Council on Aging

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The Topsfield Council on Aging is a municipally appointed volunteer board authorized under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40, Section 8B. The Council's major responsibilities include setting local policy for the administration of elder programs and services, serving as elder advocates and educating the community at large about the needs and resources affecting the lives of Seniors.

The Council on Aging provides programs and services to the age 60+ population and caregivers including nutrition, transportation, social and educational programs, information and referral services, elder protection programs, volunteer opportunities, wellness programs, support services and outreach.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Paula Burke Executive Director (978) 887-1523
Beth Wideberg Senior Administrative Assistant & Meals on Wheels Coordinator (978) 887-1523
Greg Young Bus Driver
Ed Blum Bus Driver
Peg Beauregard Data Specialist (978) 887-1524

Board Members

Name Title
Penny Rogers Chairperson
OP EN Vice-Chairperson
Charlotte O'Toole Signature Events Team; Anniversary Co-Coordinator
Lynne Bermudez Member
Florence T. Brady Recording Clerk; Signature Events Team; Anniversary Co-Coordinator; Intergenerational Liaison
Joan Chiffer Member; Dementia Friendly Topsfield Chair
Elaine Crippen Member; Intergenerational Liaison
Hannah Adelman Menzer Member
OP EN Member
Kim Love Member; Dementia Friendly Topsfield Member
Ruth Lucy Member