Federal and State Agencies

Important & Useful FEDERAL and STATE AGENCIES

Executive Office of Elder Affairs



Massachusetts Executive Office Of Elder Affairs

The Official Website of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs




Elder Services


Elder Services Of Cape Cod And The Islands Inc.

Information and Referral – Home Care Program – Nutrition Program
Long-Term Care Screening – Protective Services / Elder-at- Risk Program
Family Caregiver Support Program – Mature Workers Program

68 Route 134
South Dennis, MA
508-394-4630 or 1-800-244-4630
Fax: 508-394-3712


Elder Justice Coalition


The Elder Justice Coalition

The Elder Justice Coalition is a national membership organization dedicated to eliminating elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in America. The Coalition works to fulfill its mission through education, advocacy, and support of federal initiatives to address this crisis.



The Medicare.gov site is an invaluable resource for seniors.
Explore all they have to offer.



Barnstable County Human Services


The Department of Human Services offers four on-line directories of health and human service resources.  Useful tools to help find the services and supports you may need.  The Directories are a compilation of resources on Aging and Disability, Energy Assistance, Healthy & Happy Eating, and Housing.


Alzheimer’s Services of Cape Cod & the Islands
Alzheimer’s Services of Cape Cod & the Islands, Inc. is a locally funded and operated not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing supportive and capacity-building services to individuals in our region who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia and the families & professionals who care for them.

Mass Executive Office of Elder Affairs (800AgeInfo)
Among the many items you will find here: an overview and the budget of the agency, descriptions of germane programs, elder demographic data, agency contacts, recent news releases and links to related sites.

The Official Website of the Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) – MassachusettsNational Institute on Aging

Search Nursing Home Performance Survey – Massachusetts

Administration on Aging
Information about the Administration on Aging and its programs for the elderly. It also includes a link to
AOA’s National Aging Information Center and extensive links to other aging related web resources.
800ageinfo.com – For Massachusetts Elders & Their Families

Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled (CORD)

NIH – leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.

Government resources for seniors on money, housing, health, consumer protection, and more.

The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
Web site will help you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer’s disease (AD) information and resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

Meals on Wheels
The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest organization in the U.S. representing
those who provide meal services to people in need.

Veterans Administration – National
The official website for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Social Security Administration – National
The official web site of the Social Security Administration with information on retirement, disability, survivors and supplemental security income benefits.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Medicare, Medicaid, CMMS, SCHIP, State Children’s Health Insurance Program, HIPAA, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and the Health Care Financing Administration.

Award-winning research site for professionals and family members looking for information on aging, eldercare, and long term care, including information on legal, financial, medical, and housing issues, policy, research, and statistics.

Ratings of elder care nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home health agencies, plus advice on coping with alzheimer’s disease, long-term care insurance, medicare and medicaid.

Alliance for Retired Americans
The Alliance for Retired Americans is the voice for seniors.

Department of Veterans’ Services – Massachusetts


enrich the lives of mature adults by engaging them in lifelong learning and service programs so they can learn, lead and contribute in their communities.

Life Care Advocates
Founded in 1993 by Emily B. Saltz, LICSW, Elder Resources is one of the longest running private geriatric care management practices in Massachusetts.

Senior Care Options

Assisted Living Information




get help


You are not alone!!!

There are people who care and can help.
These resources can really help find knowledge and guidance.

Alzheimer’s Association
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
American Foundation for Urologic Disease (AFUD)

Center for Disease Control
Harvard Medical School
Kaiser Family Foundation(KFF)
Mayo Clinic
National Institute on Aging
National Kidney Foundation 
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
National Osteoporosis Foundation
National Spinal Cord Injury Association
Oncolink – Univ. of Pennsylvania Cancer Center

Reuters Health
Spina Bifida Association of America
United Ostomy Association

American Medical Association
Office on Women’s Health

National Council on Aging, Inc.
Founded in 1950, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit organization with a national network of more than 14,000 organizations and leaders.

Areas of Interest

Better Ending
Caring and Connecting
Families and Work Institute
Nursing Home Comparison
Work and Family Connection

Benefits Check Up (NCOA)
Elder Abuse Center
ElderCare Locator


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