- Avon – Blood Pressure Clinic
The Avon Council on Aging offers a Blood Pressure Clinic on the 3rd Thursday of every month. For more information call 508-559-0060.
- Avon – Caregiver Support Group
The Avon Council on Aging offers a support group for caregivers of a loved one with memory loss on the 1st Thursday every month at 6:00 P.M. For more information call 508-559-0060.
- Avon – Council on Aging
The Avon Council on Aging is charged with recognizing and understanding the interests, needs and concerns of the town senior citizens. It is the COA's commitment to develop, design, and implement programs, as well as educate the community about aging in place. The COA primarily provides information, referrals for services, and support to ensure dignity and independence of residents 60 and over and their care partners living in the community. The COA endeavors to maximize the quality of life and help our seniors live safely and in good health with socialization at its core.
- Avon – Glucose Clinic
The Avon Council on Aging offers a Blood Pressure Clinic 10:30 - 12:30 P.M. No appointment is required. For more information call 508-559-0060.
- Avon – Senior Excercise and Fitness Programs
The Avon Council on Aging offers a range of fitness classes each week including Chair Yoga, Tap Dancing, Walking Group, and Sit-N-Fit. Dates and times are listed in the Avon COA Newsletter. For more information call 508-559-0060.
- Avon – Senior Foot Care and Nail Trimming
The Avon Council on Aging offers Foot Care and Nail Trimming on the 2nd Wednesday of every month by a registered nurse. By appointment only and home visits are available. For more information and pricing call 508-559-0060.
- Avon – Senior Luncheons
The Avon COA Café offers senior luncheons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at a cost of $4.00 per person. Fresh fruit and dessert served with each meal. Homebound seniors and caregivers can receive regular or medical meals five days a week. The Avon Council on Aging Newsletter lists luncheon menus. Please contact the Avon COA for more information.
- Avon – Senior Social and Crafts Programs
The Avon Council on Aging offers a range of fitness classes each week including Games/Cards, Movies, Restaurant Group, Sewing Group, Quilting, and Coffee Hour. Dates and times are listed in the Avon COA Newsletter. For more information call 508-559-0060.
- Avon – Serving Health Insurance Needs Of Elders – SHINE
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased health insurance counseling for Medicare beneficiaries of all ages and their caregivers. SHINE counselors are trained by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. A SHINE Counselor is available on the 1st Thursday every month. Call the Avon COA at (508) 559-0060 to schedule an appointment. There is no cost for this service and all information is strictly confidential.
- Boston – $2 A Bag Program
This Fair Foods Boston program provides a large bag of vegetables, fruits and an assortment of other products for $2 a bag. No ID or signup is required. Volunteers always needed to unload, pack and clean up. Click the link for locals, dates and times. Please call us at 617-288-6185 for questions, concerns and our holiday schedule!
- Boston – Age Strong Commission
Our mission is to enhance the lives of people 55+ with meaningful programs, resources, and connections so together we can live and age strong in Boston.
- Boston – BCYF Golden Age Senior Center – Charlestown
The BCYF Golden Age Senior Center provides numerous programs and services including: Bingo, Book Club, Crochet, Discounted Taxi Coupon Sales, Health Screenings, Home Repair Program, Housing Referral and Placement, Liquid Embroidery, Lunch Program, Pokeno, Social Services, Tai Chi, and Walking Club. Call 617-635-5175 for more information.
- Boston – BCYF Grove Hall Senior Center – Dorchester
BCYF Grove Hall features include a community room, fitness center, and senior center. Numerous programs and services are provided including: Art Meditation, Crochet and Quilting, Drumming, Art, Jewelry Making, Kickin' it with Karen, Older and Bolder, Japanese Taiko Drumming, Aqua Aerobics, Baguazhang, Chair HipHop, Chair Yoga, Line Dancing, Low Cardio Fitness, Meditation, Senior Whole Health, Tai Chi, Zumba, Bingo, Dealer's Hand, and Movie Matinees. Call 617-635-1484for more information.
- Boston – Bus Buddies Program
Do you need some help feeling more confident about taking public transportation around the city? Our trained volunteer Bus Buddies can help you navigate the MBTA. Call us at 617-635-4366 for more information.
- Boston – Candle Stick Memory Cafe – Brighton
Usually meets the first Wednesday of the month from 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. at Flatbreads,
76 Guest Street, Boston. We are making new memories with old time fun. Join us for pizza and candlestick bowling! There is no cost, no RSVP, and no gutter balls (we use bumpers). Just come with a clean pair of socks and the desire to have fun while getting a little exercise. Low score goes home with a small pizza of their choice. Free street parking.
- Boston – Discounted Taxi Coupons
The Boston Age Strong Commission provides Boston residents age 65 and older with taxi coupons at a 50% discount at their office in Boston City Hall and around town. They need to see an ID that proves you’re a Boston resident. Each coupon book costs $5 and they only take cash. The coupons do not expire, but you can only buy two coupon books per month. The coupons are only good for taxis licensed by the City of Boston. You can buy the coupon books at a number of locations around the City of Boston. Call 617-635-4366 for more information.
- Boston – Elderly Nutrition Program
The Elderly Commission oversees different area service providers to ensure they provide a nutritional meal to those in the greatest economic and social need. All seniors over 60 and their spouse are eligible to eat at any of the ~40 congregate lunch sites throughout the city. The suggested donation for the meal is $2.00, to help defray the production and delivery cost of the meal. These meals are served in strategically located centers, such as community centers, senior drop-in centers, churches, etc. In addition to nutrition, the program aims at reducing the isolation of older Americans by providing these meals in a congregate setting whenever possible.
- Boston – Home-Delivered Meals Program
The program delivers meals to people who cannot leave their homes because of illness, disability, or frailty, or who have significant difficulty preparing meals. Call 617-292-6211 to find out if you’re eligible.
- Boston – Meals On Wheels
These meals are served to elders who are unable to leave their homes due to illness, disability or frailty. Area service providers will have Meals on Wheels Coordinators visit seniors at their homes to assess their needs. Delivery of meals will begin shortly after the home assessment. The meal providers can serve Latino, Haitian, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, and traditional meals to homebound seniors, as well as weekend and supper meals.
- Boston – Memory Cafe – Charlestown
Usually meets the third Tuesday of every month from 9:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. at the BCYF’s Golden Age Senior Center, 382 Main Street, Charlestown. A welcoming place for individuals experiencing memory changes and their care partners. Bring a spouse, family member, or friend and meet new friends of all ages! They provide refreshments and a weekly art or performance activity you can join in if you choose. Enjoy spending time in a relaxed and supportive setting. Everyone is welcome.
- Boston – Memory Cafe – Dorchester
Usually meets the first Monday of the month. If the first Monday is a City of Boston Holiday, then it will be the second Monday of the month. 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. at the Boston Center for Youth and Families Grove Hall, 51 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester. is a welcoming place for individuals experiencing memory changes and their care partners. Bring a spouse, family member, or friend and meet new friends of all ages! We provide refreshments and a weekly art or performance activity you can join in if you choose. Enjoy spending time in a relaxed and supportive setting. Everyone is welcome.
- Boston – Memory Cafe – East Boston
The East Boston Memory Cafe usually meets the first Friday of the month from 10:30 A.M. – noon at BCYF Paris Street Community Center, 112 Paris Street, East Boston, in the recently renovated community center. It is a welcoming, safe environment for individuals dealing with memory loss and their care partners. Refreshments are served. All are welcome!
- Boston – Memory Cafe – Roxbury
The Roxbury Memory Cafe usually meets the second Friday of the month from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. at the Boston Center for Youth and Families (BCYF), Vine Street Community Center, 339 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA. This is a friendly and relaxed monthly gathering for you and your loved one to meet with others for support, companionship, and fun. Come together in a safe, supportive environment.
- Boston – Memory Cafe – Jamaica Plain
The Jamaica Plain Memory Cafe usually meets the last Monday of the month 11:00 A.M. - noon at Jamaica Plain Branch, Boston Public Library, 30 South Street, Jamaica Plain. This is a friendly and relaxed monthly gathering for you and your loved one to meet with others for support, companionship, and fun. Come together in a safe, supportive environment.
- Boston – Memory Cafe – West Roxbury
The West Roxbury Memory Cafe usually meets the second Tuesday of every month 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Roche Family Community Center, 1716 Centre Street, West Roxbury. This is a friendly and relaxed monthly gathering for you and your loved one to meet with others for support, companionship, and fun. Come together in a safe, supportive environment.
- Boston – Memory Cafe/German Centre – West Roxbury
The West Roxbury Memory Cafe usually meets the third Saturday of the month from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. at the German Centre for Extended Care, 2222 Centre Street, West Roxbury. This is a friendly and relaxed monthly gathering for you and your loved one to meet with others for support, companionship, and fun. Come together in a safe, supportive environment.
- Boston – Rose’s Bounty/West Roxbury Food Pantry
Rose's Bounty is open from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. on the 2nd Saturday of each month and from 11:00 A.M. -1:00 P.M. on the following Tuesday. There are currently no residential requirements (you are welcome regardless of which city/town you live). Please Bring a Photo ID as it makes check-in easier
and bags to take home food with you. We ask Household demographic information, as we report to the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB).
- Boston – Senior Age Strong Shuttle
The Boston Age Strong Commission provides Boston residents age 60 and older with free transportation within the City of Boston to non-emergency medical appointments, with advance notice. They also have wheelchair-accessible shuttles. Call 617-635-3000 to set up a ride.
