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Age Strong Commission

For us, strength comes in many forms. Strength of community. Of cultures. Of experiences. Strength to embrace new chapters and opportunities. We believe that Bostonians who are 55+ make our City strong and vibrant.

Our mission is to enhance your life with meaningful programs, resources, and connections so we can live and age strong in Boston together.

We have many designations. As a Commission, Council on Aging, and Area Agency on Aging, we are not new to aging. We have been doing this for more than 50 years. Age with us.

For assistance accessing resources, please make an appointment with your Age Strong Advocate. 


Expanding Engagement Grant Opportunity

Through the Expanding Engagement Grant, the City of Boston’s Age Strong Commission seeks to fund projects that are expanding social engagement programming and outreach to older adults. The goal of this grant program is to leverage existing community trust and foster a sense of community within each neighborhood. Grants will be made to ensure high-quality social engagement programs are accessible to older adults in every corner of Boston.  

Applications must be submitted by Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 5 p.m.

Click here to learn more and apply

Reporting Elder Abuse


Elder abuse includes physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, caretaker neglect, financial exploitation, and self neglect.

If you or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, you can contact Massachusetts Elder Protective Services 800-922-2275. They investigate reports involving a person aged 60 or older.

If you'd like to speak to an Age Strong Advocate regarding assistance reporting an instance of elder abuse, call us at 617-635-4366.

Our Mission


We envision a city that embraces aging. Our mission is to enhance the lives of people 55+ with meaningful programs, resources, and connections so together we can live and age strong in Boston.

Our Values:

In addition to the values of our City Brand, we also emphasize a few other qualities in our work.

  1. Respect: We believe it is an honor to help older Bostonians, and we treat people with dignity.
  2. Inclusivity​​​​​​​: Diversity in our city makes Boston better, and we pay special attention to how we can best meet the needs of all older residents.
  3. Patience: We take the time to listen with compassion and meet people where they are.
  4. Integrity: Credibility and trust is core to who we are and how we serve older Bostonians.
  5. Joy: Enjoying all that the City of Boston has to offer is important to us, so we promote fun at our events, in our conversations with residents, and on our teams.
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