The mission of the Town of Middleton MA Council on Aging and Senior Center is to enhance and promote the best quality of life for elders in our community. By treating those we serve with respect, dignity, and interest, we strive to foster self-fulfillment and independence.
We achieve our mission by:
- Advocacy via design and implementation of appropriate community based services;
- Serving as a sponsor of various programs, including social, nutritional, legal, financial, health related, mobility related, educational;
- Gathering and disseminating resource information vital to the well-being of elders and their caregivers;
- Keeping the general public and governing bodies aware of and supportive of the needs of our senior citizens;
- Promotion of programs that involve both physical and cognitive development
Our vision is to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment, whether in our building or through our other outreach venues. We support the rights and expectations of older adults through social participation, workforce training and placement, community involvement. We continuously strive to offer a wide variety of programs offering numerous benefits.
We Welcome You to our beautiful historic building
Our site, also known as Old Town Hall, has an interesting history and has been used for many purposes since it was built in 1848.
The Senior Center has been in this building for the past 15+ years. During part of this time the building was home to the Tri-Town Council, the Recreation Commission (still in residence). The building was closed for years, but prior to that, it housed various town offices over the decades.
Its former incarnations have been as a grange hall, community center, and as a church. It is so interesting to listen to residents in their 70s and 80s talk about the wonderful holiday pageants, the ballroom dancing lessons, the movies and the theatrical performances held in this elegant old building. There are also interesting records and recollections of animated town meetings. Some of the artifacts and documents regarding this building can be viewed in the town archives.