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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

MCOA Legislative Alert FY20 #3G SUCCESS

MCOA Membership Earlier tonight the full Senate passed both of our amendments and allot of other Elder Care agenda items! Thanks for all your great work.  Highlights: Fully funding the Service Incentive Grant Program while maintaining $12/Formula Grant = 25...

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MCOA Legislative Alert FY20 #3F

MCOA Membership Thanks for all your great work. As of 9pm Monday May 20th 2019, our two lead amendments received significant support from the Senate: Fully funding the Service Incentive Grant Program while maintaining $12/Formula Grant = 23 co-sponsors via two...

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MCOA Legislative Alert FY20 #3E

MCOA Membership Thanks for all your great work. As of 9pm Monday May 20th 2019, our two lead amendments received significant support from the Senate: Fully funding the Service Incentive Grant Program while maintaining $12/Formula Grant = 21 co-sponsors Additional...

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MCOA Legislative Alert FY20 #3D: WE NEED MORE

MCOA Membership: We still need MORE Co-Sponsors We need more Senators to sign on to be a Co-Sponsor of the following amendments. They can sign on thru Monday, May 20th using their internal system “quill”.  Each of you to contact your Senators and make the case to...

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Jun
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DFM Idea Exchange- Weston

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Jun
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DFM Idea Exchange – Brockton

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02
Oct
All Day to October 4, 2019

MCOA Annual Fall Conference

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MCOA Annual Fall Conference

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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 seniors 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 elders, 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 elder population, COAs and senior centers provide a safe place for Massachusetts elders to remain independent productive and in the community for as long as possible.

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Massachusetts Councils
on Aging

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