The Center on Shattuck Street Project
Concept for the home of Littleton's Elder and Human Services Dept / Council on Aging
2022 is going to be one of the most exciting years yet! We are closer than ever to our ultimate goal - having a dedicated space for seniors and our expanded community served by the EHS/COA Dept. This site will provide all the latest information on the Center on Shattuck project.
MAY 2022 Update- Thank you so much Littleton for supporting our Seniors and the Department of Elder and Human Services by approving Article 20 and the Center on Shattuck Street!
April 2022 Update- The newest conceptual designs for the "tennis court site" at 31 Shattuck St and initial cost estimation can be viewed under the Conceptual Designs tab.
March 2022 Update- The rising costs in all areas of construction have put our building project at an estimated cost higher than anticipated. We are working diligently to explore other site options that would be more cost effective for the building project.
Reasons to Build a New Center for Littleton
Why is the Center on Shattuck Street Needed?
Our current space is difficult to navigate and hard to find due to the age of the building and location of offices. Although we always accommodate needs as best we can the current space still has challenges.
Age Appropriate Space
Older adults make up 25% of Littleton's residents, and this age demographic has unique requirements and needs for accessible and inclusive space. All of our current spaces are converted school rooms. Age appropriate space is a must!
Meeting the Needs
The EHS/COA Dept serves all ages of the town, and has contact with over 1,000 unduplicated residents per year. We do this all within 3,800 sq ft, which limits our capacity to expand and implement new programs to meet the ever-changing needs of the community.
Community Services Together
The Center on Shattuck Street could be the home of our senior center, Human Services dept, and Veterans Agent, conveniently locating all Community Service Depts in 1 location for ease of access for residents.
Essential to the Littleton Community!
In 2021 we served nearly 1,000 unduplicated residents of all ages despite the pandemic closing our physical doors for a majority of the year! Here are some notable statistics from calendar year 2021:
5,559 Outreach contacts logged
1,100 rides provided
1,026 fitness class sign-in's
1,001 social event sign-in's
378 Community Education sign-in's
428 instances of assisting elders with food shopping
75 unduplicated residents assisted with housing needs
Countless instances of covid check-in's, vaccine finding assistance, and booster assistance!
Why are senior centers important?
Meals on Wheels, Senior Diner, Congregate Meals, Access to SNAP
Fitness and Wellness classes, clinics, health education
Volunteer opportunities, intergenerational programs, inclusion and isolation prevention
Outreach is the gateway to the aging network—connecting residents to vital services
Providing transportation to seniors and disabled adults to medical and non-medical social appointments
Elder and Human Services
Our mission is to identify and serve the social, recreational, health, and educational needs of all residents in the community regardless of age, income, or circumstances. We strive, to the greatest extent possible, to maintain dignity, independence and support for their role as members of the community. To this end we provide opportunities for residents to build physical, emotional, intellectual and social wellbeing.