50+ Job Seekers Networking Groups


50+ Job Seekers Regional Networking Group!

NETWORKING WORKS!! Your AGE really is your EDGE!!


Funded by  the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, managed by Massachusetts Councils on Aging (MCOA) and supported by AARP, we offer a unique Job Seekers Networking & Training Group program to support and assist people in the 50+  demographic who are looking for a new job, a totally new career direction, re-entry into the workforce or a Second Act career.

Can you check off one or more of these boxes? We Want to Help YOU!:

  • Stuck in your Job Search?
  • Not Sure What to Do Next?
  • Feeling Challenged by Ageism?
  • Need Help with your Resume?
  • Don’t Know How to Use LinkedIn?
  • Uncomfortable with Networking?
  • Perplexed by how to use Social Media?

We offer our program biweekly at 17 Host Sites. Find a Meeting Near YOU!!

Pre-Registration Required

Here is the general calendar.  Be sure to check with the host site for actual meeting dates!


  • AUBURN:  2nd & 4th Fridays: 9:30am-11:30am
    Location: Auburn Library, 369 Southbridge St; Phone: 508-832-7790
  • BEDFORD:  1st & 3rd  Wednesdays: 9am – 11am
    Location: Council on Aging: 12 Mudge Way; Phone: 781-275-6825
  • BELMONT: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays: 1:30pm-3:30pm
    Location: Council on Aging, 266 Beech St.; 617-993-2983
  • BURLINGTON: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays: 9:30am – 11:30am
    Location: Human Services Bldg/COA: 61 Center St (1st Floor); Phone: 781-270-1950
  • DANVERS: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays: 9:30am-11:30am
    Location: Council on Aging, 25 Stone St.; Phone: 978-762-0208
  • FRANKLIN: 2nd & 4th Fridays: 9am-11am
    Location: Franklin Senior Center, 10 Daniel McCahill St.; Phone: 508-520-4945
    See Topics and Speakers
  • HOPKINTON: 1st & 3rd Mondays: 1:30-3:30pm: Group Leader: Ed Lawrence
    Location: Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew St.; Phone:508-497-9730
    See Topics and Speakers
  • IPSWICH: 2nd &  4th Mondays: 4:30pm-6:30pm
    Location: Council on Aging, 25 Green St.; Phone: 978-356-6650
  • MARSHFIELD : 1st & 3rd Thursdays: 9:30am– 11:30am
    Location: Marshfield Senior Center: 230 Webster St: Phone: 781-834-5581
  • NATICK: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays: 2:30pm– 4:30pm
    Location: Community Senior Center, 117 East Central St. : Phone: 508-647-6540
  • NEWTON: 1st & 3rd Thursdays: 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Location: Dept. of Senior Services, 345 Walnut St.: Phone: 617-796-1665
  • NORTH ANDOVER: 2nd &  4th Tuesdays: 4:30pm-6:30pm
    Location: North Andover Senior Center, 120R Main St.: Phone: 978-688-9560
  • NORTHAMPTON: Check website or call for details of all future sessions:
    Location: Northampton COA, 67 Conz St., Phone: 413-587-1228.
  • SCITUATE: 2nd & 4th Wednesday: 10:30am – 12:30pm
    Location: Scituate Town Library, 85 Branch St., Phone:781-545-8722
  • TEWKSBURY: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays: 1:00pm-3:00pm; START DATE: January 8th
    Location: Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler  St., Phone: 978-640-4490
  • WESTPORT: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays: 2:30pm-4:30pm
    Location: Westport Council on Aging, 75 Reed Rd., Phone: 508-636-1026
  • WORCESTER: 2nd &  4th Wednesdays: 9:30am-11:30am
    Location: Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence St.; 508-799-1232

If you are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking for a new career direction, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, recently retired and looking for your “Encore Career”, this networking group program is PERFECT for YOU!!!

DID YOU KNOW: 85% of all jobs are found through NETWORKING!!! REALLY!!

 All Meetings in All Locations are OPEN to Anyone participating in the program. Join us in a professional forum for networking with peers in a safe and comfortable environment conducive to developing new relationships and developing skills and strategies to help in your career transition.

Each biweekly meeting is facilitated by an Experienced Career Coach and features a new topic! Meetings include a presentation and hands-on workshop on topics relevant to career transition /job search, guest speakers, access to hiring managers, ample opportunity to network, and 1-1 coaching guidance. Participating on a regular basis will give job seekers the many tools and strategies needed for a successful job search. And we have many success stories!

For Program Information, please feel free to contact:

Susan Drevitch Kelly, Program Director at susan@sdkelly.com or 781-378-0520.

Visit our web page at www.mcoaonline.com/50plus  for information on upcoming guest speakers, career fairs and meeting schedules.

Like our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/mcoa50plus

Join our LinkedIn Group at www.linkedin.com/groups/8467280.  

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Massachusetts Councils
on Aging

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