Elderly/Senior Citizens

Annual Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Lunch Nov. 20

Unity Sports & Cultural Association will be holding their Annual Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Luncheon. This year, it will be held on Sunday, November 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event will be held at Unity Sports and Cultural Club at 10 Dunbar Avenue in Dorchester, 02124. For more information about the event, please contact Unity at 617-436-9550 or Paul at 617-504-7025. Check out Unity's website: http://unitysportsclub.org/.

Area B-3 Senior Boat Ride and Breakfast, Sep. 13

Senior Boat RideThe annual Area B-3 boat ride and breakfast for seniors will be held on Tuesday, September 13. The event begins with an 8:00 a.m. continental breakfast at the Dorchester Boys and Girls Club (1135 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02125), followed by a bus to the boat tour of Boston Harbor. Tickets are on sale through the B-3 station by calling 617-343-4717 or Myrtle Huggins at 617-429-8531.

Elder Volunteer Property Tax Work-Off Program, Deadline Aug. 1

City of BostonThe City of Boston conducts an Elder Volunteer Property Tax Work-Off Program each tax year. The goal of the program is to match qualifying applicants with suitable volunteer positions within various public departments throughout the City of Boston in order to provide limited tax relief to senior homeowners. You must be age 60 or over by July 1 of the tax year for which you are filing and meet certain other eligibility requirements.

Applicants can earn up to $1,000 per fiscal year off their property tax bill. The Property Tax Work-Off Program is limited to 50 participants per fiscal year. For more If you feel you meet the program requirements, contact the Elderly Commission for an application. Call (617) 635--4366 or visit the Elderly Commission office at Room 271, Boston City Hall. Office hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Application filing deadline: August 1, 2011. View attachment for more information.

United for Elders Expo, Aug. 11

ElderlyOn August 11 at 8 a.m., Central Boston Elder Services will host the 6th annual Elders Expo. The 2011 Expo will feature EONs founder and creator of Monster.com's Jeff Taylor, over 75 resource exhibitors, an entertainment stage, health and wellness info, freehealth screenings, interactive activities, educational seminars, give-a-ways and raffles. Over 1,200 of Boston’s elders come from across New England as far as Vermont, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Expo Features:

 Expo with over 75 exhibitors (health, arts and crafts)

 Interactive Luncheon during the Exhibit Hall

 Compelling sessions with expert speakers

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Carney Hospital Senior Supper, Jun. 29

Carney HospitalCarney Hospital invites the community to attend a Senior Supper on Wednesday, June 29, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dinner and a health lecture are offered for $4 per person. The lecture for this event, delivered by Dr. Young Kim, covers "Female Urinary Incontinence." The supper is held in the cafeteria (lower level) of Carney (2100 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02124). Call DoctorFinder at (800)488-5959 to register.     

Dot Day Parade of Seniors @ Florian Hall, May 19

Dorchester Day ParadeFree lunch for the elderly! The Dot Day "Parade of Seniors" will take place on Thursday, May 19 from 12 to 3 p.m. at Florian Hall (55 Hallet Street, Dorchester). Enjoy food, entertainment, plenty of prizes and the company of your peers! Open to all Dorchester Elders. Contact Committee Chairs Joe and Carol Chaisson at (617) 282-1933 for more information.

Senior Supper at Carney Hospital, Apr. 5

Seniors - come for a cheap supper at Carney Hospital on April 5 and hear a great lecture on "Brain Healthy Nutrition." Nancy B. Emerson Lombardi, Ph.D., will present the facts of how to keep head-healthy as guests munch on tasty treats. Call 1-800-488-5959 to register (RSVP required) by April 1. Admission is four dollars.

Tuesday, April 5, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Carney Hospital, 
2100 Dorchester Avenue (Basement Level)

Elderly Commission

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Elderly Affairs
1 City Hall Square, Room 271
Boston, MA 02201





Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


The mission of the Commission on Affairs of the Elderly is to enhance the quality of life for Boston's senior citizens through planning, coordinating, and monitoring the delivery of services to the elderly in an efficient and effective manner.

Key Programs Offered: 

Senior Shuttle: 617-635-3000
Nutrition Services
Caregiver Support Services
Boston Seniority: 617-635-2360 (print publication)


Greater Boston Nazarene Compassionate Center, Inc.



Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Afterschool programming: 2pm - 6pm


The mission of the Greater Boston Nazarene Compassionate Center (GBNCC ) is to provide relief to the most vulnerable, distressed and underprivileged people of the Boston area, with particular emphasis on the Haitian community and the youth in Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale and the surrounding communities.

As faith leaders, we explore the root causes of factors that are jeopardizing the health and welfare of our congregations, and take a vested interest in building the capacity of our community through outreach and education. The Dorchester Nazarene Church was among the first Haitian congregations in Boston to openly address the issue of HIV/AIDS prevention and education. We strongly embrace the idea of reaching out and addressing the needs of the whole individual in a culturally complete and sensitive way. Our aim is to promote the health and welfare of our community and also to serve as a supportive link to the wider U.S. social and economic system.

For the past 7 years, the GBNCC has been home to many successful programs and activities that have significantly impacted the lives of many thousands of individuals. GBNCC ’s main program areas are Adult Basic Education (ESL/Computer Literacy), Youth Services (including the Higher Education Resource Center), Health Education, and Food and Nutrition Services.

We have attracted funding from local foundations and corporations, including the Boston Foundation, CCHER, Boston Capacity Tank, United Way of Massachusetts Bay, Clippership Foundation, English for New Bostonians, BMA, Komen Foundation, the Boston Foundation and many others. We combine grants, donations, volunteer efforts, church support, and professional services to cover our expenses, and are continually developing relationships with new funders.


130 River Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call for more information.

Key Programs Offered: 

CREW (Counseling, Recreation, Education and Work) Afterschool Program, Higher Education Resource Center for Teens

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Dorchester Nazarene Compassionate Center, Inc.


Counseling, Recreation, Education and Work Program for 9-13 year-olds (CREW)
Higher Education Resource Center Program for 13-18 year-olds. (HERC)

College counseling and tutoring offered through these programs.

English for Speakers of Other Languages program available at no cost Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm. Classes are tailored toward speakers of Haitian Creole.

LearningWorks (ABCD)



Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

9:30am-5pm M-F


LearningWorks is ABCD's workforce development center. Located in downtown Boston, it offers a variety of education, training and support services for low-income adults. The center is also a resource for employers seeking qualified staff or training opportunities. LearningWorks facilities include a computer lab and a self-directed resource room with automated job banks and resume writing programs.


ABCD LearningWorks
19 Temple Place Downtown Crossing
Boston, MA 02111
United States
Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

walk in

Key Programs Offered: 

-JobNet provides career assessment and counseling, job readiness activities and job search and placement services. A multilingual staff works with automated job banks to create career opportunities for job seekers on all rungs of the career ladder. -Downtown Adult Literacy Program tutors adults from 18yrs and older one-on-one on basic reading skills and GED preparation. Students also learn basic computer skills, enjoy field trips and guest lectures, and take part in Boston's annual Adult Education and Literacy Week. -Young Parents Program serves 16-to-21-year-old parents and expectant parents. The program provides individual counseling and support, GED preparation, parenting skills classes, job and career development counseling and support groups.


all programs are free of charge.

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