Council on Aging

The Canton Council on Aging is the only Public Human Services Agency in Canton providing a variety of social services to its residents.

Although our building is closed at this time, we are working hard assisting individuals with food shopping, prescription deliveries, mask deliveries, friendly visitor phone calls and emotional support. 


 In addition, we are working on virtual programs that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. 

We are eagerly awaiting the day we can all be together again!


You can also find our programs at:

Canton COA Facebook

Canton Community TelevisionComcast Channel 8 or Verizon Channel 43

If you are having problems connecting with any of these programs, please call us and we will walk you through it. 

We are here to help!

 781-828-1323


Check out our new WEEKLY SCHEDULE OF VIRTUAL AND OUTDOOR PROGRAMS!

Virtual Programs At A Glance

Day Time Event
Monday 9:00 AM Zumba 
Monday 2:00 PM Memoir Writing
Tuesday 10:00 AM  Coffee & Chat
Tuesday 11:30 AM Heart Fit with Sherry
Wednesday 9:00 AM Zumba
Thursday 11:30 AM Sit Fit with Sherry
Thursday 1:00 PM Reverse the Aging Process w/Steve
Friday 9:30 AM Yoga with Sherry 
Friday 11:00 AM Zumba
Friday 12:30 PM Lunch & Entertainment

Outdoor/In Person Programs At A Glance

DayTimeEvent
Monday9:00 AMSports Class with Sherry
Tuesday10:00 AMLine dancing with Rich
Wednesday9:00 AMT'ai Chi with Vince
Wednesday9:30 AMBlood Pressure Clinic
Wednesday10:30/11:00 AMOutdoor Events
Wednesday11:30 AM-12:30 PMGrab and Go Lunch
Thursday9:00 AMSit Fit with Sherry
Friday9:00 AMReverse the Aging Process with Steve

The Canton Council on Aging/Senior Center is working in conjunction with other local COAs to offer a variety of Virtual programs for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home during this difficult time. Please feel free to explore and use the following links:

Click here to view the Programs at the Walpole Council on Aging

Click here to view the Programs at the Dedham Council On Aging.

Lockbox Program

The Canton Fire Department & Council on Aging are joining together to offer residents that are older, disabled, and or those with limited financial resources the ability to obtain a Lockbox.  The Lockbox Program allows the Fire Department personnel to access your home quickly without causing any damage such as breaking down the door or window in the event you are unable to unlock your door.


Call us at the Senior Center for more details 781-828-1323

For details about the Lockbox Program click here

Fitness Classes with Sherry on Canton Community TV

September 3rd-9th

ComCast 8 and Verizon 43

Repeats Thursday-Wednesday at 8 AM, 12:30 PM, 5 PM, 10 PM

Live Programming Returns!

We are excited to announce that the following programs are now being held in the parking lot of the Senior Center!

All participants will be screened for COVID19 upon arrival and must wear masks when social distancing is not possible.

Please keep in mind that all these programs are weather permitting. Programs will not be held in inclement weather or during periods of excessive heat via state heat advisory.


Canton Residents Only at this time. 

Pre-registration required for All programs. 

Please call 781-828-1323 to register.


  • Sports Fitness Class with Sherry- Mondays at 9:00 AM Pre-registration required
  • *NEW* Line Dancing with Rich- Tuesdays at 10:00 AM Starting September 22nd 

  • T'ai Chi with Vince- Wednesdays at 9:00 AM Pre-registration required
  • Drive up Blood Pressure Clinic- Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 AM Appointment required
  • *NEW*  Grab and Go Lunch Event- Wednesdays at 10:30/11:00 AM in the Senior Center Parking Lot!

  • *NEW* Sit Fit with Sherry- Thursdays at 9:00 AM starting September 17th!

  • *NEW*  Move Pain Free 2 with Steve Avellino-Six weeks course on Fridays at 9:30 AM starting September 18th

**NEW**

Grab and Go Lunch at the Canton Senior Center

Wednesdays from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

The Canton Council on Aging with the generous collaboration of HESSCO is offering a Grab and Go Lunch on Wednesdays

The packed lunch consists of a sandwich, chips, side salad, dessert and lemonade with a different sandwich each week.

