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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.

Age Strong Commission
Contact
1 City Hall Square
Room 271
Boston, MA 02201
United States
Monday through Friday, 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.

Our vision, mission, and values

Who we are

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.

Mayor Walsh with an older Boston resident
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.

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News and Announcements

Latest news
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Oct 11

New Creative Aging Program for the arts announced

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Jan 16

Age Strong Commission Announced by Mayor Walsh

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Nov 7

New ordinance will help older residents with property taxes

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Business Designation
Jul 5

Age and Dementia-Friendly Business designation launched

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Meet our leadership team

Find out about Commissioner Emily Shea and our leadership team:

Learn more about us