Each year Coastline funds numerous programs that meet the needs of older adults living throughout New Bedford, Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Gosnold, Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester. These organizations are funded to provide older adults and their caregivers with supplemental programs that address their mental and physical well being and socialization and transportation needs. Most programs are open to individuals age 60 or older; some programs are open to individuals age 55 and older.
This program is designed to help older adults gain agility, increase flexibility, and ease blood flow.
Improve participant’s strength, flexibility, and posture which helps with balance and coordination reducing risk of falls.
The Hope to Cope for Alzheimer’s Caregivers utilizes a certified Alzheimer’s nurse to visit the homes of caregivers and provide information about the stages, treatment options, and home care services available for those afflicted with Alzheimer’s.
Enhance caregiver strategies to manage dementia-related symptoms through social support to provide relief from daily care demands.
This program is a walk-in clinic where a doctor can provide informational pamphlets, support, and home visits.
Partnering with health organizations to train health professionals at an annual mental health conference.
This exercise program addresses the physical and emotional needs of older adults recovering from medical issues.
The center provides in-home, mental health evaluations to screen and treat older adults for depression, anxiety, and memory impairment.
Public Health Dental Hygienist providing dental cleanings, screenings, oral health, information, and education.
ENCORE Plus works to reduce the number of women who die from breast and cervical cancer by providing referral services to clinical breast exams, pap tests, pelvic exams, and mammograms.
This program provides therapeutic art classes for older adults with physical and mental disabilities.
The Activities Coordinator organizes clubs, special trips, and other activities to provide older adults with opportunities to socialize. A bilingual coordinator ensures peer interaction through pet therapy, education programs, and health and wellness activities.
This program reaches out to socially isolated older adults to connect them with community services and health and wellness programs.
The Widowed Persons Program holds support groups and one-on-one emotional support for newly widowed elders going through the grieving process.
Provides older adults with transportation to and from medical appointments and social trips, and provides escort services.
This program provides caregivers with respite services in a social day settings. Takes participants on community outings and provides nutritional meals and activities.
This program provides medical transportation specifically for older adults and their caregivers.
The Council provides transportation to local and long distance medical appointments and shopping excursions.
This program provides caregivers with respite services in an adult day facility, with a nurse on staff, for up to 6 hours a day.
This program provides grandparents with health insurance, social services, and other parental rights. The program also provides biological parents with education, employment training, and parenting classes.
Provides non-English speaking older adults with case management and outreach to link them to community programs for assistance; they also provide services to caregivers of older adults who need translation assistance and transportation to medical appointments.
PACE gives fuel to older adults in emergency situations either because they have no fuel or they are facing utility termination.
This publication covers topics concerning the interests of older adults to enhance public awareness and advocate for older adults and their caregivers.
This organization provides older adults with legal representation in the courts, and before administrative bodies including the Social Security Administration. This organization also provides older adults with counsel and advice on a variety of legal issues.
Coastline and many of its programs are funded through contracts from the Commonwealth’s Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Program attendees are able to make voluntary and confidential donations to any program; however, no one will be denied a service if he/she chooses not to donate.
Coastline does not deny delivery of service to any person on the basis of age, color, religion, gender , national origin, ancestry, physical/mental handicaps and sexual orientation, who otherwise meets the eligibility criteria for the respective programs.
Individuals who are dissatisfied with, or who have been denied a Title III services, may file a written complaint with the Area Agency on Aging within 21 business days of the adverse action. Please notify Coastline at 508-999-6400 to obtain a copy of the Grievance Procedure Application.