About Us

The Acton Council on Aging is a Town of Acton Department which offers Town seniors 60 and over a variety of programs, services and events at the Senior Center. The staff works closely with the Friends or the COA, the COA Board and with a wonderful group of volunteers to offer programs and provide services to all seniors in Town.

COA Mission

The mission of the Council on Aging is to advocate for Acton seniors by enhancing their quality of life and independence through programs and services designed to address their health and economic concerns as well as social and cultural interests.

New Senior Center Update

10/5/16 -
The Town Meeting voted to approve the funds allowing the COA and Senior Center to relocate to 30 Sudbury Rd. Thank you to everyone who came out to vote!
9/29/16 - The landlord has provided us with a preliminary floor plan of 30 Sudbury Road. (Room usage as listed is subject to change.) We also have a diagram of the building location with the parking lots designated for the Senior Center.
9/12/16 - Steve, Ledoux, Town Manager, Sharon Mercurio, COA Director and Chip Orcutt, 30 Sudbury Rd Site Manager held a Senior Center Update forum here at the Senior Center. Residents heard about how the process worked to select the potential site and what the location has to offer space- and parking-wise. Questions and comments were taken from the audience. A handout of frequently asked questions was shared. Click here to view them.
8/18/16 - Steve Ledoux, Town Manager, has awarded the lease for the Senior Center, pending Town Meeting appropriation, to property located at 30 Sudbury Rd., Acton (2 miles from our existing Senior Center). Town Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 5. We are very excited about this opportunity. For years there has been a need for additional program space, meeting space and parking. We are looking forward to working with and be located with the other Human Service Departments. A meeting has been scheduled, here at the Senior Center, for September 12th at 10:30 with Steve Ledoux to discuss this more fully and to answer any questions and concerns you may have.
July 2016 -
The Town received three responses to the Request for Proposals (RFPs) in search of leased space for a Senior Center/Human Service Center; 8 Post Office Square, 30 Sudbury Rd. and 526 Main St. The committee has reviewed the documents, visited the properties and given their recommendation to the Town Manager. Updates will be posted as information is received.
Early May -
Request for Proposals went out looking for leased space for a new senior center. Shortly after the deadline of June 16th we should have an idea of what our options might be. Stay tuned for more...
4/5/16 - Article 26 passed at Town Meeting which means the BOS and Town Manager will send out Request for Proposals to see if there is adequate lease space available in Town to relocate the Senior Center. If space is found the BOS will utilize gift accounts to secure a deposit and hire an architect to design plans and give the cost of build out for that space. A Special Town Meeting will be called to fund the build out and first year lease cost. Thereafter, the lease would be funded as a budget obligation of the Town.
3/15/16 - Click here to read the testimonials from Acton Seniors about the importance of a Senior Center to them.
- The Senior Center Study Committee will hold a Public Forum on Friday, February 26 at 11:00 at the Senior Center, 50 Audubon Dr., to discuss the project, answer questions and collect feedback.
- Update
- Due to increasing opposition from Acton residents to the Arlington Street site, the Senior Center Study Committee voted on Wednesday, Feb. 17 to recommend to the Board of Selectmen that the original warrant Article be re-written to pursue sending out a Request for Proposal (RFP) to explore appropriate space which could be modified and leased to the Town for use of a Senior Center/ Human Service Center.
- The Senior Center Study Committee will hold a Public Forum on Wednesday, January, 13 at 7 pm in Room 204 of Town Hall to discuss the project, answer questions and collect feedback.
- News Article - Link to a Wicked Local article on the Senior Center.
- Senior Center Study Committee received approval from the Board of Selectmen for the Arlington Street site and the concept of a Senior Center/Human Service building.

- The Senior Center Study Committee (SCSC) presented to the BOS. Click on this link to view the video of the meeting. The BOS voted to leave the charge as it was for just a senior center and not to include a community center.

- UPDATED FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - Click here to see the latest version of information about the senior center project.
- UPDATED FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - The SCSC has updated the information to reflect potential changes the location of a new Senior Center/Human Services Building. Please click here to view the new FAQs.
1/12/16 - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - The SCSC has put together some general information about the Senior Center project. Please click here to view the FAQs.