Department of Elder and Human Services

The Canton Council on Aging, with the approval of the Select Board, has changed its name to Department of Elder and Human Services to reflect all of the services we provide to Canton Residents. 

In addition to providing services to older adults in the community, we also provide services to residents of any age who require social services due to economic hardship, health issues, family circumstances, or personal loss. 

We felt the name change was important so people would feel comfortable reaching out to us. 

We will continue to operate the Senior Center as usual with wonderful programs for our Canton Seniors.


We look forward to welcoming you all back very soon! 

You can reach us by calling 781 828 1323.

You can get the most up-to date information from:


Department of EHS Website:

Canton Community Television:  Comcast Channel 8 or Verizon Channel 43 


Due to technical difficulties, the earlier link for registration is invalid. If you have already signed up, unfortunately, it did not go through and you will need to register again. 
If you had called us to register you, please call us back. 
The new link will be up within 24 hours. We apologize for the inconvenience. 
Please call us at 781-828-1323 if you require assistance.

Flu Clinic conducted by the Canton   Board of Health

 Tuesday, October 5th from 9:00 AM-11:30 AM at the Senior   Center.
• Regular dose of the vaccine for ages 5 and above
• Online registration 
• Everyone is requested to register online- if you are unable to,  
   please call us at 781 828-1323 and we will help you.

 Here is the registration link.



We have a wonderful array of programs to offer: in person and outdoor specials! Please click here to access them.

*Fitness Programs*

All our fitness classes are in person now! 
Please check details on our Programs page for the most up-to-date list!

* Specials*

We have wonderful Fall programs and events planned at the Senior Center! Please click here for details.

If you have problems connecting with any of our programs, please call us and we will be happy to assist you. We are here to help!

COVID Remembrance

The Canton Department of Elder and Human Services is the only Public Human Services Agency in Canton providing a variety of social services to its residents

Our Mission

The Mission of The Department of Elder and Human Services is to assist in the well-being of Canton’s older population and residents of any age who are in need of social services due to economic hardship, health issues, family circumstances, or personal loss. We recognize the innate worth of every person in our community and strive to respect their dignity.
We seek to maintain and enhance the quality of life of our older citizens by providing opportunities for social interaction, physical activity, intellectual stimulation, community service, and health clinics.
We try to offer effective, quality services that respond to community needs, promote continuous improvement of staff skills and performance, encourage an environment of trust and honesty, and provide services that are accessible and equitable.


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