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Council on Aging

The Fall River Council on Aging (COA), established by city ordinance as a Fall River City Department in 1959, has, as its main purpose, the goal of meeting the needs and interests of Fall River’s aging population through the provision of services, programs and activities.  Fall River has the fourth largest concentration of elders in the state of Massachusetts. 

The COA operates four senior centers, staffed by Senior Center Coordinators and Senior Aides, which provide a variety of programs & activities to meet the needs and wants of area seniors.

 

The COA publishes a monthly newsletter, Footprints, which contains vital information, relevant to seniors, as well as information regarding events and programs furnished by the COA.  Also included in Footprints is a schedule of upcoming senior center events, as well as information about regular activities such as the Older Adult Fitness Program, Arts & Crafts, Bingo, the COA chorus, the Whippoorwills, card groups such as Whist, Pitch and Bridge, Day Trips, Blood Pressure Clinics, Watercolor Painting Classes and Digital Photography Classes.

 

The COA provides transportation for Fall River seniors to medical and dental appointments within city limits. It also books transportation for Fall River veterans to the Providence and Brockton VA medical centers. You may access and find out more information about all COA transportation services by calling(508) 324-2402.

 

Photo ID’s, available to Fall River residents over the age of 60, are administered at the COA’s main office, located in Room # 423 of Fall River Government Center, One Government Center, Fall River, MA   02722. There is a modest charge for this service.

 

Council on Aging Meeting Agendas 

 

November 20, 2014