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

Updated November 18, 2021

  • Support the enhancement of transportation options for older adults.
  • Further development of supports for caregivers.
  • Improve public awareness of COA programs and resources.
  • Promote diversity of housing options for older adults.
  • Increase opportunities for social interaction for older adults.
  • Collaborate with the schools and other organizations in town to provide inter-generational programs.
  • Foster communication and understanding of the COA's mission among Town boards and elected officials.


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


Linda M. Johnson, Chair2024Susan Ruskin Friend2027
Joan Heilbronner, Vice Chair2025Wayne Johnson2024
Prather Palmer, Treasurer2025Jean MacQuiddy2025
Anita Raman2027Carol Ott
Laura Whitehouse2027Brian Kardon2026
Karin Ott2027Susan Pauker2026
Paul Foley2026

Associate Members

  • Vida Goldstein (June 2024) 
  • Alice Benson (June 2024)
  • Gerri Scoll (June 2024)