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Council On Aging
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The Council On Aging was established by the Town in 1975 under provisions of the state's Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the federal Older Americans Act of 1965. Its purpose is to coordinate and carry out programs designed to meet the enrichment of the aging. It accomplishes its goals through outreach work, referral to or assistance with other agencies and programs, special activities and programs of its own, and the operation of a Senior Center open to all residents over the age of sixty. The Groton Council On Aging seeks to enrich the lives of Senior Citizens by providing opportunities for learning, leisure creativity, health and fitness, information and referral, and Social Service.

The council consists of nine members appointed by the Select Board. All members must be residents of the Town and, by vote of the Council, are limited to serving two consecutive terms. The Director of the Senior Center is an ex officio member of the Council and is in charge of all its programs and activities, as well as the supervision of staff members. The Council submits annual reports to the Town and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

Contact Information
Email Members 9
Phone (978) 448-1170 Selection Appointed
Fax (978) 448-3660 Term 3 years
Office Senior Center - 163 W Main St Remuneration None
Meeting First Tuesday @ 6:30 PM Meeting location Groton Senior Center
Hours Monday-Friday: 9:00 - 3:00 pm

Appointed by: Board of Selectmen
MemberRoleTerm StartTerm End
Ellen Baxendale Member 07/01/2017 06/30/2020
Gail Chalmers Member 07/01/2017 06/30/2020
Peter Cunningham Member 07/01/2017 06/30/2020
George Faircloth Member 07/01/2015 06/30/2018
Norma J. Garvin Member 07/01/2016 06/30/2019
Richard Marton Member 07/01/2018 06/30/2021
Sheila Nash 1 07/30/2018 06/30/2019
Kathleen Santiago Member 01/01/2000 01/01/2099
Jean Sheedy Member 07/01/2016 06/30/2019
Kathy Shelp Member 07/01/2018 06/30/2021
Stacey Shepard Jones Member 01/01/2000 01/01/2099
Helen Sienkiewicz Member 07/01/2016 06/30/2019
Edward Wenzell Member 07/01/2015 06/30/2018

Council on Aging - Documents

Senior Center Documents


Council On Aging Feasibility Oversight Committee Documents


Senior Center Building Committee Documents


Town Meeting Senior Center Review Committee Documents


Council On Aging Future Planning Committee Documents