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.
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.