Council on Aging

Director:  Amy Loveless, LICSW
aloveless@townofmaynard.net
Principal Clerk: Patricia Kozik
Van Driver: Janine Parker

Maynard Senior Center
50 Brown Street
Maynard, MA 01754
(Maynard Golf Course building)

Office Phone: 978-897-1009
Van Line: 978-844-6809 (CrossTown Connect Dispatch)
Hours: 9am – 3pm
Van operating hours – 7am – 3pm  (van details)

The Council on Aging is closed to the public but continues to provide all supportive services. Please call the COA at (978) 897-1009 and leave a message. We will return your call as soon as possible.

 The Council on Aging van service is providing transportation for essential needs only. This includes grocery shopping, medical appointments, pharmacies, banks, etc. You may continue to call CrossTown Connect to make a reservation at (978) 844-6809. Please click here for more information about how the van service is now operating.

19-May-2020: Click here for a flyer regarding COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Payment Scams.

14-May-2020: The Maynard Police Department would like to

remind our community to be vigilant of scams. Unfortunately, there has been an uptick in the area of a common scam where a fake attorney contacts a family member, often a senior citizen stating a child, or grandchild has been arrested or involved in an accident. These scammers will then request a large sum of money to bail, or secure release of this person.

If you are contacted by someone claiming to be an attorney or bail-bondsman please contact the Maynard Police Department, and we will assist you in sorting out the matter.

Please share this information with your friends, family and neighbors. Especially the senior citizens in your lives.

Thank you

The 2020 Census is underway.  Learn more about the census and how to avoid census scams:

 

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.

 

Council on Aging Board Meetings

The Council on Aging Board meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:30am at the Maynard Council on Aging & Senior Center.  The purpose of the COA Board is to support the services of the Council on Aging through various means of determining the needs of the seniors in the community at large.

 

Council Members

  • Anita Dolan
  • Paula Copley
  • Angelina Flannery
  • C. David Hull
  • Diane Wasiuk
 

Senior Center

Please visit our online Senior Center site for the latest news about Senior Center events and services.   You can also find the Senior Center on the Town website menu under Resources.

 

Food and Rental Assistance

Maynard’s Food Relief Network has compiled and translated the Food Resource Guide.  Please use and share with anyone who needs help obtaining healthy food:

In an effort to ensure home security and provide rental assistance during the COVID-19 the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) provides temporary, monthly rental assistance in the form of a grant to eligible households who have had a loss of income due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This program is funded by the Maynard Affordable Housing Trust

The Town is Now Accepting Applications

Program details in English, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese can be found here

Applications in English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese can be found here

 

COA Van Services

coa-van

Read more about the COA Van’s daily services.

Your van drivers: Mark Tomyl, Janine Parker, Brad Chetwynd

 

 

Resources

Newsletters

The Council on Aging and State Representative Kate Hogan publish monthly newsletters covering a wide variety of senior-related information.

Visit our Senior Center page to see current and back issues of these newsletters.

Senior Citizen Parking Sticker

senior-parking-stickerThe Town of Maynard has a Senior Parking Sticker program that allows residents who are 62 years old or older to park at any metered space free of charge for up to 2 hours.

Residents interested in the program should bring their license and registration to the Maynard Police Station (197 Main St.) to be issued a sticker.

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.