MISSION AND FOCUS

Empowering and Supporting:

 WELLESLEY’S COUNCIL ON AGING

The mission of the Wellesley Council on Aging is to serve as the primary resource for residents over the age of 60: to empower individuals to reach their goals; to offer comprehensive programs, services, and assistance that optimize quality of life; and to enable meaningful connections and collaborations that inspire a spirit of community across the generations in our town.

The Council on Aging has become a place where seniors can engage, connect, learn, and give back.

From social gatherings and playing cards, to senior transportation and fuel assistance, from educational outreach programs to exercise and lunches, the Council on Aging keeps our over-60 residents connected to Wellesley and to each other.

Empowering and Supporting:

WELLESLEY’S OLDER ADULTS

Our seniors contribute their experience, knowledge, wisdom and commitment.

  • Twenty-two percent of Wellesley’s residents are 60+ and that number is increasing. 
  • These older adults fill more than half of all volunteer positions on town committees.
  • Their diversity enriches our community in so many ways.
  • They are an essential part of the “fabric” of Wellesley.

 

“Ten years ago, I lost my husband. I wondered what I was going to do. My son, an only child, had moved away – and most friends were elsewhere. I have a house and a dog, but nothing beyond that. Then I received the Council on Aging’s Highlights newsletter in the mail. It spoke to me. I started taking classes at the Council on Aging – yoga, tai chi, upper core strength – to keep myself healthy and so I can walk my dog. I also started to volunteer. This gave me back a feeling of being useful, of being part of something important.”