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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.
January 4, 2019 Members of the 191st General Court Commonwealth of Massachusetts On behalf of the 350 cities and towns that have established a municipally based Council on Aging, I want to thank members of the 190th General Court for their support of increasing...read more
Includes new indicators and comprehensive community profiles for every city and town WATERTOWN, MA – December 10, 2018 –The 2018 Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report was released today. The comprehensive examination of the health of older people in the Commonwealth...read more
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The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) announces its intent to award Formula Grants to local Councils on Aging in State Fiscal Year 2019. Established pursuant to M.G.L. 19A § 1, EOEA promotes the independence, empowerment, and well-being of older...read more
Frequently Asked Questions by David P. Stevens/MCOA During my 25 years at the helm of the Massachusetts Councils on Aging, this is what I have learned regarding the Service Incentive Grant Program. It is important to note that this is my historical recollection and...read more
What is a COA Today?
COAs serve as
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
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.