Council on Aging

The duties of the Council on Aging are to:

1. Identify the total needs of the community's elderly population.

2. Educate the community and enlist the support and participation of all citizens concerning these needs.

3. Design, promote or implement services to fill these needs, or coordinate present existing services in the community.

4. Promote and support any other programs which are designed to assist the elderly in the community.

The council on Aging works with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs and is cognizant of all State and Federal legislation concerning funding, information exchange and program planning which exists for better community programming for the elder.

The COA gives an annual report in writing, to the Board of Selectmen, with a copy of that report directed to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Elderly Affairs.



Sudbury Senior Center July and August Newsletter!
See what's cooking at the Senior Center this summer...
(Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014)

General Information

The Sudbury Council on Aging FY2014 Planning Session Executive Summary
Take a look at the Executive Summary of the COA's most recent planning session...
(Posted: Friday, September 20, 2013)
Sudbury Council on Aging Report on Planning Session FY2014
The Sudbury Council on Aging Planning Session updated and modified the 2012 3 Year Strategic Plan.
(Posted: Friday, September 20, 2013)
Please take a look at our Documents listing above, to see our newsletter, menu, and other information about the Senior Center!
(Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013)
Sudbury Council on Aging Releases Report on Planning Session
The Sudbury Council on Aging Planning Session produced several objectives for the next three years.
(Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012)

Brochure | Expand

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F.I.S.H. Volunteer Medical Rides Brochure Brochure December 8, 2011
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Fix-It Program Brochure Brochure November 15, 2011
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Friendly Visitor Program Brochure November 15, 2011
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Home Delivered Meals Brochure brochure November 15, 2011
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Medical Equipment Loan Closet brochure November 15, 2011
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Sudbury Senior Center brochure overview brochure November 15, 2011
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Commission on Disability Application for membership May 21, 2012
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Council on Aging Application for Appointment Application for membership on the Council on Aging Board February 14, 2013
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Council on Aging Membership Application Cover Letter Explanation of the role of a Council on Aging Board member and the application process. April 2, 2014
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Sudbury Council on Aging FY2014 Planning Session - Executive Summary The executive summary of the FY2014 Sudbury COA Planning Session. September 20, 2013
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Disaster Supply Kit The Mass. Emergency Management Agency has created a list of recommended supplies to be kept in preparation for an emergency. December 8, 2011
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Emergency Assistance List July 20, 2007
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Health | Expand

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Preventing harmful health effects of heat waves A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessive heat, often combined with excessive humidity. This document gives the reader some protective measures that can be implemented during a heat wave. November 23, 2011
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Inactivated Influenza Vaccine Fact Sheet Read more for information about the Inactivated Influenza Vaccine September 1, 2010
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Live Intranasal Influenza Vaccine Fact Sheet Read more for information about the live intranasal influenza vaccine. September 1, 2010
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What to Know and Do After a Flood This document will give guidance to homeowners on what to be prepared for and do after a flood. March 17, 2010
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85+ Survey Report Results of the survey of residents 85 and older conducted by the Sudbury Senior Center in 2011. January 10, 2013
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Council on Aging - Report on Property Transitions The Council on Aging, in its continuing efforts to make Sudbury an attractive place for Senior Citizens, conducts occasional surveys. In 2007 the Council sent questionnaires to every homeowner over the age of 50 who sold a home, or placed a home on the market. A parallel questionnaire was mailed to everyone who purchased a new home in Sudbury. April 3, 2008
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Outreach to the Oldest Report Findings of the survey, funded with a Title III grant from BayPath Elder Services, that the Sudbury Senior Center conducted in 2011 of residents aged 85 and older. September 17, 2012
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Results of Sudbury Council on Aging Planning Session Report on the Sudbury Council on Aging Planning Session of May 19, 2012 June 7, 2012
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Sudbury Council on Aging Planning Session FY2014 Results of Sudbury COA Planning meeting September 20, 2013
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Sudbury Senior Tax Deferral Report 2011 Tax Deferral Report prepared by Town Treasurer Andrea Terkelson June 14, 2012
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Sudbury Senior Tax Deferral Report 2012 Tax Deferral Report prepared by Town Treasurer Andrea Terkelson June 14, 2012
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Lower Your Risk of a Fall More than 1/3 of adults 65 and over will fall this year. Falls are the most preventable cause of nursing home placement. Find out what the risk factors for falling are and learn strategies for minimizing that risk. July 24, 2008
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Senior Center Programs and Services A listing of Senior Center programs and services. February 23, 2012
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Adult Day Care List of agencies providing Adult Day Care services in the Sudbury area. September 25, 2009
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Assisted Living Residences A sampling of Assisted Living residences in the local area. January 11, 2013
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Continuing Care Retirement Communities A listing of local Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). September 25, 2009
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Home Health Care Agencies A list of local home health agencies providing services to Sudbury homes, such as assistance with housework, meals, bathing, dressing and more. September 25, 2009
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Senior Center

Can people get lunch at the Senior Center?

Yes. We have a nutrition program at our site under the direction of BayPath Elder Services. Meals are served Tuesdays and Wednesdays at noon. The suggested voluntary donation is $3.00.

Part of the cost of the meal is underwritten by the federal government through the Administration on Aging.  Each meal is planned by a registered dietitian to meet 1/3 of the daily nutritional requirements of a senior.

