Council on Aging and Senior Center

Director:  Amy Loveless, LICSW
Principal Clerk: Patricia Kozik
Van Driver: Janine Parker

 NEW LOCATION
50 Brown Street
Maynard, MA 01754
(Maynard Golf Course building)

Office Phone: 978-897-1009
Van Line: 978-844-6809 (CrossTown Connect Dispatch)
Hours: Office business hours – 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Van operating hours – 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM  (van details)

 

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Maynard Council on Aging to promote and support healthy aging for the town’s senior citizens. We will seek to assist seniors maintain dignity, independence and physical and psycho-social well-being through programs and services designed for them and their care givers.

 

COA Van Trips

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The COA Van will be going to WalMart & Market Basket on July 9 and Solomon Pond Mall on July 21.

Read more about the COA Van’s daily services.

 

News and Updates

Senior Citizen Emergency Database Program

help-phoneThe Town of Maynard Public Safety Communications Department (Police and Fire Dispatch) has initiated a new program to assist seniors living in the Town of Maynard.  Having seniors in our community that do not have family or friends checking up on them regularly has led the public safety department to develop a “Senior Citizen Emergency Database Program”.

This program allows the public safety communications department to document in a computer database the names of senior citizens, where they reside, and important contact information. In addition, information concerning current medications and potential special needs during an unusual inclement weather event or natural disaster will be on file.

Visit the Maynard Police Department website to learn more about (and sign up for) this program.

Kimball’s Dinner Trips

kimball-lancasterCome get out, socialize, enjoy a carefree ride and an affordable meal with your friends and neighbors. The Maynard COA will be offering a dinner trip to the Kimball’s in Lancaster on Tuesday, July 7 and again on July 14.

Seating on the COA Van is limited so please reserve your seat today.

Pick-ups begin at approximately 3:00 p.m. and typical return time is approx. 7:00 p.m.

Click here for dinner trip policies and reservation information

  • $5.00 van transportation fee is required when getting on the van.
  • Meal cost (remember there a 6.25% meal tax) is per individual choice and will include an appropriate portion of the tip (20%) Assistance will be provided calculating and this also must be in cash.
  • Signing up is a “first come, first served” policy due to limited number of seats available. An additional trip may be scheduled depending on demand. The day of the week trips are scheduled will periodically change. Trips are advertised in the Action Unlimited, the town website under Council on Aging and flyers will be available on the van. A reminder call will be made day before the trip.
  • Participants are expected to respond respectfully and appropriately towards wait staff managing our large party, our van driver (usually this is Janine) facilitating and others on the trip.
  • If you have any questions please contact Amy Loveless at the Council on Aging 978-897-1009.

For reservations call:
CrossTown Connect
978-844-6809

We look forward to seeing you on the trip.

Olive Garden Dinner Trips

Summer’s here! Time to olive-garden-marlboroughget out, socialize, enjoy a carefree ride and an affordable and air-conditioned meal with your friends and neighbors. The Maynard COA will be offering a dinner trip to the Olive Garden on  August 4 and again on August 11.

Seating on the COA Van is limited so please reserve your seat today.

Pick-ups begin at approximately 3:00 p.m. and typical return time is approx. 7:00 p.m.

Click here for dinner trip policies and reservation information

  • $5.00 van transportation fee (cash only) is required when getting on the van.
  • Meal cost (remember there a 6.25% meal tax) is per individual choice and will include an appropriate portion of the tip (20%) Assistance will be provided calculating and this also must be in cash.
  • Signing up is a “first come, first served” policy due to limited number of seats available. An additional trip may be scheduled depending on demand. The day of the week trips are scheduled will periodically change. Trips are advertised in the Action Unlimited, the town website under Council on Aging and flyers will be available on the van. A reminder call will be made day before the trip.
  • Participants are expected to respond respectfully and appropriately towards wait staff managing our large party, our van driver (usually this is Janine) facilitating and others on the trip.
  • If you have any questions please contact Amy Loveless at the Council on Aging 978-897-1009.

For reservations call:
CrossTown Connect
978-844-6809

We look forward to seeing you on the trip.

Maynard / Sudbury Senior Center Trips

The Maynard Council on Aging is pleased to announce we will be partnering with the Sudbury Senior Center on their trips. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the wonderful trips they offer and help gather the numbers required to guarantee the adventure will begin! The flyers/brochures for trips will be available at the Maynard Senior Center. As well you may access the Sudbury Council on Aging newsletter online. Please call the Sudbury Senior Center at 978-443-3055 if you need information about trips and ask for Joanne or Joe, Sudbury’s volunteer trip coordinators.

Work out with Wilma!

Session starting Monday, June 22 at 11:00 a.m.

coa-workoutWilma is a certified “Silver Sneakers” instructor. Her classes contain exercise with balls, weights and bands, standing or sitting for total body conditioning increase strength, range of movement, flexibility, balance and coordination

Format for this class allows you to participate at your own pace & ability.

Call the Council on Aging to sign up at 978-897-1009.

 Yoga – Tuesdays 11:30 a.m.

Yoga provides an opportunity to decrease stress and can lessen chronic pain while improving your overall health and wellbeing with increased strength, flexibility, balance and body awareness. Breathe your way into a positive outlook on life.

 Yoga – Thursdays at 11am

New Yoga class starting Thursday, May 28 11:00 a.m. Taught by Lisa Heffley. She will bring her background of multidimensional healing modalities for gentle guidance sprinkled with a sense of humor!

Zumba Gold – Fridays at 11:00 a.m.

Zumba Gold makes exercise fun! Strengthen your heart, improve your balance, posture and range of motion while moving to the steps of the cha-cha, salsa and merengue.

 More Zumba! – Wednesdays at 9:30am

Due to popular demand a second Zumba Gold class has been added on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Zumba Gold builds cardiovascular health by challenging the heart and working the muscles of the hips, legs and arms while moving to the dance styles of merengue, cha-cha and salsa. Go at your own pace and you’re sure to find a smile on your face!

Coffee with Kate Hogan – June 26th (new date)

“Coffee with Kate” Meet with Rep. Kate Hogan on Friday, June 26 at 10:00 a.m. at the Maynard Council on Aging located at 50 Brown Street, Maynard, MA 01754.  Call 978-897-1009 for information.

Bridge and Cribbage Groups

Bridge and Cribbage groups are forming.  Call the Council on Aging for more details & to sign up.

Walking Club

Interested in a Walking Club?  Call the Council on Aging for more details & to sign up

COA Newsletter

coa-newsletter-thumbA newsletter for Maynard’s Senior Citizens

rep-hogan-news-thumbRep. Hogan Senior News

 

 

Council Meetings

  • Next Council Meeting: Jul 9, 9am, Senior Center (Brown Street) [Agenda]
 

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