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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.


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

How do you #agestrong?

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

Age Strong Public Awareness Campaign

Senior Centers in Boston

There are a variety of senior centers in Boston. Please call them before visiting, as their hours and programs may vary. You can also download a flyer version of this list.

Senior Center Address Phone Number
East Boston Senior Center 7 Baywater St., East Boston 617-961-3131
Veronica B. Smith Senior Center 20 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton 617-635-6120
La Alianza Hispana, Aliancianos Senior Center 1000 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 101, Roxbury 617-427-7175
Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion IBA 405 Shawmut Ave., South End 617-535-1753
ABCD North End/West End 1 Michelangelo St., North End 617-523-8125
ABCD Mattapan  535 River St., Mattapan 617-298-2045
BCYF Grove Hall 51 Geneva Ave., Dorchester 617-635-1484
BCYF Golden Age Center 382 Main St., Charlestown 617-635-5175
Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center Brighton House 677 Cambridge St., Brighton 617-789-4289
Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center Quincy Towers 5 Oak Street West, Chinatown


Salvation Army Kroc Center 650 Dudley St., Dorchester 617-318-6939
VietAID 42 Charles St., Dorchester 617-822-3717
Operation PEACE Peterborough Senior Center 42 Peterborough St., Fenway 617-536-7154
The Kennedy Center 55 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown 617-241-8866
East Boston Social Center 68 Central Sq., East Boston 617-569-3221
South Boston Neighborhood House 136 H St., South Boston


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