General Senior Services
Besides Library Resources and Tech Support, Library staff have also compiled this list of general services, resources, and information.
Town of Chelmsford Council on Aging/Senior Center
The Chelmsford Senior Center is located at 75 Groton Road, North Chelmsford and is open to senior citizens, 60 years and over, from Chelmsford and area communities. For more information on their programs and services, call (978) 251-0533. The Chelmsford Council on Aging also puts out this free Resource Guide!
Local Senior Support Organizations
- Age Friendly Chelmsford – A new initiative to enable people of all ages to actively participate in the community. Coordinated by the Council on Aging and other town departments, including the library.
- AgeSpan: Formerly Elder Services of Merrimack Valley and North Shore. A private non-profit agency serving elders and disabled adults who reside in Northeast Massachusetts. Their mission is to support an individual’s desire to make their own decisions, secure their independence, and remain living in the community safely.
- Chelmsford Veterans Agent – The Chelmsford Veterans Services office administers a state/town public assistances program under Chapter 115. We provide short term, temporary, and financial assistance to eligible veterans and their families. We assist eligible veterans using a monthly grant and some medical coverage. Their website also includes links to other important services for veterans.
- Massachusetts American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) – AARP’s mission is to empower people to choose how they live as they age. Offers information on insurance, housing, benefits, travel and more.
Senior Services: Health and Wellness
This guide to senior services and resources related to health and wellness lists local and national organizations that provide health care support, local programs, housing and more. It also lists helpful titles in the library collection regarding healthy senior living.
Senior Services: Housing Assistance
This guide to resources related to housing and in-home care lists local and national organizations that offer senior housing, assisted living, and more. It also lists helpful titles in the library collection regarding securing housing.
Senior Services: Legal Assistance
This guide to resources related to legal assistance can help you get more information and referrals on a full range of legal concerns. It also lists helpful titles in the library collection regarding legal aid.
Senior Services: Transportation
This guide to resources related to transportation support for seniors in the Chelmsford area lists free and low-cost ride programs and information on the LRTA.