Services Offered

The Acton COA offers a variety of services at the Senior Center, including help applying for fuel assistance.
For durable medical equipment please contact Acton Nursing Services on 978-929-6650.
Please call the COA office at 978-929-6652 for more information on any of the following services:


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@actonma.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. See the newsletter for the schedule.

Handy Helper

This program helps seniors with small repairs and simple household jobs. Volunteers can glue chair legs, replace light bulbs, flip mattresses, make computer/DVD connections and more. Please reach out to us for further information.

Health Insurance Consultations (SHINE)

This service helps seniors navigate the medical insurance system with the help of trained counselors. Watch a recording from April 2022 of a Blue Cross/Blue Shield COA program for people approaching Medicare eligibility.

AARP Income Tax Assistance

During tax season, the COA normally has appointments available with AARP trained tax preparers to help low and moderate income seniors with basic tax returns. For updates on the service during the pandemic please go to the AARP website.
Call the COA for information regarding tax prep.


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 to transport seniors into Acton, Maynard and Concord, as well as parts of Littleton, Westford and Boxboro. Call 978-844-6809 weekdays to schedule a ride. You can also inquire at this number for other transport links if you need to connect to the T for example. Rides to the Senior Center are free. There is a nominal fee for rides to other locations. 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

SMOC Fuel Assistance/ Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Homeowners and renters, including households whose cost of heat is included in the rent can apply. Eligibility is based on household size and gross income of every household member. This program provides assistance through a fixed benefit amount for the cost of the primary source of heat. Contact the Senior Center for application assistance.