Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore is a private non-profit serving a diverse population of older adults, caregivers, veterans, families and persons with disabilities for over 45 years. Our offices, located in Lawrence and Danvers, serve 28 communities across the Merrimack Valley and North Shore in northeastern Massachusetts.
Our mission ensures a wide variety of in-home services and community-based programs are available, accessible and meet the diverse needs and changing lifestyles of older adults and fully support an individual’s choice to remain as safe and independent as possible at home. Most of our programs and services are focused on those individuals in the greatest economic and social need.
As the State Aging Service Access Point (ASAP), the designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA), and Elder Protective Services Unit for the communities we serve, our demonstrated leadership has helped shape a responsive community-based long-term care system that offers a range of choices for older consumers. Our strong and long-standing partnerships with local hospitals, healthcare and community-based providers collectively help to address the social determinants of health which affect the quality of life as we age.
In partnership with Northeast Independent Living Program, we established the Aging and Disability Resource Consortium to ensure elders and persons with disabilities encounter “no wrong door” in accessing information, assistance and long-term support services. We are recognized nationally for our Healthy Living Center of Excellence that provides evidence-based workshops in both English and Spanish to teach individuals about the prevention and management of chronic diseases and other health concerns.
What We Do
Our staff work with hundreds of older adults every day ensuring they have access to the information, programs or services they need to support their choice to stay independent at home. We sub-contract with over 70 different care providers, which allows us to remain in the position of advocate on behalf of any consumer. The expansion of our service area offers new opportunities to develop partnerships with organizations to explore innovative and creative ways to serve older adults.
Our database holds over 7,000 resources – locally, statewide and nationally – to help anyone who calls for information on aging, caregiving or needing immediate resources. One Call. Many Choices.
280 Merrimack Street, Suite 400, Lawrence, MA 01843
300 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA, 01923
Phone: 800-892-0890 or 978-683-7747