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Framingham Resources

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A giant tree for the holidays obscures part of the Town Hall, but the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest knows that like this resource list, you can “Find It in Framingham”/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

508-573-7200

www.baypath.org

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

Framingham Council on Aging

Director: Grace O’Donnell
Callahan Center
535 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702

508-532-5980

www.framinghamma.gov
/index.aspx?nid=360

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: Peter Harvell
150 Concord Street, Room B-7
Framingham, MA 01702

508-532-5515

Framingham Disability Commission

Contact: Karen Foran Dempsey
10 Bellefontaine Avenue
Framingham, MA 01701

508-532-5540

 

Home Delivered Meals

Elder Nutrition Program, BayPath Elder Services, Inc.

508-532-5515

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.


Community Dining Sites

BayPath Congregate Meals Program

BayPath provides lunch programs for seniors at six locations in our service area. These programs provide opportunities for socialization and companionship, while enjoying a well-balanced “home cooked” meal. BayPath requests a voluntary contribution of $3.00 per meal. No one will be refused a meal due to the inability to contribute. Please call the location and let them know at least 24 hours in advance.

Meals available at:

Pearl Street Cupboard & Cafe

10 Pearl Street
Framingham, MA 01702

888-811-3291x4922

Meal times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 12 p.m.

 

Rose Kennedy Community Room

1 Rose Kennedy Lane
Framingham, MA 01702

Meal times: Tuesday, Thursday at 12 p.m.

 
 

 


Food Pantries

Hope Worldwide New England

214 Concord Street
Framingham, MA

508-848-2401

Distribution: Wed, Sat 9-12:00

Lucy and Joe Press Food Pantry
JFS of MetroWest

475 Franklin Street, Suite 101
Framingham, MA 01702

508-875-3100

Distribution coordinated through area social service agencies

Metro West Harvest

300 Howard Street
Framingham, MA 01702

508-788-3663

Pearl Street Cupboard & Café

10 Pearl Street
Framingham, MA

888-811-3291x4922

St. Bridget’s Food Pantry

15 Wheeler Ave
Framingham, MA 01702

508-875-5959

Salvation Army Food Pantry

35 Concord Street
Framingham, MA

508-875-3341


Grocers that deliver to Framingham

Peapod, a Stop & Shop delivery service

800-573-2763

www.peapod.com

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

Roche Bros.

781-694-5442

www.rochebros.com

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


Pharmacies that deliver to Framingham

V-Care Pharmacy and Surgical Supplies

151 Cochituate Road
Framingham, MA 01701

508-202-9993

www.myvcarepharmacy.com

Free blister packaging and delivery

 

Milford Family Pharmacy

105 East Main Street

 

Milford, MA 01757

774-233-0483

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

Eaton Apothecary

23 Maple Street
Milford, MA

774-462-3200

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


The Framingham Historical Society’s “Old Academy” building
The stone columns of the Framingham Historical Society’s “Old Academy”  building make it one of the most unique architectural landmarks in the region/Photo by Stephen Corso

Laundries that pick up and deliver to Framingham

Spin Cycle Laundry Services

860-224-7746

Pickup and delivery, wash, dry, fold laundry

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


FSU scenic campus
Framingham State University’s
scenic campus/Photo by Stephen Corso


Medical Escorts

JFS of MetroWest Patient Navigator Program

475 Franklin Street, Suite 101
Framingham, MA 01702

508-875-3100x110

www.jfsmweldercare.org/node/50

Trained volunteers accompany older adults to medical appointments, providing support and guidance to help older adults get the information and care they need; program is available free of charge for older adults living in Framingham and the surrounding area




Transportation

Callahan Center

508-532-5980

Volunteers for medical, social, food shopping; call social services department at least one week before trip

Busy Bee

508-881-2120

Framingham - local trips only


MART (Medicaid Transportation)

