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

Here at the Billerica COA we offer a Haven of HOPE, HEALTH and HAPPINESS – some 120+ older adults daily gain access to an array of opportunities to stay SAFE, ACTIVE and HEALTHY. We provide a sense of belonging, helping them to find meaning in everyday life.

Over the years we have advanced from a recreational model to a holistic approach to well-being knowing full well that disconnection from other people has serious consequences for both mental and physical health

REACH OUT TO SOME ONE TODAY!

MassHealth and Medicare Health Care Info Fair at the BCOA on WED MAY 22nd, at 2pm:

 

The Town of Billerica is co-hosting a New England Seniors Expo and Cultural Exchange on SUN MAY 19th, 11am-4pm, in front of the Town Hall on Boston Road.

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Memorial Day Volunteer Opportunity - Help Us Honor Our Veterans!
Every Memorial Day, our community comes together to respectfully decorate the graves of our local veterans with American flags. This meaningful tradition is a way for us all to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served our country.
We are now recruiting volunteers to help with this solemn event over Memorial Day weekend. If you are available to donate your time, please fill out our volunteer sign-up form on the town's website - www.BillericaVeteransServices.com
We greatly appreciate your willingness to participate in this patriotic activity. Together, let's ensure our fallen heroes are honored with the respect they deserve on this Memorial Day. Sign up to volunteer today!

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BCOA and Tufts Medical Care at Home open registration for a grief support groups in Billerica, at the Council on Aging

We're co-hosting a support group for those coping with grief. The sessions are facilitated by Tufts Medicine Care at Home, AT THE BCOA. First session starts next week on THU MAY 2nd, running 6 weeks. Please share this info with a friend, family member or neighbor who might be interested. For more info, please call Carolyn Savio at 978-671-0916, Ext. 2010.
>>To Register for the series, please call Tufts at 978-552-4510
 

 

Updated Information for the Town of Billerica Tax Work-Off Program is available at the BCOA.  Stop by 25 Concord Road to pick up information and an application, MON-FRI 8:30am to 4pm.   Please see the poster in the vestibule, and plan to join David Lamore for Questions and Coffee on the mornings of THU APR 18th and THU APR 25th.  Reminder below.

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With traditional Hindu roots, Holi has become the celebration of the beginning of Spring. In 17th century literature, it was identified as a festival that celebrated agriculture, commemorated good spring harvests, and the fertile land. Today in the USA among us all it is a time to “ say farewell to winter,  to reset and renew ruptured relationships, end conflicts, and rid ourselves of accumulated emotional impurities from the past.” We thank Melissa Paolicelli , the Events Corrordinator at the Center for bringing a rich mix of cultural events to enrich the lives of our members and the community at large. The program of dancing, food and mehendi/henna was a huge success and was taped by BATV.

We are SO, SO lucky and blessed to have Jeanne Teehan as part of the team at the Billerica Council on Aging. She works for the elders in the community and with the partners in our network to provide all the essential information, guidance and services to our seniors and families. She truly is a wisdom specialist! Happy National Social Work Month!

 
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.

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.  

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.