Council on Aging

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Senior Center Replacement Project

Visit the Senior Center Building Committee page to learn more about the proposed senior center replacement project. 




  • 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
Karen Buscemi Chairperson 2022
Drewey Darnell Vice Chairperson 2021
Liane Pueschel Secretary 2021
Mary Boulais Member 2021
Lauri Casolari Member 2022
Carol Constant Member 2020
Rita Starzyk Member 2020
Linda Young Member 2021
VACANCY Member 2020
VACANCY Member 2021
VACANCY Member 2022

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