- Boston – Senior Meals Program
Seniors and their spouses can share a meal with others at more than 40 locations across the City of Boston. The suggested donation for these meals is $2. Call 617-635-4366 for a list of sites.
- Boston – Veronica B. Smith Senior Center – Allston-Brighton
The Veronica B. Smith Senior Center provides numerous programs and services including: Free preventative health care screenings such as vision, hearing and podiatry are available along with free flu shots. Fitness programs such as weekly exercise, wellness and line dancing classes, educational workshops and seminars pertaining to health and nutrition are also offered. A wide range of social services can be obtained at the Center, including special seminars and workshops on legal issues and government health benefits. Comprehensive programs targeted for seniors in the greatest economic and social need are also in place. As well as on-site English as a Second Language classes and translation services. Medical escort services for non-English speaking seniors can also be accessed at the Senior Center. Call 617-635-6120 for more information.
- Boston – Senior Advocate Services
Boston Age Strong Commission senior advocates provide a number of services including: Health insurance counseling - The SHINE Program (Serving the Health Information Needs of Everyone) provides free health insurance information, counseling and assistance to all Massachusetts residents with Medicare. All of our advocates are SHINE certified. Filling out an application for benefits like SNAP (food), LIHEAP (fuel), and more. In-person assessments and home visits. Connecting you to aging information, programs and services, including Home Care service providers. Connecting you to City programs and services. Referrals to legal service providers. Referrals to protective services in cases of elder abuse, self-neglect or financial exploitation. Click the link or call 617-635-4366 to find your local Senior Advocate.
- Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts
The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA) is a clearinghouse for information and resources regarding brain injury; it also provides informal counseling to individuals and families that are dealing with brain injury.The organization conducts advocacy training, develops and present programs in prevention awareness, host educational conferences, and advocates for legislation and improved medical services.
- Braintree – Are You Ok? Program
The Are You Okay? program is run from the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Department. Applications are available at the Department of Elder Affairs and by calling Deputy Cheryl Bambery at 781-751-3504. The Are You Okay? program consists of an automated telephone call to your home each day. Cheryl monitors the calls, and if she hears that someone is in distress, she will pick up the call and talk directly to the person. If there is no answer after repeated tries, the deputy will notify your emergency contact that you are not answering your call and may need help. If you need to be out at the time that your call is scheduled to come in, you can call the deputy to cancel the call for that day. This program is free of charge.
- Braintree – Council on Aging Outreach Program
The Braintree Outreach program assists seniors in obtaining necessary services. Their goal is to enable seniors to improve their quality of life while living as independently as possible. The staff will meet with seniors at the office or in their homes. Assistance with applications, accessing resources and information, referrals, advocacy, transportation, fuel assistance, food stamps, case management, nutrition, mental health, and family assistance.
- Braintree – Department of Elder Affairs
The Braintree Department of Elder Affairs is the link between the needs of Braintree seniors and the services they need. We are the designated department that evaluates, promotes and encourages new and existing activities and services for the senior residents of our community. We are a welcoming focal point where anyone in the community can receive information, services or access community resources. We aim to foster an independent lifestyle. Our dedicated staff is available for your questions or concerns.
- Braintree – Elder Affairs Newsletters
The Braintree Elder Affairs Newsletter lists all upcoming senior events, classes, and programs.
- Braintree – Friendly Visitor Program
The South Shore Elder Services' Friendly Visitor Program provides for some regularly scheduled social time for you or a loved one. Loneliness is a major issue for many people in the community & a few hours of talk time can go a long way towards curbing that. Many people don’t need any assistance at home, but are just looking for a friendly person to talk with. Volunteers are matched with home-bound elders for weekly social visits. In addition to helping alleviate the isolation and loneliness many elders experience, Friendly Visitors sometimes help with local errands.
- Braintree – Meals on Wheels Program
South Shore Elder Services, Inc. offers daily (Monday-Friday) meal delivery through their Meals on Wheels program. All meals served meet one-third of a participant’s daily nutritional requirements and are designed to be low in sodium, fat, and sugar. And if the participant’s doctor requests a diabetic diet plan, they can usually accommodate that by offering a modified meal. Their recommended voluntary donation is $2 per meal. The phone number is 781-848-3910.
- Braintree – Red Hat Group
The Red Hat Group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 11 A.M. The members enjoy social and recreational activities.
- Braintree – Senior Arts and Crafts
The Quincy Senior Center organizes varies senior arts and crafts programs including Quilting, Art Group, Photography Club, Knitting, and Crochet. See the Elder Affairs Newsletter for dates and times.
- Braintree – Senior Computer Classes
Braintree Elder Affairs organizes varies senior computer classes including Computers for Beginners and Computers Internet. See the Elder Affairs Newsletter for dates and times.
- Braintree – Senior Fitness and Exercise Programs
Braintree Elder Affairs organizes varies senior exercise and fitness programs including Chair Yoga, Qi Gong/Tai Chi, Balance Class, Walking Group, Cardio, Strength and Flexibility Class. See the Elder Affairs Newsletter for dates and times.
- Braintree – Senior Social Programs
Braintree Elder Affairs organizes varies senior social programs including Pool Players, Poker, Trivia, Bridge, Cribbage, Rummikub, Mah Jongg, Poker and Fun Movie Friday. See the Elder Affairs Newsletter for dates and times.
- Braintree – Senior Transportation
The Department of Elder Affairs offers van rides for medical appointments, shopping trips, senior center activities, and other activities. Medical appointments are given priority when scheduling rides. Please call to arrange a ride as soon as you receive an appointment. They need at least 48 hours notice before the appointment. Weekends do not count towards the 48 hour notice. They try to accommodate everyone. When their ride schedules are full they do ask people to change their appointment to a time we have an opening. The van service is curb to curb, and drop off and pick up must be at the same location unless otherwise arranged with the Department of Elder Affairs. The earliest pick up for an appointment is 8:45 a.m., and the latest pick up time for a return trip is 2:30 p.m. The suggested donation for transportation is listed in the transportation brochure and is posted in the vans.
- Braintree – Vision Loss Group
The Vision Loss Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Braintree Department of Elder Affairs. It is designed to offer its members information and support in the struggles associated with the various stages of vision loss. Coffee and pastries are provided by the Department of Elder Affairs.
- Braintree – Weight Loss Support
The Weight Loss Support group meets each week to discuss options on healthy eating, recipes, what works and what doesn’t work. Encouragement and support are what this group is all about. Weekly weigh-ins are offered.
- Braintree – Serving Health Information Needs of Everyone – SHINE
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased health insurance counseling for Medicare beneficiaries of all ages and their caregivers. SHINE counselors are trained by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. A SHINE Counselor is available on the 1st Thursday every month. Call the Braintree Department of Elder Affairs at 781-848-1963 to schedule an appointment. There is no cost for this service and all information is strictly confidential.
- Brookline – Students Helping Older People – S.H.O.P.
The S.H.O.P. Program is a collaboration between the Brookline Senior Center and the community service program at Brookline High School. The volunteer students grocery shop for seniors in Brookline and seniors share their actual history and experience with students in a friendly visit after shopping.
- Brookline – Brookline Council on Aging
The Brookline Council on Aging is a Town agency responsible for planning, coordinating and providing comprehensive services for Brookline residents age 60 and older. It is a proud member of a number of advocacy groups on a local, state and national level working to secure a variety of benefits for seniors.
- Brookline – Brookline Council on Aging Social Services
Brookline Council on Aging’s professional social work staff advise the elderly and their families. They provide information, outreach, psychological, social, home assessments, and develop service plans to coordinate services for clients. They can provide case management so that the elderly are able to remain in their own homes or assist in finding appropriate placements, when necessary. These services are provided free to Brookline residents aged 60 and older. For more information call 617-730-2777.
- Brookline – Brookline Senior Center
The Brookline Senior Center is a gathering place dedicated to enriching the aging experience for Brookline seniors over the age of 60. The Center holds many programs and services and contains the Senior Fitness Center.
- Brookline – Brookline Senior Center Food Pantry
Every Tuesday throughout the year, a Food Pantry is held at the Brookline Senior Center. Each week upwards of 100 people are served. The program is unique because there is no membership, no residency requirement, no age restriction and no limit to the number of times per month that a person can come for food. The food is generously provided from donations from Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Lovin' Spoonfuls, When Pigs Fly and the Brookline Food Coop. The items most often available include: produce, bread, baked goods, dairy, salads, sandwiches and seasonal items. Seniors in Brookline who do not live nearby or have cars can arrange rides with the Elder Bus and the Senior Center Van. For more information call 617-730-2750.
- Brookline – Brookline Senior Center Van
The van provides door-to-door transportation to the Brookline Senior Center for educational and social activities. It operates Monday - Thursday. The suggested donation is $1 per ride. Call 617-730-2750 by 3:00 on the business day before you need a ride.
- Brookline – Council on Aging Equipment Loan Fund – E.L.F.
This program accepts donations of smaller, gently used durable medical equipment such as canes, walkers, shower benches, commodes, bed boards, and grabbers for redistribution to individuals in need. Due to space limitations, the program cannot accept all items. Please do not drop items off without checking on whether or not your item can be used. This program is available to Brookline and its surrounding communities.
