The Mendon Senior Center and Council on Aging serves Mendon residents sixty years of age or older, people with disabilities and caregivers. The Council on Aging provides a wide range of services and programs. All of the programs, activities, classes, and trips are detailed in a newsletter that is sent throughout the year to all Mendon senior residents, and is also available on the town website. The Mendon Council on Aging meets the second Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at the Senior Center. All Mendon residents are welcome to attend this meeting. The COA appreciates new ideas and suggestions.
Elder Abuse reports can be filed 24 hours a day either online (see instructions below) or by phone at (800) 922-2275. Elder abuse includes: physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, caretaker neglect, financial exploitation and self-neglect. Elder Protective Services can only investigate cases of abuse where the person is age 60 and over and lives in the community. To report abuse of a person with a disability under the age of 60, call the Disabled Persons Protection Commission at (800) 426-9009. To report abuse of a person by nursing home or hospital, call the Department of Public Health at (800) 462-5540. Call 911 or local police if you have an emergency or life-threatening situation.