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 is open to the public with many activities available in-person. Individuals who have had one dose of the J&J vaccine or two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines PLUS a booster dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines may choose not to wear a mask in the building. Please stop by the office to show your CDC card to a staff member. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals must still wear a mask in the building. The CDC is still recommending that anyone at higher risk or who has someone at higher risk in their household continues to wear a mask. 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 hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 to 4:30 and Friday from 8:30 to 2:30.

Your Van About Town!

The COA van 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 Crosby's Market and Trader Joe's. Check out the latest 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. 

Shop from Home!

You won't miss a deal! The Harvey's Treasure Chest Gift Shop is now available for shopping online! Click the link below to find wonderful treasures at the best prices!

Harvey's Treasure Chest Gift Shop


Free At-Home Covid-19 Test Kits!

Every household is eligible to receive four at-home test kits for Covid-19 free of charge. It's a great  idea to have these kits on hand before you need them! You can order the kits at www.covidtests.gov or by calling 1-800-232-0233 to place your order. Tests will arrive in 1 - 2 weeks.

Newsletter

You may call starting Monday, May 2nd to sign up for events at the COA listed in our May Senior Spirit newsletter

To view the May Senior Spirit Newsletter CLICK HERE


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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!

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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.