800-854-9928


MetroWest Regional Transit Authority

888-996-9782

Fixed route bus service


MW RIDE

508-820-4650

Disability based, no trip purpose required; application process through MW Call Center


Dial-a-Ride

508-820-4650

Framingham to Boston area - medical trips only; application process through MW Call Center; 65 and over and under 65 with qualifying disability


Tommy’s Taxi

508-872-3500

Blackstone Valley Limo

877-278-4464



Home Health Care, Homemaking and Personal Care Agencies in Framingham

Advanced Home Care Services

600 Worcester Road, Suite 301
Framingham, MA 01702

508-872-0038

advancedcarellc.com/

Anodyne Homemaker Services

188 Concord Street
Third Floor, Suite 330
Framingham, MA 01701

800-442-5581

www.anodyne-
services.com
/homemakerhome
careservices/

Comfort Zone Home Care

74 Main Street, Suite 201
Framingham, Massachusetts 01702

508-433-1300

www.comfortzonecare.com

Ensure Healthcare Services

59 Howard Street, Second Floor
Framingham, Massachusetts 01702

508-318-2874

www.ensurehealth
services.com/


JFS of MetroWest

475 Franklin Street, Suite 101
Framingham, MA 01702

508-875-3100

www.jfsmweldercare.org
/our-services/home-care


Medical Resources Home Health Corp. – Framingham

24 Union Avenue, Suite 24
Framingham, MA 01702

508-879-3450

www.mrhhc.com


Partners Healthcare at Home

1101 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01701

508-879-7070

www.partnersathome.org




Support Groups in Framingham

Callahan Center Support Groups

535 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA

Call social services at 508-532-5980

Caregiver Support Group

 Fourth Wednesday of the month, 1 p.m.

Bereavement Support Group

 Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren  Support Group

Second Wednesday of the month, 7-9 p.m.

Better Breathers Support Group

Second Wednesday of the month, 12-1 p.m.

Diabetes Support Group

Last Tuesday of the month, 10-11:30 a.m.

Low Vision Support Group

Third Friday of the month, 1-2 p.m.

Parkinson's Support Group

Third Tuesday of the month, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

Heritage Assisted Living
747 Water Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Contact: Judy Sabol

First Thursday of the month, 1-2 p.m.

508-788-6050 x120


Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

St. Patrick's Manor
863 Central Street
Framingham, MA

Contact: Joan Murphy

Second Tuesday of the month, 6 p.m.

508-879-8000


Mild Brain Injury Support Group

Saint Andrew's Church
Medical Arts Building 85 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA
Contact: Barbara Webster

Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

508-478-7539

Grandparent Caregiver Support Group

Framingham Family Resource Center
88 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA
Contact: Robin Joyce

First and third Tuesdays of the month, 10-11:30 p.m.

508-469-3273


 

Note: Scheduling of support groups is subject to change. Please call to confirm time, location and space availability before attending.


Adult Day Care Facilities in Framingham

Toy Soldier outside of Town Hall
One of the familiar toy soldiers stands guard
outside the Town Hall during the holiday season
/Photo by Douglas Flynn

New Communities/Windsor House Adult Day Center

89 Bethany Road
Framingham, MA 01702

Phone: 508-879-1771
Fax: 508-879-1780

www.windsorhouse.org
/Framingham.cfm

 

 


Subsidized Housing in Framingham

Framingham Housing Authority

1 John J Brady Drive
Framingham, MA 01702

508-879-7562

John J. Brady Drive, Arsenal Road, Everit Avenue, John J. Gallagher Drive, Grant Street, Guadalcanal Road, 115 Cochituate Road, Normandy Road, Rose Kennedy Lane, 317 Hollis Street (Memorial House)

www.framha.org/

Shillman House

49 Edmands Road
Framingham, MA 01702

508-405-8602

www.jche.org/shillman.shtml

Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, available for individuals of all backgrounds with one member 62 or older. Shillman House is a 150-unit independent living facility located in the Nobscot area of Framingham. A mixed-income property, Shillman House has both subsidized and market rent apartments. Market rent apartments include continental breakfast and a served, seated dinner Monday through Saturday and Sunday brunch, as well as light housekeeping every other week. These services can be purchased by those in subsidized units.

