PNG Paid Members

Sandra Smith
Realtor Remax Photo of Sandra Smith
Cell Phone: 508-415-0509 Work Fax: 339-469-2429 Website:

Sandra Smith is one of the current co- presidents of PNG. A Realtor and SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) with Re/Max Spectrum she can help you buy, sell or rent your home or business. Having worked with seniors in the healthcare field she knows the challenges of downsizing and transitioning in life. Sandra’s professionalism coupled with compassion can help you with the next chapter in your life. Consider referring Sandra to those you know needing to buy, sell or rent their home on the South Shore or Cape Cod. Her dedication and commitment to helping others will put you at ease as well as those you refer to her.

Patrick Flaherty
Founder Guided Living Senior Home Care Photo of Patrick Flaherty
Work Phone: 508-927-1213 Website: Work 15 Richards Rd Plymouth MA 02360

Guided Living LogoGuided Living is much different than your typical senior home care agency. Our approach to chronic illness support at home promotes positive aging by monitoring good nutrition practices, safety at home, subtle changes in care and early response to those changes. Every client has dedicated RN care oversight and experienced, consistent and certified caregivers that each have monthly complete background checks. Guided Living is independent and locally owned out of Plymouth. We have incorporated great technology into the company like our online family portal that gives families a real time look into their loved one’s care. One of our goals is to build trust and show accountability to clients and their families through transparency.

Nicole Long, MSW, LICSW
CEO Old Colony Elder Services Photo of Nicole Long, MSW, LICSW
Work Phone: 508-584-1561 ext 249 Work 144 Main St Brockton MA 02301

The mission of OCES is to support the independence and dignity of elders and individuals with disabilities by providing essential information and services that promote healthy and safe living. We offer a variety of services such as: Information & Referral, Home Care, Senior Care Options Programs, One Care Plan, Nutrition Services including Meals on Wheels and Community Dining Centers, Personal Care Attendant (PCA), Adult Family Care (AFC), Family Caregiver Support, a variety of volunteer opportunities through the Mayflower RSVP Program, Protective Services and many opportunities to participate in or host our Health and Wellness Classes through our Healthy Living Program! This list is not inclusive of all that we offer so please see our website for more information: or call us at (508) 584-1561.

Peter Zampine
Director of Business Development Brewster Ambulance Photo of Peter Zampine
Work Phone: 617-620-3276 Website: Work 285 Hyde Park Ave Boston MA 02130

Founded in 1906, Brewster Ambulance is one of New England’s oldest ambulance services. At its peak, Brewster had over 150 vehicles and more than 500 employees in nine locations servicing major hospitals and communities from Boston to Cape Cod, translating to 75 percent of the Boston market and over 200,000 transports a year.

John Vincent
Cartmell Funeral Home Photo of John Vincent
Work Phone: 508-746-2162 Work Fax: 508-747-3929 Website: Work 150 Court St Plymouth MA 02360

Cartmell Funeral Home was established in 1948 by Robert and Theresa Cartmell. Now in its third generation, Cartmell Funeral Home is an independent family-owned and – operated funeral home. Currently the firm is owned and operated by Kathy Cartmell Sirrico, and by John J. Vincent, Jr., who joined the firm in 1995. Together they continue the legacy of care and compassion through personal experience and understanding to serve the people of the greater Plymouth area and surrounding communities.

Mary Brennan
Allerton House At Duxbury Photo of Mary Brennan
Work Phone: 888-292-7680 Website: Work 290 Kingstown Way Duxbury MA 02332

Located on The Village at Duxbury campus, Allerton House offers spacious one-bedroom assisted living rental apartments.  Each apartment features separate living area, full bath, generous closet space, and convenient kitchen. Welcoming community areas provide the comforts of home, with varied menu selections available in our Café and Dining Room.  Enjoy the luxury of an engaging, supportive community with a little help available to maximize independence.  Allerton House offers a special combination of personalized services in a residential setting.  Our program promotes an independent and dignified lifestyle in a supportive and fulfilling environment.  At Allerton House help is available when needed, 24-hours-a-day.

Barbara Brenton
Director Halifax Council On Aging Photo of Barbara Brenton
Work Phone: 781-293-7313 Work Fax: 781-293-1774 Website: Work 506 Plymouth St Halifax MA

The Council on Aging is an appointed (by the Board of Selectmen), five-person committee dedicated to providing services to the elderly of Halifax. These services include the Elderbus, Meals-on-Wheels, medical programs, lunch at Pope’s Tavern, cultural and educational programs, and assistance in obtaining services from the State and Federal Governments.

Council on Aging Mission
– Recognize, understand the interests, needs and concerns of seniors.
– Develop, design and implement programs and educate the community about aging in place.
– Provide information, referrals for services which support the dignity and independence of elders. Maximize their quality of life, help live safely in good health and prevent premature institutionalization.

Linda Bohmbach
Home Healthsmith Photo of Linda Bohmbach
Work Phone: 401-293-0415 Website: Work 207 High Point Ave. #2 Portsmouth RI 02871

Home Healthsmith believes that a safe, functional home delivers freedom, mobility and confidence.  We offer many solutions to help accommodate a person’s needs such as residential elevators, vertical platform lifts, stairlifts, wheelchair ramps, home modifications, installation of grab bars and other accessibility equipment.  We also offer a rental program for a number of accessibility equipment.  These solutions allow the home owner to maintain their level of comfort without compromising their health or safety.

