Individual Services for Elders and Caregivers

If you or a loved needs services to remain safely and independently at home, call the COA. Joan Ingersoll of our COA staff can help you evaluate what may be needed, make a service plan, and determine which agencies might be able to meet your needs. She is also happy to meet with elders and caregivers to discuss concerns related to elder issues. In addition, the COA provides some services directly. Abigail Butt will be available beginning in November.


Many elder services are available from local agencies to help you stay in your home. Make an appointment with Abby or Susan or call them to find out what services might help you live more easily and safely and what agencies provide them.

Among the elder services available from local agencies are:

  • Nursing care
  • Home-delivered lunches each day
  • Home health aides
  • Personal care aides
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Shopping
  • Companions
  • Social day care, which offers activities in nearby centers for elders who need daily supervision
  • Money management trained and bonded volunteers who help elders pay bills and manage their money


SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Everyone)

(MA Exec. Office of Elder Affairs and Minuteman Senior Services)
Counselors give help regarding health insurance, medical bills and long-term care needs.


Would you like a free visit from the Fire Department to give suggestions on making your home safer? Call the Ben Juhola at (781) 259-8113.


The COA has a supply of used medical equipment. Walkers, canes, wheel chairs, tub benches, shower chairs, and commodes are available for loan.


The COA offers rides to medical and other appointments, local shopping, COA activities and, occasionally depending on capacity, some other local rides through volunteer drivers (LINC) and taxis Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Please call Lincoln Concord Coach at (781) 259-8722 at least three business days but not more than a month ahead to book a ride. There is no charge for either volunteer or taxi rides. COA transportation is intended for those who have no other means of transportation such as The Ride, family, friends or caregivers and who cannot afford taxi service without it creating a hardship. The Ride is the MBTA door to door transportation system for those who have a disability, and runs evenings and weekends. Call the COA for help applying for The Ride. The COA’s taxi rides are supported entirely by the Friends of the Lincoln COA. Donations are gratefully accepted.