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, MA.

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 Office of Elder Affairs, Massachusetts Councils on Aging, and Elder Services of Worcester. It also works closely with the other town departments to assist elders with matters of concern.

The COA receives funding from 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 fundraising arm of the Council that can support the local budget and offer other support. The Cultural Arts Council rewards the COA with numerous grants that help provide quality programs. These funds along with other gifts and grants allow 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 questions about the Council or the John Bauer Senior Center, please contact us at (508) 756-2833 or by email at [email protected].

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Cindy Love COA Director / Outreach Coordinator (508) 756-2833
Dolores Rauschl Program Assistant
Kenneth Carlson Van Driver
Frank LaFlash Van Driver

Board Members

Name Title
Curtis Hammar Member
Alice Crowley Vice Chair
Joan Bedard Clerk
Robert Callahan Treasurer
James Putnam Member
Anita Fenton Chairman
Frank Laflash Member
Donmarie Desrosiers Member
Kathryn Mahoney Member