- Brookline – Greater Boston Food Bank Food Commodity Program
The Greater Boston Food Bank Commodity Program provides shelf-stable food to low-income seniors. Two shopping bags of food for each approved participant are delivered to the Brookline Senior Center, Sussman House, and O’Shea House on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. To apply for the program, please call 617-730-2743.
- Brookline – Memory Cafe
The Brookline Senior Center welcomes people living with memory changes and their carepartners to its free monthly Memory Cafe, usually the 4th Wednesday of the month from 1:30-3:00. The Cafe includes a variety of programming, refreshments, and other enjoyable experiences with peers facing similar challenges. Individuals with memory loss and their carepartners can connect in a social, relaxing, and supportive environment. Either party can attend by themselves, but a carepartner must accompany those who require any care assistance.
- Brookline – Senior Service Phone Numbers
Phone numbers of departments and programs of interest to seniors in Brookline.
- Brookline – Spanish Immersion Program
The Spanish Immersion program seeks to connect otherwise isolated Spanish-speaking seniors with students to improve their oral and interactive skills. Latin American seniors, aged 55 and up, will be in charge of conversational sessions that provide unique opportunities to learn about other cultures and experiences. The mission of Spanish Immersion is to improve the quality of life of Spanish-speaking seniors and to bridge them with non-Spanish-speaking community members. At the same time, Spanish Immersion seeks to enrich the lives of all people living in the greater Boston area by increasing the community’s understanding of Spanish language and culture and ultimately by celebrating diversity. For more information and to register for Spanish Immersion programs, please contact the program coordinator at 617-730-2644.
- Brookline – Transportation Resources for Seniors – TRIPPS
Transportation Resources, Information, Planning & Partnership for Seniors (TRIPPS), is a joint venture of the Newton & Brookline Councils on Aging and BrooklineCAN, in conjunction with the Brookline Age-Friendly Community initiative. TRIPPS invites you to connect with their network of trained, background checked Transit Advisors (TAs), who will help you identify the transportation options that might work best for you.
- Brookline – Trusted Transportation Partner – Senior Transportation
The Brookline Council on Aging with a grant from ITNAmerica "Trusted Transportation Partner" grant, with support from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, provides free transportation for Brookline residents to scheduled eye care appointments in the Greater Boston area. For a ride, please contact the HELP line at 617-730-2752 at least 1 week before your scheduled appointment, as a home visit to sign up for the Brookline HELP program is required to access this program.
- Brookline – Brookline Elder Taxi System – BETS
The program offers a 50% discount on taxis for low-to-moderate income Brookline residents. Call 617-730-2740 to become certified for the program.
- Brookline – Elderbus Senior Transportation
Elderbus makes an hourly circuit between the Brookline Senior Center, senior housing, and shopping areas Monday through Friday, 9:00 - 3:00. The suggested donation is 50 cents per ride.
- Brookline- Senior Fitness Center
To inquire about becoming a member of the Brookline Fitness Center call 617-730-2769. Membership includes use of strength training and cardio equipment and small group classes. Quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Assistance of certified personal trainer at no additional charge.
- Canton – Canton Helpline
Many Canton residents in need do not know where to turn for assistance or what resources are available to them. The Helpline can provide referrals to local social service agencies who can assist callers with basic needs such as food, clothing, furniture, and transportation. In addition, financial assistance is available to help with utility bills and fuel costs. The Helpline also can provide referrals for mental health assistance. Your call will be answered by a qualified volunteer who will discuss any issues or concerns you are experiencing. All calls are confidential. After you have discussed possible solutions and alternatives, when appropriate, you will be referred to a Town of Canton community resource or other agency. Please call the Helpline at 781-828-6666.
- Canton – Council on Aging
The mission of the Canton Council on Aging is to promote social, recreational and educational activities and provide advocacy and assistance to Canton Elders and their families.
- Canton – Memory Cafe
The Canton Memory Cafe usually meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 1:30 – 3:00 P.M. at the Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St, Canton, MA. Canton’s Memory Café provides a safe and supportive gathering place for friends with varying levels of memory loss to relax and enjoy conversation with their care partners and family over refreshments and entertainment. While the Memory Café is open to anyone in the community, any guest who requires a personal care attendant must have a caregiver present. Transportation is available with 24 hours advance notice. For more information please call the Canton Senior Center at 781-828-1323.
- Canton – Senior Social Programs
The Canton Senior Center offers a range of senior social programs including Chorus Group, Hand and Foot Card Game, Bingo, Duplicate Bridge, Beginner/Refresher Bridge Lessons, Mahjong, Pool Lessons, Cribbage, Whist, Friday Movies, Good Morning Book Club, Women’s Club, Men’s Club, and Veteran’s Coffee Hour. For more information call 781-828-1323.
- Canton – Are You OK? Program
Are you OK? Provides safety and security for elders living alone. Each morning, 365 days a year, an officer from the Norfolk County Sheriffs Office places a call to check on the well-being of people who have signed up for the program. If they fail to answer or indicate they need emergency aid, the officer summons help immediately. Since 2001 officers have registered over 70 saves by calling for help for seniors who suffered falls or a variety of other medical problems. People who are interested in learning more about Are You OK? or signing up for the program can call the Norfolk County Sheriff's office at 1-866-900-7865. Applications for this valuable program are also available at the Council on Aging Office.
- Canton – Caregivers Support Group
The Caregivers Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 A.M. at the Council on Aging. Providing support and help is something that a caregiver knows a great deal about. It is easy to lose your true self while being a caregiver. It can be both an emotionally and physically draining experience that often leaves the caregiver isolated and frustrated. Please call 781-828-1323 for additional information on the Support Group.
- Canton – Senior Arts and Crafts
The Canton Senior Center offers a range of arts and craft programs including Knitting, Embroidering and Crocheting. For more information call 781-828-1323.
- Canton – Senior Exercise and Fitness Programs
The Canton Senior Center offers a range of fitness classes each week including Heart Fit, Chair Fit, Zumba Gold, Men’s Fitness, Yoga, Line Dancing, Tai Chi, and Pickleball. For more information call 781-828-1323.
- Dedham – Council on Aging
The Dedham Council on Aging runs various programs and activities to serve the citizens of Dedham aged 55 and over.
- Dedham – Senior Transportation Services
Transportation services for Dedham seniors and disabled residents. Scheduling depends on availability. Please call at least two weeks ahead of your travel date to arrange transportation. On the day of your appointment, we suggest being ready 30-45 minutes prior to your appointment time. The earliest scheduling will be one month prior to an appointment. If possible please contribute a $2.00 donation when you ride the bus.
- Dedham – Senior Arts and Craft Programs
The Dedham Council on Aging offers varies art and crafts programs including Knitting & Crocheting, Quilting, Decorative Painters, and Art Class. Click the link for locations, dates, times and costs.
- Dedham – Senior Exercise and Fitness Programs
The Dedham Council on Aging offers varies exercise and fitness programs including Chair Yoga, Active Senior Yoga, Zumba, Tai Chi, Walking Club, Water Aerobics, and Strength, Posture and Balance. Click the link for locations, dates, times, and costs.
- Dedham – Senior Outreach Programs
The Dedham COA Outreach Department serves as a liaison between the senior population, 55 plus, and the services available to them. These services include direct service through consultations; needs assessments; crisis intervention; home visits; general information and referrals to health, social, veterans and legal services. Assistance is available with all types of applications such as Housing/Health/Disability insurance forms, Social Security, Food stamps, DTA (Department of Transitional Assistance), Cash assistance. The available programs are Employment Assistance, Friendly Visitor and Well-Being Checks, LifeLine (home monitoring system), "R U OK" and "File of Life" (through Norfolk County Sheriff's Office), Utility discount programs through NSTAR and Verizon Fuel Assistance (SELF-HELP), Citizen's Heating Oil, Work-Off Property Tax, Tax Abatement through the Assessors Office, Income Tax Preparation (AARP), Medical Equipment Loan and Health Insurance.
- Dedham – Senior Social Programs
The Dedham Council on Aging offers varies senior social programs including Bingo and Mah Jongg. Click the link for locations, dates, times, and costs.
- Dover – Council on Aging
The Dover Council on Aging coordinates and implements programs to meet the needs of the 60 and older population of Dover and their families. The COA provides programs and services that address the emotional, physical, and social needs of elders. Their focus is to enable seniors to live independently and comfortably in their own community, promote their well-being, maintain their dignity and enhance their quality of life.
- Dover – JFK Transportation Service
JFK Transportation provides rides to local destinations and to Boston. Their hours of service are Monday through Friday from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. For Local medical and non-medical rides, purchase 10-punch ride tickets at the Dover Council on Aging. Each ticket is $30.00. They appreciate 48 hour notice for rides.
- Dover – Senior Crafts
The Dover Council on Aging runs senior craft programs including Knitting and Craft Classes on decorative accessories, wall hangings, seasonal cards and stationery. Program dates and times are listed in the Dover COA Newsletter.
- Dover – Senior Fitness Programs
The Dover Council on Aging runs varies senior fitness programs including: Exercise Classes, Qigong,
Yoga, Zumba Classes, and Pickle Ball. There is also a Fitness Room at Dover Police Dept. Contact Dover COA to set up an orientation. Dates on times of programs can be found in the Dover COS Newsletter.
