Executive Office of Elder Affairs Announces Supportive and Social Day Program Expansion Grant Awards

May 8, 2024

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs announced that 20 organizations representing 79 communities across the Commonwealth were awarded the Supportive and Social Day Program Expansion Grant. Funded by American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS), the grant program is designed to broaden Supportive and Social Day Program capacity, enhance culturally tailored program options, and bolster dementia-friendly infrastructure across Massachusetts.

The awardees include 6 planning grants, 10 program expansions, and 4 new programs and represent diversity across several components, including:

  • Serving rural communities and Gateway Cities.
  • Offering services and supports in languages other than English, including Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Chinese, Spanish, and American Sign Language (ASL).
  • Representing almost all counties across the Commonwealth.
  • Demonstrating innovative service delivery models to meet the needs of their community. Many program expansions/launches include funding for transportation, programming, and/or a new physical space.

Please join EOEA in congratulating the following 20 awardees:

  • Alzheimer’s Family Support Center
  • Bristol Elder Services
  • Center for Human Development
  • Charles River Center
  • City of Framingham
  • City of New Bedford
  • Developmental Evaluation and Adjustment Facilities
  • Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center
  • Lifepath
  • Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living
  • Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Corp
  • Town of Andover
  • Town of Bridgewater
  • Town of Chatham
  • Town of Dighton
  • Town of Fairhaven
  • Town of Hanson
  • Town of Holliston
  • Town of Marshfield
  • Town of Orleans