Individual Services for Elders and Caregivers

If you or a loved needs services to remain safely and independently at home, call the COA. Natalia Dedkov and Amy Gagne of our COA staff can help you evaluate what may be needed, make a service plan, and determine which agencies might be able to meet your needs. They are also happy to meet with elders and caregivers to discuss concerns related to elder issues. In addition, the COA provides some services directly. 

(Currently on hold due to COVID 19) The COA also has office hours at Lincoln Woods that are open to residents no matter where they live. Amy Gagne will be at Lincoln Woods on the second Tuesday of each month from 10 am to noon and Natalia Dedkov will be at Lincoln Woods the fourth Thursday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. 


Many elder services are available from local agencies to help you stay in your home. Make an appointment with Abby or Susan or call them to find out what services might help you live more easily and safely and what agencies provide them.

Among the elder services available from local agencies are:

  • Nursing care
  • Home-delivered lunches each day
  • Home health aides
  • Personal care aides
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Shopping
  • Companions
  • Social day care, which offers activities in nearby centers for elders who need daily supervision
  • Money management trained and bonded volunteers who help elders pay bills and manage their money


SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Everyone)

(MA Exec. Office of Elder Affairs and Minuteman Senior Services)
Counselors give help regarding health insurance, medical bills and long-term care needs.


Would you like a free visit from the Fire Department to give suggestions on making your home safer? Call the Ben Juhola at (781) 259-8113.


The COA has a supply of used medical equipment. Walkers, canes, wheel chairs, tub benches, shower chairs, and commodes are available for loan. For more information please visit


Due to COVID-19, the COA is only currently offering transportation to medical appointments.  COA transportation is intended for those who have no other means of transportation such as The Ride, family, friends or caregivers and who cannot afford taxi service without it creating a hardship. The Ride is the MBTA door to door transportation system for those who have a disability, and runs evenings and weekends. Please call the COA for help applying for The Ride. The COA offers rides to medical and other appointments, local shopping, COA activities and, occasionally depending on capacity, some other local rides through volunteer drivers (LINC) and taxis Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Please contact the COA at 781-259-8811 at least three business days but not more than a month ahead to book a ride. There is no charge for either volunteer rides. The COA’s medical transport rides are supported entirely by the 1st Parish Church and CHNA 15. Donations are gratefully accepted.