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Clock Tower Clock
The Isaac Sprague Clock Tower at Elm Park is an enduring landmark in historic Wellesley/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

Springwell

307 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 205
Waltham, MA 02452

617-926-4100

www.springwell.com

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

Wellesley Council on Aging

Director: Gayle Thieme
219 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

781-235-3961

www.wellesleyma.gov
/pages/WellesleyMA
_COA/index

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 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: Sarada Kalpee
525 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02181

781-431-1019


Community Groups

Babson College globe
The famous globe at Babson College in
Wellesley/Photo by Douglas Flynn

Neighbor Brigade – Wellesley 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.

www.neighborbrigade.org
/chapters/WellesleyMA/


Home Delivered Meals

Elder Nutrition Program, Springwell

Springwell's Meals-on-Wheels program plays a key role in helping seniors live longer lives by providing regular nutrition and daily contact with a friendly driver. To be eligible for federally subsidized meals, people must be age 60 or older, be unable to prepare a nutritionally balanced meal and be unable to go to a senior dining site.

617-926-4100


Community Dining Sites

Wellesley COA Senior Lunch Program

Express Gourmet
Wellesley, MA 02481

781-235-3961

Times: Tuesday and Friday, 11:45 a.m.
Cost: $4.00 per meal
Note: Must sign up in advance by calling the COA at 781-235-3961. Reservations should be made no later than 9:30 a.m. on the day prior. There is typically a limit of 18 people on each date and the COA will run a waiting list if needed. Contact Director of Senior Services Gayle Thieme with any questions.


Food Pantries

Wellesley Food Pantry

207 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02481

781-235-1188

wellesleyfoodpantry.org

Hours: Tuesdays 9-11 a.m.; second Tuesday of the month 5:30-7 p.m.
Note: Dinner served in the Hills Church’s Assembly Hall on the second Tuesday evening of month from 5-7 p.m. Also open to receive donations of food on Monday mornings between 8:45-10 a.m.


Grocers that deliver to Wellesley

Crescent Ridge

781-784-2740 x103

www.crescentridge.com

Delivery fee is $2; minimum order $7.50; please call for list of grocery options and delivery information

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 orders

 

Dover Market

508-785-1843

$18 delivery charge; no minimum order; call by 11 a.m. for same day delivery; deliveries Monday-Thursday only

 

Francis Food Mart

617-484-0146

$8 to $9 delivery charge; $35 minimum order; call by 12 p.m. for same day delivery; deliveries Monday-Friday only

 

Pharmacies that deliver to Wellesley

Andrews Pharmacy

324 Weston Road
Wellesley, MA 02482

781-235-1001

Delivery Monday-Friday; offer same-day delivery; $2.50 delivery charge

 

Health First

1670 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02135

617-206-3233

 Free delivery Monday-Saturday
 

Walgreens

266 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

781-235-1464

Free delivery, Monday-Saturday

Historic Town Hall in Wellesley
A view of the historic Town Hall in Wellesley
/Photo by Douglas Flynn

Laundries that pick up and deliver to Wellesley

Royal White Laundry and Dry Cleaners

617-776-1500

Elm Street Laundry and Dry Cleaning

Contact: Jim McElroy

781-899-5727

Quest Dry Cleaning

781-466-6662


Transportation

Wellesley Council on Aging

The COA and MWRTA provide curb-to-curb bus service to anywhere in Wellesley from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Tickets are $1 each way and can be purchased via mail or at the COA. Bus also makes trips to Newton Wellesley Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Needham, MetroWest Medical Center in Natick and the Woodland T stop, as well as trips to Wal-Mart, The Christmas Tree Shop or the Natick Mall on the last Thursday of each month. Cost is $1 each way. The COA also offers a free grocery shopping trip to Roche Brothers or Whole Foods every Wednesday.

781-235-3046 (Transportation Coordinator Jill Dube)

Senior Medical Escort Program (Springwell)

Program matches seniors with volunteers to drive and/or accompany them to medical appointments Monday-Friday between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Boston and the western suburbs. Individuals must be 60 or over, unable to get to medical appointments independently and able to get in and out of car with minimal assistance. Rider responsible for tolls and parking fees. Requested donation is $4 each way. Call Carol Woolfe at Springwell at least two weeks before appointment to make request. If no match is possible, the senior will be notified one week before the appointment to make other arrangements.

617-926-4100

Busy Bee

Springwell-funded medical transportation to medical appointments outside of Wellesley and to the major hospitals in Boston Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (appointments should be scheduled no earlier than 10 a.m. and no later than 2 p.m. to ensure ride each way).  Reservations must be made at least three business days in advance. Donation of $4 each way requested.

800-427-0230

The RIDE (handicapped accessible transportation operated by MBTA)

Medical and non-medical transportation on space-available basis for persons with disabilities and seniors who are unable to independently use general public transportation. Requires application and face-to-face interview.

617-222-5123 for interview appointment; 888-920-7433 to set up ride

Clients maintain a balance of funds with the RIDE. Costs are $3 or $5 each way, depending on length of trip and advance booking.





Home Health Care, Homemaking and Personal Care Agencies in Wellesley

Bay State Senior Care, Inc.

36 Washington Street, Suite 130
Wellesley, MA 02481

781-237-1978

www.baystateseniorcare.com

Home Care Assistance

445 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

781-239-0060

www.homecareassistance
massachusetts.com

Livhome, Inc.

40 Washington Street, Suite 200
Wellesley, MA 02481

781-416-2000

www.livhome.com/boston


Subsidized Housing in Wellesley

Wellesley Housing Authority

109 Barton Road
Wellesley, MA 02481

781-235-0223

www.wellesleyhousing.org/

Equity Management

Glen Grove
50-60 Grove Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

781-237-7634

Wellesley Town Hall Bell
The Wellesley Town Hall Bell/Photo
by Douglas Flynn

Assisted Living Facilities in Wellesley

EPOCH Senior Living of Waterstone

27 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02481

781-235-1614

Traditional Units: 52
Alzheimer/Dementia Special Care Units: 0


Nursing Homes in Wellesley

Elizabeth Seton

125 Oakland Street
Wellesley, MA 02181

781-237-2161

Number of beds: 84
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified

Newton Wellesley Center for Alzheimer’s Care

694 Worcester Road
Wellesley, MA 02181

781-237-6400

Number of beds: 110
Notes: Medicare certified, Medicaid certified


In-Home Hospice Agencies in Wellesley

VNA Care Network & Hospice

Needham Office

175 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02494

781-455-6661

www.vnacarenetwork.org/


Resident Hospice Facilities in Wellesley

VNA Care Hospice

Stanley Tippett Home

920 South Street
Needham, MA

Beds: 10

781-433-5800; All referrals: 800-728-1862


Clinics in Wellesley

CVS Minute Clinics

188 Linden Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

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 information call Springwell at 617-926-4100.

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