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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. 


Age Strong Survey

We Want to Hear from You!

Boston’s Age Strong Commission and Human Services Cabinet have partnered with Health Management Associates (HMA) to conduct surveys and focus groups to help determine which kinds of spaces, and programming and activities Boston’s older adults most want and need across the city. If you’re an older adult (age 60+) living in Boston, we want to hear from you! The survey will take approximately 10 minutes or less to complete. 

Click here to take the survey in 7 Languages


Age Strong Blog
The Age Strong Commission now has a blog! Read more here:
Age Strong Blog


Through the Older Americans Act Support and Health Services Grant, the City of Boston’s Age Strong Commission seeks to fund programs that are providing a comprehensive and supportive social service system while promoting longevity and an optimal quality of life for older adults. The goal is to leverage existing community trust and foster a sense of community within each neighborhood. We want to ensure high-quality social programs are accessible to older adults.  

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 12 p.m.

Click here to learn more and apply


We are seeking a partner(s) to serve as host sites for Boston’s Family Caregiver Support Programs. The Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) is funded through Title III of the Older Americans Act (OAA) and works to provide support and resources for caregivers who are caring for someone over the age of 60, or grandparents raising grandchildren. The program addresses supporting and improving outcomes for caregivers through providing individual counseling, support groups, caregiver training, respite care, and supplemental services.

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.

Data on Aging in Boston

Are you curious about aging in Boston by the numbers? Check out these informative datasets showing details on which neighborhoods are home to the most older adults, what languages are spoken by older adults, and more!

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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