Directory Of Senior And Caregiver Resources
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- Cambridge – Caregiver Support Group
The Cambridge Caregiver Support Group meets on the 3rd Monday of the month from 1:00– 2:30. This group is open to anyone who is providing care for a loved one. If you are interested in participating in this group or have questions about caregiver support, please call 617-349-6220.
- Cambridge – Citywide Senior Center
Located in Central Square, the Citywide Senior Center serves as a "one stop” multi-service center for seniors living in Cambridge and the surrounding area. The Senior Center offers the following programs and services:
- breakfast and lunch Monday - Saturday
- senior food pantry
- ESL and computer classes
- Tai Chi, Yoga, strength training & dance aerobics.
an assortment of exercise programs
- trips in and around New England
- arts and crafts classes
- health and wellness Lectures
- volunteer opportunities
- special events
The Citywide Senior Center’s ethnic and cultural programs include the Asian Elders, the African-American Seniors, the Haitian Seniors, and the Latino Seniors.
For more information on our programs and services, please call the Senior Center at 617-349-6060.
- Cambridge – Free Short-Term Parking
Cambridge residents 60 and over or disabled are eligible for free short-term parking in supervised municipal lots. For residents 60+, please call the Council on Aging at 617-349-6220. For residents under age 60 and disabled, please call the Cambridge Commission For Persons with Disabilities at 617-349-4692.
- Cambridge – Healing and Feeling-Support Through Loss
Betsy Simmons, Holistic Health Educator & Interfaith Minister, will facilitate this ongoing monthly group that will meet the 4th Wednesday of the month from 1:30 – 2:30. This will be a safe place to reflect on our losses, including separation from, or death of a loved one, or witnessing the end of a loved one’s life. The group will reflect on and share experiences of grief and loss and explore simple meditations, poetry and rituals to begin healing. self-care, listening and support is the foundation of this group. All are welcome. For more information call 617-349-6220.
- Cambridge – Medical Equipment Program
Wheelchairs, walkers, and other medical equipment are available at the Cambridge Council on Aging. Call 617-349-6220 for availability.
- Cambridge – Memory Café
The Cambridge Memory Café meets on the 3rd Friday of the month from 10:00-12:00. For more information or to register, call 617-349-6220. Registration is requested, but not required. Anyone
who requires personal care assistance must be accompanied by a care partner.
- Cambridge – North Cambridge Senior Center
The North Cambridge Senior Center offers seniors an exciting schedule of social and recreational activities, including:
- Lunch, served Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 - 12:15
- Bingo & whist
- Arts and Crafts
- Exercise/stretch/strength training
- W.O.W (Watching Our Weight)
- Yoga and Zumba Gold
- Walking club
- Computer tutoring
- Safety awareness classes
- Health talks
- Monthly birthday tea
- Weekly movies
Throughout the year, we arrange numerous day trips, themed parties, movies, ethnic presentations, special bazaars and much more.
The North Cambridge Senior Center also offers:
- Free blood pressure screening
- Fee based podiatry services
- Various free health screenings
For more information on our programs and services, please call the Senior Center at 617-349-6320.
- Cambridge – Senior Housing Assistance
Services available to seniors seeking affordable housing, including; advocacy, listings of available housing and help with forms, interviews and landlords. For more information, please call 617-349-6340.
- Cambridge – Senior Taxi Discount
Cambridge residents 60 and over or disabled are eligible for reduced taxi fares. Call the Council on Aging at 617-349-6220 for more information.
- Cambridge – Senior Transportation
Door to Door transportation is available for medical trips locally and to Boston. Transportation for grocery shopping is also available for those unable to use public transportation. Call SCM Transportation, Inc. at 617-625-1191 for reservations. For additional transportation resources and information regarding the Cambridge Council on Aging’s Senior Center Shuttle Bus, call 617-349-6055.
- Cambridge – YMCA Passes
Thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Cambridge Council on Aging, the Council on Aging has a limited supply of YMCA membership passes, available to Cambridge residents 60 and older for daily use. For more information call 617-349-6220.
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.