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. Sharps Disposal (i.e. diabetic needles, lancets, EpiPens)

    This is a reminder that there is a statewide ban on the disposal of needles, syringes and lancets (collectively known as "sharps"). The law stipulates that disposal of sharps will not be allowed in regular household trash in MA. Read on...
  2. Preventing Fall Illness

    Date of Record: 11-02-22 - Letter to MA families with suggestions for preventing respiratory illness, signed jointly by the MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the MA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Letter from MDPH and AAP
  3. Press Release: Worcester Division of Public Health (WDPH)

    Date of Record: 10-31-22 - Health officials urge masking, vaccination, and other precautions to reduce impact of concurrent viruses (Flu, COVID-19, and RSV). PRESS RELEASE 10-31-22
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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