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 Falmouth Senior Center, established in 1970, is located very close to the downtown area of Falmouth between East Falmouth and Woods Hole, and is open and free of charge to all seniors in their 60th year. It serves a membership of approximately 4,000 seniors and offers numerous social activities and Outreach services/programs as outlined below. (Click on the Monthly Newsletter link to obtain further information.) Since its inception, the Senior Center has been striving to enlarge its services and programs. The future holds promise of a new Senior Center building to house our ever-increasing size.

Essential services are available through the Outreach department of the Senior Center, which works closely with many other town, county, and state agencies to bring various kinds of assistance to the Falmouth seniors.

Social Activities - Outreach Services & Programs


Social Activities


  • Book Club
  • Brain Boot Camp
  • Bridge Group
  • Bus trips
  • Chess
  • Computer Training and Support
  • Cribbage
  • Current Events Discussions
  • Fun and Games
  • Local Lunch Group
  • Mah Jongg
  • Movie Matinee
  • Poetry Group
  • Poker
  • Scrabble
  • Seminars on various topics
  • Sewing and Quilting

Exercise Classes


  • Line Dancing
  • Low-Impact Cardio/Strength training
  • Meditation
  • Osteoporosis Prevention Workout
  • Tai-Ji
  • 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 - call the Falmouth Senior Center for appointments)
  • Legal assistance
  • Medical transportation
  • SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) - assistance in choosing health insurance

Other Assistance Also Available Through Outreach


  • Bereavement Group
  • Food stamps
  • Friendly Visitor Program
  • 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


  • Friendly Visitor
  • Home repair (minor)
  • Newsletter (Soundings)
  • Reassurance telephone calls
  • Receptionist
  • Shopping
  • Transport Seniors to Medical Appointments