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Senior Services & Communities on Nantucket


Nantucket Living

Danno Lynch
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Whether a year-round resident or occasional visitor, we all grow to love Nantucket, but don’t let growing older stop you from enjoying our beautiful island.  Nantucket is a community that supports our elders, and we strive to offer services that encourage aging gracefully. So what services does Nantucket provide to our senior population? Follow along from this guest blog from Erin Kopecki, Co-Founder & Director of TUCKed In Eldercare to learn more about the wonderful opportunities this small island has to offer, 30 miles out to sea.     

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Erin Kopecki, Co-Founder & Director of TUCKed In Eldercare

Senior Housing on Nantucket Island

Looking for senior housing?  Nantucket offers options ranging from independent senior living to skilled nursing care.  

Independent housing options include:

  • The Homestead
  • Landmark House
  • Academy Hill
  • Sherburne Commons (also offering Assisted Living)

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These communities each provide something unique, making their residents feel at home.  Need extra care?  Our Island Home is our person-centered skilled nursing community, serving a small residence with endless care and support.

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The ever-changing view from the living room and patio at Our Island Home

Would you like to age in place?

Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands provide a variety of services including: information and referral, home care, nutrition program, counseling, and more.  Nantucket Home Health Care, Anodyne, and Best of Care all provide homecare services such as personal care, homemaking, and companionship, allowing our seniors to age in place.  For more support, TUCKed In Eldercare provides geriatric care management to families and their loved ones- offering an array of services to enhance the quality of life of all involved.  Not familiar with geriatric care management?  Just think of Tucked In Eldercare as your surrogate family member, leaving you with no responsibilities other than making sure you enjoy your time here on island with your loved ones- to the fullest!  

TUCKed In Eldercare is a new full service geriatric care management company formed locally by gerontologist, Erin Kopecki.  Not only do they provide services to the year round community but the seasonal community as well.  Many of us want to keep the long family traditions going and in some cases it’s difficult with our loved ones getting older.  If you need a qualified helping hand to help manage your loved ones as they stay. Look no further than TUCKed In Eldercare.

The Saltmarsh Center Nantucket

Need a new hobby?  Socialization can be the key to happiness!  The Saltmarsh Center, Nantucket’s local senior center, offers frequent activities throughout the week.  There is something for all to enjoy from bingo and bridge to crafting and knitting- or stay active with a variety of fitness classes.  Tai Chi or Yoga anyone?  If that doesn’t interest you, please join us for information lectures and workshops.  We also invite you to join our congregate lunch program and monthly Saltmarsh dinners- good food and great company, what more could you ask for?    

Caregiver Support Groups

Happen to be a caregiver?  We have your back. There are a variety of support groups for caregivers and families.  Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON) provide caregiver and grief support groups. An Alzheimer’s support group is also available at Our Island Home. Speaking of support, we hope to launch Nantucket’s very own Memory Café, offering a comfortable and safe space for those living with dementia and their loved ones. Our goal is to encourage involvement and ensure clients and caregivers feel supported by their community. This ties into Nantucket being a “dementia friendly” community: we seek to provide the necessary education to help community members recognize the signs of dementia and learn how to interact with those living with this disease. 

Whether you live here year-round, are a lifelong summer resident, or wish to bring a loved one to visit this inimitable island, please take advantage of the senior services Nantucket has to offer.  We hope to make your days, experiences, and memories on Nantucket carefree.  

For more information on aging gracefully on Nantucket please contact Erin Kopecki, Co-Founder & Director of TUCKed In Eldercare. 508.577.5057 or     


Written By

Danno Lynch

Danno, a native from Medfield, Massachusetts and fell in love with the beauty and serenity of Nantucket at a young age