- Dover – Senior Games and Learning
The Dover Council on Aging runs varies fun and learning events including Bridge, Page Turners Book Club, Mah Jongg and Lifetime Learning, a series of lectures and seminars conducted through The Friends of the Dover COA. The Dover COA Newsletter lists dates and times of programs.
- Dover – Senior Social Events
The Dover Council on Aging organizes varies social events including the COA Monthly Luncheons with speakers and entertainment, Spirituality Series faith-based topics with light lunch, Circle of Friends monthly at Grace Church, a monthly Senior Coffee Hour, monthly Afternoon Tea. As well as Celebratory luncheons on St. Patrick’s Day, Annual Volunteer Luncheon, Author Luncheons, Police Brunch, and Legion Holiday Dinner. Dates and times can be found in the Dover COS Newsletter.
- Dover – Senior Trips and Travel
The Dover Council on Aging organizes varies Senior trips including Local Museums, Gardens, Bird Walks, Events, New England trips and Long Distance Tours. Dates and information can be found in the Dover COA Newsletter.
- Easton – Council on Aging
The Easton Council on Aging is the town department that provides or coordinates programs to meet the needs of Easton residents, age 60 or older, while striving to be a resource for elders, their families, and the community-at-large. Our mission is to provide services and programs that enhance quality of life and enable our elders to live with dignity while maintaining health and independence. For needed services not provide by the town, we refer elders to appropriate area agencies for assistance.
- Elderly Appointment Companion and In-Home Care – UHS
Our caregivers will escort your loved one to their appointments and as their companion ensure that they get there on time and return home safely.
- Hingham – Council on Aging
The Higham Council on Aging serves in an advisory capacity to the Hingham Department of Elder Services. Elder Services provides programs, services, activities and transportation for all residents 60 years of age and older and serves as a resource for information to families, friends and neighbors who may find themselves caring for an older person.
- Hingham – Elder Services
Hingham Elder Services provides programs, services, activities and transportation for all residents 60 years of age and older and serves as a resource for information to families, friends and neighbors who may find themselves caring for an older person. Everyone is welcome at the Senior Center located at 224 Central Street and your participation is encouraged. The monthly newsletter, Central Times, provides current information about services, classes and other programs. Hingham residents may request to have the newsletter mailed to their home. Information about programs and services can also be obtained at the reception desk at the Hingham Senior Center.
- Hingham – Medical Rides – MAP
Door-to-door handicapped accessible transportation to Boston medical appointments. This service is free of charge and made possible through Title III-B funding under the Older Americans Act from South Shore Elder Services. Donations are encouraged to offset the cost of transportation. Please contact the Hingham Senior Center at 781-741-1458.
- Hingham – Memory Cafe
The Hingham Memory Cafe usually meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 12:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. at the South Shore Conservatory, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham MA. The Memory Café is a social gathering where people with memory loss and their care partners can come together in a safe and supportive environment. Guests are invited to participate in activities designed for cognitive awareness, explore educational topics, join in creative arts, including music, dance, and art, and share refreshment and conversation with others. Monthly programming will be varied and will offer engaging, fun, and participatory experiences for all.
- Hingham – Senior Center Medical Rides
Door-to-door transportation Monday through Friday to local and surrounding area medical appointments between 8:30 A.M. and 2:30 P.M. Call the Hingham Senior Center at 781-741-1458 at least five working days ahead to make a reservation. Suggested donation: $5 for Hingham and abutting towns. $10 suggested donation for Quincy, Braintree, Hanover, and Scituate. Please inquire about other towns.
- Hingham – Senior Center Shuttle Van
Local rides for grocery shopping, library, and Hingham Senior Center. All rides need to be scheduled by noon the day before. The Senior Center tries to accommodate all requests for rides; however, there might be times when their schedule is full and they are unable to accommodate your request.
- Hingham – Council on Aging Newsletter
The Hingham COA monthly newsletter, Central Times, provides current information about services, classes and other programs. Residents may request to have the newsletter mailed to their home. Information about programs and services can also be obtained at the reception desk at the Hingham Senior Center.
- Hingham – Senior Arts and Crafts Programs
The Hingham Council on Aging organizes varies arts and crafts programs including Knitting, Drawing, Oriental Rug Making, Quilting, and Let’s Color Together. For dates and times please see the Hingham COA Newsletter.
- Hingham – Senior Classes and Educational Programs
The Hingham Council on Aging organizes varies educational programs including Ukulele Lessons, and What’s Cooking. For dates and times please see the Hingham COA Newsletter.
- Hingham – Senior Exercise and Fitness Programs
The Hingham Council on Aging organizes varies exercise and fitness programs including Aerobics, Strength Training, Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics, Arthritis Exercise, and Better Balance. For dates and times please see the Hingham COA Newsletter.
- Hingham – Senior Social Programs
The Hingham Council on Aging organizes varies senior social programs including Drop-in Bridge, Cribbage, Scrabble, Mah Jongg, Whist, and Dominoes. For dates and times please see the Hingham COA Newsletter.
- Hingham – Senior Support Groups
There are several support groups that meet regularly at the Hingham Senior Center and are open to anyone who might have an interest or need for this support. Support groups include the Parkinson’s Support Group, Blood Pressure Clinic, Reflexology (by appointment only. Cost: $30), Stroke Support Group, Vision Support Group, and Veterans Coffee Socials. See the Hingham COA Newsletter for dates and times.
- Hingham – Serving Health Information Needs of Everyone – SHINE
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased health insurance counseling for Medicare beneficiaries of all ages and their caregivers. SHINE counselors are trained by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. A SHINE Counselor is available on the 1st Thursday every month. Call the Hingham COA at 781-741-1458 to schedule an appointment. There is no cost for this service and all information is strictly confidential.
- Home Base: Veteran and Family Care
Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for Post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members and their Families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. As a National Center of Excellence, Home Base operates the first and largest private-sector clinic in the nation devoted to healing invisible wounds such as post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, co-occurring substance use disorder, military sexual trauma and family relationship challenges.
- Massachusetts – Application for Disabled Parking Placard/Plate – RMV
The RMV application to apply for a Disabled Parking Placard/Plate allowing you to park in Handicap only parking spaces.
- Massachusetts – Dementia Friends
To become a Dementia Friend, you participate in a one-hour Dementia Friends Information Session offered by a Dementia Friends Champion. You will learn five key messages about dementia and a bit about what it’s like to live with dementia. As a Dementia Friend, you turn your new understanding of dementia into a practical action that can help someone with dementia living in your community. Your action can be as big or as small as you choose – because every action counts!
- Massachusetts – FoodSource Hotline
Project Bread's toll-free FoodSource Hotline is the only comprehensive statewide information and referral service in Massachusetts for people facing hunger. FoodSource Hotline counselors refer callers to food resources in their community as well as provides them with information about school meals, summer meal sites for kids, elder meals programs, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. They will screen callers for eligibility for SNAP and help them with the application. Their goal is to help the caller find as many resources as possible to put good food on the table. When relevant, they also connect callers with utility, fuel assistance, and MassHealth. And all information is kept strictly confidential. Call 800-645-8333.
- Massachusetts – Greater Boston Food Bank’s Brown Bag program
In Eastern Massachusetts, one in five seniors struggles with hunger. The Greater Boston Food Bank’s Brown Bag program operates 14 distributions at 13 sites and provides free supplemental groceries to more than 8,500 seniors in need each month. GBFB delivers a carefully planned selection of nutritious food items to senior and community centers each month, where staff and volunteers organize and fill grocery bags for distribution. A typical grocery bag weighs about 15 pounds and contains roughly $40 worth of food items such as: milk, cheese, ground turkey, yogurt, spinach, carrots, dried fruit, spaghetti, peanut butter and cereal.
- Massachusetts – Health Insurance Counseling
The SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) Program provides free health insurance information and counseling to all Massachusetts residents with Medicare and their caregivers. People who have Medicare or who are about to become eligible for Medicare can meet with a counselor to learn about benefits and options available. A counselor will review programs that help people with limited income to pay health care costs.
- Massachusetts – JF&CS Parkinson’s Family Support Program
JF&CS has been providing arts-based therapeutic activities, education, resources, and a supportive community for people with Parkinson’s and their families. We are uniquely suited as a multi-service community organization to offer help at any stage of the disease; wherever you are on your journey, you belong here.
- Massachusetts – Memory Cafés in Massachusetts
A Memory Café is a welcoming place for people with forgetfulness or other changes in their thinking and their family and friends. Memory Cafés meet at a variety of places including coffeehouses, museums, or community organizations. Each Memory Café is different. Some Cafés invite guest artists, some offer education about memory changes, and some are just for relaxing and chatting. But all cafés share one goal: to help guests feel comfortable and to know that they are not alone. Cafés are a place to talk with others who understand what you are going through, to forget about limitations and instead focus on strengths, to enjoy other’s company, and to explore something new.
- Massachusetts – Reporting Elder Abuse and Neglect
Elder abuse includes physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, caretaker neglect, financial exploitation, and self neglect. Elder Abuse reports can be filed 24 hours a day either online (see instructions below) or by phone at (800) 922-2275.
- Massachusetts – The File of Life Program
The File of Life forms consist of a wallet size form for traveling and a larger size with a magnet on it for placement on the refrigerator. The forms have spaces for your emergency and medical information. Emergency personnel look for this information in the event they are called to you home. The wallet size forms are required for anyone who uses our vans or bus trips. The forms are usually available at the town Department of Elder Affairs or your County Sheriff’s Department. They are free of charge.
