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MCOA Conference

The MCOA Fall Conference is coming up October 19-21 at the Sea Crest Hotel in Falmouth.

Grab a sponsor space or book your hotel room today!  Registration opening soon!

Nominate Someone for the President's Award

You can still nominate someone for the President’s Award!

Join the Walk MA Challenge

The Walk MA Challenge is back, and better than ever!  Registration is still open!

Find Your COA

Who We Are

Massachusetts Councils on Aging (MCOA) is a nonprofit, membership association of the 350 municipal councils on aging and senior centers. COAs are the first stop on the continuum of care. We support the 1.7 million older adults, 60 and over in Massachusetts, lead healthy, purposeful lives.

Recent News

FY23 Letter to Legislators

To the 192nd General Court: On behalf of the Massachusetts Association of Council on Aging and Senior Center Directors representing 350 communities that have established a municipally based Council on Aging, we express our gratitude for the FY22 budget that included:...

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EMHOT 2nd Half 2021 Report

The data report for the Elder Mental Health Outreach Teams is now available.  Please see the PowerPoint below: EMHOT 2nd half of FY2021 Data PP 10-7-21

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Featured Events

13
Jul
19
Jul

Wellness Meeting

10:00 am / 11:00 am
16
Aug

Wellness Meeting

10:00 am / 11:00 am
14
Sep
20
Sep

Wellness Meeting

10:00 am / 11:00 am
12
Oct
18
Oct

Wellness Meeting

10:00 am / 11:00 am
19
Oct

MCOA Fall Conference

All Day to October 21, 2022
20
Oct

MCOA Fall Conference

All Day to October 21, 2022
21
Oct

What is a COA Today?

COAs serve as a conduits for accessing a range of municipal services that may seem out-of-reach to older residents.  They are the focal point where older adults and their families can access the local and state network of elder services, while providing an integrated array of social, health, recreational and education programs for older men and women.  COAs offer programs, services and activities that benefit more than 540,000 older people, and their families and caregivers annually.

COAs conduct more than 100 programs from information and referral to benefits, outreach, transportation, and meals and other food programs to health screenings, health insurance information benefits counseling, fitness, recreation, computer access, education and life-long learning, among others.  In most communities, the COA serves as the only public social service agency and assists all town residents with access to public benefits.

Each COA determines its own priorities based on unique local circumstances, resources and interests.  Regardless of design, a local senior center is often a home away from home for socializing, learning, wellness, “giving back,” or just a reason to get out of the house.  For the rapidly growing older population, COAs and senior centers provide a safe place for Massachusetts older adults to remain independent productive and in the community for as long as possible.

Massachusetts Councils
on Aging

116 Pleasant Street, Suite 306
Easthampton, MA 01027
 
Telephone: 413-527-6425
Fax: 413-527-7138