As a local agency, Councils on Aging & Senior Centers serve as an elder advocate, by offering services and activities for elders. COA’s serve as a link to and support for elders. Any one of the COA staff can assist you or your loved one.
Our Elder Advocate, Melinda Morle, can provide assistance with fuel and food applications, identify resources and make referrals for home care services, counseling services, senior and subsidized housing, veterans’ services, legal services, insurance issues and provide assistance with long term care options. Advocates can also provide caregiver and bereavement support referrals, advocacy and crisis intervention.
We also work closely with Alyssa Kaiser, a RN, from the Walpole VNA who is also available to address your health concerns. Alyssa usually attends a Senior Café once a month.