NOTICE: THE COA IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO CONCERNS OVER THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS.
Our office is still closed to the public, although our staff has returned to our offices in full from Monday through Thursday and works remotely on Fridays in order to accommodate the deep cleaning required for public safety. We will happily answer your Friday phone calls, please call us at 978 318 3020 - our outreach staff is ready to help!
LIMITED Van Service has Resumed
Limited van service has resumed to take van riders one or two at a time to and from medical appointments and pharmacy pick ups only. Passengers must not have virus symptoms, must wear a mask for the duration of their trip, and be ready to use hand sanitizer prior to boarding. As the vans must be disinfected between each ride, we ask for your patience and understanding as you may need to wait for a few minutes for your ride home.
NEW! - iPads Available for Loan
If you have wanted to join in the COA's slate of exciting performances, interesting lectures, social meetings, and helpful support groups but you don't have a computer or internet access at home to join in on Zoom programs, we now have iPads available for loan that do not require you to have wifi at home! Now you can jaw over a cup of joe, babble over books, haggle over history, and enjoy all manner of performances and lectures. Just call the COA at 978 318 3020 to reserve a device for a 24 hour loan, then stop by to pick it up and be sure to return it the following day. Zoom is already set up on the device and staff can show you how to log in. It's simple to do and the COA programming is too good to be missed!
The Concord & Carlisle Covid Relief Drive-Through Pantry
The drive-through pantry that has been operating out of CCHS has moved to the First Parish Church and will be offered there on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM beginning Wednesday, December 9, 2020. There is no need to pre-register. If you are unable to attend, please email Open Table at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE READ: CDC Guidance for Those at Higher Risk of Serious Illness from Covid-19
Please click below to read this important letter from the CDC for seniors and those with underlying health conditions to help prepare and plan for the changing situation with the novel corona virus COVID-19
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