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

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 fund the mailing of the Council on Aging Senior Edition newsletter, purchase equipment and pay for other special events or needs.