Celebrating 50 years of Enriching the Lives of Lexington Seniors

Friends of the Lexington Council on Aging

  • Friends of the COA Senior Day Trip
    Seniors enjoying lunch on the St. Patrick's Day Senior Trip
  • Lexington LifeTimes Winter and Summer 2022 Contributor Reception
    Contributor Esther Isenberg and Editor Suzanne Caton at LifeTimes July 19 reception
  • Lexington LifeTimes Winter and Summer 2022 Contributor Reception
    FCOA member Lorain Marquis and guest Vijay Jain at July 19 LifeTimes reception
  • Lexington LifeTimes Winter and Summer 2022 Contributor Reception
    LifeTimes Editor Pam Moriarty presenting the contributors to the Winter and Summer 2022 issues
  • Lexington LifeTimes Winter and Summer 2022 Contributor Reception
    LifeTimes contributors Lee Brami, Anita Myer, and Tamara Havens chat with Managing Editor Kerry Brandin
  • Lexington LifeTimes Winter and Summer 2022 Contributor Reception
    LifeTimes contributors Lee Brami, Anita Myer, and Tamara Havens at July 19 reception
  • Lexington LifeTimes Winter and Summer 2022 Contributor Reception
    Lexington LifeTimes Summer 2022 Contributor Dinesh Patel
  • Lexington LifeTimes Winter and Summer 2022 Contributor Reception
    Lexington LifeTimes contributors and guests at the reception July 19
  • Lexington Arts Certificates
    Lexington Arts & Crafts Society gift certificates shared with Meals On Wheels volunteers
  • Dance Caliente-FCOA
    Dance Caliente FCOA
  • Furnstahl Sensory Garden
    Shirley Stolz, Christine Dean, Donna Moultrup with tools donated by FCOA for Furnstahl Sensory Garden
  • Lexington LifeTimes Winter 2020 Contributor Reception
    Lexington LifeTimes Winter 2020 Contributor Reception: Sandra Shaw, Michael Glantz, Son Mey Chiu
  • Lexington LifeTimes Winter 2020 Contributor Reception
    Lexington LifeTimes Winter 2020 Contributor Reception: Sandra Shaw and Shirley Stolz
  • Lexington LifeTimes Winter 2020 Contributor Reception
    Lexington LifeTimes Winter 2020 Contributor Reception: Patricia Manhard, John Ehrenfeld, Pam Moriarty
  • Lexington LifeTimes Winter 2020 Contributor Reception
    Lexington LifeTimes Winter 2020 Contributor Reception: Patricia Manhard & Nancy Kouchock
  • Lexington LifeTimes Winter 2020 Contributor Reception
    Lexington LifeTimes Winter 2020 Contributor Reception: Gerry Paul & Shirley Stolz
  • Lexington LifeTimes Winter 2020 Contributor Reception
    Lexington LifeTimes Winter 2020 Contributor Reception: James Baldwin & Tamara Havens (l), Irene Hannigan (c), James Baldwin (r)
  • Lexington LifeTimes Winter 2020 Contributor Reception
    Lexington LifeTimes Winter 2020 Contributor Reception: The Ketchams
  • Lexington LifeTimes Winter 2020 Contributor Reception
    Lexington LifeTimes Winter 2020 Contributor Reception: Esther Isenberg &Carla Koehl(L), BenSoule(C), Chris Worcester(R)
  • Lexington LifeTimes Winter 2020 Contributor Reception
    Lexington LifeTimes Winter 2020 Contributor Reception: Judith Cooper & Kerry Brandin
  • Lexington LifeTimes Winter 2020 Contributor Reception
    Lexington LifeTimes Winter 2020 Contributor Reception: Arthur Sharenow (L), Underwriter Joyce Murphy (R)
  • Lexington LifeTimes Winter 2020 Contributor Reception
    Lexington LifeTimes Winter 2020 Contributor Reception: Sudhir and Rakmani Jain

Mission and History of the Friends of the Lexington Council on Aging

In the 1960s, Massachusetts legislation created Councils on Aging for the cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The first senior center in Lexington was located in the Lexington Visitors Center and later moved to the site of the former Muzzey School. In 1972, a bequest from a Lexington resident specified that half of the proceeds from the sale of her home would be given to the Town to be spent for a new senior center. To receive this gift, the Friends of the Lexington Council on Aging was established as a 501(C)(3) charity. The money from this bequest is now invested in an endowment which is managed financially by the Lexington Trustees of the Public Trust.

The FCOA mission statement is included in its by-laws: The purpose of this [corporation] shall be to raise money through contributions and fundraising activities, which monies shall be disbursed to cover FCOA organizational costs, to support programs, and to purchase equipment and/or services for the senior citizens of Lexington Massachusetts, in coordination with the Lexington Council on Aging.

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