Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to join the Council on Aging?
No, there is no need for “membership” in the Council on Aging or our Senior Center. The COA serves all Wayland residents who are age 60 and over, and anyone who needs help supporting an older friend or family member.
How can I get on your mailing list to receive your monthly newsletter?
Just give us a call at 508-358-2990 or stop by. We’ll be glad to add you to our mailing list. Our newsletter is also available online.
Can you recommend a home care agency? Or a snow removal service?
We cannot recommend specific companies or individuals. But we can provide information about what to look for and what questions to ask. We also have lists of local companies that you can check out.
Can you help me understand Medicare and my other health insurance options?
Our SHINE Counselors can meet with you for free and advise you on Medicare and health insurance. Call the COA to make an appointment with a SHINE counselor. SHINE — Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone on Medicare — is a federal program.
I have some legal questions. Can you help with that?
An elder law attorney periodically offers free 20-minute consultations here at the COA. If you have legal questions, call the COA to make an appointment.
How can I sign up for Meals on Wheels?
Wayland’s Meals on Wheels program is administered by our local elder services agency, called Baypath. To find out if you or a loved one is eligible for Meals on Wheels, please call Baypath at 508-573-7246 or visit the Baypath website. The Wayland Council on Aging provides and supports the wonderful volunteers who deliver the meals Monday through Friday. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Ann Gordon.
Where can I find links to other helpful resources for seniors?