Elder Services

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We are celebrating and saluting our Community! 
With the spring unfolding, daylight becoming longer, sun being brighter, vaccination reaching out to more and more people – comes the hope for gradual adjustment to in-person social interaction. This past year and a half has scarred our minds and bodies. But our perseverance is what keeps our spirits up and brings us together. 
We are fortunate to have a group of wonderful men and women of all ages who came up with their generosity and kindness, willing to contribute one way or another to the wellbeing of our community: from sewing masks, donating food and money, to checking on the well being of their friends and neighbors. 
We are grateful to our Board of Health, our dedicated Community Center staff, the School Department Nurses, and all the volunteers who helped to set up and effectively coordinate the Vaccination Clinic here at the Community Center. We were able make over 300 telephone calls to those that requested follow up on the status of available vaccinations, locally. 
We greatly appreciate and recognize all the work our Police and Fire Departments continue to do for our community. We would like to thank each and every one of you who made our aspiration to bring our lives back possible. 
We intend on re-opening the Senior Center on May 3rd with some restrictions. We will be maintaining records for contact tracing purposes and want to ensure that the rooms are disinfected. 
Here are the guidelines of the Senior Center attendance: Masks are required to enter the building; Hands must be sanitized as you enter the building; Pre-registration will be required for all scheduled programs; Each person will need to check in and out at the front desk using the My Senior Center Kiosk; Windows will be open in program rooms to maintain air circulation; All chairs, tables, etc. will be sanitized by staff as participants leave; Each participant should only stay in the building for 90 minutes. The first programs that will be available:  Indoor Dining on Mondays  Dance Class  Tai Chi  Art Class  Gardening WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME EVERYONE BACK!

The Senior Center serves as a focal point for all seniors (age 60+) in the town of Ashland, Massachusetts, as well as a resource for their families.

The purpose of COA/Senior Center is to provide a variety of services and activities that promote the independent well-being of seniors, while maintaining their dignity. Our focus includes education, nutrition, preventive health care, physical fitness, recreation, creative arts, advocacy, support services and resource information.