Northborough Senior Center

Contact person: Liz Tretiak
City/Town: Northborough
Phone: 508-393-5035
Email: ltretiak@town.northborough.ma.us
Website: https://www.town.northborough.ma.us/senior-center
Regions: Central and Metro West

Commitment to advancing healthy aging:

We currently offer many healthy aging activities, classes, and programs for all levels of abilities. We have also created the following goals for the next 5 years:

Address Ageism: Help Northborough and Senior Center community become aware of ageism and alternative perceptions (“Ageism is prejudice against oneself.”)
– Offer community programs about aging and ageism.
– Look at models from other towns including Boston Strong Commission.

Age-Friendly:
– Create town-wide taskforce to look into this and make a recommendation
– Talk with other towns who have gone through the process
– Talk with AARP MA about what’s involved

Transportation: Focus on Additional Transportation options including education for older adults regarding transportation options
– Work with town and regional transit authority for more options
– Review transportation programs offered by other COAs and Senior Centers including TRIPPS (Brookline and Newton)

Housing: Focus on housing options for aging in the Northborough community
– Conduct research
o What’s the need?
o What are demographically similar towns doing?
o What are some options?
– Consider creating a town-wide taskforce