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Council on Aging

Recent Updates

The Council on Aging provides information, referrals, transportation and activities to the seniors of Southampton.

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4pm. (Note: The FRTA van is available for rides on Fridays. Please call the COA to schedule.)

Phone: (413) 529-2105

Mailing Address:
Council on Aging
210 College Highway, Suite 3
Southampton, MA 01073


Christina Johnson - COA Director

Darlene Matyoka – Administrative Assistant

Kate DiSanto – Outreach Worker & SHINE Counselor

Pam Connett - COA Program Coordinator

Andrea Barouxis - COA Volunteer Coordinator

Tim Huber & Bill Kaleta – FRTA Van Drivers
Phone: (413) 529-2105 *Please call the COA to schedule the van*

Monthly Newsletter & Menu

Council on Aging Newsletter "Southampton Senior Scoop": July 2024

July Highland Valley Grab and Go Menu

2024 Landmark Tours Bus Trips

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Senior Center Feasibility Study Committee

Southampton Final Senior Center Feasibility Report

Senior Center Feasibility Study Public Input Session Meeting video – March 1, 2023


Home Modification Loan Program (HMLP)

The Home Modification Loan Program provides no interest loans to modify the homes of adults and children with disabilities. If you or a household member is disabled or an elder, the Home Modification Loan Program can provide a loan so you can make needed adaptations or modifications to your home. Modifications can help you remain in your home and live more independently. Information can be found at

Council on Aging Board


The first Wednesday of each month (except July) at 4:00 p.m. Please check MyTownGovernment website to confirm a meeting.

Upcoming Meeting: Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. This meeting will be held in-person at the Southampton Council on Aging Activities Room, 210 College Highway - Suite 3

Website: Council on Aging Board


Position Name Term Expires
Interim Chair Ted Palmer 2026
Vice Chair    
Secretary/Clerk Susan Seybolt 2025
Member Cynthia MacBain 2024
Member Donna Lynn 2025
Member Ted Palmer 2026
Member Dennis Vogel 2026


 To become a member:  COA Board applications are available outside the Town Administrator's office.

Friends of the Council on Aging


Chair - Francine Tishman

Vice Chair- Cindy Palmer

Treasurer - Ray Spaulding

Clerk- Florence Collins

At Large Directors:

Mary Aherin

Katherine Lorigan

Roz Morin

Upcoming Meeting:  Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 11:00 a.m. at the Town Hall 2nd Floor Conference Room 

Mission Statement: The primary purpose of the Friends of Southampton Council on Aging (FSCOA), a non-profit 503(c)(3) organization. The FSCOA is organized exclusively for charitable purposes to enhance financial and operational support for programs for the Southampton Council on Aging and whose membership is comprised solely of volunteers. The support may include, but is not limited to, memberships, fund-raising events, sponsorships, grant applications, and individual corporate donations to the Council. This support is dedicated to assisting the Council provide activities, programs and services to improve the emotional and physical well-being of Southampton seniors. A secondary purpose is to increase the awareness of Southampton residents, especially its seniors, to the existence of the Council and its offerings by providing community publicity.

All proceeds of the FSCOA are solely for the benefit of the Friends of Southampton COA and its mission to support the Southampton Council on Aging.

The FSCOA will not engage in any substantial activities that will influence legislation and all activities will be conducted in a non-partisan manner. The Council on Aging provides information, referrals, transportation and activities to the seniors of Southampton.

Mailing Address:
Friends of the Council on Aging
P.O. Box 534
Southampton, MA 01073