Rochester MA Council on Aging, Rochester, MA
Rochester MA Council on Aging, Rochester, MA

Welcome to the Rochester Council on Aging !

Rochester MA Town Hall

Rochester MA Town Hall


Friends of Rochester Senior Center To Host YARD SALE Fundraiser on Sept. 22nd!

Stop by on Saturday, September 22nd, 9 am - 2 pm, to find a few treasures amongst the donations given to the Friends to raise money for the Building Addition.

-- Drop off Dates for Items: Sept. 14th and 21st.
-- Drop off time: 9 am - 12 noon.
-- (Please - no books, clothes, electronics, or furniture)

As always, we Thank You for your support!


Important Annoucement

Ms. Sharon Lally, Council on Aging Director, has notified the Board that she plans on retiring August 2019.

The Rochester COA Board of Directors is seeking three members from our community to serve on the Selection Committee to assist the Board with the selection of our next Council on Aging Director.

All those interested are asked to send an email or letter of interest to Director Sharon Lally (slally@townofrochester.com) no later than September 10, 2018.

The Board of Directors will establish the Selection Committee at its monthly meeting to be held on September 12, 2018, at 9:00 am.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Rochester Council on Aging is to advocate and support the community's older adults, their families, and their caregiver's while promoting independent and positive lifestyles, in a welcoming and secure environment.

The Rochester Council on Aging, a department of the Town of Rochester, is dedicated to serving older adults and assisting their families and friends with aging issues. In cooperation with other organizations, the Council on Aging serves both elders who are well and those with some degree of frailty. Our professional office staff, both paid and volunteer, are at the Rochester Senior Center.

We welcome your questions and suggestions!

Director's Greeting

Greetings from Rochester COA Director Sharon Lally

Greetings from COA Director Sharon Lally

Welcome to the website for the Rochester Council on Aging and Senior Center located on Dexter Lane in Rochester, Massachusetts! Our beautiful senior center was built in 2002, made possible by a Community Development Block Grant and the generosity of the citizens of the Town of Rochester. The FRIENDS of the Rochester Seniors provided funding to furnish the interior of the facility.

The FRIENDS of the Rochester Senior Center also recently funded and added an addition onto the kitchen area, which included expanded workspace, a dry storage room, and a walk-in refrigerator and freezer. We are so fortunate to have this lovely center for the programs and services for Rochester's older adults!

Many thanks to the students of the Computer Information Technology Department (Class of 2008) at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School. One of our goals is to be visible and accessible within the Rochester community and beyond, and this website is one very special way to make that happen!

We offer all types of information, programs, and services of interest to older adults here at the Senior Center, and we look forward to serving you in some way, as we continue to grow and to move forward in our mission of meeting the needs and interests of all Rochester older adults and their families.

We welcome all of your ideas and your comments, and even your concerns. Please feel free to contact us at director.rcoa@comcast.net. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Hours of Operation

Congregational Church, Rochester MA

Congregational Church, Rochester MA

The Senior Center is open Monday - Friday, from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. Stop in any time to visit with friends, read a book or newspaper, relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or refreshment, or simply to just check us out and see what's happening here! Everyone is welcome.

  • Weekdays 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Closed Weekends
  • Breakfast served 7:00 am - 9:00 am, Monday-Friday; closed holidays, weekends, and snowdays

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Social Media

We recently created a Facebook page for the Rochester Council on Aging so citizens of Rochester and surrounding towns can see what the Rochester COA is about and can find information about upcoming events.

The Facebook page is updated weekly with posts to keep you informed on what is happening at the Rochester Council on Aging. Please feel free to visit our new Facebook page!

View the Rochester Council on Aging Facebook page