Elder Care & Long Term Care Planning Resources

  1. Local Resources
  2. Websites

Local Resources

Seniors in need of housing can call the Burlington Council on Aging at (781) 270-1950 to make an appointment with an outreach worker to learn about affordable housing options. They may also call the Burlington Town Administrator’s office at (781) 270-1635 and the Burlington Housing Authority at (781) 272-7786.

Burlington Council on Aging
61 Center Street, Burlington, MA
(781) 270-1950

Minuteman Senior Services & SHINE (Serving the Health Needs of the Elderly)
26 Crosby Drive, Bedford, MA 01730
(781) 272-7177
(888) 222-6171 (toll free)
MassRelay: (800) 439-2370 (TTY/ASCII)
Email: elderinfo@minutemansenior.org
Help with in-home & residential care, caregiver support, public benefits, prescription drug coverage, Meals on Wheels, transportation, and money management. SHINE program provides free health insurance information and counseling.  

Cooperative Elder Services
37 B Street, Burlington, MA
(781) 270-5751
Burlington’s adult day care center

Burlington Public Library
Weiss Ratings Guides
These are great! These publications rate providers of long-term care insurance, auto, homeowners, life, Medicare supplemental insurance, and Medicare, and Prescription Drug Coverage.
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Assistive Devices

Easter Seals MA Senior Services
18 Chestnut Street, Suite 200, Worcester, MA
(800) 244-2756
(508) 471-1400
Easter Seals offers assistive technology, therapy, and independent living services for seniors with disabilities.

MassMATCH
877-508-3974 (Toll Free)
617-204-3851, 617-204-3815 (TTY)
Matches individuals with assistive technology and mobility devices. Many are free or low cost.

MassOptions
MassOptions connects elders, persons with disabilities, and caregivers, with agencies.