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.

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Senior Edition Newsletter

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  1. 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...
  2. Shrewsbury Grab & Go Hot Meals

    Starting July 7th the Shrewsbury Council on Aging and Elder Services of Worcester will be offering hot meals to go. Read on...
  3. July 2020 Senior Edition Newsletter

    Please click here for the July 2020 edition of the Senior Edition Newsletter 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.