Council on Aging

The Shrewsbury Council on Aging (SCOA) is a Town human service department that serves the needs and issues of Shrewsbury's seniors (60 and over), or families with senior issues.  Our 7-member board meets monthly and work with the director to continuously evaluate and update programs and senior needs.
Senior Center Building and Sign with text - Senior Center

Our Mission

To advocate for and to develop programs and services that enhance the well-being and quality of life, and to create a welcoming, secure and inclusive community for seniors.

  1. Vacancy Notice: Council on Aging Board

    The Town Manager is seeking a qualified individual interested in serving on the Council on Aging Board to fill a vacant term set to expire on June 30, 2022. Read on...
  2. Senior Center Looking for Puzzle Book Donations

    The Shrewsbury Senior Center is looking for puzzle books to keep senior minds active. Read on...
  3. Worcester County Sheriff supports local senior centers with special care packages

    Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis stops by the Shrewsbury Senior Center to drop off care packages for local seniors. Read on...
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Assistance for Seniors

If you are seeking assistance for a senior citizen, please read our Caregiver Information and call our office for help. 

Partner Agencies/Organizations

We work closely with:
  • Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, West Boylston (our regional Area Agency on Aging: AAA)
  • Elder Services of Worcester, Inc. (our regional Aging Service Access Point: ASAP)
  • Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Boston (the Commonwealth of Massachusetts oversight office)

We also work closely with departments and agencies within town, such as: 

  • Health Department
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Police Department
  • Shrewsbury Youth and  Family Services
  • Shrewsbury Public Access


SCOA receives funding by:
  • Donations received through area business and individuals
  • Donations received through the Friends organization
  • Grants, the largest being an annual grant given by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs in Boston where a dollar amount is given per senior in town
  • Local tax dollars appropriated at the Annual Town Meeting

Friends of Shrewsbury Senior Center

The Friends of the Shrewsbury Senior Center, Inc. is the fundraising arm of the organization that can also supplement the department's budget and offer other support. This vital organization allows the Senior Center to mail the Council on Aging Newsletter to every senior in town, purchase equipment and pay for other special events or needs.