US DOJ Elder Justice Initiative

A resource website from the United States Department of Justices for: victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation and their families; practitioners who serve them; law enforcement agencies and prosecutors; and researchers seeking to understand and address this silent epidemic plaguing our nation’s elders. Contact Information Website: http://www.justice.gov/elderjustice/index.html

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Massachusetts Family Caregiver Support Program

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). Elder Services of the Cape and Islands is the AAA and ASAP for Martha’s Vineyard. Through this partnership, support services are provided for family caregivers caring for adults over 60…

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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. But often scam artists or bad advice take away these opportunities. The Office of Financial Protection for Older Americans is here to give seniors information and tools…

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Elder Law Project of South Coastal Counties Legal Services

The Elder Law Project of South Coastal Counties Legal Services makes an outreach visit to Marthas Vineyard the first Monday of each month, rotating between Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven (Tisbury) and the Up-Island Council on Aging in West Tisbury. Appointments can be made by phoning the particular COA directly. The schedule for the next…

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Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation

MLAC is the largest funding source for civil legal aid programs in Massachusetts. MLAC also provides leadership and support for the continued improvement of legal aid to low-income people statewide through its Initiatives: The Equal Justice Coalition was created by the Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association and MLAC to protect the state appropriation for civil legal aid….

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Private Practice / Arthur Bergeron: Elder Law with Frank and Mary

“Elder Law with Frank and Mary” is a compilation of Arthur Bergeron’s programs and interviews on the subject of elder law. Whether you yourself are a senior or you have a loved one who is elderly, chances are you can relate to several of the scenarios we have created here. There are many difficult decisions…

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Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts LLC

The Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts is a subsidiary of South Coastal Counties Legal Services and is a non-profit charitable corporation which serves clients in Plymouth County and the towns of Avon and Stoughton in Norfolk County in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Attorneys and paralegals represent poor and elderly clients with high priority legal problems. JCSM also…

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Private Practice / Patricia Mello & Associates, P.C.

Patty Mello offers a free legal clinic monthly at the Up-Island Council on Aging. The law office of Patricia Mello and Associates, P.C. provides estate planning and related legal services to clients of all ages, with a focus on the needs of elders and their families who may include disabled individuals. Such services include: Wills,…

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Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office

Contact Information Contact: Tara L. MiltimorePhone: 508-362-8113 Email: Tara.Miltimore@Massmail.state.ma.usWebsite: http://www.mass.gov/da/cape/ Address:3231 Main StreetBarnstable, MA Mailing Address:P.O. Box 455Barnstable, MA 02630

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Cape and Islands District Attorney Victim Witness Program

To assist with elder victims’ needs, we have established a Victim and Witness Program in my office specifically for senior citizens. This program is designed to provide help in dealing with the physical, emotional and financial impact of being a victim. This help is available to all victims of Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Counties. As…

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