About Us

About Us

Our mission is to be the home care agency you can count on. That’s why we plan our services to meet your needs, whether you need homemaking, personal care, companionship or all three!

We work hard to provide you with the best screened, best trained and best supervised caregivers anywhere. Plus, our employees, our Colony Caregivers are bonded and insured.

We want you or the loved one you care about to remain independent for as long as possible, trusting that Colony Care is providing the care that seniors need and deserve.

For assisted living in the comfort of your home or assistance at a facility, you can count on Colony Care.

Contact Us Today at (413) 455-1122 or (860) 432-2291

Our Team

Kathleen Alves

Lead Scheduling Coordinator

Kathy joined Colony Care in 2019 bringing with her a long, commendable history in homecare, where she has now worked for more than 30 years. She has always had a passion for helping seniors, and her dedication to “matching the right clients with the right caregivers” has made her an invaluable member of the Colony Care team. Clients and Caregivers alike often call just to hear her friendly voice.

Kathy is very close with her family, and especially enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoys going to the beach and loves the ocean.

Kathleen Alves

Mary Beth Dowd


Mary Beth joined Colony Care in 2021 and has been an eldercare professional for more than 35 years, working to ensure older adults have the resources they need to make informed decisions that lead to their best outcomes possible. She is a champion of an adult’s right to make their own choices, with no regard to age. Prior to joining the Colony Care team, Mary Beth served as a member of the Mason Wright Foundation board, and has actively supported the goals of the Foundation for over 30 years.

Mary Beth enjoys spending time with her husband and three children as well as her large extended family. When she has the time, there is nothing she likes more than reading a good book. She has a Bachelor’s in Social and Rehabilitation Services from Assumption College, with a Minor in English and a Certificate in Gerontology.

Mary Beth Dowd

Kathy McEvoy, RN


Kathy has been involved with home care for close to 40 years, working as a home health/hospice case manager until coming to work for Colony Care in 2017. She and her husband are originally from Massachusetts but have lived all over the United States and the world as he was a military officer. Kathy has two children. When not spending time with family, she volunteers with TAPS, a national organization for families who have suffered a military loss.

Kathy McEvoy, RN

Alan T. Popp, MS


Alan’s deep understanding of home care and, in particular, the difficulties faced by family caregivers, comes in part from sharing caregiver duties with his wife in the early stages of her mother’s struggles with Alzheimer’s. He is also a certified assisted living administrator.

Alan is a native of Pittsburgh and a New Englander for more than thirty years. He and his wife live in Suffield, Connecticut with their two rescue cats and their horse, a Thoroughbred rescue. When Alan is not doing barn chores, you can usually find him gardening, landscaping or splitting wood. On rainy days he likes to read biographies.

A lifelong volunteer, Alan’s community involvement includes Foodshare communications committee, South Windsor Chamber Business Expo Committee Chair, Springfield Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, United Way of Pioneer Valley Campaign Cabinet and Salvation Army.

Contact Alan at alan@colonycareathome.com.

Alan T. Popp, MS Chief Executive Officer Mason Wright Foundation

Daisy Vera

Lead Scheduling Coordinator & Office Manager

Daisy joined Colony Care in 2017, first coming on-board as a Caregiver and then transitioning to the office in 2020. Prior to joining the Colony Care team, she worked for many years in Human Services with teens and young adults. Daisy is bi-lingual/bi-Cultural Spanish, providing a valuable support service to our Spanish speaking clients and staff. Her organizational skills keep our office running smoothly.

When Daisy is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog, as well as acting in a leadership role in her church.

Daisy Vera, Lead Scheduling Coordinator & Office Manager

Our Personal Assistants

Why our Colony Care Caregivers are the “creme of the crop”

No matter what your needs, we know they are best met by a caregiver that is carefully screened, trained and supervised.

We require so much of caregivers as part of our screening, that some of them say things like “I’ve been in this business all of my life and you people ask for more stuff than anyone I’ve ever worked for.” We love to hear comments like that!

Our caregivers go through what just may be the most extensive training in the business, no matter how much experience they have. In addition to orientation (even that isn’t done at many home care agencies) we train our caregivers to our standards.

Industry Affiliations

Memberships & Affiliations

Community Support

We provide in-home care to older and disabled adults throughout Hampden & Hampshire Counties, and the border towns of Hartford County.