Document Type

Fact Sheet

Publication Date



COVID-19 [pandemic, COVID-19 vaccine, older adults, senior centers, councils on aging, Massachusetts


Gerontology | Health Policy | Public Health


Senior centers/COAs in Massachusetts remained largely operational through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and continued to assist older adults in the community. With the introduction of a vaccine, return to ‘normal’ operations has become more feasible. By mid-2021, senior centers were returning to some in-person operations and continued adaptations for safety, including mask-wearing, limiting capacity, fewer walk-ins, and increased hand sanitization availability.



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