Registration is required by noon on the Friday before and a suggested donation is $3, though the HESSCO estimate of the actual cost of the lunch is $8.50

Please call the Senior Center for registration

781-828-1323

Click here to see the flyer


Coffee and Chat with the Michael Scutari:

Wildflowers and Vegetation!

Tuesday September 1st at 10:00 AM

Join Naturalist Michael Scutari as he discusses local wildflowers and vegetation. This promises to be a very interesting conversation!


Join Zoom Meeting by clicking on the link below
OR
Dial In: +1 929 205 6099
At prompt enter Meeting ID: 365 693 758# 

COVID Task Force Webinar for Canton: Panel of Local Leaders Moderated by Chief Doody

Thursday, September 3rd at 4:00 PM

Join Zoom meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89610837397 (no password required). 

To call in (no view access) Call 929-205-6099 , At prompt, enter Meeting ID 89610837397# or Call 301-715-8592

Meeting participants will have view/listen only access. 

The panelists will address as many questions as possible, received by this Tuesday, September 1 at noon, sent to covid19@town.canton.ma.us

Canton's COVID 19 Task Force has been meeting since March to assure information sharing and coordination of policies and practices to inform and protect the public. The situation remains fluid as needs change in response to changes caused by the virus and the Governor's orders. The Task Force is piloting another communication tool: a ZOOM webinar during which a panel of local leaders will answer questions from the public submitted in advance, moderated by Chief Charlie Doody.

Caregivers Support Group at the Senior Center

September 8th at 10:00 AM


Calling all Caregivers to carve out some of their well-deserved time to join The Canton Council on Aging Caregivers Support Group that is taking place in person at the Senior Center.  Let’s share our caregiving stories and discuss the ways we are adapting to the “New Normal” while caring for your loved one.  We hope you can join us!

Happy Hour!

Thursdays, September 10th,17th, 24th at 5:00 PM

Join your friends for a chat with cocktails at our Virtual Happy Hour!


 Join Zoom meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84352718811 

OR

Dial in   +1 929 205 6099    Meeting ID : 84352718811#

Reverse The Aging Process with Steve Avellino- In Person Class

UPDATE: This class starts on September 18th

Fridays 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM

September 18th, 25th, October 2nd, 9th,16th, 23rd

Join Steve for this wonderful corrective exercises class, outdoors at at the Canton Senior Center. It is a six-week class on Fridays at 9:30 AM. Cost is $42

Click here to see video description
(Please bring a water bottle and wear your mask. You will be screened for COVID19 before each class.)

Please call 781-828-1323 to register

Armchair Travels- New Zealand!

Friday September 11th and 18th at 12:30 PM

Join Arvind for a travelogue through the picturesque South Island of New Zealand! A two-part presentation!
Join Zoom meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85999623025
Dial in +1 929 205 6099 At prompt enter Meeting ID 85999623025#

Memoir Writing Workshop

Mondays  September 14th, 21st, 28th,  at 2:00 PM

Join Dr Angelina Avedano, PhD, from Massasoit Community College in this writing workshop.

Whether we wish to leave a legacy for our loved ones or simply keep a memory alive, when writing a memoir, we embark on a personal journey. Remember, reflect and write what has been longing to be written.

To register for the class, please email Shalini at smathur@town.canton.ma.us

Join Zoom Meeting        https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86257030822

Dial by your location          +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

Coffee and Chat with Pharmacist Eddie Martucci: Viruses/Flu & Other Cross Species!

Tuesday September 22nd at 10:00 AM

Join Eddie Martucci, Pharmacist from the Big Y, as he talks about the novel corona virus, flu virus and other cross species of viruses at this very interesting presentation! Eddie will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Join Zoom Meeting      https://zoom.us/j/365693758

Dial in:    +1 929 205 6099  Meeting ID 365 693 758#

Grab and Go Lunch with Live Entertainment!

Wednesday September 23rd at 11:00 AM in the Senior Center Parking Lot!

