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

Welcome to the Rochester Council on Aging !


Important COVID-19 Update

The Rochester Council On Aging will remain closed for activities until such time that the town determines that it is safe to open the building.

Elders in need of food should contact the COA at 508-763-8723 and leave a message. They will receive a call back to arrange for support.

Volunteers are available to purchase food for you from the market.

Or if you prefer, a volunteer will travel to the Sacred Heart Food Pantry to pick up food per your list.

To sign up for the food pantry, seniors should call 508-947-1717, and select option #2. Leave your name, phone number and a good time to call back. A volunteer will call you back, usually within a day or two, to register you for the next scheduled pantry.

Limited medical transportation is still available for well seniors. Please call the COA at 508-763-8723 well in advance and leave your appointment information.

The Greater Boston Food Bank pick up is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15 in the afternoon from 12-2. Please drive by the front entrance of the COA. Do not get out of your vehicle. We will bring the food out to you. You do not have to sign this month to receive your food.

We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you all soon!


Rochester MA Town Hall

Rochester MA Town Hall

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!

A Message From Your New Director!

Greetings from Rochester COA Director Cheryl Randall-Mach

Hello to everyone,

First let me thank you for the warm reception from seniors, the Board of Directors, town departments, and most appreciated - Director Sharon Lally!

It is a blessing to be joining such a caring community. As some of you may know, I grew up on a farm in Mattapoisett with many friends and family living in Rochester. Most recently I worked as Director for the Association for the Relief of Aged Women serving greater New Bedford. Over the years I also worked as Director of the Mattapoisett COA and as Grants Manager for Coastline Elderly Services.

In response to the senior population growing we will strive to increase programming and our facility - as we continue to be kind and welcoming in times of need. Change is inevitable. Some say that seniors don't like or accept change, however seniors have lived through numerous changes while building, loving and preserving the community we all now enjoy.

As Sharon retires I know we all wish her the very best of health and happiness. She will be missed and hopefully will visit us often.

I cannot wait to meet more of you as time goes by!

Sincerely,
Cheryl Randall-Mach

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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

Rochester Town Flag at the Hall of Flags, Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA

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