Acton MA Senior Services

Acton, MA was named the 11th Best Place To Live among small towns in the country by Money Magazine in 2015, and the 16th best in 2009 and in 2011.

It is approximately 20 miles west-northwest of Boston. Part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Acton was originally part of Concord. It was established as an independent town on July 3, 1735.

At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, on April 19, 1775, minutemen from Acton fought at the North Bridge in Concord as part of the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Today it is considered one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. There are many historical sights, shops and parks. Acton is safe and has a small community feel.

Acton provides many services for its senior residents

Coordinating Services

Acton Senior Center
50 Audubon Drive, Acton MA, 978-929-6652

The Center serves Acton residents 60 years of age and older.

Acton Council on Aging, 50 Audubon Drive, Acton MA, 978-264-9643

Connected to the Senior Center, the Council on Aging provides services, referrals, and information resources on a wide variety of topics. Social opportunities, educational experiences, financial counseling resources, transportation, therapeutic needs, and other opportunities fall within the Council’s scope. The COA offers elder care resource consultations, home visits, handyman services, and serves as an intake center for heating fuel assistance, and an information source for issues like insurance guidance, elder law referrals, seasonal AARP tax help, and prescription programs.


Legal Services

Generations Law Group, 179 Great Rd, Acton, MA #109, 978-263-0006

Protecting Today What Matters Tomorrow.  Offering tailored legal services in estate planning, elder law, probate, and Medicaid planning


Medical Services

Emerson Hospital 133 Old Road to 9 Acre Corner, Concord,

Emerson Hospital is affiliated with many of the best medical facilities in the country, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Lahey Clinic, Children’s Hospital Boston, and Tufts Medical Center.


Nursing Homes/Assisted Living

Benchmark Senior Living, 10 Devon Drive,

Benchmark Senior Living at Robbins Brook offers excellent care for senior residents through assisted living, memory care, and respite care services.

Life Care Center of Acton, 1 Great Road,

Life Care Centers provides long-term health care.

Nutrition/Food Programs

Acton Food Program Senior Center 50 Audubon Drive

Through its Senior Dining Centers program, Minuteman provides lunch on weekdays for Acton seniors 60 years and older

Mount Calvary Community Supper, 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays at 472 Massachusetts Ave.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities.

Personal Care, Home Health Care, Homemaking

Connected Home Care provides supportive in-home elder care services to assist seniors.


Visiting Angels in Acton, 978-263-1212

The senior care services helps local seniors with a wide range of needs.


Acton Pharmacy, 563 Massachusetts Ave, 978-263-3901

Providing custom compounded prescriptions that are often not available through large chain pharmacies.

PharmaciesCVS Pharmacy, 400 Massachusetts Ave.,978-263-3385

Rite Aide, 100 Powder Mill Road, 978-897-1600 


The town of Acton contracts transportation services for all residents, including seniors. Rides are available Monday through . 978-844-6809 weekdays.

Acton COV Van 978-264-9643

On weekdays, the COA van provides transportation for seniors (age 60 and over) for local and limited out of town rides. One-way cost for Acton rides is $1.00 and for nearby towns is $1.50.