Community Grants and Senior Solutions MA Opportunities

Community Grants

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.

Community Grants and Senior Solutions

Title III Community Grants for FFY 2022

Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands’ Title III Grant Program sponsors many services which reach out to all people in the community aged sixty and older.

As the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for our region, Elder Services receives Title III B and D Community Federal Grants. This money is awarded to other community and municipal organizations working in partnership with us to address particular challenges facing us as we age. These partners provide needed care and assistance to low-income, socially isolated, severely disabled, minority, limited English speaking, LGBT and rural elders in Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Counties as well as those with Alzheimer’s or other dementias and their caregivers.

The Title III Grant Program is overseen by an advisory board and funding decisions are made in alignment with a community needs assessment. The funding cycle is annual with a Request for Proposals issued in late spring.

Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Center (Title IIID)

Provides free supportive counseling services to caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia related illnesses, utilizing state of the art teleconferencing technology to connect on–Cape caregivers, counselors, and long-distance family members. This New York University Caregiver Program is an evidence based program.

Brewster Council on Aging

Provides funding for a transportation program. Pays mileage for volunteers who drive seniors to medical appointments.

Deaf, Inc

Provides in-home outreach and support services to deaf, deaf/blind and hard of hearing on Cape and the Islands.

HOW (Helping Our Women)

Transportation to medical appointments for clients and caregivers (Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, Provincetown).

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services

Provides bi-monthly support groups for caregivers of elders. Also, provides some funding for respite needs while caregiver attends the support group.

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services

Provides in-home/community short-term assessment, intervention, and referral for mental health and substance abuse issues for elders 60 and over.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

(508) 477-0208 Ext. 117

Provides caregiver homemaking services to Wampanoag Tribal Elders within Barnstable County.

Nantucket COA/Saltmarsh Center

Home modification for lower income older adults in Nantucket County.

Orleans COA

Provides technology classes to older adults: smartphones, tablets, computers.

Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation

Provides individualized assessment, education, counseling, and referral services for Nantucket caregivers. Can be provided in home or other setting. Also offering caregiver support groups and De-Stressing to Cope Program.

South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.

Funds the “Elder Law Project” which provides free civil legal services to seniors on the Cape and Islands through direct services, referral, and community outreach and education.

Healthy Living Cape Cod (Partnership with CCHC VNA and ESCCI) (Title III D)

Provides free evidence based programs throughout our community. For example: Matter of Balance, Chronic Disease Self-Management, Fit n Strong and more.

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