We are CAPS Certified for Aging in Place through the National Association of Home Builders and licensed in construction in RI, CT & MA.   In addition, we hold an ECHMP, Executive Certification in Home Modifications and work with many organizations such as the Wounded Warrior Project, National MS Society in the Greater New England area, MDA, Parkinson’s Society and BIARI just to name a few.

Mary Worthington
Home Instead Senior Care – South Shore Photo of Mary Worthington
Work Phone: 781-924-5694 Website: Home 31 Schoosett St, #504 Pembroke MA 02359

Home Instead Senior Care is one of the most trusted networks of home care worldwide. An innovator in eldercare since 1994, Home Instead Senior Care is dedicated exclusively to helping seniors stay in their homes as they age. Home Instead, Inc. demonstrates commitment to quality care through our proprietary PEAQ program – Pursuing Excellence by Advancing Quality. In fact, we commissioned J.D. Power and Associates to routinely survey Care givers and clients to ensure consistent delivery of high-quality service.

Jeanne Fuller-Jones
Keller Williams Realty Photo of Jeanne Fuller-Jones
Work Phone: 774-240-8928 Website: Work 576 Washington St Easton MA 02375

Jeanne has over 20 years experience in elderly housing, including Assisted Living. She bring personal experience and understanding of the sensitive family dynamics involved in a move from home to another setting. Jeanne takes care of the stress, so family members can focus on family!

Kelly Marcimo
Director of Community Relations Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay Photo of Kelly Marcimo
Work Phone: 774 302-4539 Website: Work 218 Main Street Buzzards Bay MA 02532

Located along the Canal, Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay is the area’s newest rental independent living, assisted living and memory care community. With some of the area’s largest apartments, and an ultra-inclusive monthly service package, Keystone Place is a life fulfilling retirement community unlike any other. Distinct assisted living and memory care programs provide personal care services according to each individual’s needs. Discover Keystone Place, the best option for meeting the care and support needs of seniors on Cape Cod

Robert Romano
Law Office of Robert E. Romano Photo of Robert Romano
Work Phone: 617-769-9843 Website: Work 21 Franklin St Quincy MA 02169

Robert E. Romano has 20 years of service helping families on the South Shore work towards achieving their financial goals. Beginning as a financial advisor in 1992 (and a Certified Financial Planner since 1997), and as an attorney specializing in estate planning since 2005. Robert E. Romano is fully dedicated to estate planning and helping families protect their assets. His “Estate Planning Essentials” workshops are educational and interactive. You will learn about the estate planning documents in easy to understand language. Mr. Romano helps his clients obtain significant results, such as avoiding probate; reducing income taxes, protecting assets, and providing for children and grandchildren. His goal is to help his clients prevent the erosion of assets that they worked so hard to accumulate from the impact of unknown future medical expenses. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and collaborates with both Massachusetts attorneys and leading Estate planning attorneys nationwide.

Lisa Santos
Life Care Center of Plymouth Photo of Lisa Santos
Work Phone: 508-747-9800 Website: Work 94 Obery St Plymouth MA 02360

Located near the landing place of the Mayflower, Life Care Center of Plymouth provides nursing home residents with the opportunity to explore a rich history while making one of their own. Not only is the campus located near Plymouth Rock, but it is also adjacent to beautiful beaches and some of the finest dining on the East Coast. Easy access to local physicians’ offices and a hospital is also nearby. In addition to our convenient location, our dedicated nursing home staff work together to meet the senior health care needs of each resident.

Rad Case
Case Estate & Elder Law, P.C. Photo of Rad Case
Work Phone: 508-790-3050 Work Fax: 508-790-3049 Website: Work 1645 Falmouth Rd, Suite 1E Centerville MA 02632

For over two decades, Case Estate & Elder Law, P.C. has been proudly serving individuals and families in Southern Massachusetts, particularly on Cape Cod and the Islands, MA. We believe that the people we assist are more than “just clients,” they are the families and individuals who make up our beautiful community. In addition to meeting our clients’ immediate needs, our mission is to provide continuing support and education for the people we serve.
We offer our clients customized legal advice, sophisticated documents, and comprehensive services tailored to meet our clients’ needs in the following areas: Estate Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning for Long-Term Care, Probate & Trust Administration, High-Net-Worth Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Special Needs Planning, and Planning for Children. Our Client Care Commitment Program enables us to foster lasting connections with our clients, ensuring that we can be a valuable part of enhancing their quality of life for years to come.
Contact our Centerville, MA law office for a free initial consultation, and to let us know how we can best serve you and your families now and in the long-term future.

Ingrid Heath-Russ
New Leaf Transitions Photo of Ingrid Heath-Russ
Work Phone: 508-747-9861 Website: Work 6 Main St Ext. 3595 Plymouth MA 02360

When you are overwhelmed with the prospect of downsizing and moving yourself, or a loved one, New Leaf Transitions has the services and the experience to handle the situation with respect, professionalism and compassion for the senior going through this most difficult time. From designing the new home, to packing, unpacking and handling all the finishing touches, New Leaf Transitions can take you from old to new efficiently. After the move, our teams can handle the largest clean out, ship articles to Auction, Donation, Recycling, Clean, Stage the home for sale, and help with the hiring of a Real Estate Agent. There are no jobs too big or small, locally or internationally. New Leaf Transitions is a proud member of NASMM (National Association of Senior Move Managers). NASMM can confidently connect you with a fellow Senior Move Manager all over the country, Canada and England. New Leaf Transitions is insured, and bonded. We have much experience with hoarders and can tackle the most difficult situations.

