Council On Aging

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve as a resource supporting the unique needs of Norwell’s older adults and their families. Our goal is to develop and provide programs and services promoting an independent, healthy and active lifestyle. We strive to ensure that Norwell’s older adults have the opportunity to participate in a safe, welcoming and open environment that fosters learning, social interaction, volunteerism and to enhance dignity and a connection to the community.

COVID-19 Update

All regular programming and transportation has resumed.  We are a mask friendly facility for those who choose to wear one.  A reminder that if you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, even mild ones, we ask that we please stay home.  This will help ensure the safety and well-being of other visitors and our staff.  Thank you for your considerate cooperation. 

While masks are also no longer required on our vans, we strongly encourage riders to consider wearing one, especially if you are in an at-risk category.   Please contact the office at 781-659-7878 for more information. 

Update on the Multigenerational Community Center

Click here for information on the Multigenerational Community Center Project

About Us

The Norwell Council on Aging is a municipal department comprised of seven-member board of town-appointed residents. Staff includes one full-time Director, one part-time Outreach Coordinator, one full-time Program Coordinator, three part-time drivers and three on-call drivers, three part-time receptionists and 1 part-time custodian. The COA has been in existence since 1966 and offers a wide variety of programs and support services.


Follow Rte. 3 South to exit 13 (Rte. 53/Rte. 123/Norwell/Hanover). At the end of the ramp, turn LEFT onto Rte. 53 (Washington St.). At the first light (junction of Rte. 123 and Rte. 53) turn RIGHT onto Rte. 123 (Webster St.). Assinippi General Store will be on the right. The road turns to Main St. once you enter Norwell. Follow Rte.123/Main St. for approximately 1 1/2 miles. You will pass Norwell Middle and High School on the right and Town Hall on the left. Turn RIGHT onto Circuit St and follow for approximately one mile. You will see blue signs for the Norwell Council on Aging. Turn RIGHT onto Pine St. The Norwell Council on Aging is on the right.

Staff Contacts



Community Services Coordinator

Program Coordinator

Dementia Friendly Coordinator

Linda Boden


Judy Kelly


Robert Mavilia

Van Driver

Betty McNeil

Van Driver

Fred Zarick

Van Driver

Ken Peterson

On-call Driver

Board Members

NameTitleTerm Expires
John Mahoney

Chair, At Large Member


Beata Takahashi

At Large Member


Ralph J. Rivkind

At Large Member


Allison Hughan

At Large Member