Council on Aging

Hildreth House

Welcome to Hildreth House:

COA senior center and offices are located up the hill from the Town Hall (13 Ayer Rd). Phone number is: 978-456-4120. 

Hildreth House is closed to the public due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but the COA will continue to provide services for our seniors. 

VAN: We transport only ONE person at a time (with an aide if needed) and disinfect every morning and between riders. The driver and ALL riders are to wear a mask. We ask that if you are exhibiting symptoms of the virus, have been in contact with someone who has the virus, or have travelled outside the country that you not use our van services. If you are exhibiting signs of the virus, the van driver will not transport you. 

COA Programs during the COVID-19 Crisis:

Adopt a Senior: Volunteers matched with homebound seniors to make  regular check-ins, grocery and supply runs.

Meals on Wheels Delivery: We are continuing to deliver to those who are homebound, and those who regularly have come to our congregate meals.

Outreach Check-in calls: Our Outreach Coordinators are calling to check on our seniors and see if there is anything they need -  whether it is to find a volunteer to shop, make referrals to agencies like Nashoba Nursing and Hospice, Minuteman, or just to talk…

Van Transportation:  The Van is available for medical appointments and essential trips only.

Loaves and Fishes delivery:  Our van is available to pick up orders from Loaves and Fishes to deliver to those who need it.

These measures are in place to prevent the spread of the virus and to protect our most vulnerable population, our seniors. If you wish to receive the meals you must let us know by calling 978-456-4120. 

Check the Town of Harvard website main page for current information and ways you can stay safe and healthy throughout this pandemic. 


Mission Statement:

The mission of the Council on Aging is to enhance the lives of Harvard residents age 60 and above. The Council identifies and addresses the ongoing social, recreational, educational, vocational, financial, transportation and therapeutic needs of Harvard’s senior population. This is accomplished through program development, advocacy, legislative awareness and involvement, and community linkages.

Board of Directors page with agendas and minutes click here.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Debbie Thompson Director (978) 456-4120
Lisa Rosen Administrative Assistant / Van Dispatcher (978) 456-4120
Charlotte Winchell Outreach Coordinator (978) 456-4120
Maria Holland Outreach Coordinator (978) 456-4120
Jennifer Schoenberg Program Coordinator 978-456-4120