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Events and Engagement for Older Adults

Staying active and engaged in your community is an important part of aging strong in the City.

We can connect you to programs and outings that enrich your life in Boston. We hold a number of events every year for older adults in the city. These community events include our annual Mayor’s Walk, 50th Anniversary Celebration, and Senior First Night. For information about our upcoming events, call us at 617-635-4366.

Marchelle Raynor

"It's always fun to be active in the City of Boston!"

- Marchelle Raynor, 72

Featured Event

UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO A HEAT EMERGENCY.

The Longest Day

The Longest Day

Join us on City Hall Plaza on the Longest Day, the summer solstice, June 20. On the day with the most light, people across the world join together to outshine the darkness of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

  • Information and Resources
  • Community Organizations
  • Engagement Activities
  • Research Opportunities

June 20, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA

For more information, contact Corinne White at corinne.white@boston.gov or 617-635-3745.

Age Strong Monthly To-Do

Welcome to Age Strong's new monthly "To-Do," a citywide sampling of free events and programs for Boston's older adults age 60 and older. Click below to read our most recent issue.

Read the Age Strong Monthly To-Do

Creative Aging Program Poetry Prompt

The "Creative Aging Program: Poetry Prompt" was created by the Age Strong Commission, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture and funded by Goddard House. Through the program, we invited Boston older adults to submit original poetry to be featured in this collection.

Thanks to the CAP Poetry Prompt teaching artists:

  • Eleanor Elektra  
  • Pampi
  • Mattia Maurée

Thanks to these Boston Public Library branches:

  • Jamaica Plain Branch
  • Mattapan Branch

Read the CAP Poetry Chapbook

Other ways to stay engaged and connected

Seniors Talking

Volunteer opportunities

Your strong skills and experiences are needed in our city. We can connect you to a variety of volunteer opportunities based on your interests

Citations from the Mayor

Each year, the Mayor sends out hundreds of certificates and greeting cards to residents when they reach special milestones. Learn about how to get recognition from the Mayor, or call us at 617-635-4366.

Senior Centers

Age Strong operates two senior centers, and there are many neighborhood centers throughout the city. 

List of Senior Centers

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