Fall Conference

The Fall Conference is scheduled for September 20-24.

Call for Presentations now open!

Lace Up Those Sneakers!

The Walk Massachusetts Challenge is back

with more challenges and more chances to win!

MyMCOA

Our new members-only community is now available!

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Because councils on aging are communities on aging

 

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

Administration Releases Phase 4 Updated Guidelines

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2021 CONTACT: Brooke Karanovich, Executive Office of Health and Human Services | brooke.karanovich2@mass.gov Administration Releases Phase 4 Updated Guidance to Health Care and Human Services Providers,...

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Senior College at Bridgewater State University

Senior College at Bridgewater State University is hosting an Information Session TODAY (January 19) from 1-2 pm, on their Spring 2021 Courses Seniors in your community may be interested in BSU’s Senior College courses which meet weekly for 4 to 8 weeks starting on...

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FY22 Letter to the Legislators

To the 192nd General Court: Downloadable and Priintable Version 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...

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MCOA FY22 Request to Governor Baker

Dear Governor Baker: 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 signing the FY 21 budget that...

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Featured Events

12
May
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Unconscious Bias

Home
13
May
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Membership Meeting

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14
May
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Aging Mastery Program Info Meeting

Home
18
May
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

MCOA Board Meeting

Home
19
May
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Unconscious Bias

Home
19
May
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Now That You’re in Charge

Home
20
May
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

UCLA Memory Training for Master Trainers

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Training
20
May
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Strategic Planning

Home
25
May

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