Council on Aging

The Board guides and directs the programs and initiatives of the Council on Aging/Senior Center. Members also participate in committees and special programs initiated by the Board. 

Current Interests

  • Enhancement of transportation options for older adults
  • Further development of supports for caregivers
  • Improvement in public awareness of Council on Aging (COA) programs and resources
  • Affordable housing opportunities for seniors
  • Increase in opportunities for social interaction
  • Inter-generational programming with the schools and other organizations in town


The COA board members are appointed by the Select Board and its members serve for four-year terms and may only be reappointed once. 


Margaret Ackerman, Chair2022Linda Johnson2024
Susan Ruskin Friend, Vice Chair2022Wayne Johnson2024
Betsey Brew Boyd2023Jean McQuiddy2021
Jane Donnelly2023Thomas Nicholson2021
Leslye Fligor2022Carol Ott2020
Robert Froh
2023Elliot Palmer2021
Geraldine Scoll2023

Associate Members

  • Vida Goldstein (June 2021) 
  • Alice Benson (June 2021)
  • Melissa Galton (June 2021)
  • Teresa Young (June 2021)