TITLE III COMMUNITY GRANTS FOR FY 2016
The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) under the auspices of Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands, Inc. promotes and sponsors many services which reach out to all people in the community aged sixty and older. Particular attention is given to rural elderly, elderly with the greatest economic and social need, low-income minority individuals, the severely disabled, limited English speaking elderly, LGBT elders, and Alzheimer’s victims and their caregivers. In addition to the Elder Services’ in-house programs that serve this population, the AAA distributes Older America Act funds to other community agencies/organizations to provide needed care and assistance.
Melanie Braverman (508) 896-5170
Provides funding for free supportive counseling services to caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related illnesses. This counseling intervention program is an evidence based program developed by New York University.
Judy Redd (508) 862-4750
Provides funding for a coordinator who will oversee the Council’s transportation program for the town of Barnstable. Transportation services focus on providing rides to medical appointments and to the Council’s supportive day program.
Lauren Zeller (508) 896-2737
Provides funding for a volunteer based transportation program. Pays mileage for volunteers who are transporting seniors to medical appointments on and off Cape.
4. Falmouth Council on Aging
Kathy Barrett (508) 540-0196
Provides funding for a coordinator who will oversee the Council’s program for seniors needing rides to medical appointments, shopping, and social activities.
5. Healthy Aging Task Force/Dukes County
Patricia Moore (508) 696-3840
Provides funding for the training of lay leaders for the “Powerful Tools for
Caregivers” program. Program will be offered on Martha’s Vineyard four times
6. Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living
Leslie Clapp (508) 939-9440
Provides transportation services to medical appointments in Falmouth, Sandwich, and Mashpee for Martha’s Vineyard elders.
7. Martha’s Vineyard Community Services
Joyce Ganapol (508) 693-7900
Provides bi-monthly support group for caregivers of elders and follow-up case management services. Will also provide funding for respite needs while caregiver is attending the support group.
8. Nantucket Center for Integrative Psychotherapy
David Chew (508) 221-0351
Provides behavioral health assessments and/or short term counseling to priority elders on an outreach basis.
9. Orleans Council on Aging
Judi Wilson (508) 255-6333
Provides funding for a transportation coordinator for the town of Orleans.
Transportation will be door-to-door rides to medical appointments.
10. Orleans Council on Aging
Maryanne Ryan (508) 255-6333
Grant supports the development and expansion of the Lower Cape LGBT
11. Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation
Charlene Thurston (508) 825-8325
Provides individualized assessment, education, counseling, and referral
for Nantucket caregivers in the home or an office setting.
12. Provincetown Council on Aging
Chris Hottle (508) 487-7080
Provides transportation/escort services to medical appointments for Provincetown seniors.
13. South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.
Intake (508) 775-7020
The “Elder Law Project” provides free civil legal services to seniors on Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard through direct services and community outreach and legal education.
14. Truro Council on Aging
Marjorie Childs (508) 487-2462
Provides transportation to medical appointments for Truro residents. Also, provides transportation services for non-medical purposes in order to help elder sustain a level of independence, mobility, and stimulation through recreational and social services.