Highland Valley Elder Services

Community Dining Centers
The dining centers serve hot, nutritious meals at over 18 locations, including the Bangs Community Center in Amherst. The Monday through Friday noon meal is available to elders 60 and over.  Current Menu 
Coordination of Care
This program provides pre-admission nursing facility screenings on behalf of MassHealth members or applicants, as well as screenings for Adult Day Health and Home Health Services.

Elder at Risk Program
This program provides short-term counseling, information, referral, and advocacy to elders in the community who are unable to care for themselves.

Home Delivered Meals
Get noon and evening meals, Monday through Friday, and frozen weekend meals to elders 60 and over who are unable to prepare nutritious meals and are unable to attend the community dining center. Modified diabetic meals are available. There is no financial eligibility requirement.

Information & Referral Services
These services provide comprehensive information on community resources and services to those 60 and over, their caregivers, and other interested individuals.

Money Management Program
This program provides assistance to low-income elders who have difficulty managing their monetary affairs. Elders receive this service in their homes by community volunteers who have had extensive training.

Ombudsman Services
These services provide a way for nursing and rest home residents, and their families, to voice their concerns and have their complaints addressed by trained people who visit nursing and rest home residents weekly. The program also provides information to consumers regarding placement and referral services.

Project Older Worker
This project addresses the employment needs of individuals 55 years of age and older who meet financial eligibility guidelines. The program provides free training opportunities, skills assessment, job counseling, and job search services.

Protective Services
These services offer short-term counseling, intervention, legal assistance, information, and referral for elders who are abused or neglected in their homes