- Council on Aging (COA)
Council on Aging (COA)
Council on Aging Board
The Mansfield Council on Aging is a multi-faceted human services department which services the needs of all elders, age 60 and over.
Friends of the Drop In CenterThe Friends of the Drop In Center (DIC) is a non-profit incorporated organization. The Friends have been incorporated since 1979 and have a membership of over 200 seniors.
Social Services & Fuel Assistance
The purpose of the Social Services office is to provide assistance to families, individuals, and children in the areas of food, utility assistance, clothing, and housing availability.
This free virtual bowling league is offered one time per week, and competes with other locals COA Wii bowling leagues. Wii Bowling is fun and includes seniors of differing abilities
Daily Cards Games
The Council On Aging encourages seniors to socialize daily with others in our informal and friendly atmosphere. Light refreshments are always available.
Instructed by a commercial artist, students work in pastels, oils, charcoal, pen and ink or water color. Beginners through expert are welcome in this class. A $3 per person per class donation for residents, $5 for non-residents, is appreciated.
The COA Joyful Chorus meets every Thursday mornings at 10:00am. The group practices familiar songs based on a theme in preparation for a Christmas & Spring concerts. Newcomers are always welcome!
The COA Quilting Class meets weekly for creative group or individual quilting projects. Quilts are donated to area non-profit agencies and wounded and disabled soldiers. Beginners are welcome in this activity.
The COA holds an Iphone Workshop the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm. The workshops are free but pre-registration is required. Please call the COA at 508-261-7368 to sign-up.
Weekly Bingo Games every Thursday at 12:30. Join in on this popular activity!
With a strong commitment toward offering low cost and free health services, the COA sponsors health clinics at the Drop In Center, as well as at other locations within Mansfield.
Health clinics include:
- Blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar
- Flu and other immunizations
- Health issues workshop series
Educational Health & Wellness Workshops
Monthly workshops focus on aging well, and address issues of concern to seniors. These workshops are free and offer seniors the opportunity to network with professionals and other seniors.
Lunch and entertainment programs are offered monthly. Please see our newsletter for dates and times.
This service will run Monday-Friday 7am-8pm and Saturday and Sunday 12pm-8pm. To request a pick up, rides can download the Transloc mobile app on their smartphone or dial 508-697-1911 where they will be assisted by a dispatcher. Any questions call GATRA customer service 1-800-698-7676