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Services and Programs

The Woburn Council on Aging Senior Center, is located at 144 School Street,  Woburn, MA.  The Center is accessible to individuals with physical disabilities.  We are open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. offering morning coffee, free use of pool tables and free lending library of books, magazines, books-on-cassette, and VCR tapes.  We provide a variety of services and programs for seniors and their families that include: 

Information and Referral 
Call 781-897-5960 for information about services available for seniors through the Council on Aging/Senior Center, and through other local and national agencies.  Our monthly newsletter contains information regarding our free weekly lecture series, monthly trips, special events, and a daily calendar of activities.  The Newsletter is available at the Senior Center, City Hall, Woburn Public Library, and also via the mail.

Transportation Services

The Woburn COA offers seniors curb-to-curb Van Services with a handicap accessible van and a Senior Discount Taxi Program.  Please call 781-897-5964 at least 72 hours in advance to request a ride to the Senior Center.  Volunteers are available in the Senior Discount Taxi Office (781-897-5970) Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Meal Programs 
Congregate and Home-delivered Meals available at the Senior Center via Minuteman Senior Services.  Please call Meal Site Manager at 781-935-2239 or 888-222-6171 for details.

Outreach Department
The Outreach Department provides information and referral for legal issues, housing, consumer protection, medical concerns, health care proxy / advance directives & other senior issues via telephone, office and/or home visits.  Assistance is also provided to fill out applications, such as "The Ride" and food stamps.  Call Ruth Gronemeyer, Outreach Worker, at 781-897-5965.

Support Groups 
Diabetic Support Group, Low Vision Support Group, Bereavement Support Group, Veteran's Social Hour and Senior Friendship Circle; call 781-897-5960 for information. 

Senior Issues Lecture Series
Wednesday lecture series begins with a breakfast buffet at 9:45 a.m. for those attending the lecture - at a cost of $2 per breakfast and continues with a free lecture at 10:30 a.m.  Call Judy Tanner at 781-897-5963 for a listing of upcoming lectures.  This group is sponsored by "Friends Helping Seniors, Inc."

Services Available 

Call 781-897-5960 for schedule of SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders), Podiatrist, Blood Pressure Clinic, Hearing Tests, Haircuts, Legal Assistance with Elder Law Attorney, Fuel Assistance/TRICAP, and AARP Tax Preparation.  

Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-off Program
The City of Woburn funds the Property Tax Work-off Program annually for up to thirty seniors who work 125 hours for a City department to earn a maximum $1000 exemption. The participants must meet specific eligibility requirements, not to exceed $45,000 for single household and $55,000 for a couple.  Call 781-897-5961 for futher details. 
 
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers are an important aspect of the Woburn Senior Center.  To learn more about volunteer opportunities, call Judy Tanner at 781-897-5963.

Helpful Phone Numbers and Websites
Program / Organization
Phone Number
Food Stamps
1-866-950-3663
Tri-Cap Fuel Assistance
781-322-6284
Weatherization / Heating Systems
781-322-4190
Minuteman Senior Services
781-272-7177
Social Security Administration
1-800-772-1213 
Medicare
1-800-Medicare or 1-800-633-4227
Massachusetts State Health Insurance Assistance Program
1-800-243-4636
MassHealth Enrollment
1-888-665-9993 or 1-800-234-4636
State Taxpayer Service Line
617-887-6367 or 1-800-392-6089
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
1-800-632-8175
Senior Information Hotline and Prescription Advantage
1-800-243-4636
AARP
1-888-687-2277
MassMedLine 1-866-633-1617
Attorney General's Office 617-727-2200
Massachusetts Division of Banks
617-956-1501
Massachusetts Executive Office of Consumer Affairs
888-283-3757 or 617-973-8787
Home Builders Association of Massachusetts
800-632-8168
The Better Business Bureau
508-652-4800 
Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection
1-877-FTC-HELP or 1-877-ID-THEFT
US Securities and Exchange Commission
1-800-SEC-0330
Division of Insurance
617-521-7794
National Do Not Call Registry
1-888-382-1222
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
800-611-6274 
Citizens Energy
1-877-563-4645
Office of Currency
800-613-6743
Office of Thrift Supervision
202-906-6000
Mass Energy Consumer Alliance
1-800-287-3950
NStar's Discount Program
1-800-566-2080
Food Source Hotline
1-800-645-8333

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