Oak Bluffs Council on Aging

The Oak Bluffs Council on Aging offers services and activities for senior citizens. 

21 Wamsutta Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Phone

508-693-4509

Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Website

oakbluffsma.gov

Town

Oak Bluffs

Upcoming Events

Coffee with the Chief

Come for conversations and coffee with Oak Bluffs Police Chief Erik Blake.

10/18 10am
MV Threshold Choir Rehearsal

We are one of 120+ international Threshold choirs who sing bedside to bring ease and comfort to those at the thresholds of living and dying.

10/21 1pm
Oak Bluffs COA Walking Club

With Sandy Blythe and Lloyd Henke. Meets at OBCOA and walk to various locations in our beautiful town. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes.

10/22 10am
Oak Bluffs COA Walking Club

With Sandy Blythe and Lloyd Henke. Meets at OBCOA and walk to various locations in our beautiful town. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes.

10/29 10am
MV Threshold Choir Rehearsal

We are one of 120+ international Threshold choirs who sing bedside to bring ease and comfort to those at the thresholds of living and dying.

11/4 1pm

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Ewell Hopkins

Ewell Hopkins left a negative review 2/25/2017

Thank you

Ewell Hopkins

Ewell Hopkins left a positive review 2/10/2016

Informative

Ann B. Graham

Ann B. Graham left a positive review 5/5/2017

I first marked my calendar in February 2017 to attend a meeting, and that was after several months of prodding my a business colleague who has been attending Toastmasters in New Jersey for years. We are both journalists and both need and want to be better public speaker than we are. I finally took the plunge last week and so glad I did. Bill and Cheryl made me feel welcome from the second I walked in the door. I also felt like I had connected with another wonderful group of people on the island. Toastmasters will benefit me in my mission to become a more confident public speaker. But doing it on the Vineyard is something special too. Looking forward to doing my ice breaker on the 24th

Abbie Steele

Abbie Steele left a review 5/3/2017

Excellent experience. Laughter lifted my spirit and various questions celebrated May and on your feet thinking.

Cheryl D. Burns

Cheryl D. Burns left a positive review 5/3/2017

Could the meeting have been any better?! We had 5 newcomers who enthusiastically joined in by taking an unfilled functionary role and/or table topic, answering a question on the day's theme in 1-2 minutes. The 2 prepared speeches were both on the topic of Toastmasters, a simulated radio talk show and a testimonial which served equally well as an Icebreaker speech, the first speech a new toastmaster gives by way of an introduction. The break was lively with members and guests getting to know each other. Those attending looked forward to the next meeting on 5/24 with 2 or 3 newcomers planning to give their Icebreaker speech.

Cheryl D. Burns

Cheryl D. Burns left a positive review 5/27/2015

We had such a fun time with our more informal, party game approach that we plan to do it again, next time with refreshments! Bill led the way with another fascinating bio of a little known yet influential personality in history, the father of the computer, Alan Turing. Those who missed his speech may wish to research how this eccentric mathematician was instrumental in bringing the defeat of the Nazis and how his preoccupation with a particular fairy tale influenced his mode of death and the name and logo of a famous computer company. Bill's speech was followed by a round robin of Table Topics in which each person answering a question related to the theme of the day, "Another Opening of Another Show," then posed a question to the person of their choice. We had a local newspaper personality as our guest and invite the public to join us at our next event on Wednesday, June 3 at 5:30 pm. Participation is optional and entertainment is guaranteed. Don't miss out on the fun!

Cheryl D. Burns

Cheryl D. Burns left a positive review 5/6/2015

Our Open House was a resounding success! We celebrated the 90th Ammiversary of Toastmasters International and had guests from the community, the Upper Cape Club and the District. Doug Sheadel, our District Governor, was featured speaker, giving a history of Toastmasters International. Bill Glazier spoke about the benefits of being a toastmaster through his own personal testimonial. Y S Kim, Lieutenant Governor, led us in a lively round of Table Topics that included our guests and two of our guests tied for the award of Best Table Topics Speaker. It was a convivial evening with much discussion over refreshments and resulted in 2 new members and a returning member.

William Glazier

William Glazier left a positive review 4/3/2015

I attended the April 1st Meeting and found it very educational, enjoyable, and attended by a very congenial group of people, all wanting to improve their speaking skills which is why I was there. I will definately be at the next meeting.

Cheryl D. Burns

Cheryl D. Burns left a positive review 4/1/2015

The meeting was educational, interesting and fun. A brief lesson in entering dues payments online proved successful for the new Acting Treasurer! The membership campaign is off to a flying start with new promotional materials including business cards with our new meeting place and time, invitations and posters to our 5/6 Open House, Bill's speech honoring Gino Oriama, coach of the UConn women's basketball team kept the audience captivated with his humorous and little-known anecdotes and trivia about Oriama's background and career and the origins of basketball. Table Topics, centered around the theme of "All Things April," were actually quite hilarious, from Lory's account of an elaborate April Fool's prank gone awry to Rick's experiences with his family's annual Easter egg hunt. Our club members have proven themselves to be great story tellers. Come join us at our next meeting on April 22 and be entertained. Better yet, join us as a club member and hone your skills in the art of speech craft. You may surprise yourself with a newfound talent.

Cheryl D. Burns

Cheryl D. Burns left a positive review 3/25/2015

The meeting was stimulating and fun. As one of the featured speakers, speaking on "The Last Lecture" of Randy Pausch, I was appreciative of the support of those in the audience and the positive feedback of my evaluator. I learned a lot from the other speaker's presentation on MV's role in WWII and was motivated to read the recent book by Tom Dresser as a result. Table Topics was lively as each of the participants spoke about his favorite April holiday, which happened to be Patriot's Day. The room was inviting and spacious and the attendees were friendly and upbeat. I look forward to the next meeting on April 1 and am pleased at the time change which moved to the earlier time slot of 5:30-7 pm.