COA Mission Statement
We support Chatham residents age 60 and over with a range of health and wellness, social, educational and outreach programs and services to enhance the quality of their lives. We welcome the support of Chatham residents of all ages to promote our mission through community service and resource development.
Since its inception in 1974, the Chatham COA has worked to unify the community in enriching the lives of our over 60 population and those who are caregivers. We offer a wide range of programs and services which are health and wellness oriented and which promote congenial, social and educational opportunities. As a dynamic organization the COA must work in these times to meet the evolving needs of Chatham’s over 60 population. To that end the COA shall be guided by these core values:
- We welcome all residents, both those age 60 and over who are eligible for our services and those of all ages who wish to contribute volunteer service to their community.
- We affirm the dignity and value of all Chatham residents.
- We safeguard privacy and confidentiality.
- We commit to ongoing outreach efforts to identify the needs of at-risk residents age 60 and over, and in partnership with other agencies and resources, arrange for consultation, intervention and referral as needed.
- We celebrate the contributions of all who partake in and support COA’s programs and services.
- We commit to ongoing research and evaluation to identify new needs and self-assess our effectiveness.
We are open Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm.
*We are closed on New Year’s Day, MLK Jr Day, President’s Day, Patriot’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, and Christmas.
COA Closure Information and Weather Policy: Council on Aging closure information will be posted online and on-air by the following radio stations: WQRC 99.9, WKPE 103.9, WOCN 104.7, WFCC 107.5 FM. If the Monomoy School System is closed due to the weather, all COA activities including the bus are cancelled. If schools are on vacation, the COA Director will determine closures with safety in mind. The staff will be at the Senior Center to provide information and support, unless Town Hall is closed, in which case the Senior Center will close entirely.