Lancaster, Massachusetts, is located in Worcester counties. It was incorporated in 1653 and is the oldest town in Worcester counties. It was called the "Mother Town of Central Massachusetts", since numerous towns surrounding Lancaster were once considered part of Lancaster.
Today, Lancaster retains its sense of history through the lovely historic homes and churches still dotting the town. Lancaster is home to Atlantic Union College, numerous farms and orchards, as well as lovely parks and ponds.
According to the 2000 census, Lancaster's population was 7,380, with a projected 2010 population of 7,619. Seniors, age 65 or older, made up 14% of the 2000 population. 19.1% of all Lancaster households were made of individuals living alone with 8% of those Lancaster households being Lancaster seniors 65 or over living by themselves.
Lancaster's Council on Aging is located in the Lancaster Town Hall, 695 Main Street, Lancaster, MA. The Lancaster Council is open Monday through Thursday from 8AM-1PM. The Lancaster Council on Aging is available to answer questions regarding Lancaster elder services and senior home care services for Lancaster senior residents. There are many social, educational and physical programs for Lancaster seniors available through the Lancaster Council on Aging. The trusted source in senior home care, Home Instead Senior Care has provided the highest quality, in-home care for your loved one since 1997. Elder home care services are tailored to fit you and your family's elder care needs.
Elderly care assistance for Lancaster seniors can also be sought through the state by calling Montachusett Home Care Corp. Montachusett Home Care Corp. can answer questions related to senior home care assistance and at home elder care. They are available to provide at home assessments and to determine if a Lancaster senior might qualify for state assistance for needed home care.