Direct Services

In addition to providing contracted services, the Elderly Commission also offers several direct services to seniors.

Eligibility for the following services (unless stated otherwise) is age 60 and older

Community Service Advocates

The Elderly Commission’s Direct Services Unit consists of advocates assigned to specific neighborhoods to handle residents’ needs, as well as health and housing advocates. Advocates provide one-on-one assistance with government benefits, tenant and homeowner issues, and various city services.  They make referrals to social service agency’s according to need and also provide services to homebound seniors.

Some of the programs and services available to seniors include:

  • S.S.I.

  • Medicare

  • Medicaid

  • Medicare Supplemental Insurance

  • Fuel Assistance

  • Food Stamps

  • Veterans’ Benefits

To contact a Community Service Advocate call (617) 635-4366

Oral/Dental Screening

In conjunction with Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, free screenings for seniors and the disabled are available at convenient neighborhood locations. Referrals for future evaluations are provided. For more information call Connie Mohammed at 617-635-4232.

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