From one of our regulars who has been with us for 18 years...The Topsfield Council on Aging. What can I say about it? I first became involved with the COA retiring 18 years ago. The director worked her magic on me and convinced me to volunteer. This led to my serving on the Board of Directors. In these nearly two decades, I have watched our COA evolve from a small operation with limited programs and services to one that competes with much larger COAs. Our Tuesday Excursions are a favorite and our Wednesday shopping trips are fun. Thursday Luncheons are growing more popular along with Tai Chi, Restorative Yoga, Parkinson's Fitness, and especially Dance Out Dementia. The exercise programs are appropriate for all levels and abilities. We have a book club, Game Day, Technology Tips, Watercolor Painting, Silver Screenings with Vinny, and much more. Topsfield's senior citizens and disabled residents are well taken care of by the Topsfield COA Team and the Friends of the Topsfield Council on Aging, who sponsor many of our activities and events. It’s been a great experience for me. Join us! Everyone fits in at the Topsfield COA!
The warm and friendly reception I received when I called the COA Office made me feel very important.
There is an abundance of unity in the incredible commUNITY that is the Topsfield Council on Aging. If you haven't yet participated in a COA event, now is the time!
From one of our Topsfield Indoor Memory Cafe guests...I love coming here because I can be me!
From our shoppers...We are very fortunate to have the COA and our bus driver. He accommodates people very well.
All Awesome People.. They really do care about the aging and they put their time, money, and talent where their mouths are.. Meaning they backup what they say.
...such a fun event. Glad to be part of it!!
Great work for the community.
The COA is my family. I'm in my 90s and live alone but I can always count on the COA to provide support and to answer my questions about Medicare, taxes, etc. I visit the VNA "Keep Well & Blood Pressure Clinic" often and the information gathered helps my doctor develop a better treatment plan.
I feel blessed to have Topsfield COA in my life. It is the safety net under my trapeze wire, my friend in a storm and, at times, my guardian angel.
Since starting Meals on Wheels over a year ago, I have gained the 10 pounds I needed to get to a healthy weight. The meals are delicious and well seasoned. The meal schedule is well laid out and informative.
To submit a testimonial about your experiences with the Topsfield Council on Aging, please email Executive Director Paula Burke at [email protected].