Council on Aging/Senior Services

Welcome to the COA!

Stop in to join a class, meet friends for lunch, browse our gift shop, or arrange a shopping trip on our vans! The Council on Aging also offers outreach services, health clinics, and assistance with health insurance or taxes. Come by anytime to meet the staff and see how we can help.

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MEDICARE Open Enrollment 

October 15 – December 7, 2023

The Concord Council on Aging is Here to Help

Medicare open enrollment starts October 15th and ends December 7th! There is opportunity to compare your Medicare insurance coverage with a state certified SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) counselor. The Concord Council on Aging (COA) offers SHINE counselors through Minuteman Senior Services who are available onsite at the COA offices or by phone for those who are disabled. Please contact the Concord COA to schedule a Medicare benefits checkup today. SHINE counselors can review your costs and coverage using the Medicare Planfinder and help you choose a Medigap supplement, Part D plan or Medicare Advantage Plan that works for you. 

If you are struggling with high prescription drug costs or your Part D premium doubled this year, SHINE counselors can help. Part D premiums will increase in 2024 across the board, some will more than double. A SHINE counselor can enter your medications and dosage into the Medicare Planfinder and find the best cost Part D plan. A SHINE counselors can also provide information regarding Prescription Advantage for anyone who enters the coverage gap or “donut hole” and share other pharmacy resources like Needy Meds and coupon savings programs.

To schedule an appointment with a SHINE counselor please contact the Concord COA during its business hours at 978-318-3020. You must have an appointment and your in-person, 30-minute session will take place at the COA offices in the Harvey Wheeler Community Center at 1276 Main Street (enter through the back parking lot off Church Street.) COA offices are open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM and Friday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM.  

Your Van About Town!

The COA van can take van riders to and from locations within Concord. We offer weekly shopping trips to Market Basket in Maynard, and Crosby's Market in Concord and twice a month trips to Trader Joe's in Acton. Check out the latest issue of the Senior Spirit newsletter for more van information. Please note our shorter hours on Friday afternoons.  

Shop from Home!

You won't miss a deal! The Harvey's Treasure Chest Gift Shop is now available for shopping online! Click the link below to find wonderful treasures at the best prices!

Harvey's Treasure Chest Gift Shop

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You may call starting Friday, December 1st to sign up for events listed in the December Senior Spirit newsletter.

To view the December Newsletter

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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!

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MassOptions is a free elder resource that can connect you to the services that can keep you or a loved one living independently. Try the website links or call to speak with a trained specialist to find many helpful resources including:
  • Caregiver Support
  • Food and Nutrition Resources
  • Medicaid Services
  • Mental Health
  • And much more
Call Toll Free 844-422-6277, ext. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
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