Council on Aging (COA)
The Mansfield Council on Aging is a multi-faceted human services department which services the needs of all elders, age 60 and over.
With a strong commitment toward offering low cost and free health services, the COA sponsors health clinics at the Drop In Center, as well as at other locations within Mansfield.
Health clinics include:
- Blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar
- Bone density
- Flu and other immunizations
- Health issues workshop series
This free virtual bowling league is offered two times per week, and competes with other locals COA Wii bowling leagues. Wii Bowling is fun and includes seniors of differing abilities
Daily Cards Games
The Council On Aging encourages seniors to socialize daily with others in our informal and friendly atmosphere. Light refreshments are always available.
Instructed by a commercial artist, students work in pastels, oils, charcoal, pen and ink or water color. Beginners through expert are welcome in this class. A $3 per person per class donation for residents, $5 for non-residents, is appreciated.
The COA Joyful Chorus meets every Thursday mornings at 9:00am. The group practices familiar songs based on a theme in preparation for a Christmas & Spring concerts. Newcomers are always welcome!
The COA Quilting Class meets weekly for creative group or individual quilting projects. Quilts are donated to area non-profit agencies and wounded and disabled soldiers. Beginners are welcome in this activity.
The COA holds an Iphone Workshop the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm. The workshops are free but pre-registration is required. Please call the COA at 508-261-7368 to sign-up.
Drop in Center (DIC) Bingo
Weekly Bingo Games are sponsored by the Friends of the Drop In Center. Fees apply.
Educational Health & Wellness Workshops
Monthly workshops focus on aging well, and address issues of concern to seniors. These workshops are free and offer seniors the opportunity to network with professionals and other seniors.
Lunch and entertainment programs are offered monthly from September through May. Fee varies depending upon the event.
The COA offers weekly shopping trips to three grocery stores, and monthly trips to Emerald Square Mall, Mansfield Crossing and one other shopping plaza. Round trip fares are $2 with a punch ticket, or $2.50 cash, for the grocery store and Mansfield Crossing, and $5 to the Emerald Square Mall and the other shopping plaza.