- Medfield – “The Club” – COA Adult Respite Care Program
Medfield’s Council on Aging provides “The Club” at the Center at Medfield. This safe and supportive environment provides you some time away from your daily responsibilities of caring for your loved one. Two days per week, The Club offers supervised activities and companionship in a caring, home-like setting. A vibrant "adult center", it offers stimulating programs, engaging activities, and safe exercise classes. Club members also have opportunities to socialize, reminisce, and enjoy lunch together. These are just some of the benefits of Club membership. Whether you are caring for a parent, spouse or neighbor, call The Center at 508-359-3665 and schedule an appointment to discuss the possibilities for your loved one.
- Medfield – Council on Aging
The Medfield Council on Aging’s mission is to foster an atmosphere of wellness during the aging process among Medfield's senior population. We address the emotional, social, physical and often spiritual needs of older individuals and their families. Our goal is to enhance our member’s quality of life and promote independence through our varied programs, active social events, wide services and confidential referrals.
- Medfield – Weekly Senior Classes and Activities
The Medfield Council on Aging runs many social, craft and exercise programs including Coffee and Conversation, Bingo and Movies, Mah Jongg, Duplicate Bridge, Cribbage, Whist, Poker Club, Hand & Foot Cards, Three-Thirteen, Canasta, Scat, Quilting Class, Knitting Class, Woodcarving Club, Video Class, Strength, Stretch & Balance, Core Balance, Exercise For Life I, Exercise For Life II, Line Dancing, Mat Yoga, Chair Yoga, Zumba, Tai Chi, and Fitness Camp. Click the link for dates and times.
- Medfield – Senior Services and Resources
The Medfield Council on Aging provides many senior services including Nursing Services, Health Insurance Counseling, Legal Consultation, Social Security/Financial Consultation, Personal Finance and Medicare Consulting, and Veteran Services. These services do require an appointment. Please call the Senior Center at 508-359-3665.
- Medfield – Senior Transportation
Medfield Council on Aging provides safe, accessible and reliable transportation for any Medfield senior. This friendly, easy to use, economical service helps older adults maintain independence, offers flexibility, and promotes socialization. It also stimulates physical and mental health. In addition to the fleet of COA vans, the COA staff can also assist with arranging Medical Essential Transportation (MET). Transportation for Medfield residents to The Center is free. A $2.00 donation is requested for in-town trips, and shopping trips to Shaws or Roche Brothers. The cost of special event and activity trips are associated with the event or activities and are indicated in respective announcements. Medical Essential Transportation (MET) is a door to door transportation service for regularly scheduled medical appointments. Available to Medfield seniors, MET is part of the COA Volunteer Driver Program and uses volunteer vehicles or COA vans. Call the Center at 508-359-3665, x200 least 24 hours BEFORE the required pick-up time. When calling, please provide the following information: name, address, telephone number, pick-up time, destination or activity.
- MetroWest Regional Transit Authority Medical Shuttle – Senior Transportation
The Metrowest Regional Transit Authority on Tuesdays and Thursdays provides a shuttle bus to the following Boston medical centers: VA West Roxbury, VA Boston, NE Baptist, Beth Israel, Joslin Clinic, Dana Farber, New England Deaconess and Brigham and Women’s. The cost of the bus is $2.00 each way. The Shuttle will stop to pick up registered riders both on inbound and outbound trips. The shuttle can be boarded at the MWRTA facilities on Route 135 in Framingham or Park & Ride is available at Natick VFW Post 1274, 113 W. Central St. You must be pre-registered in order to use the shuttle.
- Milton – Council on Aging
The Council on Aging offers Milton’s senior residents a wide variety of services, including: transportation for doctor visits, a weekly food shopping van, outreach services, a caregiver support group, book club, exercise programs and social, educational and entertainment programs.
- Milton – Milton Council on Aging Newsletter
The Milton Council on Aging Newsletter lists all senior programs, events, trip, classes and activities and is your source for senior happening in Milton.
- Milton – Senior Financial and Legal Services
Appointments are available for the following services for Milton residents age 60 or older: Free, one-time Legal consultation with a volunteer Elder Law Attorney; Free, one-time Financial consultation with a volunteer Financial Advisor; Information and application for the town's Senior Tax Work-off Program; Fuel Assistance information; appointments available for a home visit to complete an application for those 60 or older who are homebound Nov. 1-April 1 yearly; Referrals to appropriate resources serving elder needs with financial or legal issues. Call the Senior Center at 617-898-4893 to schedule a meeting.
- Milton – Senior Outreach Services
The Outreach team provides the personal link between Milton seniors and their families to appropriate community services, benefits, and programs. Appointments may be scheduled for home or office visits at the Senior Center. Confidentiality is always a priority. Services include Information and referrals, Assistance and clarification of elder services, Telephone reassurance and home visits, Diabetes Support Group, Low Vision Support Group, Monthly programs focusing on various health issues, Weight Loss Support Group, Parkinson Support Group and Advocacy assistance. Call the Outreach Services at 617-898-4893 to schedule a meeting.
- Milton – Senior Classes
The Milton Council on Aging provides varies senior courses including Computer Classes, ComputersEase, Ukulele, and Food for Thought Luncheons. Check the Milton COA Newsletter for dates, times, and locations.
- Milton – Senior Exercise and Fitness Programs
The Milton Council on Aging provides varies senior fitness and exercise programs including Arthritic Exercise, Chair Exercise, Dance, Fit to Lose, Strength Training, Swimmercise (seasonal), Tai Chi, Walking Group, Wii Bowling, Yoga, Zumba Gold, Pickleball, Reflexology, and Walkathon. Check the Milton COA Newsletter for dates, times, and locations.
- Milton – Senior Social Programs
The Milton Council on Aging provides varies senior social programs including Cribbage, Duplicate Bridge, Friday Movies, Fun Team Trivia, Hand and Foot card game, Knitting, Mah Jong, Mexican Dominos, Scrabble, and Whist. Check the Milton COA Newsletter for dates, times, and locations.
- Milton – Senior Transportation
The Milton Council on Aging provides transportation for medical Appointments including Physical Therapy, Cancer Treatments, Dentist, Podiatrist, and Eye Exams requiring dilation of pupils. Procedures requiring anaesthesia/sedation will require a family member or companion to accompany the rider. Grocery shopping trips are available. Forty-eight hour advance notice is advised. To schedule transportation or if you have any questions, please call 617-898-4893. The Milton COA can set up a home visit with a member of the Outreach team in order to best explain the service and safely accommodate your needs.
- Milton – Serving Health Insurance Needs Of Elders – SHINE
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased health insurance counseling for Medicare beneficiaries of all ages and their caregivers. SHINE counselors are trained by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Call the center at 617-898-4893 to schedule an appointment. Van transportation is available. There is no cost for this service and all information is strictly confidential.
- Needham – Bringing Assistance for Grocery Shopping – B.A.G.S.
The mission of Bringing Assistance for Grocery Shopping (B.A.G.S.) is to provide a grocery shopping service, which increases access to and meets the needs for grocery shopping for all levels of Needham's senior population. There are three levels to B.A.G.S. - Independent shoppers needing transportation and bundle assistance, Seniors interested in home-delivered groceries, and Shoppers needing assistance inside the store. A handicap accessible van can provide door-to-door transportation. Volunteers can be available to assist in the store as needed. A home delivery component is also available to address the needs of those unable to shop for themselves. There is no cost attached to this program. Call the Social Services at 781-455-7555 for information
- Needham – Clutter Support Group
The Clutter Support Group meets on Mondays at 1:00-3:00 PM at the Center at The Heights in Needham. Come find support and learn how to best help yourself, a family member or friend address the cluttering problem. Discussions are in a supportive environment with a non-judgmental group and confidential.
- Needham – Council on Aging
As a town department, the Needham Council on Aging is charged with serving Needham's 60 plus population and their families, by addressing diverse aspects of aging service interests, concerns and needs. The Council on Aging also offers a variety of programs and services five days a week at the nationally accredited the Center At The Heights
- Needham – Food Pantry
The Needham Community Council Food Pantry has been in existence for more than twenty-five years. We serve over 200 Needham households each month. Customers of the Food Pantry receive food, paper goods, and toiletries. Items are provided by Roche Bros., Sudbury Farms, Volante Farms, Needham Community Farm, Houses of Worship, local schools, Scouts and Postal Workers’ food drives, social organizations, local companies, individuals and donated funds. The Greater Boston Food Bank also is a source of food. Click on the link to learn how to become a Food Pantry shopper.
- Needham – Friendly Visiting Volunteer Program
The Needham Council on Aging's Friendly Visitor Program matches homebound Needham elders where ever they live, with a Friendly Visitor Volunteer. Friendly Visitors and their seniors get together regularly to talk, share a meal, or do whatever suits their mutual interests. Both volunteers and seniors find this a truly rewarding experience. For further information call 781-455-7555.
- Needham – Health Insurance Counseling – SHINE
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased health insurance counseling for Medicare beneficiaries of all ages and their caregivers. SHINE appointments are available year-round. SHINE counselors are trained by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and are located at the Center at the Heights in Needham. Call 781-455-7555 or stop by the Front Desk of the Center to schedule a personal appointment. There is no cost for this service and all information is strictly confidential.
