COUNCIL ON AGING ASSOCIATES INC

Rating: 5 stars   1 review

Issues: Human Services, Seniors

Location: 71 Cleveland Ave % John J Ryan Jr Braintree MA 02184 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Council on Aging Associates, d/b/a "Braintree Friends", is a private, non-profit, IRS-approved 501(c)(3) organization, which assists the Braintree Department of Elder Affairs by raising funds to supplement the town budget. Our efforts to renovate the kitchen at the Senior Center have succeeded, and the project has been completed. We are proud that we raised just over $100,000 and that the kitchen was dedicated to past COA Chairman John V. Polio. We currently have 223 memberships, comprised of individuals, couples/families, and businesses. It should be noted that the payment or non-payment of membership dues to the "Braintree Friends" in no way affects one's eligibility for receiving services from and participating in activities and programs at the Braintree Department of Elder Affairs. Through one's membership, s/he benefits by hving a copy of the monthly BDEA newsletter mailed to home or business address, receiving an open invitation to serve as a volunteer, being given the opportunity to assist with ongoing fund-raising efforts, and attending the Annual Meeting. Please feel free to attend our monthly meetings, which are scheduled for the third Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. at the Braintree Senior Center.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Witnessing the meals prepared in the newly-renovated kitchen and seeing them enjoyed by the seniors who need them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Add more active members.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

Helped start it

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Additional active membership

What is its top priority in the long run?

Raise funds to help the seniors of Braintree live independently.

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