Council on Aging

Our Mission:

The mission is to create an inclusive environment to enable our growing population of senior citizens to lead independent and rewarding lives through advocacy and support, both physical and emotional, and to encourage seniors to use their talents, knowledge and experience for themselves and the benefit of the Duxbury community.

Our Vision:

Our seniors will have meaningful opportunities to enjoy life, interact with the community and preserve their mental and physical well-being.

Our Values:

A positive climate is created by the professional staff, volunteers and patrons that incorporate these values:

  • Maintaining the older individual’s dignity and sense of worth;
  • Creating a culture that provides acceptance, support, sharing and interdependence regardless of personal limitations;
  • Providing the opportunity and freedom of choice to engage in a variety of activities in a safe and nurturing environment;
  • Planning innovative programs;
  • Offering a variety of supportive, counseling and referral services.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Joanne Moore, Director (781) 934-5774 ext. 5700
Donna Ciappina, Outreach Manager (781) 934-5774 ext. 5730
Caren Harrison, Social Day Program Manager (781) 934-5774 ext. 5732
Suzanne Errasti, Front Office Manager (781) 934-5774 ext. 5701
Angela Sinnott, Program Manager (781) 934-5774 ext. 5710
Chris Coakley, Volunteer Manager (781) 934-5774 ext. 5714
Peter Dewey, Food Service Manager 9781) 934-5774 ext. 5721
Becky Ford, Medical Transportation Manager (781) 934-5774 ext. 5713
Cathy Dame, Home Delivered Meals Coordinator (781) 934-5774 ext. 5721

Council Members

NameTitleTerm Expires

Cheryl Ross

Chairperson

09/30/19 (T1)

Kay Drake

Vice Chair

06/30/2018 (T1)

Susan Kelley

Secretary

06/30/19 (T2)

Kevin Mullins

Asst Secretary

06/30/20 (T1)

Susan Grunwald

Member

06/30/19 (T2)

Ninky Savage

Member

06/30/20 (T1)

John McClusky

Member

06/30/20 (T1)

John Rutkowski

Member

06/30/20 (T1)

Patti Ryan

Member

06/30/19 (T1)

Pam Campbell Smith

Member

06/30/18 (T1)

Matt Walsh

Member

06/30/19 (T1)

Donna Ciappina

OCES Delegate

06/30/18

Rev. Elizabeth Stevens

Alternate/Interfaith Liason

06/30/18 (T2)

Shirley McMahon-Oktay

Alternate

06/30/18 (T2)

Terri Scott

Alternate

06/30/18 (T2)

Cece Frame

Alternate

06/30/18 (T2)

Steve DuBuque

Alternate

06/30/2019 (T2)