Senior Centers & Council on Aging

Seniors Dancing at a Party

The Council on Aging (COA) works to promote and safeguard the health and independence of Cambridge seniors over the age of 60. We arrange many necessary services and provide many meaningful social and recreational options that help enhance our senior’s lives.


The Council on Aging/Cambridge Senior Center (806 Massachusetts Ave.) is open Monday 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday -- Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

As of Monday, May 2, on-site cooking returned to the Council on Aging (COA)! On Mondays and Wednesdays, adults ages 60 and older can enjoy freshly prepared lunch meals. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the Council on Aging will continue to offer nutritious heat-and-serve meals.

  • All lunch meals are available at the Cambridge Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave., Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Seniors can eat in the Senior Center Dining Room, taking home their heat-and-serve lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or picking up a “Grab n Go” cold lunch to eat at home.
  • Meals are free (a suggested donation of $3.00 is appreciated).
  • View the May 2022 COA Lunch Menu.

To reserve or cancel a meal, please call the Council on Aging at 617-349-6047 by 11:00 a.m. two business days before your meal request.


The North Cambridge Senior Center (2050 Massachusetts Ave.) is open Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Read Newslines, COA’s monthly newsletter to learn more about events, programs, and resources for seniors.
View the Newslines calendar.

Check out our Seniors in Action on Youtube
Watch the Cambridge Connections Memory Cafe video.
Watch the Flamenco Dance Hybrid Class on YouTube