Northborough Senior Center

Contact person: Liz Tretiak
City/Town: Northborough
Phone: 508-393-5035
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