Council on Aging/Senior Center


The Senior Center is Closed to Visitors for All programs and services until further notice, but staff is onsite and available to answer calls and e-mails. CALL (617) 972-6490 for updates, 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, Podiatry Clinic.

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. 

Click here to view our monthly newsletters: Watertown Senior News

To 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.)