Resources

We have put together a list of resources that provide our consumers, their families and the community with the tools, information and guidance necessary to find the information and services they deserve!

Your Neighborhood Could Be Harming Your Health

State Representative Liz Miranda on the News

The data shows that where you live can have a huge impact on wellness.

The NBC10 Boson Investigators and health reporter Kristy Lee examined new survey data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “500 Cities” project, which burrows down to Census tracts in 500 American cities to show how specific neighborhoods fare across a range of health metrics, from a community’s mental health, to obesity and exercise, to unhealthy behaviors such as binge drinking, smoking, and lack of sleep.

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Options Counseling

Planning For Your Long-Term Needs?
You have choices. You have a voice.
Options Counseling is a free service, providing seniors over 60 and people with disabilities of any age with the information they need on long-term services and supports in order to live independently in their community, regardless of disability or income…

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Senior Transportation

Senior Transportation Resource & Information Guide

This guide is published by TRIPPS: Transportation Resources, Information, Planning & Partnership for Seniors. This program is funded in part by a Section 5310 grant from MassDOT. TRIPPS is a joint venture of the Newton & Brookline Councils on Aging and BrooklineCAN, in conjunction with the Brookline Age-Friendly Community Initiative.

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Caregiver Program

The Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) of Boston offers caregivers assistance and support to ease the strain and reduce the challenges of caregiving. Caring for a loved one can often be difficult and frustrating and our goal is to enable all caregivers to provide the best possible care through enhancing their coping skills, increasing their knowledge, and minimizing the stress of caregiving.

Services Provided:

• Information and Referral to assist caregivers in accessing services and resources available within their communities
• Individual Caregiver advising to assess needs and identify short-term goals, as well as long-term goals
• Planning for care at home, in alternative community settings, or in a facility
• Respite care to offer temporary relief from the demands of providing constant care
• Supplemental services to complement the care provided by caregivers
• Education and training offered throughout the year
• Referrals for caregivers to local support groups

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LGBTQ Aging Resources

Boston ElderINFO LGBTQ Aging Resources Guide

This booklet includes resources that provide programs, services and helpful information to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) aging community in and around Boston. Inclusion into this resource guide does not imply endorsement of an agency’s purpose, method, or quality of service. Consumers and caregivers are encouraged to evaluate and choose appropriate resources.

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Food Resources

Fair Foods inc.

Fair Foods is a non-profit food rescue organization dedicated to providing surplus goods at low or no cost to those in need. Since 1988 we have rescued and delivered millions of pounds of fresh produce and quality building supplies to low income communities throughout New England and around the world. Please read more about us and our services.

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Project Bread

There is no single solution to hunger. No one-size-fits-all approach. Often, no one is better positioned to understand and address a community’s unique needs than the people who live there. That is why Project Bread partners with community leaders and invests in established and innovative work that is addressing food-insecurity and hunger at the community level.

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Timothy Smith Computer Lab

In today’s world, understanding how to effectively use a computer and the Internet is critical for people of every age.

The Timothy Smith Network, in partnership with various community organizations provides, comprehensive technology education services to residents of the greater Roxbury community. Central Boston Elder Services provides Seniors with access to state of the art computer technology and to programs as rich in diversity as the neighborhood the network serves. These programs build the capacity of the seniors of Roxbury as they acquire the knowledge and skills critical to success in our increasingly technology-driven world.

Classes run from Monday to Friday 9:30a.m – 1:30p.m.
They include Microsoft Publisher, PowerPoint, Word & Excel, Beginner Typing, Google Docs, and Smartphone Usage.

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