Council on Aging

The Mission of the Council on Aging is 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.

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.


  1. Calendar
  2. Announcements

About the Council on Aging:

Partner Agencies and Organizations

We work closely with:

  • Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, West Boylston (Our regional Area 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 Media Connection

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 the Shrewsbury Senior Center