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 and nurse 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 over 200 volunteers who provide thousands of hours of service to the Weston community. Interested in seeing how you can help?  See our list of Volunteer Opportunities.