Council on Aging

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Purpose & Services


The Weston Council on Aging supports the welfare and interests of the town’s seniors and those who care for them.  We offer comprehensive information, referral and social services; health and wellness programs; educational and social offerings; transportation, and other opportunities for people to stay connected to the community.

Outreach 

Our social workers offer residents referrals for housing options, information about in-home services, discussions about health concerns, transportation, support groups and guidance on strategies to remain independent in one’s  home.  We also maintain a resource listing of prescreened in-home contractors. 


Transportation


A variety of transportation options are available: the Friend Ship II, a 12-passenger bus, provides weekly shopping trips and rides for cultural events; a volunteer network of drivers offers rides to medical appointments; the COA offers low-cost coupons for taxi rides to nearby towns.  COA Staff can provide information on other transportation alternatives.

Fitness and Wellness


Led by trained instructors, COA fitness programs are offered 5 days a week, close to home and with one’s peers.  Classes target balance, flexibility, strength training and cardiovascular health.  The COA offers health education lectures on a variety of topics.  A blood pressure monitoring clinic and a food pantry are also available.  

Educational and Social 


A wide variety of instructional courses are offered each month.  Classes include languages, art, music and one-time topics related to health and financial concerns. Groups gather to knit, discuss current events, play card games.  Individuals are welcome to stop by and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea.

The COA is supported by almost 200 volunteers.  Interested in seeing how you can help.  Click here for a list of volunteer opportunities.