Linda Felix
North River Home Care Photo of Linda Felix
Work Phone: 781-659-1366 Website: Work 275 Longwater Dr Norwell MA 02061

North River Home Care provides hourly, overnight, or live in home care services to clients throughout the Boston Area, primarily on the South Shore. Our services are provided by our compassionate, dependable Home Health Aides or Homemakers, and completely customized to meet your needs. Located in Norwell, MA, a family owned and operated home care agency, and available 24 hours per day. Our staff provides safety and comfort to our clients, helping them maintain their independence and dignity while remaining at home. Services are available 7 days a week and can range from an occasional visit to 24-hour or live-in care.

Joan Wright, CDP
Director of Community Relations Norwell VNA and Hospice Photo of Joan Wright, CDP
Work Phone: 781-659-2342 Cell Phone: 617-334-4741 Website: Work 120 Longwater Dr Norwell MA 02061

Founded in 1920, NVNA and Hospice is the only independent nonprofit home health care and hospice agency serving the South Shore. NVNA and Hospice provides the full continuum of Medicare-certified home health care and hospice services, including nursing, PT/OT/ST, nutrition, social work, and home health aides. Nurse practitioners and certified clinical specialists in Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Pain Management, Wound Care and Cardiopulmonary Disease are also available. As part of its community outreach, over 45 free health screenings, education programs and support groups are offered across the South Shore each month. NVNA and Hospice’s reputation for providing cost-effective, exceptional services with innovation and integrity has established its position as a regional leader in 21st century home health care.

Becky Lee
Plymouth County Sheriff’s Dept Photo of Becky Lee
Work Phone: 508-830-6226 Website: Work 24 Long Pond Rd Plymouth MA 02360

The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Dept, led by Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald, Jr. It is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the nation. The department traces its origin to the arrival of the Mayflower in 1620, when Myles Standish assumed responsibility for maintaining civil law and order as Plymouth Colony’s military leader. The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department role in PNG is to help promote fundraising for charities like Safety Assurance, SafetyNet Tracking Systems, Code Red, Community Outreach, and much more to come!

Mark Buell
Age In Place of New England Photo of Mark Buell
Work Phone: 508-888-8811 Website: Work 9 Herring Pond Rd Plymouth MA 02360

CAPS accredited company with the unique ability to remodel your home to accommodate for mobility issues. We also work with a state agency to help finance projects. Funding from $1,000 to $30,000, 0% on payments. Call for details!

Christine Mateer
Director of Community Relations Benchmark Senior Living at Plymouth Crossings Photo of Christine Mateer
Website: Work 157 South St Plymouth MA 02360

Benchmark Senior Living at Plymouth Crossings in Plymouth, MA is an assisted living community with a memory care neighborhood for older adults who value their independence but need assistance with daily life activities. If you or your loved one needs help with medication management, bathing, dressing, or transportation to and from doctor’s appointments or other locations, our assisted living community offers attentive professional staff 24 hours a day at your service.

Benchmark Senior Living at Plymouth Crossings is also a memory care community designed to fit the needs of residents with Alzheimer’s, memory loss, or other forms of dementia. Building off of 20 years of experience, our unique Mind & Memory approach celebrates the spirit and supports the capabilities of your loved one through individualized and group activities that encourage creativity and self-expression. Using research-based programming, we help our residents engage in physical, social, intellectual, emotional, purposeful and spiritual wellness.

If you’re a caregiver looking for some relief, look no further. Benchmark Senior Living at Plymouth Crossings offers you the opportunity to rest and recharge. We know how important your loved one is to you; we also know how important you are to them. Our Easy Care, respite care program is the perfect solution for each of you to get the care and rest you need. Short-term stay guests benefit from the same services and amenities as permanent residents.

Michelle Tobin Woodbrey
2Sisters Senior Living Advisors Photo of Michelle Tobin Woodbrey
Work Phone: 508-564-0192 Cell Phone: 339-364-1629 Website: Work 311 Village Green North Suite 222 Plymouth MA 02360

2Sisters Senior Living Advisors is a resource to families and seniors navigating through the growing maze of choices in independent, assisted and memory care communities, in-home care or skilled nursing facilities. We provide this as a free service and work closely with clients to determine a personalized plan that suits their care, financial, and location preferences. 2Sisters is compensated by providers when clients choose services based on our recommendation. We are currently working with families in Plymouth, Bristol, Norfolk, Barnstable, and Middlesex Counties.

Lori Trindad
Director of Marketing and Admissions Plymouth Rehabilitation & Health Care Center Photo of Lori Trindad
Work Phone: 508-927-3327 Website: Work 123 South St Plymouth MA 02360

Plymouth Rehabilitation & Health Care Center is a 182 bed skilled nursing facility. In addition to traditional long-term skilled nursing home care, Plymouth Rehabilitation & Health Care Center has specialty units designed to care for the specific needs of our residents. Our separate, short-term rehabilitation unit cares for those patients needing a short stay before returning home after a hospitalization due to a planned surgery or an unexpected illness. We have the only two secured units in Plymouth. The Mayflower Behavioral Unit cares for residents that have difficult to manage behaviors due to mental illness and our Alden unit cares for residents with dementia and memory loss. In addition, we are one of only 3 pediatric nursing facilities in Massachusetts caring for children age birth to 22 with physical and cognitive challenges.

