We proudly offer many services including:
Lending Library Monthly Newsletter: The FLASH Educational Classes
Exercise Classes Bridge Games Food Pantry Transportation
Tax Preparation Health Care Information Legal Assistance
Social Events Monthly Birthday Parties Movie Screenings
Knitting Group Scrabble Games TOPS Chapter
Retirement Workshops Hearing Tests Men’s Discussion Group
Caregivers Support Group CARES Support Group
Senior Tax Work-Off Program Bereavement Support Group
Spine and Arthritic Joint Support Groups Cribbage Games Chair Yoga
Call 508-945-5190 for more information or to sign up!
The Chatham Council on Aging Outreach Coordinators work with seniors in the Chatham community and their families to quickly identify issues and correctly refer their clients to the appropriate helping organizations. Our Outreach team embraces the ever-increasing complexity of outreach needs through ongoing training in order to meet the needs of the community. Identifying the elder care issues and learning how to address these issues helps us provide sophisticated, specialized services including caregiver support and education, long term care planning, crisis management, aging services information, and benefits assistance to better serve community members.
Adult Day Program The Day Center, located within the Orleans Senior Center, is a community-based, adult supportive day program serving residents from Orleans, Harwich, Chatham and Brewster. We offer a safe, caring, person-centered environment for older adults with cognitive disabilities, and for those in need of socialization. The program also serves as much needed respite for caregivers. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am until 3:00 pm. Daily activities include current events, a nutritious lunch, fitness art and music classes, special holiday events and guest speakers. Our average daily census is 10-12 clients with a staff-client ratio of 1:6. Fees for a full day is $40 per day for Orleans residents and $55 for residents from outside of Orleans. Financial assistance is available. Transportation is provided by the Chatham COA for Chatham residents, call 508-945-5190. For more information on The Day Center program, please call The Day Center at (508) 255-6333.
COA Café Gourmet Lunch Chef Heather Bailey joins us each Monday (except holidays) to prepare a fresh gourmet lunch for our hungry guests. For only $7, you’ll get a bread basket, entrée, dessert, and beverage. Meals are also available to go! Simply call the Senior Center at 508-945-5190 by the Friday afternoon prior to make your reservation or order your to go meal. Menus are listed monthly in the FLASH; this event is open to anyone of any age!
COA Cafe Gourmet Soup-To-Go Chef Heather Bailey makes delicious, gourmet soups weekly- available while supplies last! Only $4/pint, you can freeze them or enjoy them right away. Call 508-945-5190 to reserve your soup or order large quantities. Menus are listed monthly in the FLASH. Drop by and grab yours today!
COA Computer School Run by the Friends of the Chatham Council on Aging, this computer school is open to anyone (not just Chatham residents!) aged 18 or older. Topics covered include iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows 8, Microsoft Office programs, and many more. Space is limited, call 508-945-5190 to register.
Congregate Luncheon Lunch is provided by Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30am. Reservations must be made one day in advance. Call the Nutrition Site at 508-945-1783 to sign up. Transportation can be provided by calling 508-945-5190. Donations are encouraged.
Foot Care Nurse Appointments available monthly, by appointment only, $35. Call 508-945-5190 to schedule an appointment. Home visits also available for $50 each.
SHINE Counselor (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) Free health insurance counseling is available at the Senior Center on Tuesday mornings. Call 508-945-5190 for an appointment.
Transportation for Chatham Residents The Chatham COA can provide transportation on our wheelchair-friendly vans Monday through Friday for local errands and grocery shopping. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance by calling 508-945-5190.
Weekly Blood Pressure Clinic Have your blood pressure checked by the staff of the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod at the Senior Center on Wednesday mornings from 9-11am. Call 508-945-5190 for an appointment.