The Mission of the Westwood Council on Aging is to identify and serve the diverse needs of all Westwood citizens 60 and older, as well as disabled adults. Designing programs that impact the mind, body and spirit of three generations requires understanding the wide range of individual needs, economic levels, and physical capabilities.

The Council both shares these goals with the community and elicits their support to implement programs that address health and nutrition, safety and security, as well as travel, entertainment, culture, and education. 

Outreach social services are available to all Westwood citizens to help maintain their independence and dignity.

Senior Center

The Westwood Senior Center is a warm, welcoming place for anyone 60 or older (as well as disabled adults) to stay connected, stay healthy and age well.

Programs

The Center offers a large variety of regular programs as well as special monthly events and lunches; we invite you to join us anytime. Most regular programs do not require sign up but some events and special lunches require you to call in advance due to limited space.  Please check the newsletter for details.

Outreach Services

The Outreach Counselor works to help enhance the safety and independence of Westwood's seniors.  She is available to provide information and referrals, connect seniors and their families with community resources, and facilitate access to services such as fuel assistance, home care, caregiver support, food stamps, financial assistance programs, adult day health, transportation, housing, counseling and more. If interested please call the Center in advance to schedule an appointment with Karen.

Outreach services are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday., Friday (no outreach services on Wednesday). 

Friendly Visitor Program

The  Friendly Visitor Program provides an opportunity for homebound elders to connect in an informal way on a weekly basis. If you would like a visit, or if you know someone who might like a visit, please call the Senior Center ((781) 329-8799) and speak to the Director..  

Lunch

A noontime meal is served daily at 12:00 PM Monday through Friday and is provided by HESSCO Elder Services. Reservations for weekday meals must be made 48 hours in advance. A donation of $3.00 for all meals is requested to help defray the cost. To make a reservation call 781-329-6514. If you would like a home delivered meal, please call (781) 84-4944.

Ciew the HESSCO Lunch Menu

Blood Pressure Clinic

Appointments can be scheduled by calling the public health nurse at (781) 251-2576. Blood pressure is taken and health concerns can be discussed.

Bi-Monthly Newsletter

The Center's newsletter is published bi-monthly and provides information on events scheduled at the Senior Center. The newsletter is delivered to all Westwood residents over the age of 60 and is also available at Senior Center, Town Hall,  the library as well as online.

Day Trips

The Center offers a wide variety of day and overnight trips. Please see the latest newsletter for day trip information. 

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