Council on Aging

Missing your exercise or art class?  Click on one of the links below and try this at home.  As always please check with your doctor before participating in any exercise class!   Kathleen Picardi (Yoga Class)  Denyce Holley (Core Workout)  Paul Papadonis (Art Class)


Information Regarding Stimulus Check for Seniors who collect Social Security: Click on link below

NEW PROGRAM AT NESSRALLA FARM: The program is to purchase produce from Nessralla Farm either by delivery or curbside pickup here is the information they have shared with me.Contactless, same day curbside pickup or next day delivery (in Halifax, Plympton, Oak Point only). $20 minimum order. For everyone's safety, payment must be made via credit or debit card over the phone. Call 781.294.1767 to order: you have two options, a $20 grab bag, or order your preference. At this point we only have one phone line and the answering machine aspect is inconsistent. We don’t want to lose your order, so don’t leave a message—just give us a few minutes and call back!

We'll post a list of available produce by Thursday night, so check back in!

This is a new program for us...thank you for your patience and we'll figure it out together!

Pope's Tavern Closed - Services Still Available

As of 1:00 PM, March 13, 2020, Pope’s Tavern, used by the Halifax Council on Aging for offices and services, will be closed to the public for an indefinite period of time. This decision was made jointly by the Board of Selectmen, Town Administrator, Council on Aging Director, and Fire Chief.

We are 100% committed to serving our senior population during this difficult time; to that end, the entire staff will be providing transportation to medically necessary doctors’ appointments, deliver Meals on Wheels, and phone check-in and will hold appointments as needed at the COA building.

If you or someone you know needs assistance, please contact the Council on Aging at 781-293-7313, during normal business hours. For emergencies, please call 911.

Mission Statement

To identify the economic, health and cultural needs of our senior community and provide an environment of support, learning and socialization while striving to enrich lives by offering a wide array of programs, transportation and advocating on their behalf, when necessary, thereby promoting independence, wellness and dignity.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Council on Aging is an appointed (by the Board of Selectmen), five-person committee dedicated to providing services to the elderly of Halifax. These services include the Elderbus, Meals-on-Wheels, medical programs, lunch at Pope's Tavern, cultural and educational programs, and assistance in obtaining services from the State and Federal Governments.


Staff Contacts



Brenda Fitzgerald

Outreach Coordinator

Lisa Silvia


Council on Aging Board

NameTitleTerm Expires
Jo Schofield


June 30, 2022

Ava Grimason

Vice Chairman

June 30, 2020

Judy Rakutis


Marge Smith


June 30, 2021

Martha Smith