Council on Aging

As a Town department the Needham Council on Aging is charged with serving Needham’s 60 plus population and their families, by addressing diverse aspects of aging service interests, concerns and needs. The functions of the department are not confined by walls.   We fulfill our mission as a true community partner by delivering programs and services in a variety of places, and wherever it is needed throughout the town. The Council on Aging also offers a variety of programs and services five days a week at the Center At The Heights.

** The Council on Aging Policy Position on ADU’s that was adopted at their public meeting held on April 13, 2023: Council on Aging ADU Policy Statement ** 

***Read the 2023 CATH Space Utilization Study Final Report here: Needham CATH Space Utilization Study 

Some of the services and programs provided to meet our goals include, but are not limited to:

  • Outreach and counseling services
    (Home visits and office visits available)
  • Advocacy
  • Transportation
  • Daily meals
  • Information and referral
  • Health benefits counseling
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Health & wellness information and screening
  • Fitness, creative and social classes
  • Educational programs
  • Special events and trips
  • Drop-in center for socialization
  • Learning opportunities

Advocacy is provided for our aging population routinely on the local, regional, state, and national levels, to assure that needs and interests are being met and that the quality of life for our residents is at an optimal level.

The Needham Council on Aging is a department within the Diversified Community Social Services (DCSS) along with the Youth Commission and Veterans Services.

Local Resources

Springwell (Aging Service Access Point)

Mass Options  (Local aging and disability resources)

Executive Office of Elder Affairs (State agency)

Needham Community Council (Transportation, food pantry, medical eqiupment, etc.)

Needham Health Department (Traveling Meals, flu clinics, and other health-related information)

Needham Veterans Services (No-cost advisory senior living advisory services)