Older Adult Behavioral Health Innovation and EMHOT Awardees Announced by EOEA, Mass. Councils on Aging

The Massachusetts Councils on Aging (MCOA) awarded 18 grants, funded by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, to improve older adults’ access to behavioral health services and supports. Four of these grants will be used to start new EMHOT programs (Elder Mental Health Outreach Teams), four will be used to expand existing EMHOT programs, and ten will be used to test innovative older adult behavioral health practices.

Awardees include the following (EMHOT in bold).

  • Chelmsford Council on Aging
  • City of New Bedford
  • Community Counseling of Bristol County
  • Dennis Council on Aging
  • Elder HealthCare Disparities Coalition
  • Elder Services of Worcester Area
  • Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center
  • Hull Council on Aging
  • Ludlow Council on Aging
  • Northeast Independent Living Program
  • Old Colony Elder Services
  • Randolph Elder Services
  • Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services
  • Southeast Center for Independent Living
  • Tewksbury Council on Aging
  • Tri-Valley Elder Services
  • WestMass ElderCare