Lauren Chartier
Premier Senior Care Photo of Lauren Chartier
Work Phone: 781-585-1086 Website: Work 239 Pembroke St Kingston MA 02364

Premier Senior Care provides a unique, personal approach to Care Management Services. Our experienced RNs assist elders and their families navigate the complexities of all aspects of senior health care. We conduct thorough assessments, present options and provide advice and recommendations. Our emphasis is often on enabling seniors to remain at home through coordination and expert oversight of those providing assistance. We communicate with physicians and other disciplines to enhance consistency of care. We assist with determining the best placement options if remaining at home is no longer the best option. We can provide short-term advice or ongoing advocacy and healthcare management. Our goal is to always to maximize Quality of Life for those we serve.

Lauren Chartier, owner of Premier Seniorcare, is an RN, BSN, a Certified Care Manager (CMC) and is an Advanced Professional Member of ALCA, (Aging Life Care Association). The Experts in Aging Well.

Ralph Poland
SafetyNet Tracking Systems Photo of Ralph Poland
Work Phone: 508-530-1595 Work Phone: 877-434-6384 Website:

SafetyNet Tracking Systems is a service designed to help public safety agencies locate loved ones — who wander – home safely. The service utilizes proven Radio Frequency technology and works directly with law enforcement and other public safety agencies to help rescue individuals with autism, Alzheimer’s, dementia and other similar cognitive conditions who have wandered and become lost. The SafetyNet service is currently available in 18 states across the country and it has assisted public safety with hundreds of successful rescues since its inception.

The SafetyNet service is currently available in portions of 20 states across the country with full search & rescue capability in MA and has assisted public safety with hundreds of successful rescues since its inception.

SafetyNet also offers an Emergency Medical ID Program which is connected to the same secure data base accessible to public safety agencies nation wide.

Should someone on this program become confused, unresponsive or have a seizure medical help can be obtained in minutes.

Kathy Balint
VNA of Cape Cod Photo of Kathy Balint
Work Phone: 508-957-7400 Website: Work 255 Independence Dr Hyannis MA 02601

Our goal is to provide comprehensive home health and hospice services that enable individuals-from newborns to the elderly-to receive care in the privacy and comfort of their own homes. Our highly trained professionals are dedicated to ensuring a smooth transition from a hospital, skilled nursing facility or clinic to home.

Leanne Welch
Director of Community Relations Welch Senior Living Photo of Leanne Welch
Work Phone: 508-245-5109 Website: Work 52 Accord Park Dr Norwell MA 02061

Welch Senior Living, formerly Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group, has been a trusted leader in senior services for over 65 years. Today, Welch Senior Living offers a wide range of retirement living and care options designed to meet the needs of older adults, their families, and caregivers. In the Plymouth area, The Village at Duxbury offers 1- and 2-bedroom independent living apartments and Garden Homes on a lush, 38-acre campus with a continuum of care. Residents who need a little personal assistance may opt for assisted living at Allerton House. A range of amenities and services are available including a pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, walking paths, and gardens. In Marshfield, Village at Proprietors Green, conveniently located near restaurants and retail shops, offers residents three distinct neighborhoods, including independent living, assisted living, and memory care.

Welch Senior Living’s other two South Shore communities are Allerton House at Harbor Park in Hingham, providing assisted living and memory care, and Allerton House at Central Park in Weymouth, offering independent and assisted living. All Welch Senior Living communities offer residents a maintenance-free lifestyle with a special focus on engaging activities, artistic pursuits, exciting programs and musical events, as well as delicious seasonal cuisine, excellent customer service, and exceptional care. Welch Senior Living’s Director of Community Relations Leanne Welch provides guidance and education to adult children and older adults when a loved one is making the transition to senior living. Feel free to call Leanne today to arrange a personal luncheon and tour at a Welch Senior Living community.

Maureen Celorier
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod Photo of Maureen Celorier
Work Phone: 508-833-4000 Website: Work 311 Service Rd East Sandwich Sandwich 02537

Going home may be the first goal in rehabilitation, but it’s not the only one. At Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod, we help you find the strength – both physical and emotional – to get back to the people, places and activities that give your life meaning. As the only facility on Cape Cod offering hospital-level rehabilitation care, Spaulding Cape Cod provides an intensive level of medical, nursing and therapy services that help patients recover and feel strong. Spaulding Cape Cod consistently receives outstanding marks from patients and has earned a reputation for exceptional outcomes. As a member of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, Spaulding Cape Cod follows the highest standards of rehabilitation care. As a result, our patients recover sooner and get back to their lives at a higher level of ability and independence.

