Council on Aging

ASHBY COUNCIL ON AGING MISSION STATEMENT: The Ashby Council on Aging (C.O.A.) is Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of Ashby senior residents, by offering services that strive to promote each person’s independence and healthy, successful aging.

FUNCTION: The Ashby C.O.A. works to achieve its mission by meeting the needs of Ashby’s residents in the following state-mandated categories of needs:

  1. Outreach
  2. Social Services
  3. Health Services
  4. Advocacy
  5. Information & Referrals

GET HELP: If you, or any Ashby resident you know, has unmet needs or needs assistance, please contact the Ashby Council on Aging Director, Corey Harju, at 978-386-2424, ext. 27 or email

GIVE HELP: If you would like to participate in the Ashby C.O.A., find out how you can help meet the needs of Ashby’s older residents, or just learn more about what the Ashby C.O.A. is doing to support the community, please consider attending a C.O.A. meeting on the second Wednesday of each month at 3:30, on the top floor of Ashby Town Hall. 

Monetary donations should be made out to Ashby Council on Aging and sent to: 

Ashby Council on Aging
895 Main St., Box 11
Ashby, MA 01431

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COVID-19 Information for Older Adults

The CDC has identified older adults, 65 years and older, are at higher risk for more serious COVID-19.  CDC data suggest older people are twice as likely to have serious COVID-19.

If you are over age 65, PLEASE STAY HOME if possible. Ask a friend, family member, or neighbor to go to the grocery store for you. Alternatively, call the Ashby COA Director for assistance with getting supplies or any other assistance: 978-424-6508. 

Please encourage others you know over age 65 to stay home if possible per the CDC guidelines

Thank you for your help keeping Ashby’s older residents safe by spreading this important message. 

Corey Harju

Ashby Council on Aging Director

About the Ashby C.O.A. Director, Corey E. Harju:

An Ashby native, Ms. Harju attended Ashby Elementary, North Middlesex Regional High School, and Worcester State University where she received a Bachelor of Science.

Her professional experience includes over 4 years as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association and over 12 years as a litigation paralegal for the Boston law firms of Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellot, LLC, and Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C., and for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

Ms. Harju is currently studying at Simmons University working towards a master’s in social work. Ms. Harju holds a Certificate in Horticulture from Cape Cod Community College and enjoys gardening in her free time.

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