Winchester Council On Aging
The Council on Aging (COA) is governed by an eleven-member board appointed by the Selectmen. They have hired a professional staff to provide services to seniors under the COA umbrella.
Services include health and health insurance counseling, legal consultation, and financial counseling.
A wide variety of social services exist. They include transportation, housing counseling, handyman services, support groups, individual counseling and information and referral. The COA also sponsors a nutrition site at the Center.
The COA is responsible for Community Service Reimbursement Program, which offers property tax relief for seniors. In addition, the Council sponsors many educational programs regarding senior entitlements and other issues of importance to seniors.
The COA is concerned with long range community planning for seniors as well as coordination with other communities and with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.
The COA has much data on the numbers of people served and the services offered. If you feel this would be helpful, we would be glad to send it to you.