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Engagement and Events for Older People

Staying active and engaged in your community is an important part of aging strong in the City.

We can connect you to programs and outings that enrich your life in Boston. We hold a number of events every year for older people in the city. These community events include our annual Mayor’s Walk, 50th Anniversary Celebration, and Senior First Night. For information about our upcoming events, call us at 617-635-4366.

Marchelle Raynor

"It's always fun to be active in the City of Boston!"
- Marchelle Raynor, 72

Visit the 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


Creative Aging Program Poetry Prompt

The "Creative Aging Program: Poetry Prompt" was created by the Age Strong Commission, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture and funded by Goddard House. Through the program, we invited Boston older adults to submit original poetry to be featured in this collection.

Thanks to the CAP Poetry Prompt teaching artists:

  • Eleanor Elektra  
  • Pampi
  • Mattia Maurée

Thanks to these Boston Public Library branches:

  • Jamaica Plain Branch
  • Mattapan Branch

Read the CAP Poetry Chapbook

Other ways to stay engaged and connected

Seniors Talking

Mayor’s Advisory Council

Are you interested in having a say in the City’s priorities affecting the population of adults who are 60 and older? Consider joining our Advisory Council. Call 617-635-4366 for more information.

Volunteer opportunities

Your strong skills and experiences are needed in our city. We can connect you to a variety of volunteer opportunities based on your interests

Citations from the Mayor

Each year, the Mayor sends out hundreds of certificates and greeting cards to residents when they reach special milestones. Learn about how to get recognition from the Mayor, or call us at 617-635-4366.

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