Council on Aging/Senior Center


UPDATE! As of June 21, 2021, the Senior Center is open to visitors, but the majority of programs continue to run online via Zoom due to limited parking and gym availability because of summer school programs. 

Call (617) 972-6490 for information, or e-mail


The Watertown Council on Aging/Senior Center provides a variety of social, health, educational, recreational, advocacy and support programs designed to help Watertown’s older adults age well in the community. The Senior Center is accessible for individuals with physical disabilities, and is equipped with WiFi. Review our brochure in English or in Russian.

Programs and Services for Seniors and their Families Include:
Information & Referral, Case Management, Emergency Assistance, Senior Shuttle Shopping Bus, Medical Transportation, Property Tax Work-Off Program, Income Tax Preparation, Medicare Health Insurance Counseling (SHINE), Legal Advice, Watertown Food Pantry, Senior Parking Permits, Blood Pressure Screenings.

Activities available at the Senior Center Include:  Fitness Classes, Yoga, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, Line Dancing, Art Classes, Educational Lectures & Workshops, Mellowtones Co-Ed Singing Group, Book Club, Knitting Group, Afternoon Movies, Trips, Games Groups, Drop-In in our Lounge, Lunch and Learn Programs, Public Safety Mornings. Many programs on Zoom until further notice. See our monthly newsletter for details.

Click here to view our monthly newsletters: Watertown Senior News

Sign-Up to Receive Weekly Updates from the Senior Center/Council on Aging by registering with the Town's Notify Me System: Notify Me • Town of Watertown • CivicEngage (

Follow us on Facebook: Watertown Council on Aging Facebook

Resource Directory of Local Senior Services:  The Directory of Senior Services (2019) contains listings of resources in Watertown and the surrounding Metro area. A hard copy may be obtained by calling the Senior Center at (617) 972-6490. 

SNOW POLICY:  If the Watertown Schools are Closed, all programs and Senior Shuttle Bus services are cancelled. If the Watertown Schools are Delayed, the Morning Shopping Run on the Senior Shuttle Bus is cancelled and Senior Center programs may be canceled at the Director and instructors discretion, so please call ahead. Safety is your first priority. Staff members are available 8:30 AM - 5 PM for questions. School cancellation information is broadcast on local cable, radio and television stations. Stay safe!

SUMMER HOURS: During June, July and August, the Senior Center staff are available Tuesdays until 7:00 PM and until 2:00 PM on Fridays. (M, W, TH 8:30 - 5 PM.) The Senior Center is Closed Friday, June 18, 2021 in observance of Juneteenth.