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 PROGRAMS!

Virtual Programs At A Glance

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

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.

Virtual Caregivers Support Group Call

July 14th at 1:00 PM


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 on Tuesday, July 14th, 2020, at 1:00 PM.  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!

Join call:

Dial In +19292056099     Meeting ID: 848 8314 6344#

OR

Join Via Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84883146344

Frank Mandosa Presents:

July 14th at 2:00 PM


“The Best of Beantown and Beyond: Wicked Awesome Boston Movies”
Join us for a fun and informative afternoon of movies presented by Frank Mandosa

Join Zoom meeting or Call in

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88380396492

OR
Dial in: +1 929 205 6099    At prompt enter Meeting ID: 88380396492#
       

Henry Quinlan Presents

Friday July 17th at 12:30 PM

Henry Quinlan Presents: Surviving & Thriving Post Corona: Helpful Strategies for Seniors in post Corona virus times

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85999623025

OR              

 Dial in:   +1 929 205 6099    Meeting ID 859 9962 3025#

Low Vision Support Group Call!

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

July 22nd 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

Memoir Writing Workshop

Mondays  July 6th,13th, 20th, 27th 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)

Happy Hour!

Thursdays July 2nd, 9th,16th, 23rd, 30th 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#

Scam Prevention Presentation 

July 28th at 10:00 AM


Joe Canavan, from the Norfolk County Sheriff McDermott’s Office will do a  presentation which will cover the most common scams currently circulating, the major Red Flags to watch out for and the precautionary tactics used to protect yourself and your identity.

Join Zoom Meeting
      

OR

Dial In: +1 929 205 6099    At prompt enter Meeting ID: 365 693 758#

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