General Information

Maynard Council on Aging
Information on a variety of services for seniors, including the COA Van.
Phone: 978-897-1009

Minuteman Senior Services 
Free information about a wide range of elder services and programs including home care, respite care, dementia care, health insurance/public benefits, educational opportunities, private care management and more.  Will direct callers to appropriate resources.
Phone: 888-222-6171

Provides links to information about senior agencies and benefit programs, elder abuse and protective services, and the social security retirement program.  Also includes a "How do I?" FAQ section, and capability to do a keyword search for resources.

Includes online tools for needs assessment and finding matching services.  For MA elders and their families. 

Comprehensive guide providing information and links on a breadth of topics, including finance, legal, housing, healthcare, learning, transportation, recreation, advocacy and more.


The Official Website of the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs.  Provides links and information on advocacy groups working for seniors.

Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons.  

Hard of Hearing Advocates
Advocacy group that seeks to improve life for hard of hearing persons.

National Federation for the Blind
Advocacy group for the blind.


Maynard Senior Citizens' Club
All citizens over the age of 60 are invited to join the Maynard Senior Citizens' Club. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at the Elks Hall. Membership fee is $10 annually.

Call Patti Jome at 978-897-0535 or Nancy Hatch, 978-897-1839 for more information.


Middlesex Community College MILES Program
Offers intellectual stimulation, interaction, and friendship for adults ages 55+. We offer a variety of courses with no term papers, exams or grades! Classes are held at MCC's Bedford Campus. - Education
The Official Website of the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs.  Provides contact information for a list of Lifelong Learning Institutes (LLIs) in Mass. LLIs offer a wide range of educational courses with no tests, term papers, or credits.


Free Tax Preparation
Free tax preparation for federal and state income taxes for seniors at the Maynard Public Library.  Provided by AARP during tax season. Call the library's Reference Desk at 978-897-1010 x103 for more information.

MIT's Caregiver Handbook - Financial Planning
Comprehensive guide providing information and links on the topic of financial planning for seniors.

Food Assistance

Maynard Food Pantry.  
Individuals and families in need shop for free.  Currently open Mondays from 10AM-12PM.

Open Table (Maynard) 
Offers a community supper and food pantry. Free meals are offered in Clock Tower Place every Monday from 5pm-7pm.   

Meals on Wheels
Nutritious meals are delivered to home bound seniors, age 60 or older, and their spouses.  Run by Minuteman Services.

Eating Together  Concord Street Circle. Gather and socialize over a nutritious meal. 

Food Stamps.  The Maynard Council on Aging has the application form.  978-897-1009.

Fuel Assistance

Maynard Council on Aging
Call the Maynard Council on Aging for information on a fuel assistance program run by South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC).

Offers oil heat for those in need.

Mass Resources - Energy and Utility Assistance
Information on a range of assistance programs available in MA.


The Official Website of the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Provides information and links on a variety of health related topics including the Prescription Advantage, MassHealth, CommonHealth, long term care, chronic disease and rehabilitation hospitals, and coordinated care systems.

Health Benefits Counseling  
Free health insurance counseling for seniors under the SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) program.

Elder Abuse Hotline

Senior Walking Clubs
This document provides a list of nearby walking clubs for seniors. 


Maynard Housing Authority
Assistance with rent subsidies and public housing.
978-897-8738 - Housing 
The Official Website of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.  Provides links and information on a number of housing related topics including assisted living, supporting housing, congregate housing, continuing care retirement communities, and reverse mortgage counselors.

Non-profit elder day care.

MIT's Caregiver Handbook-Housing
Comprehensive guide providing information and links on the topic of housing and seniors.

Legal Services

Free legal aid to those with low income.

Middlesex County Bar Association
Offers a free information clinic and referral service to those with low income.


Low-cost transportation to medical appointments and shopping.   Monthly trips to select shopping destinations.  Call for reservations. Van operating hours: Daily 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Half fare with Senior Citizen Card.

*Magazines are located on the second floor of the library, next to the elevator.* 

Magazines can be checked out, except for the most recently received issue.  

AARP (Bi-monthly)
AARP Bulletin (Monthly)
Reminisce (Monthly)