The Pepperell Council on Aging is a home-away-from-home environment dedicated to providing nourishment of the mind, body and soul offering support systems, social interaction, education, and physical activity for our senior citizens.
There are an estimated 12,000 residents and over 1,800 seniors in Pepperell. In 2011, we served approximately 1,200 residents, 80% of them 60 or over. While our programs are designed for people over 60, there is no age qualification to utilize them. We provide a monthly newsletter with up to date information. Over 1,300 are mailed to Pepperell seniors, 62 and older, and is available on our website.
The Council on Aging receives supplements to the monies provided by the town. Each year we receive grant money from the executive office of elder affairs (EOEA) to help support the center financially. The Pepperell Cultural Council funds additional programs and we also receive support from the Friends of the Pepperell Seniors, a private nonprofit organization.
Donations & Rentals
The Senior Center is also fortunate in receiving many donations. These include office furniture and supplies, food, computers, gift certificates, activity supplies, as well as cash donations.
Several nonprofit groups and other town departments continue to utilize the building after hours. The Senior Center has been designated as a temporary Emergency Shelter.