Council on Aging/Senior Services

Welcome to the COA!

Stop in to join a class, meet friends for lunch, browse our gift shop, or arrange a shopping trip on our vans! The Council on Aging also offers outreach services, health clinics, and assistance with health insurance or taxes. Come by anytime to meet the staff and see how we can help.

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We're Open!

The COA offices at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center are once again open to the public! We ask that you wear your mask unless/until a staff member has verified your vaccination status by viewing your CDC vaccination card. Once you have been checked in by staff, you may remove your mask in the building if you choose to do so. You only have to go through the verification process at your first visit. All in-person activities require pre-registration at this time, Please call the office at 978 318 3020 to let us know you plan to attend any activities or meetings.Our new hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 to 4:30 and on Friday from 8:30 to 2:30.

Van Service has Resumed!

Van service has resumed, and we can take van riders to and from locations within Concord. The van will also now be able to take passengers to appointments at Acton Medical. We also offer weekly shopping trips to Market Basket in Maynard and twice a month each to Crosbys and Trader Joe's. Check out your summer issue of the Senior Spirit newsletter for more van information. Please note our new shorter hours on Friday afternoons.

Passengers must not have virus symptoms, must wear a mask for the duration of their trip, and be ready to use hand sanitizer prior to boarding. 

Newsletter

You may call starting Thursday, July 1st to sign up for all events happening in July and August that are listed in our July/August Senior Spirit newsletter


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NEW! - iPads Available for Loan

If you have wanted to join in the COA's slate of exciting performances, interesting lectures, social meetings, and helpful support groups but you don't have a computer or internet access at home to join in on Zoom programs, we now have iPads available for loan that do not require you to have wifi at home! Now you can jaw over a cup of joe, babble over books, haggle over history, and enjoy all manner of performances and lectures. Just call the COA at 978 318 3020 to reserve a device for a 24 hour loan, then stop by to pick it up and be sure to return it the following day. Zoom is already set up on the device and staff can show you how to log in. It's simple to do and the COA programming is too good to be missed!

The Concord & Carlisle Covid Relief Drive-Through Pantry

The drive-through pantry that has been operating out of CCHS has moved to the First Parish Church and will be offered there on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM beginning Wednesday, December 9, 2020. There is no need to pre-register. If you are unable to attend, please email Open Table at homedeliveries@opentable.org.
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MassOptions


MassOptions is a free elder resource that can connect you to the services that can keep you or a loved one living independently. Try the website links or call to speak with a trained specialist to find many helpful resources including:
  • Caregiver Support
  • Food and Nutrition Resources
  • Medicaid Services
  • Mental Health
  • And much more
Call Toll Free 844-422-6277, ext. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
View the MassOptions website.