Standards of Independence for Senior Center Participation Policy

Our programs are designed for and targeted to people age sixty and older in the Town of Acton. Others may participate when the staff has been consulted. Please note the following standards of independence with respect to Senior Center attendance. If a participant cannot meet the required standards, staff is available to share resources and discuss options. The staff is committed to providing a welcoming atmosphere for as many community seniors as possible.

Participants at the Senior Center must:
  • Carry with them the name and telephone number of a person to contact in case of an emergency. If a participant experiences a medical problem while on the premises, it is expected that the participant will follow the recommendation of the Senior Center staff to seek appropriate medical attention.
  • Refrain from smoking, drinking alcohol or using illegal substances on the premises. Participants who are inebriated will be asked to leave immediately.
  • Take responsibility for their own personal care and be responsible for their own personal health and medical care. Senior Center staff cannot be responsible for providing assistance with personal care, medication, and other personal health and medical care.
  • Be reasonably oriented, capable of independent decision making, and capable of planning and attending to their own activities, e.g., transportation, lunch, financial transaction.