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Individual Services for Elders and Caregivers
If you or a loved needs services to remain safely and independently at home, call the COA. Pamela Mizrahi and Susan Isbell, our Co-Assistant Directors, are social workers who 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. The COA also provides some services directly.


Social ServicesMany elder services are available from local agencies to help you stay in your home. Make an appointment with Pam Mizrahi or Susan Isbell 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.

HOME SAFETY EVALUATIONS Would you like a free visit from a physical therapist to give suggestions on making your home safer? Call the COA. The Home Safe Project is funded by the Ogden Codman Trust.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT LOAN The COA has a supply of used medical equipment. Walkers, canes, wheel chairs, tub benches, shower chairs, and commodes are available for loan.

TRANSPORTATION 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 call Lincoln Concord Coach at (781) 259-8722 at least three business days but not more than a month ahead to book a ride. There is no charge for either volunteer or taxi rides. 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. Call Pam for help applying for The Ride. The COA’s taxi rides are supported entirely by the Friends of the Lincoln COA. Donations are gratefully accepted.