few short years, the Baby Boomers will enter the elder population. It is important to be prepared for the influx of this new wave and equipped with the latest helpful information. Stay tuned to this website for more information on the Elder Affairs Boomer Initiative.
The Executive Office of Elder Affairs and those involved in the elder network are passionate about their work to allow 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.
Thank you for visiting this website. We hope the information is helpful. If you require any additional information, or if you have comments or questions regarding programs, services, or this site, please contact us.