Services Offered

The Acton COA offers a variety of services at the Senior Center. Please call the COA office at 978-929-6652 for more information on any of the following services:

Durable Medical Equipment Loan


The COA keeps an inventory of commonly needed durable medical equipment including but not limited to: walkers, canes, bed rails, commodes, raised toilet seats, wheelchairs, transport chairs, shower and tub benches.

Veterans' Service Assistance


James MacRae, Acton Veterans’ Service Officer, is available to help you understand and receive the benefits you are entitled to as a veteran or spouse of a vet. Please call  Jim at 978-929-6614 or email vso@acton-ma.gov for more information and set up an appointment.

Legal Consultations


An Elder Law Attorney is available every other month for free legal consultations at the Senior Center.

Handyman Help


This program helps seniors with small repairs and simple household jobs. Volunteer handymen glue handrails and chair legs, replace light bulbs, flip mattresses, make computer/DVD connections and more.

Health Insurance Consultations (SHINE)


This service helps seniors navigate the medical insurance system with the help of trained counselors.

AARP Income Tax Assistance


During tax season, the COA has appointments available with AARP trained tax preparers to help low and moderate income seniors with basic tax returns.

Hearing Screenings and Eye Exams


Periodically throughout the year the COA offers hearing and eye screenings as well as simple eyeglass repairs by trained professionals.

Friendly Visitor


This program connects homebound seniors with a visitor to share conversation and reduce the isolation sometime felt by those with difficulty leaving their homes.

Senior Work Program


This town sponsored program is available to seniors to help offset their taxes. Qualified seniors work on assignments with a variety of Town Departments for varying lengths of time. Call Human Resources at 978-929-6613 for more information and view the form.

File of Life Cards


The COA has available to seniors both wallet and refrigerator sized emergency medical cards. We encourage all seniors to get them, fill them out and keep them up to date. These cards help first responders with vital medical information needed in the case of an emergency.
 

Emergency Contact Form


The COA maintains a voluntary list containing emergency contact information for seniors visiting the Center in case of an emergency. Emergency Contact Form

Transportation


The Town of Acton contracts out transportation services for all Acton residents including seniors. Rides are available Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:00am, to transport seniors into Acton, Maynard and Concord, as well as parts of Littleton, Westford and Boxboro. Call 978-844-6880 weekdays between 8:30 and 4 to schedule a ride. There is a nominal fee per ride. For more information visit MinuteVan.net

SNAP Program


The Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities.  SNAP Program Form