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Framingham Resources

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A giant tree for the holidays obscures part of the Town Hall, but the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest knows that like this resource list, you can “Find It in Framingham”/Photos by Douglas Flynn

Not sure where to start?
An excellent starting point for any caregiver is a call to your local ASAP's information and referral department to learn about all the services and resources available in your area. The ASAP information and referral department can provide valuable guidance and assistance throughout your caregiving journey. Your town's Council on Aging is another essential tool to help you understand and access available resources for your loved one.

Aging Services Access Point/AAA

BayPath Elder Services, Inc.

33 Boston Post Road West
Marlborough, MA 01752


Aging Services Access Points, commonly referred to as ASAPs, are one-stop entry points for all of the services and benefits available to seniors in Massachusetts. ASAPs manage the Massachusetts Home Care Program, Meals on Wheels, Money Management Program and Caregiver Support Program, as well as provide information and referrals for senior services such as home care, housing options, public benefits, legal assistance, hospice care, the ombudsman program, health insurance, senior companions and adult day care. BayPath also serves as a federal Area Agency on Aging (AAA), receiving and disbursing federal funding under the Older Americans Act.

Senior Center/Council on Aging

Framingham Council on Aging

Director: Grace O’Donnell
Callahan Center
535 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702


Councils on Aging (COAs) are local volunteer organizations that offer information and direct services to seniors, their caregivers and other people with aging issues. COAs are part of the local government, and work with other senior agencies and city/town departments to provide social, recreational, health, safety and educational programs for seniors in their communities. Most COAs operate Senior Centers for area residents age 60 or older. COAs are also home to each town’s SHINE Program representatives, who provide free, confidential and unbiased health insurance information, assistance and counseling.

Town Departments

Veterans Benefits

Contact: Peter Harvell
150 Concord Street, Room B-7
Framingham, MA 01702


Framingham Disability Commission

10 Bellefontaine Avenue
Framingham, MA 01701



Home Delivered Meals

Elder Nutrition Program, BayPath Elder Services, Inc.


The Elder Nutrition Program at BayPath delivers nutritious meals to seniors who are unable to leave their homes due to illness, disability or frailty. The purpose of the program is to encourage better health, reduce isolation and promote independence.

Community Dining Sites

BayPath Congregate Meals Program

BayPath provides lunch programs for seniors at six locations in our service area. These programs provide opportunities for socialization and companionship, while enjoying a well-balanced “home cooked” meal. BayPath requests a voluntary contribution of $3.00 per meal. No one will be refused a meal due to the inability to contribute. Please call the location and let them know at least 24 hours in advance.

Meals available at:

Pearl Street Cupboard & Cafe

10 Pearl Street
Framingham, MA 01702


Meal times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 12 p.m.


Rose Kennedy Community Room

1 Rose Kennedy Lane
Framingham, MA 01702

Meal times: Tuesday, Thursday at 12 p.m.


Food Pantries

Hope Worldwide New England

214 Concord Street
Framingham, MA


Distribution: Wed, Sat 9-12:00

Lucy and Joe Press Food Pantry
JFS of MetroWest

475 Franklin Street, Suite 101
Framingham, MA 01702


Distribution coordinated through area social service agencies

Metro West Harvest

300 Howard Street
Framingham, MA 01702


Pearl Street Cupboard & Café

10 Pearl Street
Framingham, MA


St. Bridget’s Food Pantry

15 Wheeler Ave
Framingham, MA 01702


Salvation Army Food Pantry

35 Concord Street
Framingham, MA


Grocers that deliver to Framingham

Peapod, a Stop & Shop delivery service


Internet orders $60 minimum order, fee $9.95, $100 or more, fee $6.95

Roche Bros.


No minimum order, fee $9.95 for internet orders, $14.95 for call-in order

Pharmacies that deliver to Framingham

V-Care Pharmacy and Surgical Supplies

151 Cochituate Road
Framingham, MA 01701


Free blister packaging and delivery


Milford Family Pharmacy

105 East Main Street

Milford, MA 01757


Free delivery Monday through Friday. Allow 24 hours for delivery. Blister packs and flow packs available.  

