Council on Aging


Below are the days and times for exercise classes that are airing on Comcast cable channels courtesy of Area 58. The class content will change every two weeks on Monday.

Channel 14:

Tai Chi: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11am

Yoga: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:30 am

These same classes air on Channel 13 in an earlier slot

Tai Chi: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 6:00 am

Yoga: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday at 6am and Saturday at 6:30am

The Council on Aging Remains Closed - Services are still available!!

As of 1:00 PM, March 13, 2020, Pope’s Tavern, used by the Halifax Council on Aging for offices and services, is 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.   The entire staff has been providing transportation to doctors appointments, volunteers continue to deliver Meals on Wheels, and Outreach has continued with phone check-ins and assistance with applications and referrals.  Aopointments are available 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