Enjoy live music at the Canton Senior Center with a musical performance by Paul Coronella and Steve Lanzilotta as they play right here in our parking lot!
And grab a boxed lunch while you're here!
The Canton Council on Aging with the generous collaboration of HESSCO is offering a Grab and Go Lunch on Wednesdays.
The packed lunch consists of a sandwich, chips, side salad, dessert and lemonade with a different sandwich each week.
Registration is required by noon on the Friday before and a suggested donation is $3, though the HESSCO estimate of the actual cost of the lunch is $8.50
Please call the Senior Center for registration
781-828-1323

Low Vision Support Group Call!

The Low Vision Support Group will meet via a conference call:

Wednesday, September 23rd at 11:30 AM 

Please join us for a friendly chat with our Support Group!

If you know anyone who might benefit from this meeting, please have them join us.


Dial in  +1 929 205 6099

At prompt Enter Meeting ID   896 557 858 58#

OR 

Join Zoom Meeting  

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89655785858

Age Well Event

Please click here for the flyer about this informative virtual event by HESSCO on September 29th 

Grab and Go Lunch and Pop Up Library Event

Wednesday September 30th at 10:30 AM 

Senior Center Parking Lot

Join us for this wonderful outdoor event at the Senior Center parking lot!
Take home a book (or two!) and a boxed lunch of sandwich, chips and fruit at this wonderful outdoor event!
When : Wednesday September 30th at 10:30 AM
Where: Canton Senior Center parking lot
How: With masks and appropriate social distancing!


Click here for the flyer

Pre-registration is required for this Event
by September 23rd
(Suggested lunch donation is $3)


Podiatry Clinic with Dr McLaughlin

Thursday October 8th at 11:30 AM

Appointment required


There is a fee of $30 payable directly to Dr McLaughlin

Medicare Wellness Webinars

Join Our Wellness Webinars!

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts wants to help you stay well, with no-cost health education webinars brought to you in partnership with your local Massachusetts Councils on Aging. Join a webinar to participate in educational activities, practice
 new hobbies, stay connected to other community members while remaining at home, and learn more about how to stay healthy and safe during these challenging times.

All are welcome—you don’t have to be a Blue Cross member to participate.

Please click here to see the flyer and registration details

Health Education Series:

MY LIFE, MY HEALTH, CHRONIC DISEASE 

SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

 


 

In this FREE 6-week series, plus Intro Session, you will learn ways to make simple lifestyle changes that improve your health and well-being. 

 

You can join this confidential health education program remotely from the comfort of your home. The Intro Session will ensure everyone can get started with conferencing, as well as group introductions, and materials overview; followed by 6 weekly sessions covering different health and wellness topics.


For more information and registration please click here

For the brochure please click here.

Resources and Referrals

For information on the social services we provide and helpful phone numbers please click  on the following link:


https://www.town.canton.ma.us/807/Resources-and-Referrals?fbclid=IwAR1aQzcHwDZAsfbVHqmgxBRljtLFJshL5DlG20Fw927rHpIM-gz7U8RnLG8 



Building Closure

Beginning Monday, March 16th, 2020 the Senior Center will be closed to the public, indefinitely.  Your COA Team will be working on and addressing the challenges we are currently facing, and will be able to answer your phone calls and work through issues that arise.  At this time the Meals on Wheels Program and Take-Out Congregate Meals, Limited Transportation and Outreach Services will continue.  This was not an easy decision, we care deeply about all of our members, and we will continue to be here to support you.

 We also want to make sure you are aware that this has unfortunately become an opportunity for COVID-19 scams. The AG’s office warns that scammers may try to steal your money and information by sending phony communications via phone calls, emails and texts. If a stranger claiming to be an expert on coronavirus contacts you, ignore them

 Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if we can be of any assistance 781 828 1323.

Mission Statement


The Canton Council on Aging is the only Public Human Services Agency in Canton providing a variety of social services to its residents 

Our Mission

  • Serve as the primary resource and advocate for residents 60 years and older and their caregivers
  • Offer comprehensive programs and services that enhance quality of life
  • Inspire and promote community spirit through involvement and   collaboration across town


COA BOARD 

Chairman Janet Walrod
Vice Chair Elaine Gilmore
Secretary Ellen Donovan
Member Dr John Crowe
Member Alan Leary
Member Jane Pratt
Member John Thoener