Who We Are

Who We Are

Councils on Aging (COA) are the principal agencies of local government that serve the elderly and were first authorized by special legislation in 1956.  Councils on Aging & Senior Centers provide support services to elders, families and caregivers in the community. As a local agency, the Councils on Aging & Senior Centers serve as an elder advocate, offers services, and activities for elders.


Services Offered

Our offerings include:

  • Outreach
  • Transportation
  • Meals (congregate or home delivered)
  • Health screenings
  • Health insurance counseling
  • Socialization
  • Fitness, wellness and recreation activities
  • Life-long learning
    They serve as a link to and support for elders.

Each Massachusetts Council on Aging determines its own priorities based on local needs and resources. Senior Centers, such as ours, are a welcoming place for older adults who wish to remain independent in their community.


Core Responsibilities

The three core responsibilities of Councils on Aging are:

  • To identify the needs of senior citizens as well as available resources within the community.
  • To educate the community-at-large regarding senior issues and advocate for the needs of its seniors.
  • To design, promote and implement needed services and to coordinate the efforts of agencies which serve seniors.