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Last updated: 1/23/19

Information and referrals for older people

Our advocates at the Age Strong Commission have the experience and connections to set you on the right path.

We want to help older Bostonians access the information, programs, and services they need. Our goal is to ensure that you live healthy and dignified lives in the City of Boston.

Anthony Bolotte

"I am thankful for being born and living in Boston all my life. It’s the greatest city in the world." — Anthony Bolotte, 75

Still have questions? Contact:
Age Strong Commission
1 City Hall Square
Room 271
Boston, MA 02201
United States

Where we can help

  • Health insurance counseling. The SHINE Program (Serving the Health Information Needs of Everyone) provides free health insurance information, counseling and assistance to all Massachusetts residents with Medicare.  (Our advocates are SHINE certified)
  • Filling out application for benefits like SNAP (food), LIHEAP (fuel), and more
  • In-person assessments and home visits
  • Connecting you to you to aging information, programs and services, including Home Care service providers
  • Connecting you to City programs and services
  • Referrals to legal service providers
  • Referrals to protective services in cases of elder abuse, self-neglect, or financial exploitation

Information and referrals for older people

Know your advocate

Our advocates hold office hours in each neighborhood. Contact us at 617-635-4366 if you’d like to meet them in your community.

Advocate Neighborhood
Deolinda DaVeiga Mattapan, North Dorchester, Roxbury, Cape Verdean Community (citywide)
Lorna Heron Fenway/Kenmore, Hyde Park, South Boston
Connie Mohammed Bay Village, Downtown, North End/Waterfront, West End
Meaghan Murray Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, South End
Nhung (Ivy) Pham Chinatown, Roslindale, South Dorchester, Vietnamese Community (citywide)
Marissa Resnick Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury
Tammy Sutton Citywide (in-house)
Vilma Valentin East Boston, Mission Hill, Latino Community (citywide)