Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Town of Scituate United States of America
The town of Scituate is rich with supports and programs for older adults living in our community. The Council on Aging (COA) provides opportunities and connection to resources targeted to the needs and interests of our older adult population. The community supports our older adult population through available municipal resources, including financial assistance, such as Tax work-off reduction and other deferment opportunities, recreational activities, and public transportation. These programs supplement COA-provided services, which are directed at adults over 60 years of age and disabled adults. Additionally, the downtown and adjacent area is accessible and provides ample parking opportunities in addition to the public bus stops. Within the town of Scituate, there is a dedicated walking and biking area as well as shared sidewalks, which are available in and around the downtown and the coastal area. Many active older adults take advantage of these assets. The Senior Center provides opportunities for walking groups led by volunteers or staff, as well as recreational group activities and many leisure, educational, and informational events. All of these events occur on a regular basis. Other opportunities exist through the local Historical Society, the church communities, public library, and downtown merchant association. In addition, a senior employment networking group is helping to address attitudes toward older workers. Moreover, the Scituate Education Foundation considers proposals benefiting older adults in providing grant funding. These proposals would be in support of a variety of lifelong learning programs and opportunities as proposed by the COA Director, Board members and or staff.