The Council on Aging office is closed for the day.
COA Snow Days
With winter officially here there are some safety cautions to be aware of when attending classes and activities at the Council on Aging. Remember that when the Maynard schools close, the COA is always closed, and if there is a delay in the schools’ opening, the COA will always have a delay in opening. With any snowy and icy conditions the parking lot may not be plowed before the COA’s scheduled time to open. (the COA’s hours are 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
In addition to the parking lot sloping upward, the walkway to the COA has a steep incline before you get to the main stairs. We do have a railing on the right side of the walkway but with any inclement conditions (even when treated) the walkway may be of risk. As well the steps in the front of the building can be slippery (even when treated) – please use the railings on either side of the steps. At the front entrance melting and dripping water off the roof can be of concern as it can form a puddle which will freeze in certain conditions. Every attempt is made to treat slippery and icy area,s but things will refreeze quickly in certain conditions. Orange cones will be put out when it isn’t safe in certain areas, including the walkway facing the golf course. The steps and walkway on the back side of the building facing the upper parking lot should never be used to enter the COA. It is a priority of the COA to keep anyone entering the building safe. In addition, even when the schools are open, you may receive a “robo-call” from the COA advising you access to the building is not safe and classes and activities will be cancelled.
Always call the COA if you are not certain the COA is accessible and open. We’re not able to include you in a “robo-call” without your phone number in our My Senior Center program – please call the COA and sign up – 978-897-1009.