Council on Aging
235 W. Foster Street
MISSION STATEMENT COUNCIL ON AGING
Advocate for senior citizens and sponsor services and programs that promote their health and well-being and help them live with dignity.
|Council on Aging Office
235 West Foster Street
Voice/TTY (781) 665-4304
|Milano Senior Center|
201 West Foster Street
|COUNCIL ON AGING||OFFICE PERSONNEL|
The Council on Aging consists of seven volunteers appointed by the City to meet the needs of residents, age 60 and over, and their families. It works to improve elders' quality of life and to help them remain in their homes. Some of the services administered by the Council's professional staff include information and referral, free local transportation, outreach services, SHINE (health information) and Property Tax Work-Off, Teen-Aging programs, and Friendly Visiting programs.
The historic Milano Senior Center was built as a carriage house in 1897. Renovated and expanded, it reopened as the Milano Senior Center in 1995. Each month, approximately 750-900 senior citizens attend the many social, recreational, health and educational programs offered at the center. Some of the more than 25 regular programs include weekday lunches, Tai Chi and yoga classes, arts and crafts, board and card games, line dancing and aerobics classes, writing classes, and support groups.
Milano Senior Center: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Council on Aging office: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Catch a ride on the Council on Aging minibus.
Melrose residents age 60 and over are welcome to use the minibus for rides to medical and other appointments within Melrose. For information or to schedule a ride, please call:
Check out the Melrose Mirror written by the "Silver Stringers" at the Milano Senior Center
Other sites of interest: