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You can sign up to volunteer by going to www.myvolunteerpage.com and search for Natick. This will bring you to our online volunteer page where you can see our volunteer opportunities and a link to our online volunteer application. If you do not have access to a computer, you may call the Center at 508-647-6540 and ask for a paper volunteer application to be mailed to you. Please note: most of our volunteer opportunities take place during regular business hours, Monday-Friday.
The Natick Council on Aging offers a volunteer transportation program to senior residents of Natick. Our drivers take you to your appointments by picking you up at your home. Pickups start at 8:30 am and drop-offs must end by 5:00 pm. Call the Natick Community-Senior Center at 508-647-6540 to make a request at least 10 business days in advance of your appointment.
The Natick Connector is a 13-seat passenger van that is a convenient, secure and accessible transportation service for seniors and disabled residents. The service provides door-to-door transportation to destinations in Natick and the surrounding towns of Framingham, Wellesley, Wayland, Ashland (Market Basket only), and Sherborn and runs Monday-Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm.
Certified volunteer counselors from Serving Health Information Needs of the Everyone (SHINE) provide information, counseling, and other assistance on health insurance options for seniors citizens and other Medicare beneficiaries several days a week. Prescheduled appointments are necessary. Please call 508-647-6540 to schedule your private and confidential appointment with a SHINE counselor.
Anyone is welcome to attend any of our programs. The only program that has an age restriction is Bingo, which is controlled by the State Lottery Commission which requires that a player be a current member of the Friends and be at least 60 years old.
Home-delivered Meals (also known as Meals On Wheels) are available through BayPath Elder Services. If interested in finding out more information, call BayPath at 508-573-7200.
Senior Citizen Parking Permits are available to Natick residents age 65 and older. The permit allows a Natick senior to park at a meter in downtown Natick for a maximum of 2 hours based on the the time allowed on the meter. Parking permits may be obtained at the Natick Community-Senior Center. Permits are issued based on the calendar year and are good for that year only.
To obtain a permit, you must bring the following items with you to apply:
We are located at the Community-Senior Center at 117 East Central Street. For more specific directions, please call us at 508-647-6540.