Elder Affairs

The Department of Elder Affairs/Council on Aging (COA) works to improve and enhance the quality of life for elder residents in Springfield. It advocates, plans, develops, coordinates and provides social services as well as information and referral services for Springfield's elder citizens.

Mayor Sarno Joins Forest Park Manor Senior Center to Celebrate Chinese New Year - 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined the residents at the Forest Park Manor Senior Center for a Chinese New Year Celebration, presented by the Department of Elder Affairs and the Springfield Housing Authority. The Vietnamese residents celebrated the Year of the Rooster with authentic Vietnamese food and gathered with friends.

Mayor Sarno and Officials Break Ground on New Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno hosted a groundbreaking ceremony along with the Springfield Park Commission for the Raymond A. Jordan Springfield Senior Center to be built in Blunt Park.

Springfield Department of Elder Affairs

Adding Life to our years

A Healthier You!

Hungry Hill Senior Center - 2016

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno & Director of Elder Affairs Janet Rodriguez Denney in welcoming

Massachusetts Executive Department of Affairs, Secretary Alice F. Bonner

Puerto Rican Parade - 2016

Tai chi at Clodo Concepcion Senior Center-2016

Summer 2016 Tai chi at Blunt Park

Springfield Elder Affairs hold Tai Chi lessons in at Nathan Bill Park

    Mobile Farmer's Market

    SNAP for Seniors

    Goodlife Center Seniors Xmas Lunch, Ugly Sweater Contest

    1st prize for Ugly sweater goes to Moraima and 2nd goes to Kerry Welch!

    Goodlife Center Xmas party

    The Elder Affairs’ new SNAP requires ?


    Ruth’s 100 bday clebration

    The Mayor and Tom Damato

    The Mayor and Tom Damato, who turned 101 on May 8th, taken May 13 at Forest Park Manor.

    Senior center directors help in the blanket project.

    Riverview Center knitting class

    Rose Mascaro celebrates her 100th birthday

    Forest Park Manor, recent Hot Lunches

    the Mason Square Food Justice Initiative needs your help!

    The JUST FOOD Initiative - The Story


    Mason Square residents, by and large, have challenges meeting basic living needs.


    Mason Square literally has no place to go year round to purchase quality, affordable food. It is a "Food Desert." Neighborhood residents, especially those without transportation (which is NOT an insignificant number) are forced to purchase "groceries" from a local CVS. This contributes significantly to the "The Situation."


    The Mason Square Food Justice Initiative, along with the Mason Square community at large, is working together to bring in a full service grocery store so that ultimately, Mason Square residents can feed their families high quality, fresh foods.


    Grocery chains want to site their stores where people have money to spend. We want to demonstrate the purchasing power of the Mason Square community in a practical, yet powerfully symbolic way. We're inviting residents in Mason Square and surrounding neighborhoods to save their grocery receipts.


    Please read the entire story in the PDF document HERE

    Please print and post the PDF flier located HERE



    Massachusetts Senior Legal Helpline

    Click the flyer above to download a PDF for printing in English

    Click here to download a PDF for printing in French

    Click here to download a PDF for printing in Portuguese

    Click here to download a PDF for printing in Russian

    Click here to download a PDF for printing in Spanish

    Important Advisory - H1N1 "Swine" Flu

    Latest H1N1 information from the Springfield Department of Health


    Emergency Preparedness

    The city’s instant notification system is automatically set to call residents’ home phone or the main number of a Springfield business in case of an emergency. To sign up for this service, click here for the Instant Notification Link.

    Janet Rodriguez Denney, Director of Elder Affairs for the City of Springfield, Mass.

    1600 East Columbus Ave.
    Springfield, MA 01103-1654
    Telephone: 413-750-2654

    Email: jdenney@springfieldcityhall.com

    Page last updated:  Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:50 am