Council on Aging (COA)

Monthly Newsletter

SEPTEMBER  2022


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 Center

The 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.

Triad

Mansfield Triad initiates and sponsors programs which enhance community safety for all citizens.

Wii Bowling

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.  

Painting Class

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.

Joyful Chorus

The COA Joyful Chorus meets every Friday morning at 9:00am. The group practices familiar songs based on a theme in preparation for a Christmas & Spring concerts.  Newcomers are always welcome! 

Quilting

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.

SmartPhone Workshops

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. 

Drop in Center (DIC) Bingo

Weekly Bingo Games are sponsored by the Friends of the Drop In Center. Fees apply.


  1. COA Health Clinics
  2. Social & Educational Programs

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:

  • Audiology
  • Blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar
  • Bone density
  • Flu and other immunizations
  • Health issues workshop series