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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.
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Electronics Recycling Event - April 22, 2023Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at St. Nicholas Church, 34 Gold Street, Shrewsbury, MA. Accepting any and all electronics, bikes, appliances and more. All Towns welcome! Questions? Email: GreenDayRecyclingMA@gmail.com Recycling Flyer
Community Recycling Fundraiser - April 16, 2023The Shrewsbury Rotary Club is hosting a Community Recycling Fundraiser on Sunday, April 16, 2023 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. in front of the Shrewsbury Town Hall, 100 Maple Avenue. Recycling Fundraiser Flyer
Public Health Advisory: Lake Quinsigamond - Worcester and SHREWSBURYDate of Record: 3-6-23 - The MA Dept. of Public Health has issued new fish consumption advisories to provide guidance for people who catch and consume freshwater fish from 13 waterbodies at state parks operated by the Dept. of Conservation & Recreation. Read on...
Press Release: Healey-Driscoll Administration Update on COVID-19 Public Health EmergencyDate of Record: 03-15-23 - The Healey-Driscoll Administration announced that the state’s COVID-19 public health emergency will end on May 11, 2023, to align with the end of the federal public health emergency. Keep Reading for More Information!
Press Release: Governor Healey and Lieutenant Governor DriscollDate of Record: 02-27-23 - Governor Healey and Lieutenant Governor Driscoll unveiled a $750 Million Tax Relief Package. The proposal includes direct relief for families, seniors and those dealing with high costs of housing. Tax Relief Announcement 02-27-23
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) UpdateDuring the pandemic, extra (SNAP) benefits have been available each month to help families buy food (minimum of extra $95/month per household). Due to recent action by the federal government, these benefits are ending February 2023. Keep reading for more information
Reminder: COVID-19 Mask Advisory for ShrewsburyDate of Record: 12-12-22 - The Shrewsbury Board of Health is still strongly recommending that residents wear masks and that eligible residents be up-to-date on vaccines and boosters. Read on...
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.