COUNCIL ON AGING

IMPORTANT RESOURCES FOR SENIORS
While our building remains closed to the public, the full COA staff is available by phone and email during regular business hours. You can reach all staff members at (508) 888-4737. If a staff member is working remotely, we will relay a message to that person. Please see the latest newsletter (Early Summer 2020) on this website or available by mail.

Transportation – Essential medical appointments only. Please confirm with your doctor. We cannot transport anyone with symptoms of the virus. Please call your primary care physician if you are ill.

Grocery Shopping – We do not provide shoppers, but can transport individuals to the store. At this time, we can only transport one person at a time. Stops can be made at a pharmacy or bank. If you are unable to access food, please call the office for alternate resources.

Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps Grocery Delivery – The Medical Reserve Corps is now providing a free grocery delivery service for seniors.
*MRC volunteers will pick up your pre-ordered, pre-paid groceries and deliver to you. Please call (508) 566-7161 for more information.

Grab-N-Go Meals – Drive through breakfast and lunch are available at the Sandwich High School, Monday-Friday 11:00am – 1:00pm.
*This program will end on June 16th when public school is out for the summer. We will provide updated resources soon.

Outreach – Information and referrals for services are available. Please call the office at (508) 888-4737.

Caregivers – Please register with the COA if you are caring for a loved one with dementia. In the event that something happens to you, First Responders will notify the COA to make sure your emergency caregiver is contacted.

Telephone Reassurance – We will be reaching out via telephone to our most vulnerable seniors. Please let us know if you need telephone check-ins.

Food Pantry – The food pantry has changed their registration policy during the pandemic; please contact the COA to arrange a monthly delivery of fresh food; can include meat, fruits & vegetables, and shelf stable foods.

PLEASE NOTE: At this time you can still register for Meals On Wheels. Please call Elder Services at (508) 394-4630.

Programming – We have created several online program options via Zoom. We are working to bring you more possibilities via Sandwich Community TV for those without computers. While we won’t be open for our normal programs for a while, stay tuned to learn more about future safe and approved activities. Call the office for more information on all programs or check our latest newsletter available on this website or by mail.

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Members

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Council Overview

The mission of the Council on Aging is to partner with the Sandwich community to assure the best quality of life for older adults (age 60+), their families and caregivers. Our goal is to develop and provide programs and supportive outreach services promoting an independent, active and healthy lifestyle. We strive to ensure that Sandwich seniors have the opportunity to participate in an environment that fosters learning, social connection, and volunteerism.

Residents Under Age 60

Presently, the Council provides various assistance programs including fuel assistance and SNAP.  Referrals to other agencies are also offered.