Council on Aging

The Salem Council on Aging was founded in October of 1967 to serve the needs of Salem's aging community. It now serves more than 2,000 individuals annually, providing a variety of services, including but not limited to: music programs, special events, exercise classes, sight seeing trips, museum tours, book clubs, in- and out-of-town trips, social services, home-delivered meals and daily hot lunches, and overall support services to ensure that all seniors can maximize the quality of their lives.  

The Senior Center of our Future ...

A Community Life Center

During the coming months, the Senior Center will be looking at how we best redefine ourselves into a Community Life Center by broadening our programs to be increasingly cross-generational, rethinking how we look at aging, and meeting the needs of our Salem residents who are in their 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s and even a few centenarians. We hope you will join us for the exciting journey ahead.

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Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Teresa Arnold COA Director 978-744-0924 x 43002
Rosanna Donahue COA Activities Coordinator (978) 744-0924 ext. 43006
Laurie Donaher Principal Clerk 978-744-0924 ext. 43009
Sharon Felton LSW Social Services 978-744-0924 ext. 43013
Lynne Barrett Outreach Social Worker 978-744-0924 ext. 43012
Fred Norton Transportation Coordinator 978-744-0924 ext. 43008
Dan Cote Nutrition Scheduler 978-744-0924 ext. 43014
Kathy McCarthy Program Manager (978) 744-0924 ext. 43005
Cynthia Buonfiglio Receptionist (978) 744-0924 ext. 43003

Board Members