""Contact Information

555 Amory Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Phone: (617) 292-6211 (voice)    (617) 524-2687 (TTY)
Fax: (617) 524-2899

View the Ethos website

Information Specialist: Boston ElderINFO

Hours: No information.

Additional Locations: None.

Organization Narrative

Ethos, formerly Southwest Boston Senior Services, specializes in care management, crisis intervention and nutrition services.

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs has designated Ethos the Aging Service Access Point (ASAP) for southwest Boston and the Elder Protective Services Agency for all of Boston. The Boston Elderly Commission has designated Ethos as Boston’s sole Long-Term Care Ombudsman Agency and as one of three Elder Nutrition Projects.

As a partner in the Eldercare Alliance, Ethos is a co-sponsor of Boston ElderINFO, a citywide information and referral service, and the host agency for Boston Money Management, a volunteer-based check-writing and bill-paying program.

As a partner in the Caregiver Alliance, Ethos is also a provider of caregiver support services. Ethos is a member of the Massachusetts Home Care Association, The Boston Partnership for Older Adults, the Multicultural Coalition on Aging and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Aging Project.

Population(s) Served

Elders (60 years and over) and people with disabilities in southwest Boston, as well as caregivers of elders in southwest Boston.


Haitian Creole, Russian, Spanish


  • Home Care
  • Protective Services / Elders at Risk
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Elder Lunch Sites
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman
  • Personal Care Attendant
  • Volunteer services
  • Money Management Program


Boston ElderINFO at 617-292-6211


Call Boston ElderINFO at 617-292-6211