Swansea Council on Aging

Committed to helping Swansea's seniors

About Us

The Swansea Council on Aging is primarily an informational and referral agency.  We try to help you directly or by introducing you to a network of federal, state and local support services.  The Senior Center is open for drop-in activities Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (5:00 PM on Wednesdays).  Swansea residents aged 60 and older are invited to enjoy the activities and companionship at the center.

What we offer

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Bingo
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Chair Exercise
  • Community  Education
  • Computer Classes
  • Computer Lab
  • Computer Tutor
  • Diabetic Bingo
  • Dominos
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Farmers' Market Vouchers
  • Fitness Programs
    • Aerobics
    • Tai Chi
    • Walking Club & Resistance Bands
    • Yoga
    • Zumba
  • Fuel Assistance
  • Gadget Day
  • Glucose Screening
  • Health Insurance Counseling 
  • Entertainment
  • Knitting Club
  • Lawyer Referral
  • Mahjong
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Medical Loan Closet
  • My Vigorous Mind-Brain Gym
  • Pitch (High Low Jack)
  • Podiatry
  • Silver Alert Registration
  • Supportive Day Care
  • Tax Assistance
  • Transportation
  • Wii

Why should I participate in the programs and Services of a Council on Aging or a Senior Center?

The main reason you should participate in your Council on Aging/Senior Center is simple - IT'S YOURS!  This is your center and it is what you make of it.  The programs and services offered are for your benefit.  One of the things I find most disappointing as a Council on Aging Director is seeing how so few of us understand the difference a Council on Aging or Senior Center can make in our lives.   My mission with this website is to educate members of the community so that there is a better understanding of the role we play and the difference we hope to make.  

I believe there is a very unfortunate stigma attached to the words "Council on AGING" or "SENIOR Center".  Let's be honest, too many people think we are here to serve "old" people.  The truth is our participants vary in age, with some participants in their 40's.  That's not to say that I don't get that occasional 90 year old who refuses to come to the center because "That's for old people!"  My response to that is, boy are you missing out.  

If you're looking for some socialization, perhaps you should think of us as a permanently docked cruise ship offering dedicated and friendly staff members to assist you with all the amenities "on board" - Food, entertainment, recreational activities, fitness programs, free computer access and much more!  Check out the rest of our website for more information.  It's time to redefine what a Council on Aging/Senior Center is.  I should mention we do NOT offer one amenity found on a cruise ship - NO BEDS!  Stop in to see all the fun you're missing.  

Although we're dedicated to making sure you have a fun time while at our center, we also understand there are times you need more than that.  Our staff can assist you in other more serious matters.  Perhaps you need assistance understanding your health insurance options, need someone to do your grocery shopping while recovering from an illness, struggling to keep your loved one safe, trying to cope with caregiver stresses for loved ones with cognitive disorders or maybe you need a ride to a doctor's appointment.  There is so much we can do for you if only you would reach out and let us try.  If we can't help, we will do all we can to find you someone who can.  Give us a try.  What have you got to lose?

Board of Directors

Margaret Riley, Chairperson

Marita Durkin-Gray, Vice Chairperson 

Wanda Peloquin

Mary Anne Tuttle


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