The Woburn Council on Aging Senior Center, is located at 144 School Street, Woburn, MA. The Center is accessible to individuals with physical disabilities. We are open Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. offering morning coffee, free use of pool tables and free lending library of books, magazines, books-on-cassette, and VCR tapes. We provide a variety of services and programs for seniors and their families that include:
Information and Referral
Call 781-897-5960 for information about services available for seniors through the Council on Aging/Senior Center, and through other local and national agencies. Our monthly newsletter contains information regarding our free weekly lecture series, monthly trips, special events, and a daily calendar of activities. The Newsletter is available at the Senior Center, City Hall, Woburn Public Library, and also via the mail.
The Woburn COA offers seniors curb-to-curb Van Services with a handicap accessible van and a Senior Discount Taxi Program. Please call 781-897-5964 at least 72 hours in advance to request a ride to the Senior Center. Volunteers are available in the Senior Discount Taxi Office (781-897-5970) Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
Congregate and Home-delivered Meals available at the Senior Center via Minuteman Senior Services. Please call Meal Site Manager Nancy Mondello at 781-935-2239 for details.
The Outreach Department provides information and referral for legal issues, housing, consumer protection, medical concerns, health care proxy/advance directives & other senior issues via telephone, office and/or home visits. Assistance is also provided to fill out applications, such as "The Ride" and food stamps. Call Ruth Gronemeyer, Outreach Worker, at 781-897-5965.
Diabetic Support Group, Low Vision Support Group, Bereavement Support Group, Veteran's Social Hour and Senior Friendship Circle; call 781-897-5960 for information.
Senior Issues Lecture Series
Wednesday lecture series begins with a breakfast buffet at 9:45 a.m. for those attending the lecture - at a cost of $2 per breakfast and continues with a free lecture at 10:30 a.m. Call Judy Tanner at 781-897-5963 for a listing of upcoming lectures. This group is sponsored by "Friends Helping Seniors, Inc."
Call 781-897-5960 for schedule of SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders), Podiatrist, Blood Pressure Clinic, Hearing Tests, Haircuts, Legal Assistance with Elder Law Attorney, Fuel Assistance/TRICAP, and AARP Tax Preparation.
Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-off Program
The City of Woburn funds the Property Tax Work-off Program annually for up to thirty seniors who work 103 hours for a City department to earn a $750.00 reimbursement. The participants must meet specific eligibility requirements, not to exceed $45,000 for single household and $55,000 for a couple. Call 781-897-5961 for futher details.
Volunteers are an important aspect of the Woburn Senior Center. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, call Judy Tanner at 781-897-5963.
Helpful Phone Numbers and Websites:
Food Stamps: 1-866-950-3663
Tri-Cap Fuel Assistance: 781-322-6284
Weatherization/Heating Systems: 781-322-4190
Minuteman Senior Services: 781-272-7177
Social Security Administration: 1-800-772-1213
Medicare: 1-800-Medicare or 1-800-633-4227
Massachusetts State Health Insurance Assistance Program: 1-800-243-4636
MassHealth Enrollment: 1-888-665-9993 or 1-800-234-4636
State Taxpayer Service Line: 617-887-6367 or 1-800-392-6089
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program: 1-800-632-8175
Senior Information Hotline and Prescripton Advantage information: 1-800-243-4636
Attorney General's Office: 617-727-2200 www.mass.gov/ago
Massachusetts Division of Banks: 617-956-1501 www.mass.gov/dob
Massachusetts Executive Office of Consumer Affairs: 888-283-3757 or 617-973-8787 www.mass.gov/consumer
Home Builders Association of Massachusetts: 800-632-8168 www.hbama.com
The Better Business Bureau: 508-652-4800 www.boston.bbb.org
Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection 1-877-FTC-HELP or 1-877-ID-THEFT
US Securities and Exchange Commission: 1-800-SEC-0330 www.sec.gov
Division of Insurance: 617-521-7794 www.mass.gov/doi
National Do Not Call Registry: 1-888-382-1222 www.donotcall.gov
National Association of the Remodeling Industry: 800-611-6274 www.nari.org
Citizens Energy: 1-877-563-4645 www.citizensenergy.com
Office of Currency: 800-613-6743 www.occ.treas.gov
Office of Thrift Supervision: 202-906-6000 www.ots.treas.gov
Mass Energy Consumer Alliance: 1-800-287-3950 www.massenergy.com
NStar's Discount Program: 1-800-566-2080
Food Source Hotline: 1-800-645-8333
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