As of June 21, 2021: In conjunction with the re-opening of Town Hall, the Senior Center will be unlocking its doors on Monday, June 21, 2021, but programs listed in our June calendar will remain on Zoom as scheduled. Due to limited parking and Phillips gym availability, most programs will continue to run on Zoom until further notice, with a few games groups and other small programs scheduled in-house for the afternoons when there is more parking available.
Please call the Senior Center at (617) 972-6490 to register for the program you would like to join and you will receive the access information to join via Zoom. Don’t have a computer? Make sure to request the dial-in information and you can participate via your telephone.
New Guidelines when coming to the Senior Center:
- Pre-register for any “at COA” program by calling (617) 972-6490.
- Scan your My Senior Center Card upon entering the building.
- Masks are highly recommended for all visitors regardless of vaccination status.
- Observe appropriate social distancing.
- Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the building.
- Kitchen is closed – No coffee or food service provided, but you may bring your own.
- Dress accordingly – Windows will be open to maintain air circulation.
- Consider carpooling with a friend due to limited parking in the Phillips lot.
- Masks continue to be required at the Food Pantry and on the Senior Shuttle Bus until further notice.
You will find the day and time for all activities listed in the Watertown Senior News published monthly and available here online, and at the Watertown Senior Center, Town Hall, and Free Public Library and, at local banks, grocery stores, post offices and malls at the beginning of the month. The newsletter may also be mailed upon request.
Sign-Up to Receive Weekly Updates from the Senior Center/Council on Aging by registering with the Towns' Notify Me System: Notify Me • Town of Watertown • CivicEngage (watertown-ma.gov)
Services & Resources
- MetroWest Legal Services
- SHINE Medicare Health Insurance Counseling
- Renew a Senior Parking Permit - see below for details.
- Case Worker assistance with applying for
- senior housing,
- home heating fuel (LIHEAP),
- SNAP (food stamps),
- MassHealth, or
- other emergency issues.
Call the Senior Center at (617) 972-6490 or email SeniorCenter@watertown-ma.gov for more information. If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will get back to you.
Property Tax Work-Off Program
New applications for FY22 will be accepted starting June 2021. Click here for application. Due to COVID-19, this program may be modified or canceled at any time. Please call us at (617) 972-6490 if you have questions or call the Veterans Services Officer at (617) 972-6416.
Watertown Senior Shuttle
The Bus operates on a limited, appointment - only schedule, traveling to the Stop & Shop on Watertown Street, Marshalls, Market Basket, Hannafords, Target and other destinations. We continue to monitor the service with proper PPE and safe-rider distancing policies. Masks are required of all riders. Please call us at (617) 972-6490 for more information and to schedule your ride.
This service, provided by a grant from the Marshall Home Fund, is available based on driver availability for last minute, medical or other service appointments. Due to the impact of COVID-19, this service is now very limited. Masks are required of all riders. Please call us at (617) 972-6490 at least 2 days in advance so we can help to schedule your ride.
Senior Parking Permits
Renew by phone, or schedule a brief in-person appointment to purchase a new permit. Call (617) 972-6490 for information. For residents 65+. Permits are $3.00 for two years and $2.00 for one year for up to 2 hours of free metered parking in municipal parking lots (not metered street parking).
Watertown Food Pantry
- Open Tuesdays 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
- Located at 80 Mount Auburn Street, rear.
- Masks are required of all visitors to the Food Pantry.
- Donations accepted Tuesdays 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM.
- For more Information: Watertown Food Pantry
Watertown High School Building Project