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Alzheimer’s Association, 800-272-3900, www.alz.org Free services include 24-hour helpline, safe return program, individual care consultation to develop care plans, professional and community educational programs.

National Institute on Health www.nih.gov , information on Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs www.mass.gov/elders, listing or resources across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Your Local City or Town Council on Aging!  Most provide social services, meals, transportation, and wellness programs.

Area Agencies on Aging:

  Greater Springfield Senior Services: 413-781-8800, www.gsssi.org

  Highland Valley Elder Services: 413-586-2000, hwww.highlandvalley.org

  WestMass ElderCare: 413-538-9020, www.wmeldercare.org

Mercy Medical Center Driver Advisement Program: Occupational Therapist provides an objective assessment of driving ability, 413-748-6880, www.mercycares.com/driver-advisement

 

Sponsoring Organizations

O’Connell Care at Home, 413-533-1030, www.opns.com. O’Connell Care at Home considers the physical, social and emotional needs of every individual and family they work with and delivers the most complete home health care and staffing services in the Pioneer Valley. Services range from personal care and homemaking, to transportation, geriatric healthcare management, and advocacy for the elderly performed by some of the most highly trained and fully accredited personnel in the state.

PeoplesBank, 413-538-9500, www.bankatpeoples.com. PeoplesBank is deeply rooted in the community and has been since 1885. Our commitment has been and will continue to be one centered on serving the financial needs of our customers, operating responsibly as a good corporate citizen, creating a great place to work for our people and working hard to improve our environment. At PeoplesBank, we have a passion for what is possible.

The Loomis Communities, 413-538-7551, www.loomiscommunities.org. With a mission of enriching the lives of older adults, The Loomis Communities offers independent living apartments and cottages, assisted living, skilled nursing care on four campuses in the Pioneer Valley: Applewood in Amherst, Loomis House in Holyoke, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing in Springfield, and Loomis Village in South Hadley. The Loomis House Nursing Center provides residential dementia special care and a monthly care givers support group.