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Franklin Library Franklin Sign
The nation’s first public library and a the sites on and around the Town Common highlight Franklin’s place in history/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

Tri-Valley, Inc.

10 Mill St.
Dudley, MA 01571

800-286-6640; 508-949-6640

www.trivalleyinc.org

Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging

360 West Boylston Street
West Boylston, MA 01583

508-852-5539;
800-244-3032 (V/TDD)

www.seniorconnection.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.

While most ASAPs also serve as federal Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs), which receive and disburse federal funding under the Older Americans Act, the communities in the coverage area of Tri-Valley, Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc. and Montachusett Home Care Corporation are served by the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging.

Senior Center/Council on Aging

Franklin Council on Aging

Director: Karen Alves
10 Daniel McCahill Street
Franklin ,MA 02038

508-520-4945

http://www.franklinma.gov/
franklin-senior-center

Councils on Aging (COAs) are local municipal 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 health and wellness services, nutritional programs, social service benefit coordination, social and recreational opportunities 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

Agent: Bob Fahey

80 West Central St.
Franklin, MA 02038

508-520-4973

Franklin Disability Commission

Chairman: Mary O’Neil

355 East Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038

508-520-3050



Community Groups

Neighbor Brigade – Franklin chapter

www.neighborbrigade.org
/chapters/FranklinMA/

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.

Civil War Memorial
Memorial on the Town Common
honoring the soldiers who served in
the Civil War/Photo by Douglas Flynn

Friends of Franklin

508-528-5658

Contact: Sheila Hooper

Financial assistance, volunteer support.

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, St. Mary’s Church

1 Church Square
Franklin, MA 02038

508-528-0020

Financial help, fuel assistance, housing, food assistance, transportation, medicine, clothing, free used durable medical equipment

 



Home Delivered Meals

Elder Nutrition Program, Tri-Valley, Inc.

Meals on Wheels are provided short-term or long-term to homebound elders age 60 and older who are unable to prepare a nutritionally balanced meal for themselves.

800-286-6640; 508-949-6640


Food Pantries

Franklin Food Pantry

43 West Central Street
Franklin, MA

Franklin residents only; must bring proof of residency.

508-966-1274

Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


Grocers that deliver to Franklin

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

Town Common Bandstand
The bandstand on the Town Common
is a popular meeting place in Franklin
/Photo by Douglas Flynn

Pharmacies that deliver to Franklin

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.  





Laundries that pick up and deliver to Franklin

Country Fresh Laundry & Linens

10 Central Street
Framingham, MA

508-788-8001

Pickup and delivery, wash, dry, fold laundry


Transportation

Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA)

Contact: Chuck Curran, Kiessling Transit

800-698-7676

Curb-to-curb transportation for passengers who meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and/or are age 60 and above.

Rides will go up to a 15-mile radius. Service is offered Monday through Friday from 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Reservations are taken Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Franklin Area Fixed Bus Route

www.gatra.org/
index.php/routes/bellingham
-franklin/franklin-area-bus/

Miles for Health

GATRA’s Miles for Health program is shared long distance medical transportation serving seniors and people with disabilities in the towns of Franklin, Foxboro, Norfolk and Wrentham.

www.gatra.org
/index.php/special-services
/miles-for-health/

Reservations are taken Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 48 hours advanced notice is required. Boston Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Appointments must be made between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. All Other Trips: All other long distance medical trips, such as Burlington, Framingham, Newton-Wellesley and Worcester, will be scheduled for Wednesdays. Appointments must be made between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

FISH

508-528-2121

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Franklin residents only. Reservations needed 3-5 days in advance. Donations accepted, however rider pays gas.

Blackstone Valley Limo

877-278-4464; 508-278-4464

King Courier

508-943-9353

JYL Transportation

774-745-7752

MART (Medicaid Transportation)

800-854-9928

 

Home Health Care, Homemaking and Personal Care Agencies in Franklin

Centrus Premier Home Care, Inc. – Franklin

31 Hayward Street, Suite 2F
Franklin, MA 02038

508-528-3090; 800-698-8200

www.centrushomecare.com

Medicare certified


Dean College’s campus in downtown
Franklin/Photo by Douglas Flynn

Support Groups in Franklin

Franklin Senior Center Caregiver Support Group

10 Daniel McCahill Street
Franklin, MA 02038

For more information, call the Senior Center at 508-520-4945

Caregiver Support Group meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 4 p.m.

Respite care for a loved one during the meeting is available. Please call ahead to make arrangements for respite.

Franklin Senior Center Memory Cafe

10 Daniel McCahill Street
Franklin, MA 02038

Call Elaine Owens, Respite Supervisor at 508-520-4945

Meets the third Thursday of the month, 3-5 p.m.

A Memory Cafe is a place where people with Alzheimer’s, or related dementia, and their care partners can socialize and have fun. Please call to sign up.

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


Respite Care Services in Franklin

The Sunshine Club Franklin Senior Center Supportive Day Program

10 Daniel McCahill Street
Franklin, MA 02038

508-520-4945

Program schedule: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $35 for six-hour day (9 a.m.-3 p.m.); $18 for half day (3 hours); fees include a freshly prepared luncheon and two snacks

www.franklinma.gov/franklin-senior-center/
pages/supportive-day-program

Companion Caregivers Franklin and Bellingham Senior Centers In-Home Respite Program

10 Daniel McCahill Street
Franklin, MA 02038

508-520-4945

www.franklinma.gov/franklin-senior-center/
pages/respite-companion-caregivers

Eligibility: Care recipient must be age 60 or older with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, a related dementia or a significant chronic medical condition and must be Franklin or Bellingham residents; means test required for discounted rate
Cost: Private pay households at $12 per hour; discounted rate households at $8 per hour; two-hour minimum and six-hour maximum of weekly service
Schedule: Services offered Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8p.m. and weekends on a limited basis
Services: Trained and screened companion employed by Franklin Senior Center can provide meal or snack preparation; conversation, reading, writing, playing games or cards; contact emergency services if necessary, with family permission; no homemaking service, personal care or lifting is permitted


Subsidized Housing in Franklin

Franklin Housing Authority

Director: Lisa Audette

508-528-2220

Locations: Central Park Terrace, Theron Metcalf Congregate Housing, Winter Street Apartments

Eaton Place

Contact: Sandra Doane

508-528-0554



Assisted Living Facilities in Franklin

The Estate at Franklin

656 King Street
Franklin, MA 02038

508-520-1150

Traditional Units: 61
Alzheimer/Dementia Special Care Units: 20

Forge Hill Senior Living Community

4 Forge Hill Road
Franklin, MA 02038

508-528-9200

Traditional Units: 85
Alzheimer/Dementia Special Care Units: 12


Franklin Public Library
Franklin is home to the first public library
in America/Photo by Douglas Flynn

 


Nursing Homes in Franklin

Franklin Health and Rehabilitation Center

130 Chestnut Street
Franklin, MA 02038

508-528-4600

Number of beds: 82
Medicare certified, Medicaid certified


Clinics in Franklin

CVS Minute Clinic

272 E. Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038

866-389-2727

www.minuteclinic.com
/MA/clinics.aspx

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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