Menus appear in the Senior Center newsletter, the Sudbury Senior Scene, which is sent out at the beginning of each month.  They are also available on the Sudbury Town website.

Reservations for meals must be made by no later than 10 AM on Monday, by calling the Senior Center at 978-443-3055.

How do I contact the Senior Center?

By Telephone:
The telephone number of the Senior Center is 1-978-443-3055

A call to the Senior Center will reach a LIVE PERSON during its normal operating hours of 9:00-4:00 weekdays. When the Senior Center is closed you can leave a message on an answering machine.

You can write to the Director via regular mail at the postal address:

Director - Sudbury Senior Center
40 Fairbank Road
Sudbury, MA 01776-1681
U. S. A.

You can send the Director an e-mail message by clicking:

Director - Sudbury Senior Center

Most people will find that clicking the above words will AUTOMATICALLY start their regular e-mail program with the correct e-mail address of the Director of the Senior Center already inserted on the "To:" address line of a "New Message".

If clicking the above words does NOT work properly for you, then please MANUALLY address your e-mail message, using only lower-case letters, to:


followed immediately by the symbol:


followed immediately by:

including the three " period " symbols placed exactly as shown. It is VERY important that there are NO spaces in the address.

The complete address should look like this:


You can send a FAX message to the Senior Center at:

1 (978) 443-6009

The receiving FAX machine is located at the Senior Center.

I need help understanding my health insurance and Medicare regulations. Is there someone at the Senior Center to assist me?
Yes. Under a federally-funded program, S.H.I.N.E. (Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders), FREE help is available to all seniors trying to navigate the often confusing maze of health insurance regulations. Two highly trained counselors are currently consulting at the Senior Center and are ready to help you. Call the Center at (978) 443-3055 for an appointment.
I'd like to join the Senior Center's e-mail distribution list. What do I do?

It is pretty easy.

Go to the Town website at

Once there, in the upper left corner you’ll see “Email Lists”.  Click on that, then click on “Senior Center—General Information” from the drop-down menu that appears. 

 Enter your e-mail address in the box provided, and click on “View Subscription Status”.

Enter your first and last name in the boxes, and, importantly, click on the little box in the green box that says “Subscribe to Senior Center—General Information”.  Please remember to click on “Save Subscription Changes” just below the green box.  You will be added to get all the newsletters the month before they are mailed, and occasional updates and items of interest that have come up too late for inclusion in the newsletter.

I'm not 60 yet. Can I use the Senior Center?

Sure you can!..A few services are reserved just for those 60 and older, but most activities and many services are open to all.

 In Sudbury a person officially achieves the status of "senior citizen" at age 60.

Is there a van service that can help me get around in Sudbury?

The Senior Center operates a wheelchair lift-equipped van for Sudbury seniors and people with disabilities that will pick you up at your place of residence and bring you to the Senior Center and any other destination in Sudbury. It will later return you to your place of residence.

The van operates 8:30 AM to 3 or 3:30 PM Monday-Friday.  The fare is $1.00 one way.  The entire cost of operating the van, including the driver's salary and benefits and repairs to the vehicle are paid through an agreement with the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA).

To schedule a ride, call the Senior Center at 978-443-3055.

The Senior Center mails the newsletter out free. How does that work?

We  mail the Sudbury Senior Scene free to all Sudbury households where the head of the household is age 60 or more.  There are 11 issues a year.

The newsletter is printed for us free by Community Publications, which sells ads in the newsletter to pay for the printing.  The postage is paid for by the Friends of Sudbury Seniors, at no cost to taxpayers.

Some people get the newsletter by joining our on-line distribution list.  People in other towns who want the newsletter mailed to them do pay an annual subscription fee of $7.00 to defray the cost of postage.

What types of programs and classes are at the Senior Center?

We have several on-going programs including aerobics, yoga, bridge, watercolors and cribbage, as well as courses in computer basics and many "lifelong learning" series.

We also have several health related programs and a free blood-pressure clinic.  We offer day trips, multi-day trips, and even trips to other countries.  For further information, call the  Senior Center at (978) 443-3055 or Click Here to send us an email.

All the details are available in the monthly publication, the Sudbury Senior Scene, available free at the Senior Center and on the Town website.

We are always looking for ideas for new programs. Many of the Senior Center programs started as the result of an idea from a Sudbury senior.

For a complete listing visit

Current Members

Name Position Address Term End Date
John J. Ryan, Jr. Chairman 155 Ford Road 3 05/31/2016
Phyllis Bially Member 30 Nobscot Rd 3 05/31/2015
Barry S. David Member 70 Thunder Rd 3 05/31/2015
Robert H. Diefenbacher Member 32 Old Framingham Rd 3 05/31/2017
Carmine Gentile Member 33 Surrey Ln 3 05/31/2016
Elizabeth Ingersoll Member 150 North Rd 3 05/31/2017
Robert E. May Member 98 Maynard Farm Rd 3 05/31/2015
Alice Sapienza Member 70 Ridge Hill Rd 3 05/31/2017
Patricia Tabloski Member 35 Maple Ave 3 05/31/2016
Debra Galloway Staff 40 Fairbank Rd Indefinite

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