40 Years of Serving YOUR Community

Where Caring For Your Loved One is Our Priority

In 1978 we were incorporated as a nonprofit, and we have not stopped serving your community since!

Join us through the next several months as we mark our Ruby Anniversary with parties at our sites, increased legislative visibility, and so much more.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

2018

  • Tuesday, November 6 our director of services Michelle will be conducting a training for local emergency responders about dementia in our communities.
  • Wednesday, November 7 service coordinator Abby Ferreira will be hosting tours for emergency responders trained the day before.
  • Thursday, November 8 the Liberty Alzheimer’s Partnership will be hosting a forum entitled “The Science of Hope: Progress Towards a World Without Alzheimer’s Disease.” The event will take place at the Commons in Lincoln from 8:30-10am. For more information, you may contact service coordinator Abby Ferreira at a.ferreira@elderdayservices.org
  • Tuesday, December 18 we’ll be celebrating at our Arlington Center! Contact us today for more information: outreach@elderdayservices.org

2019

  • Wednesday, June 5 join our director of services Michelle at Acton Pharmacy for our “Alter the Activity” workshop. Michelle will talk about modifying activities so your loved one with dementia can still enjoy them. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is strongly encouraged. (Link to register will be posted in April 2019. Please check back!)

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

On September 14 members of CESI’s team traveled to the State House to meet with Governor Baker’s team. We received a formal proclamation noting our 40 years of service, and the importance of Adult Day Services Week. The proclamation reads:

  • Whereas, One in ten people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s dementia nationally, with projected number for Massachusetts at 130,000, and
  • Whereas, This number is projected to increase by 25% by 2025; and
  • Whereas, a significant number of people living with dementia are comorbid with other health issues, such as diabetes or stroke; and
  • Whereas, Seniors suffering from social isolation are more susceptible to illness and have a higher mortality rate than their peers who benefit from regular social interaction; and
  • Whereas, Seniors using adult day health programs spend on average $10,000 less each year on community-based long-term care costs; and
  • Whereas, Adult day health programs save the state of Massachusetts over $56,000 per person each year, compared to the cost of nursing home care; and
  • Whereas, Cooperative Elder Services, Inc., a nonprofit celebrating 40 years, serves over 50 communities in Massachusetts, totaling more than 300 participants and their caregivers; and
  • Whereas, Cooperative Elder Services, Inc., serves predominately low-income seniors and adults; 80% of participants live with some form of dementia, and 75% with multiple chronic conditions,
  • Now, Therefore, I, Charles D. Baker, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim September 16 to 22 to be National Adult Day Services Week.

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