Learn What Is Happening at the COA
June 29th Re-Opening
Next Week, Monday, June 29th to Thursday, July 2nd is INFO week at the BCOA. Because we will be taking a range of precautions when we open for some programs on Monday July 6th, we want to use next week to give you a chance to obtain answers to your questions, address concerns and so on.
NEXT week starting June 29th, we will be opened on Monday through Thursday, 8.30 AM to 4 PM. When you arrive we will follow the Board of Health requirements of a temperature check and screening questions and you must wear a mask to enter the building. You will then join a group to understand the online activity sign up process and after that you can go to the information room to gather various information sheets that will help you understand all the necessary steps we are taking to mitigate the spread of Covid 19 at the Center.
Some programs that do not allow for 6 feet social distancing among patrons will not be back for some time. These are:
- Apex Hearing Care
- Blood Pressure Checks
- Party Bridge
- Computer Room Use
- Computer Classes
- Mah Jongg
- Pool Playing
- Pool - Ladies and Men’s groups
We are sincerely sorry about this but must adhere to strict Covid-19 protocols to preserve each other’s well-being. When you come next week please note that you might need to remain outside as there is a limit on how many people we can have at one time in the ONLINE REGISTRATION session ROOM or the INFO ROOM.
We are proud of the fact that we are among the first senior centers to reopen but want to stress that we are doing so with extreme caution maintaining the 3 W’s at all costs:
- Ensuring the Washing of hands often
- Reminding each other to watch our distance – maintaining 6 feet separation
- Wearing our masks
We look forward to saying HI next week Monday to Thursday and helping you understand our NEW NORMAL built on fostering each other’s health and wellness. The Coronavirus pandemic has been stressful for all of us. Fear and anxiety about the disease has been overwhelming. Social distancing makes us feel isolated and lonely. Please know we are here for each of you, Monday to Friday 8.30 AM to 4 PM. If we can help by listening, helping you locate a service or 2 or complete a form for services or support do call us at 978 671 0916.At this time we are hoping that you are taking full advantage of our full repertoire of programming by ZOOM and on BATV. We have worked hard to put these together to keep you engaged and active.
Your health and wellness is our priority hence we will enforce strict mitigation and hygiene policies as we move forward.
Jean Patel Bushnell, Director
Billerica Council on Aging
Online registration for Billerica COA programs is done through My Active Center.com at https://myactivecenter.com. My Active Center.com can be accessed via a desktop or laptop computer, a tablet or even using your smartphone.
You will need your Billerica COA Key Tag to register as a new user on this website before you can register. (the key tag you normally use to swipe in at the front desk kiosk.)
Registration for July programs will begin on Monday, June 29 at 9:00am. July programs and activities will begin on Monday, July 6.
Registration is Required: All BCOA activities require that you register for them, preferably online. If you are unable to register online, you will need to call us at 978-671-0916.
Drop In Visits: Drop in visits are not allowed at this time.
Billerica Residents Only: BCOA program and activities are open to Billerica residents only at this time.
Additional information on online registration as well as July programs will be available during our INFO week during the week of June 29th to July 2nd. You can also look at the Online Registration Guide document below for additional information on how to use Online Registration.
About the Billerica Council on Aging
The Billerica Council on Aging is the primary resource for aging services in town. There are two ways to learn about what is happening at the Senior Center
- The COA's monthly newsletter 'The Outlook'
- Our Activities flyer
The OutlookThe monthly COA newsletter 'The Outlook' provides dates and times of all programs and activities. Some programs are free, some are fee-based, and some are by appointment only.
For more information about our programs, activities and services, check The Outlook and our Activities Flyer