Michelle Bratti
Plymouth Center for Active Living Photo of Michelle Bratti
Work Phone: 508-830-4230 Work Fax: 508-830-4233 Website: Work 44 Nook Rd Plymouth MA 02360

Having fun and helping seniors since 1972! The Center for Active Living is a department of the Town of Plymouth Community Resources Division, supported by local, state and federal funds. The Center for Active Living is located at 44 Nook Road, Plymouth, and is designated to provide services for Plymouth residents 60 years of age and older. Our mission is to provide our community with a safe, trusted, physical and virtual environment where information and access to programs and services foster a healthy and vital lifestyle throughout the aging process. Our Center operates Monday- Friday from 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM, with some intermittent evening programs. We offer information and referral services, health, wellness and fitness programs, volunteer opportunities, social and recreational programs, support groups, technology classes, SHINE counseling, and much more. We tailor our programs to meet a variety of interests, abilities and energy levels. Come visit us!

Tammy Murray
Kingston Council On Aging Photo of Tammy Murray
Work Phone: 781-585-0511 Work Fax: 781-585-0550 Website: Work 30 Evergreen St Kingston MA 02364

The purpose of the Council on Aging is to identify the problems and needs of the elder population and to implement programs designed to meet these problems and needs. Council on Aging programs and activities are available to all residents of the Town of Kingston who are 60 years of age and over. Transportation services are available to handicapped individuals of any age. Other programs may be available to non-elders.

Ruth McNaughton
Comfort Keepers Photo of Ruth McNaughton
Work Phone: 508-746-4800 Work Fax: 508-746-4398 Website: Work 37 Industrial Park Rd Plymouth MA 02360

Comfort Keepers is a nationally recognized provider of in-home care and senior services. We offer personal care, companionship and homemaker services, skilled nursing care and geriatric care management to seniors and other adults from our offices in Plymouth and Centerville, MA. Our caregivers are specially trained in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care to ensure that your loved one is safe and comfortable while living independently in his or her home, assisted living, or skilled nursing facility. We also provide hospital to home transportation, nursing, and recovery care after a hospital stay.

Our President, CEO and Clinical Care Director is Ruth McNaughton, RN, MHM, BSN. Ruth has an extensive history in the healthcare industry, with over 25 years in the local Plymouth healthcare market where she served as Senior Director of Care Coordination at Beth Israel Deaconess Plymouth for nearly 20 years. For the past year Ruth has consulted in RI for hospital case management administration and ACO development and has also established a Geriatric Care Management practice in the Plymouth area.

Jonathan Bond
Bond Printing and Marketing Photo of Jonathan Bond
Work Phone: 781-871-3990 Work Fax: 781-871-3775 Website: Work PO Box 43 Hanover MA 02339

Bond Printing and Marketing has a strong focus on the Medical Industry and offers services ranging from: Graphic design, printing, color/ b&w copying, mailing services, signs & banners, giveaways, websites, apparel, copy writing and more.
Bond Printing has helped PNG grow over the year by supplying quality marketing materials for their fundraising efforts.

Sandy Childs
Edward Jones Investments Photo of Sandy Childs
Work Phone: 774-343-5449 Cell Phone: 617-571-9217 Work 225 Water St Suite A205 Plymouth MA 02360

Edward Jones is a decidedly different kind of full-service brokerage firm, with the mission of helping individuals reach their serious, long-term financial goals.

To us, face time and think time make sense. We meet with you to learn your individual needs so we can develop a strategy to help you achieve your long-term financial goals. So, whether you want to plan for retirement, save for college, reduce your tax bills or ensure you have income to cover your expenses, you can expect personalized service and long-term investing strategies instead of the latest investment fads. Join the nearly 7 million investors who know. Contact me today to help develop an investment strategy that makes sense for you.

Janice Fitzgerald
Director Brockton Council on Aging Photo of Janice Fitzgerald
Work Phone: 508-580-7811 Work 10 Father Kenney Way Brockton MA 02301

The Brockton Council on Aging is a branch of city government and is mandated to assess the needs and provide programs and services to seniors in the community and strives to improve their quality of life. The Council on Aging offers, through its staff and volunteers, easy access to an array of general programs, information, and socialization opportunities to seniors 60 years of age and older.

Michael Cruza
Hospice and Palliative Care Services Specialist Old Colony Hospice and Palliative Care Photo of Michael Cruza
Cell Phone: 781-664-0106 Work Phone: 781-341-4145 Website: Work 1 Credit Union Way Randolph MA 02368

Michael Cruza is the Hospice and Palliative Care Services Specialist at Old Colony Hospice and Palliative Care. He has worked in the healthcare industry for over 20 years, specializing in Hospice care for the last 11. At Old Colony Hospice, Michael speaks with patients, families, and healthcare providers to educate and spread the word about hospice, palliative care and about making “well informed” healthcare decisions. Old Colony Hospice and Palliative Care has been offering nonprofit hospice services for over 35 years to the South Shore area and has been providing Palliative Care services for over a decade.

Michael Schmit, B.S.,BC-HIS
VP Sales and Operations At Home Hearing Healthcare, LLC Photo of Michael Schmit, B.S.,BC-HIS
Work Phone: 508-250-9324 Website: Work 72 Taylor Street Pembroke MA 02359

At Home Hearing Healthcare is owned and operated by Michael Schmit. Michael has over 26 years experience in solving hearing related issues. As a former Regional Sales Director, he is nationally recognized as an expert in the latest technology, featuring the largest global manufacturers including Audibel, Starkey, Siemens, Sonic Innovations, Oticon, Bernafon, Phonak, Unitron, Rexton, Widex and Resound.

