Council on Aging


  • Second Thursday of each month
  • The Center at The Heights
    300 Hillside Avenue
    Needham, MA 02494


The Council on Aging consists of a representative nominated by each of the following town boards and committees:

  • Board of Health
  • School Committee
  • Trustees of the Needham Public Library
  • Housing Authority
  • Park and Recreation Commission

In addition, not fewer than seven additional members, all of whom shall be appointed by the Select Board and shall hold office for a term of three years.


  • To identify the needs and concerns and strengths of Needham's elderly and retired persons and those approaching retirement age
  • To design, promote, coordinate, or implement services and programs to meet those needs and concerns
  • To inform the community and enlist the support and participation of all citizens in this effort
  • To work in coordination with programs of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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