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The Town of Cohasset is considering the construction of a new Senior Center that will provide the opportunity for expanded programming within a dedicated building. In support of planning efforts by the Town of Cohasset, a study was conducted by the Gerontology Institute of the McCormack Graduate School at UMass Boston. The study addresses the need for, and probable utilization of, a new Senior Center, and includes consideration of the recreational, educational and health-related programs that are likely to be offered through the new Center. Results of the study presented in this report respond to three questions: First, what are the demographic characteristics of Cohasset with respect to aging and the older population? Second, what features and services do community members value in Cohasset, and what programs would be most valued in a Senior Center? And third, what are the features of other communities’ Senior Centers, and their associated expenses?



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