At Home Hearing Healthcare’s mission is to provide personalized, high-quality care in the comfort and security of your home.  No more waiting rooms, traffic jams, getting lost looking for us.  We bring our office and expertise to you.  We have created a practice that we believe in and choose for our own family members.

Michael Schmit has been dispensing hearing aids since 1988 when he was an apprentice for his family business in Illinois.  He has served patients in Illinois, Florida, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  As a former field representative for Widex and Siemens he has the benefit of having worked with other Hearing Aid Specialists, Audiologists and Ear, Nose & Throat physicians across the nation.  As a Regional Director for both Siemens and Starkey, Mr Schmit was able to share his knowledge and expertise with others.   He has been a guest lecturer at many Universities, Rotary Clubs, Senior Centers and Elder Care residences.  He has taught on various Hearing related subjects at numerous dispenser training functions and has mentored many new dispensers and audiologists.

As a resident of Plymouth County since 2008 and Founder of All Cape Hearing Centers he has helped over 2,000 individuals to hear better.

To schedule your FREE Hearing  appointment, please call: (508)250-9324.

Joann Hicks
Sales Director Village at Proprietors Green Photo of Joann Hicks
Work Phone: 781.834.7885 ext 163 Work 10 Village Green Way Marshfield MA 02050

The Village at Proprietors Green is the South Shore’s premier senior rental community with a continuum of care – 79 independent living rental apartments in addition to 46 assisted living apartments and 24 memory care assisted living apartments. Conveniently located just 1.3 miles from Route 3 (Exit 12), walking distance to shopping and restaurants, and the village green is at your front door! We are part of Welch Healthcare and Retirement Group, a well respected family business now celebrating over 65 years of providing quality senior services on the South Shore.

Anna Seery
Director Pembroke Council on Aging Photo of Anna Seery
Work Phone: 781-294-8220 Work 144 Center Street Pembroke MA 02359

The Pembroke COA’s mission is to enhance the well-being of seniors offering programming and support to enrich the mind, body, and soul.

Carole Graves
Community Outreach Seven Hills Photo of Carole Graves
Work 1403 Pleasant St Fall River MA 02723

The mission of Seven Hills Foundation is to promote and encourage the empowerment of people with significant challenges so that each may pursue their highest possible degree of personal well-being and independence.

Seven Hills Foundation currently offers programming at 170 locations throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and employs more than 3,700 professionals. The Foundation offers a continuum of support and services to over 28,000 children and adults with disabilities and life challenges, and another 17,000 women and children in developing countries through our eleven Affiliate organizations.

Kristen Ward
Community Relations Director All American Assisted Living Photo of Kristen Ward
Work Phone: 781-789-3942 Website: Work 1074 West Washington St. Hanson MA 02341

Designed to the highest standards for assisted living communities, All American is a residential community for seniors looking for social interaction, personal care services, and a variety of engaging activities. Specializing in assisted living and Alzheimer’s and memory care, the apartments and recreation areas, onsite medical services, innovative programming, and home-style meals served restaurant-style create a warm and inviting homelike atmosphere.

A community in the truest sense of the word, All American was designed to recreate the feel of a social neighborhood. With friendly people and accessible services, our community combines assisted living for seniors with a specialized area for residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss. All American is safe, secure, and fun environment.

Cat Roe
Outreach Worker Wareham Council on Aging
Work 54 Marion Road Wareham MA 02571

Town department coordinating the needs of Wareham’s seniors with available resources and to support and promote all programs designed to assist seniors in Wareham.

Melissa Plourde, LSW, CDP
Community Liaison Hospice Services of Massachusetts Photo of Melissa Plourde, LSW, CDP
Work Phone: 508-983-4240 Work 2527 Cranberry Highway Ste. D Wareham MA 02571

Providing quality hospice services throughout Massachusetts. Through personalized care from a trusted and experienced team, we strive to make everyday the best it can be. Hospice you can trust. Care you deserve.

Hospice Services of Massachusetts accepts referrals 24 hours per day / 7 days per week and will respond to any referral within 2 hours. We provide informational meetings to prospective patients, families, and health care providers on Hospice Services of Massachusetts and eligibility requirements and perform same-day admissions when appropriate.

Jill Dubois
Hospice Liaison Beacon Hospice Photo of Jill Dubois
Work 32 Resnik Rd Suite 3 Plymouth MA 02360

Since 1995, Beacon Hospice has demonstrated a commitment to providing the very best hospice experience possible, offering an environment of hope, comfort, and dignity.  Each and every day, we work to exceed the expectations of those we serve, and we are proud of both our innovative programs and the excellence of our team members and volunteers.  This is highlighted by our commitment to admitting every eligible patient, regardless of the complexity of the medical needs or the stage in the patient’s medical journey.  Call us at (508) 747-7222 so we can help you and your family today.

Jen-Alice Chromy-Babb
Owner/Application Specialists Symphony Application Specialists Photo of Jen-Alice Chromy-Babb

Processing MassHealth Long Term Care and Community Applications for Seniors for an affordable fee that is included in their spend down or expenses.  Serving Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Counties.  For more information find us at, on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Patricia Abbate
Publisher/Owner My Generation Media, Inc. Photo of Patricia Abbate
Work P.O. Box 202 Hingham MA 02045

South Shore Senior News, published by My Generation Media, Inc., delivers the latest information on the issues of interest to upwards of 100,000 South Shore seniors, family members and loved ones to help readers “age well, and enjoy themselves while doing it!” Published monthly, this independently owned publication contains all original content from local experts in their fields; staff generated news stories and a wide range of special reports on the major aging issues of the day. This free newspaper, founded in 2002, is distributed to more than 30 South Shore communities at more than 400 controlled locations each month.

