Billerica Council on Aging

Billerica Council on Aging
The Billerica Council on Aging is the primary resource for aging services in Billerica, MA.

How to Reach Us
25 Concord Road, Billerica, MA 01821

978-671-0916
Monday - Friday  |  8:30am - 4:00pm

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News & Updates

Town of Billerica celebrates Black History Month, with Muqeedah Salaam

On February 22nd the Town will be hosting Muqeedah Salaam, a historian and lecturer of African American History in recognition of Black History Month. This is a FREE event, and no registration is required. FEB 22nd at 6pm at Billerica Town Hall, 365 Boston Road.
 
The lecture will be held in the Buck Auditorium at 6:00PM. Her lecture will focus on the contributions to society from Black Inventors and Scientists. It will include a display of inventions from African Americans in the Auditorium. All are welcome to attend!

 

Thank you to Representative Marc Lombardo, for explaining the MA Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit.  Please review this important letter, with information about the program for a tax break for senior residents.

 

Veteran's Services to Host Star Wars Film Screening for Veterans and Families:  SAT FEB 24th at Town Hall.

INFO about Tax Preparation Appointments with the AARP TAX AIDE program

Starting Monday January 8th - The Beatrice Ames Yoga Hour

Thank you to the family of Beatrice Ames, for supporting exercise and mind-body connection for seniors!  Starting January 8th, join us for complimentary yogo session with our beloved instructor, Lawrence Brown.  This weekly session will be at 1-2pm on Mondays, and will be free of charge to the patrons, making us extra thankful for this generous gift from Bea's family.  No advance sign-up required, but the class will be limited to 15 patrons based on the space in the room.  

 

Let's meet-up and WALK in the morning...

 
Mind-Body Practice Weekly -  Yoga &  Tai Chi
 
We offer two great Mind-Body Sessions for your practice:
NEW this autumn --MON 9:30am Tai Chi, $5 - We welcome Dave Crocker to lead Tai Chi
WED 9:15am Yoga, $5 - gentle movements either from a chair or on a mat
Check it out.
 
     

Summary of our Weekly Active-Mind Games for Brain-Power and Socializing

 
We've got the brain-boosting games you love to play -- to increase concentration and focus, and have fun, too.  Activating your brain-power, along with socializing with others who share common interests, makes our social games attractive to all members.  Check out our weekly offerings, and give these a try:
 

At our COA, You have greater flexibility in choosing and attending Exercise Activities!  PAY-AS-YOU-GO means more flexibility.

As described in our Outlook Newsletter (click on the link below to go to the online version,) you now have more flexibility in choosing which daily exercise, dance, and mind-body activities you'd like to attend.  We do not require advance 'sign-up' or payment.  You do not need to commit to an entire series of classes.  You can choose which days and activities you want to participate -- try different classes, and suit your own daily schedule.  Work around your own appointments and daily plans.  Fit in classes where YOU want.

FREE Weekly Classes DO NOT Require Advanced Registration

  • Use Key Fob to Sign into your classes at the Kiosks
  • Limited to 35pp – get here early
  • These classes are:  Chair Aerobics (M & TH)   Cardio-Boost (T & F)  

PAID Weekly Exercise Classes DO NOT Require Advanced Registration

  • Use Key Fob to sign into your classes at the Kiosks
  • ARRIVE EARLY to pay for each class you attend
  • Pay at the large table in the Community Room
  • Each class is $3.00 or $5.00 (please bring cash, preferred)
  • If you want 2-3 classes in a day – you can pay one time for one day
  • Limited to 35pp
  • These classes are:  Tai Chi, Strength & Balance, Full Body Workout, Tap Dancing, Line Dancing (Beginner+)   Yoga, Barre Fusion, Zumba Toning and Zumba.

See our Activities PAGE, and Wellness PAGE on this website, or our current newsletter for further info.

Any Questions?  Please call 978-671-0916.

**New** Starting in January 2023, our Companion Program is expanding to serve these communities:

  • Bedford
  • Billerica
  • Burlington
  • Carlisle
  • Wilmington

For more information on this program that offers families and caregivers peace of mind, balance and support, please click on this link below to review and print our brochure (PDF format - two pages.)

BCOA Companion Program Brouchure

 

Administration for Community Living Offers Home-Delivered Meals Nationally.  In MA, the government organization is AgeSpan.  Available locally and easy to get information:

Since 1972, ACL's National Senior Nutrition Program has supported nutrition services for older adults across the country. Funded by the Older Americans Act, local senior nutrition programs serve as hubs for older adults to access nutritious meals and other vital services that strengthen social connections and promote health and well-being.

If you'd like local info on the AgeSpan Home Delivered Meal ('Meals on Wheels') please contact them at 800-892-0890.  If you'd like to speak to one of our Outreach Specialists about delivered meals and other community resources, call the Billerica COA at 978-671-0916, and ask the receptionist to connect you to the Outreach team.

Click on the ACL logo, below -- to watch an informational video on the National Senior Nutrition Program.