- Needham – Low Vision Support Group
The Massachusetts Association for the Blind offers a monthly low vision support group at the Center at the Heights in Needham. The group provides practical and emotional support to individuals coping with serious sight loss. The group provides the opportunity for participants to share fears, frustrations, coping mechanisms, and resources as their vision changes. Other groups are located in communities throughout Massachusetts. Many are led by visually impaired peer coordinators. For more information call 781-455-7555.
- Needham – Medical Equipment Loan Program
The Needham Community Council will lend any Needham resident medical equipment at no charge, based on availability. Among the items available are: crutches, wheelchairs (heavy duty and light weight), walkers, commodes, and bath seats. Most equipment may be borrowed for short-term loans or as long as 6 months with the exception of our light-weight wheelchairs, which are limited to a 2-week loan.
- Needham – Needham Senior Center Lunchtime Cafe
A noontime meal is served at the Needham Senior Center Monday through Friday. All menus are designed by Registered Dietitians to meet 1/3 of the Recommended Dietary Allowance. They have minimum sodium content and include 1% milk. People 60 years of age and older and their spouses are welcome to participate, regardless of their income. A donation of $2.00 for all meals is requested to help defray the cost. To make a reservation call the Needham Senior Center at 781-455-7555 by 11 A.M. the day before or register in person with the dining staff.
- Needham – Neighbor Brigade – Needham chapter
Neighbor Brigade is a non-profit organization that establishes and mobilizes community-based networks of volunteers to provide immediate and free assistance to neighbors experiencing sudden crises such as cancer treatment, illness, accident or other tragedy. Neighbor Brigade volunteers provide critical support services such as home-delivered meals, transportation to and from medical appointments and home maintenance help.
- Needham – Recreational and Educational Programs
The Center at the Heights in Needham continues their commitment to provide programs emphasizing education, wellness, and recreation. These include creative and social classes, educational and exercise programs, special events and trips and opportunities for socialization, independent activities and learning. Their Compass newsletter is a great way to get an overview of what is offered monthly and can be found online.
- Needham – Senior Compass Newsletter
Senior Compass is the Newsletter for The Center at the Heights in Needham and lists upcoming programs, courses, dinners, events and trips.
- Needham – Senior Legal Assistance
Metro West Legal Assistance provides quarterly legal counseling at the Center at the Heights. Free legal information, referral, and advice on civil matters to people 60 years and older. For more information or to make an appointment, call 781-455-7555. If you need assistance sooner please ask to speak to one of our social workers. There is no fee for this program.
- Needham – Senior Transportation Services
Needham Council on Aging (NCOA) provides rides to and from a Needham resident's home to the Needham Senior Center, and from his or her home to the supermarket. A request for a ride on the van requires 24 hrs notice minimum. COA Transportation is partially funded by the Town of Needham.
Your $1.00 donation per ride is essential. All riders are required to have a phone and a working number with which to communicate.
- Needham – Traveling Meals Program
Needham’s Traveling Meals Program, fee for service, was designed to deliver meals to homebound residents who do not have the support of family or any in-home services that would enable them to purchase or prepare their daily meals. The two-meal package is nutritionally balanced. The package includes one hot and one cold meal and is prepared at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. The packages are delivered by volunteers to the individuals that meet the criteria.
- Newton – Bereavement Support Group
The Newton Bereavement Support Group meets on the Third Thursday of every month at 10:30 AM. This group is a safe place to reflect on our losses, separation from or death of loved ones, end of life, etc. We will explore meditations, writing, poetry, and simple rituals and share strategies for self-care and community support.
- Newton – Caregiver Support Group
The Newton Caregiver Support Group meets on the Third Tuesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. Open to all family caregivers of seniors. Learn from and share with other participants who are caring for an elderly family member.
- Newton – Clutter Support Group
The Newton Clutter Support Group meets the Second Friday of every month, 2:30 p.m. Come get support from others while learning strategies for de-cluttering. This program is co-sponsored by the Newton Department of Senior Services and Riverside Community Care.
- Newton – Health Maintenance Clinic
The Newton Public Health Nurse sees individuals on a first-come, drop-in, basis to take blood pressure and answer medication questions. Check this link to the newsletter for current dates.
- Newton – Healthy Living Programs
Programs to empower seniors to improve their overall health. Check the Newton Senior Center Newsletter for current courses.
- Newton – LGBTQ Elder Cafe
The Newton LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) Elder Cafe, meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:00 P.M. Join us for dinner and an activity at our monthly LGBTQ get-together.
- Newton – Low-Vision Support Group
The Newton Low-Vision Support Group meets the first Monday of each month at 1:00 PM (unless it is a holiday, then moves ahead one week). This is a support group for those with vision impairments. Information, friendship and sharing are brought to the Newton Senior Center by the Vision Foundation and Massachusetts Association for the Blind. The Group suspends meetings in January and February.
- Newton – Memory Cafe
The Newton Memory Cafe meets the Third Wednesday of every month at 2:00-3:30 P.M. People with forgetfulness and other changes in their thinking, along with their care partners, are invited to meet for this special program. The Memory Café is a welcoming community setting to talk, enjoy light refreshments, and socialize with other people in similar circumstances. We will enjoy refreshments and a sponsored guest artist (music, art, or dance) from 2:15-3:15 P.M.
- Newton – Newton Men’s Club
The Newton Men’s Club meets on the Second Thursday of the month at Johnny’s Luncheonette, 30 Langley Road, Newton Centre, 9:30 – 10:30 A.M and the Fourth Thursday of the month at the Newton Senior Center, 9:30-10:30 A.M. Come and enjoy good conversation-all retired and semi-retired men are welcome! This club gives you the opportunity to meet with men with similar interests and backgrounds and others with varied interests and vastly differing backgrounds. But all will have an interesting story to tell. They usually have guest speakers at our Newton Senior Center get-togethers.
- Newton – Newton Senior Center Chamber Music Ensemble
The Newton Senior Center Chamber Music Ensemble meets on Wednesdays from 9:00 to 10:30 A.M. (except from Memorial Day to Labor Day and Christmas to New Year's). Bring your instrument and join in or pull up a chair and just listen!
- Newton – Newton Senior Center Holiday Parties and Concerts
Newton Senior Center Holiday Parties and Concerts usually held on Fridays at 1:15 P.M. We hold parties and concerts around different seasons and holidays such as Valentine's Day, Halloween, Summer BBQ, etc. The Center usually holds one party per month and sometimes more. See the Newton Senior Center newsletter for upcoming parties and concerts.
- Newton – Parkinson’s Support Group
The Newton Parkinson's Support Group meets the last Monday of each month at 10:30 AM, (unless it is a holiday, then meets the previous week). This is a support group is for people with Parkinson's disease, family members, and caregivers. This is a forum to share experiences and learn from one another. Facilitated by James Demicco, retired primary care M.D. with a 10 year history of Parkinson's.
- Newton – Senior Center
The Newton Senior Center provides many programs and services including Fitness and Wellness programs, Health & Nutrition services, Support Groups, Education programs, Community programs, Arts programs, Games and Entertainment programs and Senior Trips.
- Newton – Senior Fitness and Wellness Programs
The Newton Council on Aging runs numerous fitness and wellness programs including: Seated Strength and Balance, 20-20-20 Fitness Class, Mindful Meditation, Zumba Gold, Tai Chi, Tong Ren, Yoga (chair), and Muscle Conditioning. All fitness classes are led by Certified Instructors.
- Newton – Serving Health Information Needs of Elders – SHINE
A trained representative sees individuals by appointment to assist with health insurance questions. To make an appointment call 617-796-1660.
- Newton – Social Services
Call 617-796-1672 to make an appointment with a Case Manager for social service assistance, including case management services and clinical services.
- Newton – Transportation Resources for Seniors – TRIPPS
Transportation Resources, Information, Planning & Partnership for Seniors (TRIPPS), is a joint venture of the Newton & Brookline Councils on Aging and BrooklineCAN, in conjunction with the Brookline Age-Friendly Community initiative. TRIPPS invites you to connect with their network of trained, background checked Transit Advisors (TAs), who will help you identify the transportation options that might work best for you.
- Newton – Newton Council on Aging
The Council on Aging (COA) is a group of interested volunteers, appointed by the mayor, to serve the needs of and improve the quality of life for all Newton Seniors focusing on advocacy education, outreach, and legislation. The Council on Aging is composed of 9 commissioners and 29 Advisory Board members. Among the members are citizens and service providers. They support the work and mission of the other components of the department as well as act as citizen advocates. The COA and Advisory Board holds open meetings the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Newton Senior Center.
- Newton – Newton Senior Citizen’s Parking Sticker
Newton residents, 65 years and older, are eligible for a Senior Parking Sticker that allows free parking in the City's municipal lots. Applicants must show license and registration with a Newton address and a copy of the lease agreement for personally leased cars. Commercial and/or company cars are not eligible. Stickers are $6.00. Stickers are good at 1, 2, and 3 hour meters in all city lots, but never on the street! Stickers are available at the Newton Senior Center between 9:00 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Please click here for information about the Senior Citizen's Parking Sticker. Please click here for a list of required documents that are needed to obtain your parking sticker.
