The Council on Aging is the official Town of
Winchester agency whose eleven members are
appointed by the Board of Selectmen for three year
terms, and whose statutory responsibilities include
1) the identification of the needs of senior citizens
along with the available resources within the community,
The Council's budget is appropriated annually by
the Town Meeting. The Council is also eligible for
grant awards from the Executive Office of Elder
Affairs and the Minuteman Home Care Corporation.
The Council is concerned with long range policies
and plans, interdepartmental cooperation and col-
laboration, outside funding and coordination with
other communities and the Executive Offfice of
2) the education of the community at large with the
problems of aging and the needs of its older citizens,
3) the designing and instituting of services that are
4) the coordination of the efforts of agencies which
serve senior citizens.
The Winchester Seniors Association, Inc.
is composed of all Winchester residents 55 years
old and over and its purpose is to promote the
well-being of Winchester senior citizens through the
delivery of numerous programs and activities, most
of which are provided by volunteer personnel. The
work of the WSA is financed by annual fund drives,
fairs, and donations. The WSA and the COA are
two separate organizations working together closely
to accomplish their mutual objectives.
The Winchester Seniors Association Trust
holds the deed to the land and the Jenks Senior
Center. Its five original members were elected by
the WSA to be responsible for the upkeep, supervision and rental of the property.