Council on Aging
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Welcome to the Lincoln Council on Aging!
The Lincoln Council on Aging serves Lincoln residents of all ages with a wide range of services.
We offer a wide array of classes and activities at Bemis Hall, many focused on topics of special interest to those 60 and over and their caregivers while others will be of benefit to residents of all ages. These include:
- educational presentations on health, legal, and benefits-related topics as well as the humanities, arts, travel, and much, much more
- fitness classes for all levels including strength and aerobics, Tai Chi, and line dancing
- Trips to exciting destinations. To see upcoming trips, click here.
- health clinics
- games and recreation activities
- social events
- art exhibits and classes
- and more
Except for some trips, classes, and other special activities, our programs and services are free. Those under 60 are welcome to come to almost all of our programs and activities, especially educational programs, concerts and performances, movies, interest groups, and the Lincoln Academy. You’ll find them all listed in our monthly newsletter.
We also provide one-to-one assistance to those 60 and over and their caregivers to help you stay safely in your home, including information and referral and care management, transportation, medical equipment loan, friendly visiting, meals-on-wheels, and more. Free home safety evaluations are provided through a grant from the Ogden Codman Trust. Specially trained volunteers offer health benefits counseling and tax preparation. We work closely with many town departments and private organizations offering human services to help create a “safety net” for our Town’s most vulnerable residents of all ages.
Residents of all ages experiencing extreme financial emergencies are welcome to call us. We may be of assistance through programs funded by donations and grants.
We implement the Senior Tax Work-Off Program for residents 60 and older and the Veterans Work-Off Program for veterans of all ages. Seniors offer their expertise and talent to a range of departments, ranging from the Schools to the COA to the DPW and beyond, in exchange for an abatement of some of their local property taxes.
The Town Social Worker, funded by the Ogden Codman Trust, provides assistance to those under 60 including benefits assistance, information and referral, help with family issues, and more.
The Community Health Nurse, who works jointly with the COA and the Board of Health, offers wellness clinics at Lincoln Woods and Bemis Hall as well as home visits for nursing evaluations and monthly educational programs. These are all open to residents of all ages.
The Veterans Services Officer provides assistance with state and federal veterans benefits and other service-related issues as well as outreach to the Lincoln veterans community.
Our programs and services are supported and frequently cosponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Council on Aging. All our work is made possible by the efforts of our 150 volunteers.