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2022 Fall Conference

Our 2022 Fall Conference will be held at the Sea Crest Hotel in Falmouth October 19-21.

The Call for Presentations is now open!

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

SIG Grantee Learning Collaborative Video

On July 20th EOEA conducted a forum to showcase six projects funded by the Service Incentive Grant Program (SIG). Each randomly selected project reported on their scope during COVID, with the hope that COAs could learn from their efforts and replicate their success...

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Scams Webinar

The Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE), the Massachusetts Councils on Aging (MCOA), and the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) partner to host a virtual consumer workshop to talk about available protections from their respective...

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Featured Events


Healing the Hurts

9:00 am / 3:00 pm

Unconscious Bias Training

10:00 am / 11:30 am

Outreach Meeting

11:00 am / 12:00 pm

Unconscious Bias Training

10:00 am / 11:30 am

MCOA Board Meeting

1:00 pm / 3:00 pm

Unconscious Bias Training

10:00 am / 11:30 am

Wellness Meeting

10:00 am / 11:00 am

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