Elder & Social Services (COA)
- What type of services does The Upton Center offer to seniors?
We offer services to the residents of Upton with a focus on seniors and those who are disabled. Services such as assistance with Medicare and Health Insurance, fuel assistance, Mass Health information, home visits and outreach, senior tax work-off program, flu shots, tax clinic, information about financial assistance, blood pressure, food stamps and other applications, onsite meals and more. Feel free to stop by for a visit or call us at 508-529-4558.
- When I call or stop by, who do I speak to?
You can speak to anyone of the staff here at the Center. When you enter the Senior Center, head towards the reception desk and someone there will be happy to assist you. If you prefer to call, our number is 508-529-4558. If no one answers your call, please leave a message and our staff will respond as soon as possible.
If you are inquiring about our community lunch or Meals on Wheels you can speak to our Nutritional Center Manager, Al Vautour. He can be reached at 508-529-9094. Community lunch is served at 11:45 Monday through Friday. Al requires at least 24 hours notice if you would like to attend.
- Do I need to be a member?
No, the Upton Center is not a club. We welcome everyone, even if you're not a senior or a resident of the town. Stop by the front desk and we'll give you a tour.
If you would like you can sign up for a MySeniorCenter Card. It is a card you can attach to your key chain, and when you visit the center for any events or programs you can sign in. MySeniorCenter is a program that allows us to keep track of the number of people who attend our center.
- Does the Upton Center only offer services to elders?
No, the Upton Center offers a full range of services to disabled and low income individuals and families. Additionally, the Center serves as a focal point from which individuals of all ages can attain information and referrals for different services offered to elders. The Center would like to think of itself as a resource engine to the community.
- I’m new in town or I’ve never been to the Upton Center, what type of events or activities do you offer?
The Upton Center tries to offer something for everyone's interest. We have exercise classes for every fitness level, cards, Bingo, shopping trips, special monthly trip(s) (concerts, movies, out to eat, museums, gardens, etc), monthly birthday bash, Mens' Club Supper, movies, holiday celebrations with entertainment and so much more! Our monthly newsletter lists the activities for the month. We are happy to take suggestions.
- Can I volunteer at the Center?
Absolutely! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at 508-529-4558. We have several volunteer opportunities we'd love to tell you about.