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Ashland Waterfall Ashland Sign
A small waterfall adds a scenic touch to Mill Pond Park in Ashland/Photos by Douglas Flynn

Not sure where to start?
An excellent starting point for any caregiver is a call to your local ASAP's information and referral department to learn about all the services and resources available in your area. The ASAP information and referral department can provide valuable guidance and assistance throughout your caregiving journey. Your town's Council on Aging is another essential tool to help you understand and access available resources for your loved one.

Aging Services Access Point/AAA

BayPath Elder Services, Inc.

33 Boston Post Road West
Marlborough, MA 01752



Aging Services Access Points, commonly referred to as ASAPs, are one-stop entry points for all of the services and benefits available to seniors in Massachusetts. ASAPs manage the Massachusetts Home Care Program, Meals on Wheels, Money Management Program and Caregiver Support Program, as well as provide information and referrals for senior services such as home care, housing options, public benefits, legal assistance, hospice care, the ombudsman program, health insurance, senior companions and adult day care. BayPath also serves as a federal Area Agency on Aging (AAA), receiving and disbursing federal funding under the Older Americans Act.

Senior Center/Council on Aging

Ashland Council on Aging

Director: Joanne Duffy
162 West Union Street
Ashland, MA 01721



Councils on Aging (COAs) are local volunteer organizations that offer information and direct services to seniors, their caregivers and other people with aging issues. COAs are part of the local government, and work with other senior agencies and city/town departments to provide social, recreational, health, safety and educational programs for seniors in their communities. Most COAs operate Senior Centers for area residents age 60 or older. COAs are also home to each town’s SHINE Program representatives, who provide free, confidential and unbiased health insurance information, assistance and counseling.

Town Departments

Veterans Benefits

Contact: John Givner
Town Hall
101 Main Street
Ashland, MA 01721

508-881-0100 x673

Ashland Library
A view of the library in downtown Ashland
/Photo by Douglas Flynn

Community Groups

Neighbor Brigade – Ashland chapter

Neighbor Brigade is a non-profit organization that establishes and mobilizes community-based networks of volunteers to provide immediate and free assistance to neighbors experiencing sudden crises such as cancer treatment, illness, accident or other tragedy. Neighbor Brigade volunteers provide critical support services such as home-delivered meals, transportation to and from medical appointments and home maintenance help.



Home Delivered Meals

Elder Nutrition Program, BayPath Elder Services, Inc.

The Elder Nutrition Program at BayPath delivers nutritious meals to seniors who are unable to leave their homes due to illness, disability or frailty. The purpose of the program is to encourage better health, reduce isolation and promote independence.


Food Pantries

Ashland Food Pantry

Ashland Community Center
162 West Union Street
Ashland, MA

508-881-3404 x18

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Boston Marathon Starting Point
Ashland proudly marks the spot of the
original starting point of the Boston
Marathon/Photo by Douglas Flynn

Grocers that Deliver to Ashland

Peapod, a Stop & Shop delivery service



Internet orders
$60 minimum order, fee $9.95, $100 or more, fee $6.95

Roche Bros.



No minimum order, fee $9.95 for internet orders, $14.95 for call-in order

Pharmacies that deliver to Ashland

Eaton Apothecary

23 Maple Street
Milford, MA


Expanded delivery area for "Medicine-On-Time" bubble packs


Milford Family Pharmacy

105 East Main Street

Milford, MA 01757


Free delivery Monday through Friday. Allow 24 hours for delivery. Blister packs and flow packs available.  

V-Care Pharmacy and Surgical Supplies

151 Cochituate Road
Framingham, MA 01701



Free blister packaging and delivery


Hopkinton Drug

42 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748



Delivery available in Ashland. Compounding lab for customized medication. Also offers veterinary compounding for pets.


Ashland Clock
An ornate clock in downtown Ashland
marks the home of the Clockers
/Photo by Douglas Flynn

Laundries that pick up and deliver to Ashland

Spin Cycle Laundry Services


Pickup and delivery, wash, dry, fold laundry

$25.00 per 20-pound bag; $1.23 per pound over 20


Ashland Council on Aging


Local van service: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Note: Reserve at least 48 hours in advance; for Ashland residents only

MetroWest Regional Transit Authority


Fixed route bus service



Trips within RTA service area; also from Ashland to Boston area and Worcester area for medical trips only; application process through Ashland Council on Aging; 65 and over and under 65 with qualifying disability

MART (Medicaid Transportation)


Blackstone Valley Limo


Ashland Taxi


Tommy’s Taxi


Support Groups in Ashland

New Caregiver Support Group

Ashland Senior Center

Contact: Susan Wells
162 West Union Street
Ashland, MA 01721


Second and fourth Thursdays of the month, 1 p.m.

Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiving Support Group

The Residence at Valley Farm
Contact: Michelle Smith, Certified Dementia Practitioner
369 Pond Street

Ashland, MA 01721


Fourth Thursday of the month, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Subsidized Housing in Ashland

Ashland Housing Authority

Director: Doris McNamara
59 Park Road
Ashland, MA 01721


Ashland Commons (Sect. 8)

101 Presidents Row
Ashland, MA 01721


Ashland House (Sect. 8)

119 Main Street
Ashland, MA 01721

603-262-3601 (East Point Properties management company)

Assisted Living Facilities in Ashland

The Residence at Valley Farm

369 Pond Street
Ashland, MA 01721



Traditional Units: 60
Alzheimer/Dementia Special Care Units: 20

Rest Homes in Ashland

Mill Pond Rest Home

84 Myrtle Street
Ashland, MA 01721


Clinics in Ashland

CVS Minute Clinic



414 Union Street
Ashland, MA 01721

This is a partial listing courtesy of CaregivingMetroWest.org. CaregivingMetroWest.org does not license, endorse or recommend any providers. For more information call BayPath Elder Services, Inc. at 508-573-7200.

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