Who we are

Who we are

Aging Services Access Point
Coastline Elderly Services, Inc. (CESI) is a private, non-profit corporation which develops, provides, and coordinates a range of home care services designed to support and maintain the independent living of elders within the community. In some of our programs we are able to serve adults with disabilities. CESI exists to improve the quality of life for elders who reside within its eight town planning and service area, and to assist them in securing maximum independence and the free exercise of individual initiative in the planning and management of their own lives.

Area Agency on Aging
Coastline Elderly Services, Inc. also has been designated as one of 23 Area Agencies on Aging within the state and 660 such agencies across the country. Under the federal Older Americans Act, CESI, as an Area Agency on Aging, is responsible for the development of a comprehensive, coordinated system of services and benefits for all elders. It also serves as the advocate and focal point for elders in the communities served by the agency.

State Home Care Corporation
As one of 27 home care corporations in the Commonwealth, the agency’s primary goal is to assist elders and others in securing and maintaining maximum independence in their home or in a community environment. As a State Home Care Corporation established in 1977, CESI is responsible for the authorization of a variety of in-home services to frail elders through our case management system.  CESI works closely with social and home health agencies in the community to identify gaps in services and to develop the capacity to provide needed programs and services to elders and others who reside in the service area. Some of these services are provided directly by CESI. Other services are provided by agencies in the community under contracts and grants awarded by CESI, with funding that comes primarily from the state Executive Office of Elder Affairs.


  • preventing or postponing the need for institutional care,
  • facilitating the return home after an institutional stay,
  • advocating for elders and people with disabilities,
  • funding local projects and providing support to local Councils on Aging and Senior Centers.


Coastline Elderly Services, Inc., an Aging Services Access Point, Home Care Corp./Area Agency on Aging is funded in part by the federal Older Americans Act, the state Executive Office of Elder Affairs, the Division of Medical Assistance, Department of Public Health and other sources both public and private.

CESI is operated by a local volunteer Board of Directors, a majority of whom, by law, are elders. The agency is an AA/EOE employer, and does not discriminate in program admissions, access, services, or employment practices.