Council on Aging / Senior Services

The Paxton Council on Aging (COA) is a human service department of the town whose mission is to evaluate, promote, and encourage new and existing services and activities which enhance the quality of life for elders in the town of Paxton

The Council on Aging offers a wide range of programs, services, and activities. The department works closely with other agencies in the elder field, such as the Age Center of Worcester, The Office of Elder Affairs, The Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, and the Massachusetts Councils on Aging. It also works closely with the other town departments to assist elders with matters of concern.

The COA receives funding by local tax dollars appropriated at the town meeting. Other funding comes from grants, the largest being the annual grant given by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs in Boston with a dollar amount given for each senior in town. The Friends of the Council on Aging is the fund raising arm of the Council which can support the local budget and offer other support. The Cultural Arts Council rewards the COA with numerous grants that helps provide the quality programs. These funds along with other gifts and grants allows the COA to mail our monthly newsletter to every senior home in town, purchase equipment and assist in other special events or needs.

The Selectmen appoint a nine member board, made up of volunteers, who meet monthly and work with the Director to continuously evaluate and update programs and services.

If you have question about the Council or the John Bauer Senior Center, please contact us at (508) 756-2833 or by email: click here.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Cindy Love Outreach Coordinator (508) 363-1820

Board Members

Name Title
Curtis Hammar Chairman
Alice Crowley Vice Chair
Joan Bedard Secretary
Robert Callahan Member
Barbara Braley Member
June T. Herron Associate Member
Paul Bergin Associate Member
James Putnam Member
Jean Wilde Member
Gino Gangai Member
Natalie Siemen Member
Robett Lamotte Associate Member
Mark Ahearn Associate Member