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 seniors
  • 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 Board of Selectmen and its members serve for four-year terms and may only be reappointed once. 


Geraldine Scoll, Chair 2022 Melissa Galton 2020
Margaret Ackerman, Vice Chair 2022

Wayne Johnson


Alice K. Benson 2020

Jean MacQuiddy


Betsey Brew Boyd 2019

Thomas Nicholson


Leslye Fligor 2022

Carol Ott


Robert Froh 2019

Elliot Palmer


Associate Members

  • Vida Goldstein (June 2019) - Community Connections & Technology
  • Alix Mackey (June 2019) - School and Community, Events & Meals on Wheels
  • Phyllis Ritvo (June 2019) - Financial Literacy & Housing Alternatives
  • Arria Sands (June 2019) - Welcome & Hospitality