Directory Of Senior And Caregiver Resources
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- Abington – Senior Transportation
The Abington COA, van as well as the BAT (Brockton Area Transport) van, provides local transportation at $3.00 round-trip. Pickup and drop off for Doctor’s appointments as well as food and pharmacy shopping in Abington. Fridays the van goes on a local mall trip. Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance during the week. Contact the Abington COA at (781) 982-2145.
There are Abington resident volunteers that drive seniors to medical appointments that cannot be accommodated by the Abington COA van service. Please contact the Abington COA well in advance if there is a specific need.
- Abington – Senior Transportation – BAT
Brockton Area Transport (BAT) serves the elderly and disabled population in Brockton, Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, Stoughton, Whitman and parts of Easton, Hanson and Rockland. BAT operates a fleet of modern mini-buses, that are specifically designed for the elderly and disabled, with wide doors, high roofs, low enclosed steps, and comfortable climate controlled ride. You can use BAT to go shopping, to the doctor, and visit friends anywhere within the City of Brockton as well as limited service in Easton, Stoughton, Abington, Whitman, and Avon traveling within 3/4 of a mile of the regular scheduled fixed route bus. To arrange a trip call BAT before 4:00 p.m., at least one day in advance or contact the Abington Council on Aging (COA) for for trip reservation. Times may vary. If you are 65 or older the fare is $3:00 each way within the same community and $4:00 from one Dial-A-Bat community to another.
- Brockton – Council on Aging
The Brockton Council on Aging offers easy access to an array of general programs, information, and socialization opportunities to seniors. The COA is the “focal point” for people 60 years and older living in Brockton.
- Brockton – File for Live
A magnet-type folder containing your medical information is placed on your refrigerator and is intended to alert emergency responders. For more information contact the Brockton Council on Aging at 508-580-7811.
- Brockton – Madd Hatters Women’s Group
The Madd Hatters are a group of ladies who get together once a month for lunch, fun, socialization and just to be CRAZY. Each month is a different theme, such as: Madd Hatters Tea Party, Hawaiian Luau, Wedding, Ghost Walk, Country Hoe-Down, Mexican Fiesta and an African Safari. The cost for lunch is based on the menu for that month. Dressing for the “theme” and CRAZY hats are encouraged each month. For more information contact the Brockton COA at 508.580.7811.
- Brockton – Men’s Group
The Men's Group meets the last Monday of every month at 9:30 a.m. A light breakfast and a lot of laughs usually ensue. The Men's Group have gone to City Hall to get their fishing licenses, planned a day out fishing and enjoyed a cook-out, had a car race, talked about current affairs locally and nationally and helped with our annual Harvest Fair and parties. For more information contact the Brockton COA at 508.580.7811.
- Brockton – Project Lifesaver
This is a vital law enforcement tool that finds missing people with Alzheimer's and related conditions and reunites them with their family members or caregivers. Individuals in the program wear personalized wristbands that emit unique tracking signals. For more information, contact the Brockton COA at 508-580-7811.
- Brockton – Senior Transportation – Dial-A-Bat
DIAL-A-BAT serves the elderly and disabled population in Brockton, Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, Stoughton, Whitman and parts of Easton, Hanson and Rockland. DIAL-A-BAT operates a fleet of modern mini-buses, that are specifically designed for the elderly and disabled, with wide doors, high roofs, low enclosed steps, and comfortable climate controlled ride. You can use DIAL-A-BAT to go shopping, to the doctor, and visit friends anywhere within the City of Brockton as well as limited service in Easton, Stoughton, Abington, Whitman, and Avon traveling within 3/4 of a mile of the regular scheduled fixed route bus. To arrange a trip in Brockton, call DIAL-A-BAT before 4:00 p.m., at least one day in advance. For other communities, please contact the Council on Aging (COA) in your town for trip reservation. Times may vary. If you are 65 or older the fare is $3.00 each way within the same community and $4.00 from one Dial-A-Bat community to another.
- Brockton – Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders – SHINE
A SHINE (Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders) representative visits the Mary Cruise Kennedy Senior Cente every Wednesday afternoon from 12:00 - 2:15 p.m. to assist seniors with filling out insurance forms, answer questions and discuss any insurance related questions or concerns you may have. Call 508-580-7811 to schedule an appointment.
- Brockton – SNAP/Food Stamps
SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that helps low income individuals and families buy healthy, nutritious food. A SNAP household’s monthly benefit depends on household size, income and expenses. You may be eligible for SNAP. If you are age 60 or older, and a resident of Brockton, you can schedule an appointment at the Brockton Council on Aging by calling 508-580-7811 or by calling the SNAP hotline at 1-866-950-FOOD (1-866-950-3663).
- Brockton – Veterans Services
The primary mission and responsibility of the Brockton Veterans Services Office is to advise and assist veterans and their dependents in applying for and securing federal and/or state benefits for which they are eligible.
- Stoughton – Senior Transportation
Medical Transportation - Stoughton senior citizens age 60 and over and people with disabilities are encouraged to use our Medical Transportation Service. Medical Transportation including wheel chair transport is available to Avon, Brockton, Canton, Easton, Randolph, Sharon and Stoughton. The fee for transportation is $2.50 each way. Tickets are sold 6 rides for $15 and 12 rides for $30. All passengers must have a ticket when boarding our vehicles. Their Medical Transportation Service is offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM and Friday, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
Transportation to the senior center daily for lunch is free.
Transportation for Grocery Shopping is offered on Tuesday mornings for $2.50 each way.
Transportation to the Food Pantry on Park Avenue is available for Stoughton senior residents and disabled residents that do not drive. Transportation is free.
Please call the Stoughton COA at (781) 344-8882 in advance to make your transportation arrangements.
About Unique HomeCare Services
Unique HomeCare Services is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts and 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.