The mission of the Council on Aging (COA) is to provide advocacy and support services to help Arlington elders live dignified and independent lives. The Council’s primary responsibilities are to design, promote, and implement services to address the identified needs of the community’s elder population and to coordinate existing services in the community. The COA works in concert with public and private agencies and providers in the area, and with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs.
TOWN BYLAW, TITLE II, ARTICLE 2: COUNCIL ON AGING
ART. 18, A.T.M., 4/27/92
There shall be a Council on Aging consisting of not less than three nor more than nine members who shall be registered voters of the Town and who shall be appointed by the Town Manager, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, for the purpose of coordinating or carrying out programs designed to meet the problems of the aging in co-ordination with programs of the Commission on Aging established under Section 73 of Chapter 6 of the General Laws of Massachusetts.