- Newton – Newton Senior Ride Share Program – Newton in Motion (NewMO)
Newton transportation system for residents age 60 and older is called NewMo – Newton in Motion. The service is provided by Via under a contract with the Department of Senior Services. Riders can request trips to the Senior Center, medical appointments, houses of worship, grocery shopping, and to long-term care facilities within the Garden City. You can also go to any Village Center, any city building or city-sponsored program or event, and to the Needham Street Corridor. NewMo takes riders to certain medical facilities outside of Newton as well. Unlike Newton’s previous transportation system, NewMo is an on-demand, ride-share system, similar to Uber or Lyft. That means you call shortly before you want to travel, on the day you want to travel; other passengers may be in the vehicle with you. Before you request a ride, you must set up an account with Via. To do this, you will need a credit or debit card, and a promo code, which you can only get by calling the Newton Senior Center. Once you have the promo code, you can create an account by downloading the Via app on your smart phone (look for the one that says Via low cost ride-sharing), by calling Via’s call center, or by calling the Senior Center. Without the promo code, you will be charged $25 a ride. The number for the NewMo call center is 617-655-8019.
- Newton – Senior Services
The mission of the Newton Department of Senior Services is to optimize the quality of life for older adults and those who support them through welcoming, respectful and meaningful opportunities that engage and value older people, and empower them to remain independent and to be important assets in our community. The Senior Services runs many programs, services and support programs on behalf of Newton Seniors.
- Norwood – Council on Aging
The Council on Aging runs various senior programs.
- Norwood – Home Delivery Service – Morrill Memorial Library
The library provides this service free of charge to Norwood residents who are unable to come to the library due to special needs, illness or disability. They can deliver specific books you have requested, or our librarians can select books for you matching your interests or favorite authors. Our extensive large print collection includes best-sellers as well as timeless classics. If you need a magnifier, they have them in varying sizes and magnification levels. They also have Books on CD as well as CD Players. Playaways can also be delivered, which are pre-loaded portable audio books, used with earphones. If you would like this service, if you know of someone who would, or if you are interested in becoming an outreach volunteer, please contact the library at 781-769-0200 x228.
- Norwood – Memory Cafe
The Norwood Memory Café is a welcoming place for individuals, families and friends of those living with memory changes. The Café gives people and their companions, a chance to share in a positive experience through laughter, companionship and socialization in a relaxed and safe environment. Come join us for conversation, refreshments, entertainment and activities in a carefree environment. The Café meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 275 Prospect Street, Norwood.
- Norwood – Norwood Senior Center Newsletter
The Norwood Senior Center Newsletter lists all Norwood senior programs, clinics and events.
- Norwood – Senior Bowling
Senior Bowling every Thursday morning at the Norwood Sports Center at 9:30 AM. This is a mixed league and three strings are played for $6.00.
- Norwood – Senior Center
The Norwood Senior Center offers many legal, financial, recreational, medical and a host of activities including contract bridge, whist, cribbage, bingo, scrabble, exercise classes, oil painting, bus trips and so much more. We invite all senior citizens to visit our center and plan to spend some time with us. We are proud of our center where everybody is somebody.
- Norwood – Senior Exercise and Fitness Programs
The Norwood Senior Center offers varies senior fitness and exercise programs including Flex & Firm, Zumba, Tai Chi, Gentle Exercise, Aerobics, Yoga for Everyone (sit or stand class), Yoga w/Posture & Balance, Line Dancing, and Walking in the Gym. See the Norwood Senior Center Newsletter for dates, times and costs.
- Norwood – Senior Health and Wellness Programs
The Norwood Council on Aging offers senior health and wellness clinics including Blood Pressure Clinic,
Diabetic Workshop, Foot Care Clinic, Flu Shots, Massage, Manicures, and Waxing. Please call the Senior Center to schedule an appointment at 781-762-1201 ext 5.
- Norwood – Senior Lunch
The Norwood Council on Aging offers senior lunches at the Norwood Senior Center. Check the calendar for dates and times.
- Norwood – Senior Suppers
Norwood Hospital offers a Senior Supper Program consisting of soup, entrée and a drink in the cafeteria from Monday through Friday, served from 4:45 PM to 6:45 PM. The cost is $5.50.
- Norwood – Senior Taxi Transfare Program
The Town of Norwood offers subsidized taxi transportation for eligible Norwood residents. The Transfare Program has been in operation for over 32 years and has assisted thousands of Norwood citizens with their transportation needs. It is a great way to help senior citizens and others with an economical way to get to doctors' appointments and grocery shopping in Norwood. This program is administered through the Norwood Senior Center. To register for the program or to purchase Transfare tickets, please contact the Senior Center at 781-762-1201 or visit the Senior Center at 275 Prospect Street, Norwood, MA 02062.
- Norwood – Senior Computer Club
The Norwood Senior Center offers the Computer Club. All skill levels are welcome. See the Norwood Senior Center Newsletter for dates and times.
- Norwood – Senior Handcrafters Club
The Norwood Senior Center offers the Handcrafters Club. See the Norwood Senior Center Newsletter for dates and times.
- Norwood – Senior Social Programs
The Norwood Senior Center offers varies senior social programs including Cribbage, Pinochle, Whist, Bingo, Scrabble, Contract Bridge. See the Norwood Senior Center Newsletter for dates and times.
- Norwood – Senior Transportation
Norwood Council on Aging offers a Senior Center Bus Route for Daily Shopping Trips. The Schedule is as follows: Pickups begin at 8:30 A.M. Monday - Local trips, Tuesday - Walmart (1st Tuesday of the month), Tuesday - Out of town trips are scheduled, see the Norwood COA Newsletter, Wednesday - Local trips, Thursday - The Big Y and the Dollar Store, Friday - Shaw’s Supermarket. Monday through Friday - medical appointments and transportation upon request by calling the front desk 24 hours prior to your pick up time at 781-762-1201, extension 6 for Transportation.
- Norwood – Serving the Health Information Needs of Everyone – SHINE
The SHINE (Serving the Health Information Needs of Everyone) Program provides health insurance information, assistance and counseling to Medicare beneficiaries of all ages and others who have questions about insurance and public benefit programs. SHINE Program staff and a network of certified volunteer counselors provide information about Medicare, Medigap, Mass Health, prescription drug programs, and other health assistance programs. Medicare plans change every year. SHINE can help review your Medicare options. Counseling and assistance is provided free of charge. Appointments are available every Tuesday from 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. and every Friday from 10:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M. Please call 781-762-1201 x5 to schedule an appointment.
- Quincy – Blood Pressure Clinic
Blood pressure clinics are held every Wednesday from 11 am to noon and every Thursday from 10-11 A.M. Appointments are not necessary. Walk-ins welcome.
- Quincy – Elder Services
We provide services to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Establish support groups to address specific needs. Sponsor fitness and sports events. Offer recreational and social gatherings. Provide outreach on many different levels such as legal services, housing assistance and referral services to a host of elder care agencies. In response to the growing need of transportation, we offer medical and social transportation.
- Quincy – Equipment Loan Program
This program will loan used equipment such as wheel chairs, canes, walkers, crutches to seniors in need. For more information call (617) 376-1521.
- Quincy – Financial Planning for Seniors
A financial planner offers his services at no cost to Quincy's seniors once a month. Appointments must be made through the Department of Elder Services by contacting us at (617) 376-1243.
- Quincy – Medical Transportation Program
Free medical transportation for seniors is provided for City-Wide seniors to medical establishments within the City of Quincy, or all major Boston Hospitals, Milton Hospital, Carney Hospital and Neponset Health Center. Eight vans are used to provide services, a two-week prior notice is preferred, but program will make every effort to accommodate those with shorter notice. For more information or to schedule a pickup please call the Transportation office at (617) 376-1242.
- Quincy – Memory Cafe
The Quincy Memory Cafe usually meets the 2nd Monday of each month; 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. at Quincy Council on Aging, 440 E Squantum Street in Quincy. The Quincy Memory Cafe is for those who are caring for or experiencing some form of memory loss. The cafe provides entertainment, and simply a space for those to connect with one another who are in the same situation. Entertainment, Pastries and other small bites will be provided by Standish Village Assisted Living.
- Quincy – Quincy Senior Center Calendar
The calendar of the Quincy Senior Center's upcoming programs, events, class and activities.
- Quincy – Senior Arts and Crafts Prgrams
The Quincy Senior Center organizes varies senior arts and crafts programs including Quilting and Knitting. See the Senior Center calendar for dates and times.
- Quincy – Senior Fitness and Exercise Programs
The Quincy Senior Center organizes varies senior exercise and fitness programs including Line Dancing, Zumba, Exercise class, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, and Volleyball. See the Senior Center calendar for dates and times.
- Quincy – Senior Health Screenings
Screenings are conducted periodically throughout the year. Foot screenings are held on the 1st Monday of every month - appointment is required. To schedule an appointment for a foot screening please call (617) 376-1247. Hearing screenings are held on the 3rd Monday of every month - appointment is required. To schedule an appointment for a hearing test please call (617) 376-1247.
- Quincy – Senior Social Programs
The Quincy Senior Center organizes varies senior social activities including Scrabble, Hand and Foot Card Game, Rummikub, Corn Hole, Mah Jong, Sing-A-Long, Men’s Discussion Group, Women's Discussion Group, and Free Movie Friday. See the Senior Center calendar for dates and times.
- Quincy – Senior Trans-Van Program for Social Transportation
This is a for fee service; a three-month pass costs $25.00, or a pass for a year costs $80.00. Seniors are taken to church, movies, CVS, library, social function, etc. This program requires a two-day notice. The fees help to maintain the program. For more information or for an application please call the Transportation office at (617) 376-1242.
