The Belmont Council on Aging (COA) at the Beech Street Center invites citizens of the Belmont area to attend a wide variety of events and activities and make use of services available. Boomers, seniors, and caregivers of senior citizens can all pursue varied interests, get needed information or referrals, learn new skills, have fun, and form new friendships.
A nonprofit organization, the Friends' ongoing mission is to help support and enhance resources and activities at the Beech Street Center (Belmont senior center).
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Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (M,W,Th,F), plus
8:00 am - 7:00 pm on Tuesdays
Extended Tuesday hours provide a great way for working adults to take advantage of what the Beech Street Center offers!
General Questions? Call 617-993-2970
Please remember to swipe your Beech Street Center card for each activity you attend — whether calendar-scheduled activities or other Center resources such as the Game Room or Computer Lab. It helps us for both planning and reporting vital statistical data for the Town (and plays a crucial part in determining our budget), so swipe-in and be counted!
I am pleased to report that on Town Day, May 31, the Council on Aging (COA) table drew the highest amount of traffic in years — indicating a realization that we offer individuals and families so much information, as well as some counseling. Many thanks to the COA and Friends of COA Board members who volunteered their time throughout the day.
July 17 (Thu) at 9:00 am
A limited number of coupons are available, through Springwell, for eligible seniors. See details on our Visiting Services page.
Enjoy a refreshing glass of iced tea and some cookies while relaxing on our patio. You can engage in a friendly game (Scrabble, Checkers, Trivial Pursuit, or Cribbage) or just socialize with other Center participants. This summer social has become a popular annual activity, so this year we are offering two dates. Come and enjoy!
For an event that requires sign-up, call 617-993-2970, or stop by the front desk.
Tuesday, July 15 at 1:15 pm
Come as an audience member — or perform! Want to recite a story or poem? Show off your dancing? Play a musical instrument alone or in a group? Sing a song? Here's your chance to shine in front of an appreciative and supportive audience.
Register by July 8!
Fill out the form and leave it for Dena at the Front Desk.(Forms are near the bulletin board, or request one by mail by calling 617-993-2977.)
Tuesday, July 22 at 1:15 pm
Do you know the most common tactics that identity thieves are using to steal our personal information? Learn precautionary steps to prevent being a victim to fraudulent activity.
Don't miss this very timely information presented by the Better Business Bureau.
Tuesday, July 29 at 1:15 pm
Preventing healthcare errors, fraud and abuse for Medicare and MassHealth (Medicaid) beneficiaries is the mission of the Senior Medical Patrol (SMP). They provide education, guidance and assistance to beneficiaries and their caregivers to navigate the system — helping with issues such as resolving billing and healthcare quality queries and providing referrals as needed.
The Massachusetts partnership is one of 54 SMP consumer educational organizations across the country. Our presenter, Terrie Drew of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. in Lawrence, is an Air Force Veteran with over 20 years experience conducting community outreach, including Native American cultural education.
The Bingo Group has organized another package trip to Foxwoods Resort. See details and other tours and trips on our Travel page.
Our social worker is not funded over the summer. If you have a social service need, please call our Director Nava Niv-Vogel at 617-993-2975. As an LICSW, she also serves as the social worker in charge during Janet's absence.
— painters, lithographers, photographers, and other artists. We feature regular exhibitions of local artists from Belmont and New England. If interested, call Dena, our Coordinator (617-993-2977) to find out more.
Free lessons available, by appointment only. (Min 2; Max, 4)
From financial to health-wellness professionals to government represenatives. Many are recurring monthly; others may be a one-time service — such as the Farmers' Market coupons through Springwell. See which Visiting Services are scheduled for July.
See our Transportation schedule.
To find out about gardening at the Council on Aging Community Garden (Mill Street), call the Front Desk (617-993-2970).
Swimming is available at the Fernald Pool, but check the latest status.
Walking Group meetups now available two days — Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:30 am (meet in our lobby).
Tuesdays 5:30-6:45 pm
$15 per session
or $130 for 10 sessions
Jun 24 - Sep2
This is a non-COA evening class made available at our Center for your convenience.
Now with more equipment!
It's easy and affordable to join.
See the Fitness Room page or inquire at the Front Desk.
Stop by, enjoy, and reflect on these photographic images that show uncommon ways of seeing common objects in nature and everyday life.
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