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Council on Aging

The Council on Aging is responsible for identifying the needs of Townsend's 60 and over population (and their families) by designing, promoting, implementing and coordinating services to fill their needs; promoting and supporting other programs, and collaborating with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs. This task is accomplished through various activities including:

  • Operation of the Senior Center at 16 Dudley Road
  • Coordination of Road Runner van service
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Congregate Dining four days a week
  • Health-related services such as: Well Adult Clinic, Hearing Clinic, Podiatry, Vision Clinic
  • Exercise Classes
  • A wide variety of social & recreational programs
  • Education Programs
  • Advocacy, including Long Term Care Ombudsman, a program of Aging Services of North Central Massachusetts
Members: 9 members, for 3 year terms, staggered so that not more than 3 appointments shall be made in any calendar year

Members

Lynn Pinkerton

Chairman

2026

Patricia Baker

Vice-Chairman

2025

Anne Foresman

Member

2024

Judith Poudrier

Member

2024

Joann Bronkema

Member

2024

Carol Swenor

Member

2025

Mary Lou Vest

Member

2025

Natalie Call

Member

2026
Vacancy Two

Member


Contact Info

Meetings - When: 3rd Wednesday of the Month

Meetings - Where: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room

Meetings - Time: 3:15 pm