North American Indian Center of Boston Grandparents' Resource Guide

Elder Services

Peace of mind comes from having our basic needs met. Only then can you meet the needs of those depending on you. It's like the instruction from the flight attendant who tells us to secure our own oxygen mask before putting one on a child. This is a good analogy because for Native people we often feel like we are losing altitude especially when our baggage compartment is full. Don't be afraid to lighten the load.


  • Action for Boston Community Development

    178 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111

    ABCD's programs serve individuals and families at every stage of their lives. Services include child care, youth services, education, family and elder services, fuel assistance, health care, housing, job training, money management, and nutrition counseling.

  • Elder Services of Central Boston

    2315 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02119

    Provides services and programs for senior self-sufficiency including home evaluations for homemaking and meal services.

    If you live outside of Boston, Elder service agencies are located statewide. Contact the Executive Office of Elder Affairs at 617-727-7750 for the one serving your area.

  • 800AgeInfo

    A connection to Elder Services of Massachusetts for aging Massachusetts residents and their families. This resource will provide information about the SHINE Program (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) providing free health insurance information, counseling and assistance to Massachusetts residents with Medicare and their caregivers.

  • Boston Elder Info

    Organization that assists elders and their families with a comprehensive range of services that address age related needs.

  • Social Security Administration

    Agency responsible for applications for benefits including retirement, Social Security Disability, and Supplemental Security Income.

Continuing Education

  • UMass Boston Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

    Fosters accessible lifelong learning, individual growth, and social connection for mature learners age 50+ by providing stimulating opportunities to enrich the intellectual, social, and cultural lives of members, regardless of educational background. Modestly priced.