Eaton Apothecary

23 Maple Street
Milford, MA


Expanded delivery area for "Medicine-On-Time" bubble packs

The Framingham Historical Society’s “Old Academy” building
The stone columns of the Framingham Historical Society’s “Old Academy”  building make it one of the most unique architectural landmarks in the region/Photo by Stephen Corso

Laundries that pick up and deliver to Framingham

Spin Cycle Laundry Services


Pickup and delivery, wash, dry, fold laundry

$25.00 per 20-pound bag; $1.23 per pound over 20

FSU scenic campus
Framingham State University’s
scenic campus/Photo by Stephen Corso

Medical Escorts

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS) Elder Care Solutions - Patient Navigator Program

475 Franklin Street, Suite 101
Framingham, MA 01702


Trained volunteers accompany older adults to medical appointments, providing support and guidance to help older adults get the information and care they need; program is available free of charge for older adults living in Framingham and the surrounding area.

LGBT+ Ally Patient Navigator Expansion
With support from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation Momentum Fund and the Cummings Foundations Sustaining Grant, the JFS Patient Navigator program has expanded its reach into the local older adult LGBT+ community to combat the health disparities that effect LGBT+ older adults and to break down the barriers that these individuals face in health care settings. Download the Flyer




Callahan Center


Volunteers for medical, social, food shopping; call social services department at least one week before trip

Busy Bee


Framingham - local trips only

MART (Medicaid Transportation)


MetroWest Regional Transit Authority


Fixed route bus service



Disability based, no trip purpose required; application process through MW Call Center



Framingham to Boston area - medical trips only; application process through MW Call Center; 65 and over and under 65 with qualifying disability

Tommy’s Taxi


Blackstone Valley Limo



Home Health Care, Homemaking and Personal Care Agencies in Framingham

Advanced Home Care Services

600 Worcester Road, Suite 301
Framingham, MA 01702


Ensure Healthcare Services

59 Howard Street, Second Floor
Framingham, Massachusetts 01702



JFS of MetroWest

475 Franklin Street, Suite 101
Framingham, MA 01702




Support Groups in Framingham

Callahan Center Support Groups

535 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA

Call social services at 508-532-5980

Caregiver Support Group

 Fourth Wednesday of the month, 1 p.m. 

Evening Caregiver Support Group

 Second Tuesday of the month, 6-7 p.m.

Bereavement Support Group

 Second and fourth Tuesday of every month, 1-2:30 p.m.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren  Support Group

Second Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. First time attendees, call Lisa: 508-532-5980 for a pre-screening

Better Breathers Support Group

Second Wednesday of the month (Except August), 12-1 p.m.

Diabetes Support Group

Last Tuesday of the month, 10-11:30 a.m.

Low Vision Support Group

Third Wednesday of the month, 1-2:30 p.m.

Parkinson's Support Group

Third Tuesday of the month, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

Heritage Assisted Living
747 Water Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Contact: Judy Sabol

First Thursday of the month, 1-2 p.m.

508-788-6050 x120


Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

St. Patrick's Manor
863 Central Street
Framingham, MA

Contact: Joan Murphy

Second Tuesday of the month, 6 p.m.


Mild Brain Injury Support Group

Saint Andrew's Church
Medical Arts Building 85 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA
Contact: Barbara Webster

Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.



Grandparent Caregiver Support Group

Framingham Family Resource Center
88 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA
Contact: Robin Joyce

First and third Tuesdays of the month, 10-11:30 p.m.




Note: Scheduling of support groups is subject to change. Please call to confirm time, location and space availability before attending.

Memory Cafes in Framingham

A Brighter Day Memory Cafe

Callahan Center
535 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702


Meets the third Thursday of the month, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.


Elder Mental Health Resources in Framingham

Harmony Program at  Mary Ann Morse at Heritage

Address: 747 Water Street
Framingham, MA  01701

Phone: 508-665-5300 


Note: 20 bed facility, unique assisted living program for seniors with mental health needs.


Respite Care in Framingham

Mary Ann Morse at Heritage

Address: 747 Water Street
Framingham, MA  01701

Phone: 508-665-5300 


Note: 30-day minimum required 


Adult Day Care Facilities in Framingham

Toy Soldier outside of Town Hall
One of the familiar toy soldiers stands guard
outside the Town Hall during the holiday season
/Photo by Douglas Flynn

New Communities/Windsor House Adult Day Center

89 Bethany Road
Framingham, MA 01702

Phone: 508-879-1771
Fax: 508-879-1780


The Club - Adult Social Day Program

Mary Ann Morse at Heritage Senior Living Community
Address: 747 Water Street
Framingham, MA 01701

Phone: 508-665-5300


Note: M-F 9am – 3pm, you choose the days. Breakfast and lunch included, starts at $49 for 1 day.

