Community Partners

  • AARP
  • Mass Senior Action
  • South Coast LGBTQ+ Network
  • YWCA
  • ARAW (Association for the Relief of Aged Women)
  • New Bedford Council on Aging
  • Coastline Elderly Services
  • Mashpee Wampanog Tribe


  • Create and promote a network of social engagement opportunities for older adults
  • Intentional learning and partnerships that support a culture of an age friendly and inclusive community 


  • Increased opportunities for LGBTQ+ Seniors to socialize at supper clubs, café events, movie nights, art festivals, wellness walks, yoga classes and more
  • Offered intergenerational art and computer classes at the Immigrants’ Assistance Center
  • Completed series of MCOA Aging Mastery classes
  • Supported behavioral health outreach through Mass Council on Aging Elder Mental Health Outreach Team
  • Expanded the number of Memory Cafés in the region and opened the state’s first all Portuguese Memory Café
  • Hosted learning sessions on end-of-life decision making
  • Offered support and self-care sessions for caregivers
  • Paired UMass Dartmouth students with seniors experiencing loneliness and social isolation for weekly phone calls
  • Increased participation in neighborhood meetings