Council on Aging Board

The Town of Shrewsbury seeks to provide updates to residents on a continuous basis.

Out of abundance of caution, the Town of Shrewsbury is acting to protect senior residents, who health officials have identified as one of the groups most at-risk for serious illness caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Following the guidance provided by the Department of Public Health (DPH), which recommends that seniors and those with chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease avoid large public gatherings to mitigate risk, the Town of Shrewsbury is postponing Council on Aging events of 20 persons or more until further notice.

We fully understand the critical role that COA programs play in the lives of the seniors they benefit. Our top priority is protecting the wellbeing and health of our at-risk residents, so we are following the DPH guidance to limit large-group settings so that we can do all we can do to prevent the spread of this virus to those who are most vulnerable.

If you have any questions please contact Council on Aging Director, Hollie Lucht.


Meetings


  • 2nd Wednesday of the month

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agenda (PDF) | View All Agendas and Minutes

Board Members


  • Hollie Lucht, COA Director
  • Zoya Mehta                    Term Expires June 30, 2021
  • Barbara DePalo
    Term Expires June 30, 2021
  • Clifford C. Gerber                            Term Expires June 30, 2022

  • Norma L. Giumentaro
    Term Expires June 30, 2020
  • Shashi R. Menon                     Term Expires June 30, 2022
  • Viriginia Leonard
    Term Expires June 30, 2021
  • Louise A. Russell
    Term Expires June 30, 2020


About the Board


The 7 member Council on Aging (COA) Board is appointed by the Town Manager. Board members are volunteers who live in Shrewsbury, who have an active interest in senior issues. Typically appointed for 3 year terms, at least 60% of the members must be seniors themselves. Currently, only 1 member is under 60, with the others ranging from their early 60s to their late 80s. The COA board members represent a broad spectrum of employment backgrounds from nursing, teaching, engineering, sales and finance as well as long-term volunteer and community involvement. All are currently active on some level with additional Senior Center programs, activities and services and care deeply about the department and the senior residents they serve.

The Board meets to work with the director to continuously evaluate and update the Council on Aging department's programs, services and activities, as well as any Senior Center issues. We develop plans and policies which allow us to effectively advocate for the changing needs of the growing senior population.

Mission

Our Mission is to develop and support community activities which enhance the well-being of residents of the town who are age 60 or older.