Council on Aging

Online Zumba Gold Class

On Wednesday and Friday mornings at 11 AM join Eddie as he performs a live Zumba class.  The following link will be available 10 minutes before the scheduled time.

Topic: Coffee Chat

Time: Apr 2, 2020 10:00 AM -10:40AM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 997 224 744

If you prefer not to use the link please call in by using the number below.
Dial by your location
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

Assistance Services

The Canton Council on Aging is the only public human service agency in Town and as a result provides resources and referrals to town residents of all ages.

• Referrals to services related to: mental health, housing, finances, basic needs, etc.

• Providing information on area resources and services for Older Adults, individuals with disabilities, children and families, low-income individuals, and those with a variety of other specialized needs

• We assist residents in completing applications for services such as: food stamps, fuel assistance, Mass Health, to name a few and also refer to appropriate agencies to assist with issues like Mass Health, Social security disability, Department of Mental Health, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission for example

• We lend a sympathetic ear, we care and will do our best to assist you and or refer you to an agency that can.

Some helpful numbers:

Mass Health (800) 841-2900

Self Help INC, (508) 588-5440 Emergency# 774-539-2631

SNAP (Nutrition Assistance Program)/DTA (Transportation Assistance) (877)382-2363

Dept. of Unemployment Assistance (617) 626-6800

The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor

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.


The mission of the Canton Council on Aging (COA) is:

  • Educate and inform citizens of the Canton Community of these strengths, needs, and interest through the newsletter and other forms of communications
  • Identify the needs of those 60 and older in the community
  • Initiate, promote and implement services
  • Promote and encourage the community's support of and participation in elder affairs, and to recognize such assistance
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COA Board

  • Janet Walrod, Chairman
  • Elaine Gilmore, Vice Chair
  • Ellen Donovan, Secretary
  • Doctor John Crowe
  • Alan Leary
  • Jane Pratt
  • John Thoener