Local Area Resources


This is a link to biking trails throughout the state:


This is a link to walking trails throughout the state.

Social Work Programs

Our social work team is trained to help guide you in finding services to make the quality of your life better. Listed below are some sites that may be helpful to you. If you could use further guidance, please reach out to our office and we will direct you to the best person.

New & Existing Diabetes Diagnosis

Your local Council on Aging

SHINE Program:

Guidance with enrolling in Medicare and Medicaid plans.

  • Call AGE INFO (1-800-243-4636) to find your local SHINE office

MBTA “The Ride”

THE RIDE provides door-to-door paratransit service to eligible customers who cannot use public transit due to a physical, mental, or cognitive disability. THE RIDE operates from 6:00 AM to 1:00AM every day. Rides are scheduled in advance. The application process includes input from a health care professional and takes approximately one month to process. Human Services Department staff are available to assist with applications.

  • Fare: $4.00 each way for ADA Territory trips and $5.00 each way for Premium Territory trips. NO tipping allowed.
  • Eligibility Center Telephone Number: 617-337-2727

Door 2 Door:


Somerville/Cambridge Elder Services

  • Telephone: 617-628-2601

Elder Abuse Hotline:

  • 1-800-922-2275

Alzheimer’s Association:

  • Free consultation and case management. Will go out to home and do assessment. 1-800-272-3900

Greater Boston Legal Services-legal assistance, sliding scale based on income

  • (617) 371-1234

Community Servings:

  • Free meal deliveries in Boston and great Boston area.
  • 617-522-7777
  • www.servings.org

Food for Free:

  • Home delivered groceries for low income elders. Groceries are delivered once a month. Agency located in Cambridge.
  • 617-868-2900


Hotline 8 AM-6 PM 1-866-633-1617 for individuals having difficulty paying for prescriptions. Pharmacists available to counsel callers.

Alcoholics Anonymous:

Narcotics Anonymous:

What type of assistance do you need?

Find out what programs are available, who is eligible, which benefits you can get, and how to apply in Massachusetts.

Parent, Families, and Friends of LGBTQ People – greater Boston

Find out what programs are available, who is eligible, which benefits you can get, and how to apply in Massachusetts.