Welcome to the Rochester Council on Aging !
Important COVID-19 Announcement
The Rochester Senior Center is closed to the public until further notice. Group activities and meals at the Center are cancelled for the public due to the elevated risk of severe infections in people over the age of 60 from COVID-19. For the safety of all our participants at the Center, we are suspending all group programs and meals.
Please call the Center at 508-763-8723 with any questions, concerns or needs that you may have.
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!
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!
Hours of Operation
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
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!
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