Subsidized Housing in Framingham

Framingham Housing Authority

1 John J Brady Drive
Framingham, MA 01702


John J. Brady Drive, Arsenal Road, Everit Avenue, John J. Gallagher Drive, Grant Street, Guadalcanal Road, 115 Cochituate Road, Normandy Road, Rose Kennedy Lane, 317 Hollis Street (Memorial House)

Shillman House

49 Edmands Road
Framingham, MA 01702


Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, available for individuals of all backgrounds with one member 62 or older. Shillman House is a 150-unit independent living facility located in the Nobscot area of Framingham. A mixed-income property, Shillman House has both subsidized and market rent apartments. Market rent apartments include continental breakfast and a served, seated dinner Monday through Saturday and Sunday brunch, as well as light housekeeping every other week. These services can be purchased by those in subsidized units.

Edmands House

15 Edmonds Road
Framingham, MA 01702


Section 8 (Federal Housing Program funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development)

Claflin House

40 Taylor Street


Irving Square Apartments

75 Irving Street


Saxonville Village

1595 Concord Street


Pelham Apartments

75 Second Street


Framingham Green

136 Maynard Road


Cochituate Homes

Interfaith Terrace


Assisted Living Facilities in Framingham

Carmel Terrace

933 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701


Traditional Units: 69
Alzheimer/Dementia Special Care Units: 0

Brookdale Cushing Park

300 West Farm Pond Road
Framingham, MA 01702


Traditional Units: 78
Alzheimer/Dementia Special Care Units: 22

Mary Ann Morse at Heritage

747 Water Street
Framingham, MA 01701


Traditional Units: 58
Alzheimer/Dementia Special Care Units: 40

Nursing Homes in Framingham

Bethany Health Care Center

97 Bethany Road
Framingham, MA 01701


Number of beds: 101
Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, Respite services, Alzheimer’s designated unit, secured unit

Carlyle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

3342 Winter Street
Framingham, MA 01701


Number of beds: 55
Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, Respite services, Hospice, Wander Guard system

Countryside Nursing Home

153 Winter Street
Framingham, MA 01701


Number of beds: 30
Females only, Medicaid certified, Respite services, Hospice, Wander Guard system

Kathleen Daniel Healthcare LLC

485 Franklin Street
Framingham, MA 01701


Number of beds: 124
Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, Respite services, Hospice, Wander Guard system, secured unit

Oak Knoll Health Care Center

9 Arbetter Drive
Framingham, MA 01702


Number of beds: 123
Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, Respite services, Hospice, Wander Guard system

Resident Care Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

220 Concord Street
Framingham, MA 01702


Number of beds: 91
Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, Respite services, Hospice, secured unit

St. Patrick’s Manor

863 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701


Number of beds: 333
Medicare certified, Medicaid certified, Respite services, Hospice, Wander Guard system, Alzheimer’s designated unit, secured unit


In-Home Hospice Agencies in Framingham

MetroWest Home Care & Hospice

85 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA 01702


Hospitals in Framingham

MetroWest Medical Center – Framingham Union Hospital

115 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA 01702


Clinics in Framingham

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

354 Waverly Street
Framingham MA 01702


Accepts: Uninsured, Underinsured, Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid
Income: All income levels accepted
Fees: Sliding scale available
Spoken: English
Services: Primary Care, Counseling/Mental Health Services, Medical Services

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

32 Concord Street
Framingham MA 01702


Accepts: Uninsured, Underinsured, Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid
Income: All income levels accepted
Fees: Sliding scale of fees based on income
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Services: Medical Services, Dental Services

MetroWest Free Medical Program – Framingham

110 Edgell Road
Framingham MA 01701



Accepts: Uninsured Only
Income: Low Income
Fees: Free/No fee
Languages Spoken: English
Services: Women's Health Services, Vision Services, Social Services, Pharmacy Services, Counseling/Mental Health Services, Application Assistance.
By appointment only


Advocates Community Counseling

354 Waverly Street
Framingham, MA 01702






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The BayPath Family Caregiver Support Program and has been made possible by funding from the Older Americans Act as granted by Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Participants may make a voluntary donation toward the cost of this federally funded service. Click here for more information. was originally made possible, in part, by generous grants from the MetroWest Health Foundation. Additional funding support was graciously donated by Avidia Bank from 2018 – 2021.

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