Council on Aging



The Salem Council on Aging is collaborating with area volunteer agencies and individual volunteers to coordinate grocery or pharmacy pick up for at risk seniors in this time of need.

Council on Aging staff are working to identify seniors who may be in need; those seniors who may be more at risk, have compromised health issues, or who do not have family support available. The "Are You Ok" program is a free program offered to Salem Seniors (age 60 or over), or a person living with a disability.  Registered seniors will receive a daily automated phone call to check on the well-being of the participant. Please click this link for information on the Are You OK Program.  Are You OK

 For additional information or to speak to a social worker, please contact the Council On Aging  Social Services Department at 978 744-0924.


To minimize the elder populations’ exposure to the coronavirus, our goal is to secure a volunteer list in order to assist Seniors in need.   Volunteers are not expected to pay for items; this would be a pick-up/delivery service.  Community members who are interested in helping should call 978-744-0924 or email Teresa Arnold, COA Director at

A CORI check will be required of all volunteers.  Click this link for a CORI form - CORI

Please complete the CORI and scan it along with a copy of your license to or drop off the information Monday-Friday between 8am-4pm at the Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center 401 Bridge St. in Salem.

Thank you for your consideration in this time of need.  We will compile a list and contact you as needed.



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.  

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Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Teresa Gove 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
Anne O'Shea 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
Joseph Ericksberg Outreach Social Services 978-744-0924 ext. 43014

Board Members

Name Title
Conrad J. Prosniewski City Council Liaison