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Age Strong Commission

COVID-19 update: Our services remain open and available by phone. In-person meetings are by appointment only. Please call 617-635-4366 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) or email If you need help with food access, please visit our COVID-19 food resources page.

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.

1 City Hall Square
Room 271
Boston, MA 02201
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City Hall is only open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Partner with us

We count on our community partners in advancing our mission. Learn more about partnership opportunities.

How do you #agestrong?

We want to evolve the conversation on aging. Join the conversation.

Age Strong Public Awareness Campaign

Our vision, mission, and values


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.

Age- and dementia-friendly Boston

We want to create an environment in which older adults can continue to lead healthy and productive lives in Boston.

Age-friendly Boston info

News and Announcements

Latest news
Drive in movie night - Cover Photo

Boston Parks pivots to drive-in movies amid pandemic

Parks and Recreation
Meal distribution graphic

City of Boston reaches COVID-19 meal distribution milestones

Food Access
People participating in fitness activities for Boston Social Fitness Festival

Boston to launch free online wellness studio on National Fitness Day, May 2

Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment
Image for Free meal sites expanded to serve adults

Free meal sites expanded to serve adults

Food Access
Age Strong news

Meet our leadership team

Find out about Commissioner Emily Shea and our leadership team:

Learn more about us