Senior Activities Through the Council on Aging

Programming & Essential Services for Seniors

Lions Club Thanksgiving Dinner at the Senior Center

Connecting the Senior Community

The Newburyport Council on Aging is an incredible resource for the city’s older population, offering a variety of senior activities and services ranging from health and fitness to cultural and social needs. The goal of this non-profit organization is to encourage independence for Newburyport’s elderly while also improving their quality of life. 

Council on Aging Senior Activities PickleballThe Council on Aging’s programs and activities are tailored towards senior citizens but all ages are welcome to attend. Local seniors are encouraged to drop into as many as they would like, most do not require advanced registration. From fitness classes like Zumba to emotional support golden retrievers to a podiatry clinic or cancer support group, the Council on Aging always has a variety of senior activities to meet everyone’s needs. For the most current programs, visit the Friends of Newburyport Council on Aging Facebook page.

The Newburyport Council on Aging hosts many events in person at the Newburyport Community Senior Center, as well as offering virtual options. Many of these senior activities are free with some requiring a minimal fee for supplies.

Council on Aging Senior Activities Flower ArrangingFor those hoping to attend in person, the Council on Aging also offers transportation. The COA vans are available to all senior residents of Newburyport, as well as to disabled residents of any age. Passengers may use the vans to travel to any local Newburyport destination, including the senior center. While the service is free, $2 ride donations are much appreciated. Call the Council on Aging office to request a ride at least 24 hours in advance; 978-462-0430.

Along with senior activities and events, the Newburyport Council on Aging also focuses on keeping the senior community healthy with nutrition programs and partnerships. Homebound seniors may request meal deliveries through Meals on Wheels by calling 978-868-1422. Seniors may also opt to pick up meals through the COA’s Grab and Go option each Wednesday. To reserve meals, call the Council on Aging at 978-462-0430 the Monday before. Along with prepared meals, the COA also partners with Our Neighbors’ Table to offer grocery pick up at the Senior Center. To schedule your pick up call 978-388-1907.

Looking for a rewarding way to give back to your community?  Consider volunteering for the COA. The organization is always looking for people to help out with virtual and in-person senior activities, meal deliveries, transportation, and to make reassurance calls to the senior community. 

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331 High Street
Newburyport, MA 01950



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Newburyport’s Senior Community Center

A Tremendous Resource for the City of Newburyport

I’ll Meet You at the Senior Center

The Newburyport Senior Community Center is a wonderful asset to the city’s senior citizen population—offering a place to gather, socialize, and attend activities. While the programs and goals of the SCC focus on the elderly community, all ages are welcome to visit and attend events.

The Senior Center, located at 331 High Street, is a newer addition to Newburyport, offering updated amenities both inside and outside. Visitors are welcome to stop in anytime during operating hours, generally Monday-Friday 8 am to 4 pm, to take advantage of these common spaces.

Visitors can stop by their state-of-the-art computer lab to not only take advantage of the free wifi and access to computers but also to get help from a Technology Coach on questions they may have about their personal devices (smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc).

Recognizing the importance of exercise and staying healthy, The Senior Community Center also has a fitness room with five cardio machines that any visitor may use.

For those just hoping to socialize, the Billiard Room is a great option to play a friendly game of pool with peers. Outside the SCC, the patio, which has a protective tent, and the portico with bistro tables, are both spaces to gather and spend time with friends.

Along with the gathering spaces that the Senior Community Center offers, there are also daily events and programs put on by the Council On Aging ranging from exercise classes to games like Bridge and Mahjong to support groups. For a full list of activities and events visit the Friends of Newburyport Council On Aging’s Facebook page. The Council on Aging also supports the Senior Center by offering transportation to senior citizens and disabled non-elders daily. To request transportation call 978-462-0430 at least 24 hours in advance.

The Senior Community Center opens up its spaces for rental opportunities for events or meetings outside of regular business hours—after 4 pm on weekdays and from 7 am to 12 am on weekends. There are multiple options, from renting out the dining room and professorial grade kitchen to hosting a smaller reception in a common room. The Community Center also has 98 parking spaces to accommodate guests. To inquire about rentals email

For local businesses and residents that would like to volunteer their time or resources, reach out to the Senior Center directly at 978-462-0430.

Newburyport Senior Community Center:
331 High Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

Senior Center

331 High Street
Newburyport, MA 01950



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