Commission on Affairs of the Elderly

The mission of the Commission on Affairs of the Elderly is to enhance the quality of life for Boston's senior citizens through planning, coordinating, and monitoring the delivery of services to the elderly in an efficient and effective manner

The Elderly Commission, as Boston's Area Agency on Aging and Council on Aging, promotes the active involvement of seniors in the life and health of their neighborhoods. The Elderly Commission is also a partner agency in the Suffolk County Aging and Disability Resource Consortium (ADRC). The goal of the ADRC is to enhance collaborations between elder and disability service organizations, ensuring there is no wrong door when an elder or person with a disability is looking for assistance and services.

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    Learn More about the Mayor's Alzheimer's Initiative

    Check out the city's plan to support people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers, to connect people with information and resources, and the plan to support and improve current infrastructure.  

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    Aging in Boston

    A comprehensive report produced by the Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly in collaboration with the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging at the Gerontology Institute of the University of Massachusetts Boston examining the demographic profile of the over 60 population in Boston. The report includes information related to the welfare of older adults in Boston: age, gender, race, education, and income; housing situation; mobility; and health and disabilities.

    Aging in Boston Report »

    Aging in Boston Report Appendix »

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    Get Started Now!

    There are benefits you may be missing! BenefitsCheckUp helps you find and enroll in public and private benefits programs. You can also find an online application for Medicare's Extra Help. It's simple and free and always includes the most up-to-date information.

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Reports and Publications

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  • See a listing of upcoming Elderly events.

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