Community Partners

  • MassHire
  • Workforce Investment Board
  • Bristol Community College
  • Senior Community Service Employment Program
  • Volunteer South Coast (United Way)
  • UMass Dartmouth
  • One Southcoast Chamber
  • Coastline Elderly Services
  • New Bedford Counts


  • Better connect older adults to employment resources and opportunities
  • Identify and promote volunteer and mentorship opportunities for older adults
  • Ensure the inclusion of older adults in civic affairs and development of workplace initiatives


  • Offered monthly classes at MassHire for older adults seeking employment
  • Provided technology training for older adults
  • Attended job fairs and connected seniors with employment opportunities
  • Promoted employment opportunities with New Bedford Departments of Parks and Public Schools
  • Utilized Volunteer Southcoast to promote opportunities for volunteering and mentorship
  • Transported seniors to volunteer fair hosted by UMass Dartmouth
  • Transported seniors to State House Lobby Day
  • Collaborated with community partner to train and designated local businesses as Dementia Friendly
  • Worked with New Bedford Counts to ensure participation of older adults in census count