The online reach is significant and their weekly radio show, My Generation, airs every Sunday night on 95.9 FM, WATD, from 7-8:00 pm. Guests with expertise in the fields of senior health, finances, wellness, living options, entertainment, and travel are featured.

Allan D Parker IV
Director of Sales and Marketing Cahoon Care Associates LLC Photo of Allan D Parker IV
Work 429 A Washington St Norwell MA 02061

Cahoon Care Associates is a non-medical home care agency serving seniors and their families throughout Greater Boston, the South Coast, Cape Cod and the Bar Harbor area of Maine. We are a family-owned business founded in 2010 by Margery Cahoon Parker and her daughter-in-law, Carolyn Parker. By providing highly customized personal care, companion care and Alzheimer’s and dementia care, our skilled caregivers and care managers help clients and their loved ones enjoy peace of mind. Cahoon Care is based in Norwell, Massachusetts, and Ellsworth, Maine.

William Scotti III, CFP®
Wealth Management Director Axial Financial Group℠ Photo of William Scotti III, CFP®
Work 540 Main St Suite 16A Hyannis MA 02601

The Axial Company is a privately-held, independent financial services firm specializing in wealth management, corporate employee benefits, and insurance. Our integrated approach to serving the needs of our clients on a wide array of business and personal matters enables our clients to seamlessly interact with us across all divisions; Axial Financial Group, Axial Benefits Group, and AxialFoy Insurance.

Meredith Sheehan
Community Relations Director All American Assisted Living Wareham Photo of Meredith Sheehan
Work 300 Rosebrook Way Wareham MA 02571

At All American at Wareham, we understand that moving a loved one into an assisted living community is an important and often difficult decision, involving health, emotional, and financial issues. We have worked hard to develop a model that allows residents to live comfortably, actively, and as independently as possible, keeping our services at a manageable cost, without skimping on amenities, activities, medical services, or security.

At All American at Wareham, we take pride in the fact that our residents are part of a close, caring community of fellow residents and experienced staff who live, create, and celebrate together. Our personal care staff assist residents with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), including (but not limited to) dressing, bathing, evening care, and escorting to meals and activities. We help as much or as little as needed, always treating our residents with dignity and respect.

Nancy Ingenito
President HealthCare for Hire Photo of Nancy Ingenito
Work 225 Water St Suite C102 Plymouth MA 02360

Healthcare for Hire is a recruiting firm that provides uniquely qualified candidates for contract staffing, temporary to permanent and permanent positions. For over 15 years we have partnered with health care organizations to provide solutions that allow them to lower costs, improve time to hire and operate more efficiently.

Joanne Scorzelli
Director of Community Awareness Vibra Hospital Photo of Joanne Scorzelli
Work Phone: 508-817-7140 Work 4499 Acushnet Ave New Bedford MA 02745

Vibra Hospital is a 90 bed Acute Hospital located in a quite residential neighborhood of New Bedford on the Freetown border. In addition to treating the acute rehab population, our hospital provides specialized intensive care to medically complex patients recovering from a broad range of acute and chronic conditions. We provide 24/7 overnight coverage by a hospitalist and respiratory services under the direction of a board-certified pulmonary rehabilitation physician. Unique to our Vibra Hospital, is our own volumetric capnography; a “GPS for Ventilator Management.” The program is tailored individually and measures the patient’s cardio-pulmonary status continuously during the weaning process. Our superior vent weaning rates for 2017 have a 96% success rate and on average our patients spend 11 days on a vent. Other services include, Trach Management, BIPAP/CPAP/and High flow 02. Cardiac services including transplant patients, telemetry and iv cardiac meds. Medically Complex  patients requiring multiple services including on-site hemodialysis. Catastrophic Rehabilitation including Neurological conditions including individualized Stroke program. Amputations, Trauma, Wound Care, post surgical management, SCI, and BI. Vibra Hospital’s low tolerance medical rehabilitation program takes every patient’s underlying clinical issues into consideration and tailors a program of physical, occupational and speech therapy to meet the medical patients individual needs and tolerance level. Using highly trained rehabilitation professionals and state of the art equipment, our customized treatment plans returns each patient to the most productive functioning level possible. Our team will provide you and you’re loved one with compassionate care in a warm and hospitable environment. We at Vibra Healthcare are dedicated to providing patient care with a commitment to clinical service excellence, a culture that inspires teamwork and a passionate workforce driven by a dedication to patient wellness.

Linda Quinn
Photo of Linda Quinn
Work 651 Orchard St Suite 202A New Bedford MA 02744

We are a non-skilled home health care agency.  We specialize in 24 hour continuous Live-In care using just one aide in place of multiple shifts and multiple aides.  We work in private residences, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing and rehab facilities and hospitals.  We offer Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, Hospice and Palliative Care, Respite Care, Companionship and Socialization, Assistance with Activities of Daily Living and Assistance with Ambulation and Exercises plus so much more.