Edmands House

15 Edmonds Road
Framingham, MA 01702

508-283-7475



Section 8 (Federal Housing Program funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development)

Claflin House

40 Taylor Street

508-872-5974

Irving Square Apartments

75 Irving Street

508-875-4400

Saxonville Village

1595 Concord Street

508-788-0802

Pelham Apartments

75 Second Street

508-872-6393

Framingham Green

136 Maynard Road

508-872-0500

Cochituate Homes

Interfaith Terrace

508-879-2956


Assisted Living Facilities in Framingham

Carmel Terrace

933 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

508-788-8000

Traditional Units: 69
Alzheimer/Dementia Special Care Units:
0

Brookdale Cushing Park

300 West Farm Pond Road
Framingham, MA 01702

508-628-7700

Traditional Units: 78
Alzheimer/Dementia Special Care Units: 22

Heritage at Framingham

747 Water Street
Framingham, MA 01701

508-665-5317

Traditional Units: 58
Alzheimer/Dementia Special Care Units: 40


Nursing Homes in Framingham

Bethany Health Care Center

97 Bethany Road
Framingham, MA 01701

508-872-6750

Number of beds: 101
Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, Respite services, Alzheimer’s designated unit, secured unit

Carlyle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

3342 Winter Street
Framingham, MA 01701

508-879-6100

Number of beds: 55
Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, Respite services, Hospice, Wander Guard system

Countryside Nursing Home

153 Winter Street
Framingham, MA 01701

508-872-5250

Number of beds: 30
Females only, Medicaid certified, Respite services, Hospice, Wander Guard system

Kathleen Daniel Healthcare LLC

485 Franklin Street
Framingham, MA 01701

508-872-8801

Number of beds: 124
Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, Respite services, Hospice, Wander Guard system, secured unit

Oak Knoll Health Care Center

9 Arbetter Drive
Framingham, MA 01702

508-877-3300

Number of beds: 123
Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, Respite services, Hospice, Wander Guard system

Resident Care Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

220 Concord Street
Framingham, MA 01702

508-879-6420

Number of beds: 91
Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, Respite services, Hospice, secured unit

St. Patrick’s Manor

863 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

508-879-8000

Number of beds: 333
Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, Respite services, Hospice, Wander Guard system, Alzheimer’s designated unit, secured unit

   

In-Home Hospice Agencies in Framingham

MetroWest Home Care & Hospice

85 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA 01702

508-383-7000


Hospitals in Framingham

MetroWest Medical Center – Framingham Union Hospital

115 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA 01702

508-383-1000

www.mwmc.com/home


Clinics in Framingham

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

354 Waverly Street
Framingham MA 01702

508-270-5700

Accepts: Uninsured, Underinsured, Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid
Income: All income levels accepted
Fees: Sliding scale available
Languages
Spoken: English
Services: Primary Care, Counseling/Mental Health Services, Medical Services

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

32 Concord Street
Framingham MA 01702

508-370-0113

Accepts: Uninsured, Underinsured, Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid
Income: All income levels accepted
Fees: Sliding scale of fees based on income
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Services: Medical Services, Dental Services

MetroWest Free Medical Program – Framingham

110 Edgell Road
Framingham MA 01701

508-656-0885

www.metrowestfree
medicalprogram.org
/index.php/patient-services

Accepts: Uninsured Only
Income: Low Income
Fees: Free/No fee
Languages Spoken: English
Services: Women's Health Services, Vision Services, Social Services, Pharmacy Services, Counseling/Mental Health Services, Application Assistance.
By appointment only

 

Advocates Community Counseling

354 Waverly Street
Framingham, MA 01702

508-661-2020

www.advocates.org

   

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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