Council on Aging

 

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 Staff / Contact Information

Director:  Amy Loveless
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)

 

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.

 

COA Van Services

coa-van

Read more about the COA Van’s daily services.

 

Winter’s On Its Way: Energy Resources

Citizens Energy Heat Assistance (Joe4Oil)
(617) 338-6300
http://citizensenergy.com/assistance-programs

Good Neighbor Energy Fund (Salvation Army)
(800) 334-3047
http://magoodneighbor.org/

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
(800) 632-8175
http://www.liheap.us/massachusetts-heap/

SMOC (South Middlesex Opportunity Council)
300 Howard Street
Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 620-1230
http://smoc.org/

Mass Save
(800) 632-8300
www.massave.com

Discount Rates on Utilities

National Grid Low Income Electric Services

https://www9.nationalgridus.com/non_html/On_Demand_Electric_Initial%20v052209.pdf

National Grid Low Income Gas Services

https://www.nationalgridus.com/media/pdfs/billing-payments/cm4445_ma_gas_discountrateapp.pdf

Eversource Discount Rate Application

https://www.eversource.com/nstar/CustomerCare/Residential/DiscountRate

Joe-4-Oil Citizens Energy Discount Program

http://citizensenergy.com/assistance-programs

 

Go Maynard! Taxi Rides Program

This program is funded with a grant from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s (MAPC) COVID-19 Taxicab, Livery, and Hackney Transportation Partnership. MAPC, in partnership with MassDevelopment, has developed this state-wide emergency grant program to provide funding for state and municipal agencies that coordinate transportation services, regional transit authorities (RTAs), and Health and Human Services Transportation (HHST) providers to contract with taxicab, livery, or hackney businesses for transportation and delivery needs for the Commonwealth’s vulnerable populations and others in need during the current COVID-19 emergency.

The service is temporary, with the intention of lasting through 2021. There is no fee to participate. These special time-limited, grant-funded transportation services via taxi, will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. All rides must begin or end in Maynard.

Who is eligible for this service?

  • Maynard residents meeting at least one of these requirements:
  • Adults aged 50 and over
  • Individuals with a disability
  • Financial Need
  • Active-Duty Military/Veteran
  • Essential Worker

Please contact the Council on Aging at 978-897-1009 to apply for the program.

 

Council Members

  • Anita Dolan
  • Angelina Flannery
  • C. David Hull
  • Diane Wasiuk
  • Paul Guthrie
 

Council on Aging Board Meetings

The Council on Aging Board meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month at 2:00 via Zoom. 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.

 

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.