Financial Education

Martha's Vineyard

Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands Money Management Program
Phone: 508-394-4630 or 800-244-4630
Fax: 508-394-3712
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Volunteers, trained and certified, meet with elders in their homes to help them balance their checkbooks, pay bills, and other routine financial management tasks... See More

Martha's Vineyard Mediation Program
Karen Dowd
Phone: 508-693-2999
Fax: 508-693-2199
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Martha’s Vineyard Mediation Program (MVMP) is a court-approved mediation program approved by the Commonwealth to handle cases referred by the District Court, Probate and Family Court, and the Superior Court on the Island... See More

Massachusetts Department of Revenue
Phone: 617-887-6367 - Option 1
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There are a variety of income and property tax benefits available for Massachusetts senior citizens and retirees, including the “Senior Circuit Breaker” tax work-off program, providing tax relief on property taxes for Massachusetts age 65 or over... See More

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Rose Cogliano
Phone: 508-693-4509, ext. 3
Fax: 508-693-7655
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The Oak Bluffs Council on Aging’s primary mission is to promote and provide programs and services that foster dignity, independence, and life long learning for elderly citizens... See More

Women Empowered
Sheylah Callen
Phone: 508-696-8880
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The mission of Women Empowered is to support Islanders in gaining control over their lives by helping them develop the skills to manage money, resolve debt, explore job options and identify resources... See More

Off Island

AARP
Phone: 866-448-3621
Fax: 617-723-4224
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AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning... See More

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau / Office of Financial Protection for Older Americans
Phone: 855-411-CFPB
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Older Americans face many financial challenges as they age. They have opportunities to travel, explore new fields of work or hobbies, or spend time with family and friends... See More

EconomicCheckUp
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Whether you’re retired or still working, it pays to be smart about your income. Discover tips and resources in your community to manage your budget, save money, find work, and set financial goals... See More

Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders
Len Raymond
Phone: 978-970-0012
Fax: 978-970-0015
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Assist low and moderate income elder homeowners. HOME provides comprehensive in-home counseling on financial and homeownership issues to enable successful aging in place... See More

Housing Assistance Corporation
Liz Belcher
Phone: 508-771-5400, ext. 210
Fax: 508-775-7434
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When Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) was founded over 40 years ago, we never imagined the Cape would be the place it is today... See More

Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling
Phone: 1-800-426-1234
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Founded in 1983, the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling is a private, non-profit health agency dedicated to providing leadership to reduce the social, financial, and emotional costs of problem gambling, and to promote a continuum of prevention and intervention strategies including: information and public awareness, community education and professional training, advocacy and referral services for problem gamblers, their loved ones and the greater community... See More

Massachusetts Family Caregiver Support Program
Ana Karchmer
Phone: 800-AGE-INFO (800-243-4636)
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The MFCSP Program is a partnership between the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)/Aging Service Access Points (ASAPs)... See More

My Medicare Matters
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MyMedicareMatters.org is brought to you by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) in partnership with Aon Retiree Health Exchange™... See More

NAMI Mass COMPASS
Megan Wiechnik
Phone: 617-704-NAMI (6264)
Fax: 800-370-9085
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The NAMI Mass COMPASS is your guide to mental health and related resources in Massachusetts. Navigating the mental healthcare system can be complicated—we help individuals and families affected by mental health issues find their way... See More

OnGuard Online
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OnGuardOnline.gov is the federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online... See More

Social Security Administration
Phone: 855-881-0212 (Falmouth)
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The Social Security Administration toll-free number 800-772-1213 operates from 7AM to 7PM, Monday to Friday... See More