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!

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Central Boston Elder Services Emergency Response Program receives Grant Award from the Grimes King Foundation for the Elderly, Inc.

Central Boston Elder Services is grateful to the Grimes King Foundation for the Elderly, Inc. for their generous support of the Emergency Response Program.  This grant would provide CBES with much needed resources and allow us to assist women of African American decent in our communities with food vouchers, emergency food supplies, temporary emergency (non-shelter) housing and taxi coupons.

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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Alzheimer’s & Dementia

The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.


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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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MAKE THE CONNECTION connects Veterans, their families and friends, and other supporters to mental health information, a tool for finding local mental health resources, and videos of Veterans sharing their inspiring stories of recovery.

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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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