Directory Of Senior And Caregiver Resources
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- Westwood – Westwood Council on Aging Newsletter
The Westwood Council on Aging Newsletter has all senior events, programs, and activities and is your source for senior happening in Westwood.
- Westwood – Westwood Senior Center
The Westwood Senior Center is a warm, welcoming place for anyone 60 or older (as well as disabled adults) to stay connected, stay healthy and age well. The Center offers a large variety of regular programs as well as special monthly events and lunches; we invite you to join us anytime. Most regular programs do not require sign up but some events and special lunches require you to call in advance due to limited space. Please check the Westwood Council on Aging Newsletter for details.
- Westwood – Senior Exercise and Fitness Programs
The Westwood Senior Center offers varies exercise and fitness programs including Wonder Workout, Low Impact Exercise, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Line Dancing, Walking Club, Wonder Workout, and Mediation. Click the link for the Westwood Council on Aging Newsletter for dates, times, and costs.
- Westwood – Senior Social Programs
The Westwood Senior Center offers varies social programs including Chorus, Bingo, Bridge, Book Group, Westwood Woman’s Club, Westwood Men’s Club, Quilting Club, Knitting And Crocheting, And Mah Jong. Click the link for the Westwood Council on Aging Newsletter for dates, times, and costs.
- Westwood – Senior Transportation
The Westwood Council on Aging seeks to provide safe, efficient transportation to eligible Westwood
residents. The COA has two eight-passenger vans that are equipped with wheelchair lifts. Transportation is available for Westwood adult residents, 60 years of age and over and disabled residents, regardless of age. A companion or aide may accompany a senior or disabled resident to a medical appointment. Service is curb to curb, riders must be able to get in and out of the van without COA staff assistance, unless in a wheelchair. Transportation service is in operation Monday through Thursday from 8:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. and Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. for appointments within a ten-mile radius. Medical appointments are given priority scheduling over non-medical appointments. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Appointments can be scheduled up to one month in advance and clients are encouraged to reserve the van as soon as they schedule their appointments. Reservations must be made a minimum of two days in advance. They are unable to accommodate same-day requests.
- Weymouth – Elder Service
Weymouth Elder Services welcomes all seniors (60+) to participate in many social, educational, transportation, recreational and supportive programs. Registration to programs if first offered to seniors (60+) of the Town of Weymouth and non-resident volunteers. If additional space is available, non-residents are welcome to participate. Transportation and Outreach Services are solely offered to residents of the Town of Weymouth.
Senior and Elder Organizations and Associations
AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age.
- Choosing A Doctor To Evaluate Memory Problems – Alzheimer’s Association
Dementia is not a specific disease, but a range of symptoms associated with memory or thinking problems severe enough to affect a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Consulting a doctor at the earliest stage is critical to allow for treatment and planning. If you have dementia, it’s important to find out what type it is because treatments and symptoms can vary.
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – DBSA
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is a non-profit, patient-directed organization founded to provide personal support and direct services to patients with depression or manic depression and their families. DBSA offers a toll-free information and referral line, has more than 1,000 patient-run support groups throughout th U.S. and Canada, and reaches nearly five million people through educational materials and programs, exhibit materials, and media activities
- EconomicCheckUp – National Council on Aging
EconomicCheckUp is a free service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), a nonprofit service and advocacy organization. Many adults over 55 need help making ends meet, but may not know where to find resources that can help. EconomicCheckUp asks a series of questions to help identify benefits that could save you money, find ways to cut expenses and develop a concrete plan to achieve greater economic security.
About Unique HomeCare Services
Our headquarters in Norwood, Massachusetts serves the Greater Boston communities in Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth counties.
We provide private in-home care for elders, those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, and people who are recuperating from illness, injury, or surgery.
We provide both short-term and long-term in-home care needs from as little as one 4 hour day a week to 24 Hour Care and Live-In Care.
We offer a full range of in-home personal care services including Bathing, Personal Hygiene and Grooming, Dressing Assistance, Toileting and Incontinence, Feeding, and Medication Reminders.
We also provide support services such as Case Management, Accompaniment to Appointments, Nutrition and Meal Management, Light Housekeeping and Laundry Services, Bed and Wheel Chair Transfers, and Shopping and Running Errands.
It is our pleasure to assist our veteran clients with VA Aid and Attendance Benefit approval at no cost.
To schedule a no cost and no obligation In-Home Assessment to determine the home care needs and get a quote, please call us to speak to a Case Manager at (800) 296-9962 or fill out our Free Quote Contact Form.