We fully understand the complexities of aging in today's world. Most of our understanding and experience come from our years of serving our neighbors as they age. We don't always have the answers, but we can promise that we will partner with you to find them, and do so in a compassionate, caring, and respectful fashion.
We are not a classic "agency"-style organization, providing 100% direct services. For sure, we provide some vital services and offerings, like our popular driving program and our mobility equipment program. Our COA was not founded decades ago as a primary service provider for seniors. We were founded on the principle of serving as a catalyst for bringing together seniors as a community, to help, where and when we can, but most importantly, to serve as a social hub for our neighbors.
Our true "sweet spot", in the nine area communities we serve, is providing positive socialization and caring programs and activities; and serving as a trusted partner to help you or your loved ones age gracefully and healthfully.
RESPONSIVE & INTERACTIVE
We are well known as a responsive, hands-on organization that helps you and/or your loved ones work through the many challenges and opportunities of aging. We do most of this by welcoming you to our community's home--the Chapin Senior Center, five days a week from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with some special events periodically lasting a bit longer into the evening.
INDIVIDUALIZED YET COMMUNAL
Many times people share with us their personal stories, challenges, and tribulations--and we maintain strict confidentiality and confidence. Every day our conversations veer into the personal, but that's up to you! That's the type of relationships we foster--between member and member, and between member and staff. Yet, most of our programs are communal in nature.
NOT ONLY AT THE CHAPIN SENIOR CENTER
We are fortunate to have a beautiful home called the Chapin Senior Center, in New London, NH. It is large enough to serve our needs yet small enough to be intimate and not overwhelm folks. We also provide many programs, activities, and services outside our walls-in the nine area communities we are honored to serve. We are community-centric.
Our community supports us! Our volunteers are the backbone of most everything we do. Our donors are generous, thoughtful, and committed. Our business sponsors understand that we invest our dollars wisely and contribute greatly to our local economy. Our members are the de-facto owners of our organization. We are fortunate and take these relationships seriously.