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The Amesbury Council on Aging (Senior Community Center) is looking for your input. Your 2018 Needs Assessment is in the mail!

Or complete it online at:

Your feedback is valuable! This is how we determine our programming and services.  Please take a moment to complete and return by Feb. 15th. We can help you take the online survey as well. Please call Doreen Brothers 978-388-8138 for more information.

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Senior Lift is our Health and Wellness Initiative. If you are looking for anything health & wellness related you can find them under Senior Lift.

Mission Statement: To advocate for older adults, to identify their needs, to meet their health, economic, social and cultural needs, to encourage maximum independence and to improve their quality of life

COA Function & Responsibilities:

The Council on Aging functions as a Board of Directors.  The Council is comprised of eleven citizens from Amesbury who have demonstrated a concern for and a commitment to Amesbury seniors.  The Council is appointed by the Municipal Council. The board meets regularly on second Thursday of every month. You can access their webpage by clicking HERE. Their responsibilities include:

  • Identifying the needs & interests of seniors and encouraging programs to address those needs and interests.
  • Educating the community about the needs of seniors.
  • Advocating for the elderly at the community, state and national levels.
  • Developing a network for information sharing.
  • Establishing policy direction to be implemented by staff of the Council on Aging.  

Council On Aging Board Webpage

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Doreen Brothers, M.A,, LSW, CPT Council on Aging Director (978) 388-8138 x546
Vanessa R. Kahrman, MA, LSW Assistant Director (978) 388-8138 x544
Courtney Hutchinson, LCSW EMHOT Program Manager x543
Katrina Rioux, BA, LSWA Program Coordinator / Community Relations (978) 388-8138 x545
Karen Sullivan, LCSW Outreach Coordinator x553