Council on Aging


  • Second Monday of every month (unless it falls on a holiday - then it is the third)

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Name Title Expiration
Lauri Casolari Chair 2022
Drewey Darnell Vice Chair 2021
Linda Young Secretary 2021
Mary Boulais Member 2021
Karen Buscemi Member 2022
Carol Constant Member 2020
Allyson Garcia Member 2022
Rita Starzyk Member 2020
Janet Veitch Member 2022
Vacant Member 2020
Vacany Member 2021

About the Board

The Council on Aging's mission is to establish policies and work with the director to provide programs and services for elders.

Age & Dementia Friendly Communities Initiative

The cities of Chicopee and Holyoke, and the town of South Hadley, have partnered with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission to create a regional action plan for more age-friendly and dementia-friendly communities. The plan addresses quality of life issues such as walkability of outdoor spaces, transportation needs, information access, and social isolation, particularly in relation to older adults.

Read the draft plan, here. 


Volunteer Appreciation Brunch August 28, 2019
WW New Series 9-13-2019


Town Reminder 7-12-2019 Article
Updated Memories Cafe Flyer 2019