- Quincy – Serving Health Information Needs of Everyone – SHINE
SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased health insurance counseling for Medicare beneficiaries of all ages and their caregivers. SHINE counselors are trained by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. A SHINE Counselor is available on the 1st Thursday every month. To speak to SHINE counselor please call (617) 376-1247. There is no cost for this service and all information is strictly confidential.
- Quincy – South Shore Center for Blind Seniors – SSCBS
SSCBS holds meetings twice a week at the Fore River Clubhouse on Nevada Road in Quincy. The meetings are held every Tuesday and Friday from 9:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. This group addresses many different issues for those who are visually impaired. It serves as a support group and social gathering. Members are trained in how to use various forms of equipment to help cope with limited site
- Quincy – TRIAD Senior Program – R.U.O.K.
A new program sponsored by the Norfolk County Sheriff's office. Seniors sign up for this program and each day they get a call their home to check if they are OK. If there is no answer they call back in five minutes and if there is no answer again, the police are dispatched to check on the senior.
- Sharon – Adult Center/Council on Aging Transportation Services
The Adult Center/Council on Aging has one medical van (part-time) and some volunteers to provide most of the medical transportation. If you can make your appointments fit into our schedule, you will almost always be guaranteed a ride. Please let us know when you call in your transportation request if you have any special needs.
- Sharon – Council on Aging
The Sharon Council on Aging is responsible for identifying the needs of and educating the community about issues of people over the age of 60, and for providing or linking elders and their families with programs that meet their needs. Some Adult Center/Council on Aging programs are free, others have modest fees. Programs are available to persons under 60 as space permits.
- Sharon – Social Services
The Sharon Adult Center/Council on Aging has a masters level social worker on staff to assist Sharon elders (60+) and their families. Assistance is also provided to those of any age with disabilities and in certain instances, non-elders. For non-elders, social services are available to assist with fuel assistance applications, Good Neighbor Energy Fund applications, and possibly help in financial emergencies. The Adult Center/COA currently offers two social worker facilitated support groups: one for caregivers and one for those with Parkinson’s Disease.
- Stoughton – Council on Aging
The Stoughton Council on Aging runs many programs including Exercise Classes, Games Days, Social and Instructional get togethers, Elderly Services Lunch and Meals on Wheels, etc.
- The Ride – MBTA
If you have a disability that prevents you from using the MBTA bus, subway, or trolley all or some of the time, The RIDE may be able to assist with your public transportation needs. Out-of-town visitors with disabilities may also be eligible to use The RIDE. The RIDE is available in 58 cities and towns in the greater Boston area, with similar operating hours to the MBTA—generally from 5 AM to 1 AM daily. To access The RIDE, you have to apply and be approved by The RIDE Eligibility Center (TREC). Once you’re approved, you can schedule trips from 1 to 7 days in advance. The MBTA is currently running on-demand paratransit pilots with Uber, Lyft, and Curb Mobility (taxi), where RIDE customers can book subsidized rides instantly, right from their smartphones.
- Walpole – Council on Aging
The mission of the Walpole Council on Aging is to promote social, recreational and educational activities and provide advocacy and assistance to Walpole Elders and their families.
- Walpole – Serving Health Insurance Needs of All – SHINE
Experienced trained volunteer counselors to assist seniors with Medicare questions. On Tuesdays by appointment. Call 508-668-3330 to schedule an appointment.
- Walpole – Senior Exercise and Fitness Programs
The Walpole Council on Aging offers senior exercise and fitness classes including Ageless Grace,
Chair Exercise, Chair Yoga, Sit And Be Fit, Tai Chi, Tap Dance, Walking Club, Wii Bowling, Yoga,
Beginner Zumba, and Zumba.
- Walpole – Senior Health and Wellness Programs
The Walpole Council on Aging offers senior health and wellness programs including Chair Massage,
Blood Pressure Clinics, Flu Clinics, Foot & Nail Care, Hearing Clinic, Low Vision Group, Nutrition,
Medicare Planning, Memory Café, Meditation, Reverse Aging Process, Triad, VNA Nurse Check-in, and Waxing (Facial).
- Walpole – Senior Services and Assistance
The Walpole Council on Aging offers senior services and assistance including AARP Tax Program, Farmers Market coupons, Fuel Assistance, Home Healthcare, Hessco lunch, Medical rides, Well Being checks. And Veterans meetings.
- Walpole – Senior Social Activities Programs
The Walpole Council on Aging offers senior social activities programs including Art, Bingo, Birthday Parties, Bocce, Book Discussion, Bridge, Cornhole, Cribbage, Creative Corner, Dominoes, Garden Club, Knit And Needle, Mah Jongg, Movie Matinee, Networking Groups, Pool Tables, and Wheel Of Fortune.
- Walpole – Senior Transportation
The Walpole Council on Aging offers transportation is offered to residents of Walpole, 60 years of age and over, and residents with a documented disability, regardless of age. All Senior riders must carry a completed “FILE of LIFE” emergency medical and contact information. Passengers must be independently mobile with the ability to negotiate stairs and move in one's environment with ease and without restriction. Passenger registration is required for all medical rides, errands, programs, ac#vi#es, excursions, trips and special programs. All reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance and provide the date, time and location of the Medical Appointment or errand. Transportation pickup and drop off is scheduled only from a passenger’s home or the WCOA. Contact Laurel St. Pierre, Outreach Worker at 508-660-7362 to request a Medical Ride and Contact 508-668-3330 to schedule errand transportation.
- Westwood – Blood Pressure Clinic
Appointments can be scheduled by calling the public health nurse at (781) 251-2576. Blood pressure is taken and your health concerns can be discussed.
- Westwood – Council on Aging
The Mission of the Westwood Council on Aging is to identify and serve the diverse needs of all Westwood citizens 60 and older, as well as disabled adults. Designing programs that impact the mind, body and spirit of three generations requires understanding the wide range of individual needs, economic levels, and physical capabilities.
- Westwood – Friendly Visitor Program
The Friendly Visitor Program provides an opportunity for homebound elders to connect in an informal way on a weekly basis. If you would like a visit, or if you know someone who might like a visit, please call the Westwood Senior Center (781) 329-8799) and speak to the Director.
- Westwood – Senior Crafts Programs
The Westwood Senior Center offers varies craft programs including Watercolor, Drawing, and Crafts. Click the link for the Westwood Council on Aging Newsletter for dates, times, and costs.
- Westwood – Senior Outreach Services
The Westwood Outreach Counselor works to help enhance the safety and independence of Westwood's seniors. Outreach Counselor is available to provide information and referrals, connect seniors and their families with community resources, and facilitate access to services such as fuel assistance, home care, caregiver support, food stamps, financial assistance programs, adult day health, transportation, housing, counseling and more. Please call the Westwood Senior Center in advance to schedule an appointment.
- Westwood – Senior Trips
The Westwood Senior Center offers a wide variety of day and overnight trips. Please see the latest newsletter for day trip information.
- Westwood – Westwood Council on Aging Newsletter
The Westwood Council on Aging Newsletter has all senior events, programs, and activities and is your source for senior happening in Westwood.
- Westwood – Westwood Senior Center
The Westwood Senior Center is a warm, welcoming place for anyone 60 or older (as well as disabled adults) to stay connected, stay healthy and age well. The Center offers a large variety of regular programs as well as special monthly events and lunches; we invite you to join us anytime. Most regular programs do not require sign up but some events and special lunches require you to call in advance due to limited space. Please check the Westwood Council on Aging Newsletter for details.
- Westwood – Senior Exercise and Fitness Programs
The Westwood Senior Center offers varies exercise and fitness programs including Wonder Workout, Low Impact Exercise, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Line Dancing, Walking Club, Wonder Workout, and Mediation. Click the link for the Westwood Council on Aging Newsletter for dates, times, and costs.
- Westwood – Senior Social Programs
The Westwood Senior Center offers varies social programs including Chorus, Bingo, Bridge, Book Group, Westwood Woman’s Club, Westwood Men’s Club, Quilting Club, Knitting And Crocheting, And Mah Jong. Click the link for the Westwood Council on Aging Newsletter for dates, times, and costs.
- Westwood – Senior Transportation
The Westwood Council on Aging seeks to provide safe, efficient transportation to eligible Westwood
residents. The COA has two eight-passenger vans that are equipped with wheelchair lifts. Transportation is available for Westwood adult residents, 60 years of age and over and disabled residents, regardless of age. A companion or aide may accompany a senior or disabled resident to a medical appointment. Service is curb to curb, riders must be able to get in and out of the van without COA staff assistance, unless in a wheelchair. Transportation service is in operation Monday through Thursday from 8:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. and Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. for appointments within a ten-mile radius. Medical appointments are given priority scheduling over non-medical appointments. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Appointments can be scheduled up to one month in advance and clients are encouraged to reserve the van as soon as they schedule their appointments. Reservations must be made a minimum of two days in advance. They are unable to accommodate same-day requests.
- Weymouth – Elder Service
Weymouth Elder Services welcomes all seniors (60+) to participate in many social, educational, transportation, recreational and supportive programs. Registration to programs if first offered to seniors (60+) of the Town of Weymouth and non-resident volunteers. If additional space is available, non-residents are welcome to participate. Transportation and Outreach Services are solely offered to residents of the Town of Weymouth.