General Services

The Taunton Council on Aging/Senior Center provides Taunton elders, sixty (60) years of age and older, with many services to provide them with general information or to assist them in accessing services. Some of these general services include:  

Taunton Council on Aging Newsletter

The Taunton Council on Aging Newsletter is distributed monthly to various sites throughout the City of Taunton. The Newsletter contains information on timely topics, special programs and the monthly calendar. The Newsletter is now available on line.  

Photo Identification Program

The Photo Identification Program is available on a by appointment basis by calling 508-821-1425.  The cost of the Identification is two dollars ($2.00). The elder must be sixty (60) years of age and older and reside in the City of Taunton. The elder must bring some form of identification that verifies Taunton residency and age.

Income Tax Assistance

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) provides trained individuals to complete basic State and Federal Income Tax Forms at no charge to the consumer. The Income Tax Assistance is scheduled during the months of February, March and April and is held at the Senior Drop-In Center, 30 Olney Street, Taunton, MA. For more information or to schedule an appointment for Income Tax Assistance, please call the Taunton Council on Aging/Senior Center at 508-821-1425 at the beginning of the calendar year.

'File of Life' Program

The 'File of Life' is a mini-medical history written on a card that is stored in a red plastic pocket labeled 'File of Life'. The red plastic pocket is magnetically posted on the outside of one's refrigerator and is used to inform emergency personnel of your name, emergency medical contacts, health problems, medications, dosages, allergies and other medical history. To obtain a free 'File of Life', please contact the Senior Drop-In Center. The 'File of Life' program is funded through a generous donation from Morton Hospital: A Steward Family Hospital.

Information and Referral

The Taunton Council on Aging/Senior Center offers Information & Referral to various human and social service programs and services available to elders of Taunton and their families. Information & Referral is provided for needs such as:  food, shelter, clothing, furniture, housing, transportation and health insurance.

For more information, please contact the Taunton Council on Aging/Senior Center, at 508-821-1425.

For comprehensive out of town Information & Referral, please dial 211 or click here.

For more information on any of the above General Services or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Taunton Council on Aging/Senior Center at 508-821-1425.