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COA Senior Center

Cambridge Council on Aging

The Cambridge Council on Aging (COA) works to promote and support the health and independence of Cambridge adults age 60 and older. Through our two Senior Centers, located in Central Square and North Cambridge, we offer a variety of recreational classes, monthly support and discussion groups, special events and guest speakers, trips in and around New England, technology support, and other opportunities that help enhance seniors’ lives. We also offer Medicare consultations and provide referrals to local agencies to support the health, wellness, and safety of seniors.

We welcome seniors to spend time in our Senior Centers connecting with others, enjoying a meal, or engaging in a class or activity. Our staff are happy to assist seniors on a walk-in basis or by appointment. To contact COA, please call 617-349-6200.

Learn more about the COA by watching a presentationabout COA's resources and services or an interview with Cambridge Senior Center Director Alicia Johnson


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Cambridge Senior Center

Senior Center

806 Massachusetts Ave.

Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday:  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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North Cambridge Senior Center

NC Senior Center

2050 Massachusetts Ave.

Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Coming Up

  • May
    23 Thu

    Grandet An Aksion (Haitian Seniors in Action)

    The Haitian Elder Group meets weekly and offers a space for conversation and to gather with friends.

  • May
    23 Thu

    Consumer Advice for Seniors

    Laura Nichols, Executive Director of The Cambridge Consumers’ Council will be at the Cambridge Council on Aging. She will be available to answer any consumer related questions that you may have. 

  • May
    23 Thu

    Tai Chi

    This class teaches Tai Chi arm and leg movements of the yang style long form. There is a strong emphasis on Tai Chi walking, which has been known to improve balance.

  • May
    23 Thu

    Introduction to Theatre

    Introduction to Theatre is an interactive class where we will read from plays, act out scenes, analyze characters and the plots. No prior theatre experience necessary.

  • May
    24 Fri

    Flamenco Dance Class

    This is a class for all, with or without any kind of physical limitation and have the option of dancing sitting on the chair if needed. So that each of you will discover your flamenco with your style.

  • May
    27 Mon

    Beginner Spanish Class for Seniors

    Spanish Basic is a beginning-level class that will develop the confidence talking, reading, and writing in Spanish.

  • May
    27 Mon

    Portrait Drawing Class

    Students will learn how to approach a human portrait drawing from start to finish.

  • May
    28 Tue

    Council on Aging LGBTQ+ Film Series

    The LGBTQ+ Film series is a collaboration of the Cambridge LGBTQ+ Commission and the Cambridge Council on Aging.

  • May
    28 Tue

    Balance Chi Kung

    Learn basic Tai Chi principles with the gentle, slow repetitive movements of Chi Kung. Over time, this may increase balance, and encourages you to allow your body to move in a relaxed way.

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