Council on Aging Board

Our Mission is to develop and support community activities which enhance the well-being of residents of the town who are age 60 or older.

  1. Electronics Recycling Event - April 22, 2023

    Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at St. Nicholas Church, 34 Gold Street, Shrewsbury, MA. Accepting any and all electronics, bikes, appliances and more. All Towns welcome! Questions? Email: Recycling Flyer
  2. Community Recycling Fundraiser - April 16, 2023

    The Shrewsbury Rotary Club is hosting a Community Recycling Fundraiser on Sunday, April 16, 2023 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. in front of the Shrewsbury Town Hall, 100 Maple Avenue. Recycling Fundraiser Flyer
  3. Public Health Advisory: Lake Quinsigamond - Worcester and SHREWSBURY

    Date of Record: 3-6-23 - The MA Dept. of Public Health has issued new fish consumption advisories to provide guidance for people who catch and consume freshwater fish from 13 waterbodies at state parks operated by the Dept. of Conservation & Recreation. Read on...
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About the Council on Aging

The 7 member Council on Aging (COA) Board is appointed by the Town Manager. Board members are volunteers who live in Shrewsbury, who have an active interest in senior issues. Typically appointed for 3 year terms, at least 60% of the members must be seniors themselves. The COA board members represent a broad spectrum of employment backgrounds from nursing, teaching, engineering, sales and finance as well as long-term volunteer and community involvement. All are currently active on some level with additional Senior Center programs, activities and services and care deeply about the department and the senior residents they serve.

The Board meets to work with the director to continuously evaluate and update the Council on Aging department's programs, services and activities, as well as any Senior Center issues. We develop plans and policies which allow us to effectively advocate for the changing needs of the growing senior population