The Friends of Natick Senior Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to support the programs, services and events run by the Town of Natick’s Council on Aging (COA). For over 43 years, the Friends has been a strong advocate and generous financial benefactor of the COA.The Friends organization is a strong voice for the COA. The Friends provides vital support for programs and services which foster and enhance an active, healthy senior community.

    ● Through fundraising and volunteer support, the Friends supplements and fills gaps in the funding the COA receives from the Town of Natick and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  

    ● The Friends promotes the programs and services of the COA and advocates for seniors in the wider Natick community.

The Friends holds its Annual Meeting in early May to review the previous year's activities, elect Board members and disclose our finances for the past year. All members are welcome to attend and notices of upcoming meetings are published in the COA’s Sentinel newsletter.

Executive Board

 Joan Bace, Co-President  
Ginny Constantine, Co-President, Recording Secretary  
Jerry Pierce, Treasurer  
Peg Gately, Correspondence Secretary

Board Members

Members:  Lois Benard,  Maryjane Burgess,  Judy D’Antonio,  Fred Glass,  Lila Packer,  Bob Severance,  Cathy Ubaldino,  Dick Yetman
Associate Members:  Cindy Hurley,  Charlotte Swartz
Council on Aging Representatives:  Karen Oakley,  Susan Ramsey


The Friends of Natick Senior Center, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3)non-profit organization whose mission is to raise funds for programs, services and events offered to seniors by Natick’s Council on Aging (COA). We also provide funds to purchase equipment not covered under the COA’s operating budget. We work collaboratively with the COA as both organizations aspire to enrich the lives of Natick seniors.

Our funds come from membership fees, event fundraising, gifts and bequests, revenue from the Little Gift Shop and our knitting and quilting groups, and grants from local businesses.


On an ongoing basis, the Friends of Natick Senior Center:   

● subsidizes fees for programs, events, transportation, and services for seniors in need.
● is the lead sponsor for the annual senior Holiday Dinner.
● organizes and hosts the annual Craft Fair in December.
● supports the COA’s annual Volunteer Recognition Event.
● sponsors and hosts monthly Birthday Celebrations.
● participates in NATICK DAYS, offering sought-after pony rides.

We also raise funds for one-time purchases of equipment not covered by the COA’s operating budget. For example, the Friends:

● purchased the grand piano in the East Room.
● provided matching funds to the COA for a grant application to purchase an Electric car (EV) for medical transportation.


Click here to download the Friends of Natick Senior Center, Inc. Bylaws.