Canton - Massachusetts
The Yard Waste Recycling Center will be closing on Saturday November 29,2014.  It will reopen for the collection of undecorated Christmas trees and wreaths for the first two weeks in January...Pleasant St Roundabout construction is expected to be completed by November 21, 2014.  Thank you for your patience...Work on the Shepard Pond Dam is ongoing...

Welcome to the Canton Council on Aging

Services and Programs
COA Services and Programs Offered

The Council on Aging is responsible for identifying the needs of and educating the community about issues of people 60 and over, and providing or linking elders with programs and services that meet their needs. The COA staff, with special training, years of experience and an extensive resource file, is able to direct clients to the appropriate resources, answer questions about a variety of services, and if needed, make the referral for those seeking assistance and provide follow-up to insure that the needed assistance has been rendered.


General Services
Advocate for seniors/disabled                      
   Transportation, call 781-821-5030
Fuel Assistance program                                  Homestead Applications

Senior Tax Program                       
                  Legal Clinics (free legal advice)
Social Security Assistance                                Housing and Shelter Information/Assistance

Tax Preparation and Assistance               
       Caregiver's Support Group
Notary Public Services                            
        Tax Abatement Assistance
Legal Estate Planning                             
        Crisis Intervention
Help line Referrals                                 
        Food Pantry Referrals
MBTA Ride Applications and Assistance      Home Care Referrals
Monthly Checkbook reconciliation          
      Property Tax Abatement assistance
Income Tax Assistance                           
       Assist people in obtaining furniture
Intergenerational Programs                     
      Bereavement Support Group
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren        
     Money Management Program
Resources for elder caregivers of Adult children with disabilities

 Transportation Services

The Council on Aging provides transportation services five days a week. Seniors as well as Canton residents who may be disabled individuals are transported to doctor appointments, food shopping, errands, food pantry, malls, pharmacies and other places as deemed necessary. The COA also provides assistance in obtaining transportation outside of our service area

Health, Safety & Fitness Services

Podiatry Clinic                                                                           Massages
Manicures                                                                                  Health Insurance Counseling
Blood Pressure Screenings                                                       Vision Screening
Diabetes & Glucose Screenings                                               Informational Health Care

Hearing Screenings                                                                   Are You OK Program
Stroke Prevention Screenings                                                  Elder Housing Information
Norfolk County TRIAD Group                                                Caregivers Support Group

Reassurance Line                                                                     SHINE Program
Information & Referral Service                                               Frozen meal program
Fall prevention workshops                                                        Bone Density screening
Cholesterol screenings                                                             Orthopedic/Medical equip. lending
Assist people in obtaining food Driver safety training           Personal and health education 
Flu shots                                                                                     Pantry Assistance

Housing & Shelter                                                                     Fitness Classes
Crisis intervention                                                                     Arthritis Exercise
Nutrition Counseling                                                                 Tai Chi classes
Line dancing                                                                               Balance screenings 
Bowling program                                                                        Exercise class for people w/Arthritis

Healthy breakfasts

Recreational & Social Activities

Dinner Dances                                                                            Holiday parties
Junior Gardeners events                                                            Craft fair
 Knitting                                                                                       Men's Cribbage
Bingo                                                                                Mahjong 
Bridge Group                                                                               Scrabble night
Retired Men's Club                                                                    Monthly adventure trips
Movie Night                                                                               Ice cream social
Women's Cribbage Group                                                         Annual Senior Cookout
Volunteer Appreciation Parties                                                 Oil Painting classes
 Intergenerational Programs                                                      Senior Police academy
Monthly Breakfast                                                                    
Cultural Outings/trips

Educational Services Programs

Health Seminars                                                      Oil painting class
Memoir Writing
                                                      Computer Instruction
Medication Education Programs                           
 Nursing Home Information
Financial Seminars                                                   Computer & Internet Instruction
Driver Safety Training and Education Reminiscence
Group Health Insurance Seminars
                        Elder Law Seminars
Assisted Living Information                                    Norfolk County TRIAD Program
Multi Topic Educational Seminars                         A variety of other elder care topics


The COA sponsors a daily coffee hour for people to just drop in to have a cup of coffee and get to know each other, which fosters companionship and helps to overcome feelings of isolation and loneliness that can accompany the aging process. No one should have to be alone as they grow older.

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