Linda DiBona LCSW, GCM
Social Work Solutions Photo of Linda DiBona LCSW, GCM

A qualified elder care consultant is a professional in the field of elder care To provide advocacy, consultation, and management of the Senior maze of services that are needed to maximize the medical and psychosocial wellbeing of the client and their families.

Barbara Dixon
Care Coordinator Southeast Community Partnership / Gosnold
Work 350 Gifford St Suite E 21 Falmouth MA 02536

Southeast Community Partnership promotes health outcomes for adult a with complex mental and physical health challenges through a responsive and collaborative system of care. We provide coordination of behavioral and physical healthcare to help members achieve their health and personal goals.

SECP has existing affiliations with Primary Care, Behavioral Health, Substance Use, and other Social Services foster connections and communications for optimum service coordination.

Broad range of programs under the Southeast CP agencies , including Emergency Services, Community-Based Residential and Supports, Detoxification Services, Substance Use Disorder Residential Rehabilitation, Case/Care Management, Recovery Coaching, Opioid Overdose Outreach, Pharmacological Services, Medication Assisted Treatment , Partial Hospitalization, and other individual and group Outpatient Services.

Donna DeStefano
Owner Top Coat Restorations and Conversions Photo of Donna DeStefano
Work 9 Persistence Cove Plymouth MA 02360

Top Coat Restorations and Conversions specialize in tub to shower conversions.  We will  help provide a save bathing environment for Seniors, Veterans, Disabled Persons and Caregivers.  This method will allow a person to retain their independence and privacy in their own bathroom without the cost and major demolition of a walk-in-tub. We can install grab bars, shower seats adjustable shower heads and more.  We also provide cost-effective premium finishing and restoration services for your bathtubs, showers, sinks, tile.

Kate Mercier
Vice President of Operational Excellence Brockton Visiting Nurse Association Photo of Kate Mercier
Work 500 Belmont Street Suite 200 Brockton MA 02301

Serving Southeastern Massachusetts as an independent, non-profit provider of healthcare services since 1904, the Brockton Visiting Nurse Association (BVNA) has as its mission “to provide innovative and exceptional health care services in the home and in the communities we serve,” as it meets the evolving needs of patients in over 30 communities. BVNA plays a significant role in population health and leverages its resources to maximize the balance of superior outcomes, exceptional patient experiences and cost-effective care. To learn more about BVNA’s specialty services, employment opportunities or ways to support its mission, interested parties can go to to see why BVNA is more than you’d expect from home care.

Diane Gillis, DNP, RN
Assistant Dean for Academic and Clinical Experiences Quincy College Photo of Diane Gillis, DNP, RN
Work 1250 Hancock St Quincy MA 02169

Quincy College is a open access institution that encourages academic achievement and excellence, diversity, economic opportunity, community involvement, and lifelong learning.

Sue Chan
General Office Coordinator Alfredo R Chan, MD PC
Work 105 Webster St Unit 6 Hanover MA 02339

Private Outpatient Psychiatric Office offering general psychiatric services for ages 19 and up, substance and alcohol addiction services and Suboxone program.

Brenda Gellar
Laurelwood at the Pinehills Photo of Brenda Gellar
Work Phone: 508-927-6346 Website: Work 10 Golf Dr Plymouth MA 02360

Laurelwood at the Pinehills represents the next generation of senior living.  We believe that in everything we do, our emphasis needs to be on “Living Well and Loving Life”.  We have 51 Independent/Assisted Living apartments and 29 Avita memory care apartments.  Our residents can utilize our onsite fitness center, movie theater and art studio while enjoying programming that is designed specifically with the interests and hobbies of our residents in mind.  Situated within the award winning Pinehills community located in Plymouth, MA, our residents enjoy access to all the amenities including shopping, dining, medical offices, golf, the Stonebridge Club seasonal pool/tennis and so much more – all within walking distance.  Best of all, our residents and their families have peace of mind knowing someone is there to help with activities of daily living as well as on a moment’s notice should the need arise.  Laurelwood is proudly part of the Northbridge Companies Plymouth campus along with Stafford Hill Assisted Living.

Jane Riley
Adult Foster Care Director The Arc of the South Shore Photo of Jane Riley
Work 371 River St North Weymouth MA 02191

Mission Statement

The Arc of the South Shore is committed to empowering families and individuals of all ages with illness and/or disabilities to reach their fullest potential. We achieve this by providing high quality individualized services and opportunities that foster independence, community inclusion, and advocacy.

The Arc of the South Shore’s Adult Foster Care Program (AFC) allows individuals, who are unable to remain at home alone due to chronic illness, or physical and/or mental disabilities, to stay in their home or in the home of a loved one in order to maximize their quality of life. The Adult Foster Care program is an alternative to nursing homes or assisted living placement. In-home family caregivers provide meals, companionship, personal care assistance, and 24-hour supervision to program participants. Caregivers receive a tax-free stipend which can help to ease the financial burden of caring for the individual. The AFC program provides monthly nursing and social work visits where both client and caregiver receive the support and resources they need to share a safe, happy, fulfilling life.

Our program supports caregivers, ensuring they can provide the customized care each individual requires through regular visits and access to resources. The RN and Case Manager provide caregiver training and coordinate other services such as Adult Day Health, VNA, and Hospice services as needed to ensure the client receives the full range of services to stay safely and comfortably at home and in the community.