News & Updates
We are able to offer two beneficial opportunities to learn and share, in order to feel better this spring... Each workshop is packed with informational tips to help the mind and body work through the season with more ease and grace. Call the BCOA and ask for our specialists, in order to reserve your spot.
Walking Wonders Group Meets M-F at 9am for social walks outside!
Strengthen your muscles.
Help keep your weight steady.
Lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, colon cancer and diabetes.
Strengthen your bones, and prevent osteoporosis and osteoarthritis (regular walking could halve the number of people over 45 who fracture their hip).
Help reduce blood pressure in some people with hypertension.
Improve your balance and coordination, and decrease your likelihood of falling.
Keep your joints flexible.
Increase your confidence and mood, and help you feel better all round.
Improve your energy levels and increase your stamina.
Reduce anxiety or depression.
Improve your social life – walking is a great way to get out and meet people or socialize with your friends.
If you'd like to add walking (outside) to your routine in 2023 - here is a great opportunity! Meet at the COA M-F, at 9am.
Call Carolyn at 978-215-2010 for more info.
Starting JAN 3rd -- You have greater flexibility in choosing and attending Exercise Activities! PAY-AS-YOU-GO starts.
As described in the January 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) Tai Chi (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: 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, for further info.
Any Questions? Please call 978-671-0916.
**New** Starting in January 2023, our Companion Program is expanding to serve these communities:
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.