What We Are About

The Massachusetts Councils on Aging were first created in 1956 to help identify the needs of the over 59 elders in the community, and to enlist the support and participation of the community to meet these needs. In 1970, the first Council on Aging was formed in Falmouth by order of the Town Meeting. Shortly thereafter, the Falmouth Senior Center came into being. Today, the Council on Aging work is accomplished in cooperation with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands, Inc.
 
The mission of the Falmouth Council on Aging Senior Center is to advocate on behalf of all residents of Falmouth who are at least 60 years old in addressing their needs by identifying and developing resources of assistance, provide information, referrals to other community agencies, outreach, health services, transportation, education and recreation programs and activities.  There is a special emphasis in promoting healthy aging and enhancing quality of life for seniors.

The Senior Center functions as a prominent resource hub and focal point for social and support services serving as a gateway to the nations aging network - connecting older adults, families and caregivers to vital community services.
 

Social Activities - Outreach Services & Programs


Social Activities

  • Book Club
  • Brain Boot Camp
  • Bridge Group
  • Canasta
  • Cribbage
  • Cultural Day Trips
  • Current Events Discussions
  • Fun and Games Bingo
  • Local Lunch Group
  • Mah Jongg
  • Mexican Train Domino
  • Movie Matinee
  • Poetry Group
  • Poker
  • Scrabble
  • Seminars on various topics
  • Sewing and Quilting
  • Sing A Long

Exercise Classes

  • Cardio/Strength Training
  • Chair Yoga
  • Line Dancing
  • Meditation
  • Osteo Cardo/Strenth Training
  • Tai-Ji
  • Walking Group
  • Yoga
  • Young at Heart Exercise Class
  • Zumba

Health Related Programs

  • Blood pressure clinic
  • Flu shots
  • Glucose testing
  • Hearing screening
  • Pedi-care
  • Reiki

Personal Assistance Programs

  • Food shopping and some general transportation within Falmouth via the Van Go Senior Center minibus
  • Home repair (minor)
  • Income tax return preparation (sponsored by AARP)
  • Legal assistance
  • Medical transportation
  • SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders)

Other Assistance Also Available Through Outreach

  • Bereavement Support Group
  • Caregiver Support Group
  • Food stamps
  • Fuel assistance
  • Home care referral
  • Home visits for needs assessment
  • Information and referrals
  • Ladies Chat Group
  • Men's Chat Group
  • Reassurance phone calls
  • Widows Support Group

Nutrition Programs

  • Around the Table (sponsored by St Barnabas Episcopal Church)
  • Congregate dining (at Harborview apartments) (sponsored by Elder Services of Cape Cod and Islands)
  • Meals on Wheels - 508-548-4198 (sponsored by Elder

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Clerical
  • Electronics (computers and phones)
  • Fundraising
  • Group Leader
  • Home repair (minor)
  • Reassurance telephone calls
  • Receptionist
  • Transport Seniors to Medical Appointments
  • Social Companion
  • Special Events (kitchen assistance)
  • Special Skills