Mission Statement: The Methuen Department of Elder Affairs/Council on Aging provides programs, services and acitvities for Methuen's 900+ senior population. This centrally located activity center strives to be a gathering place for retirees of all ages to enrich their quality of life.
Corinne LaCharite, Executive Director, Methuen Senior Activity Center
Methuen Senior Activity Center
77 Lowell St.
Methuen, MA 01844
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER STAFF
Corinne C. LaCharite, Executive Director
Linda Sheehan - Administrative Assistant
Lynneanne Moss - Head Clerk
Susan Foster - Activity Coordinator
GRANT-FUNDED & VOLUNTEER STAFF
Elena Ganem - Office Support, Cheryl McQuillan, Intake/Outreach Support Services
Beverly Bradley - SHINE & Benefits Counselor
Maureen Donovon - Site Supervisor Meals on Wheels/Hot Lunch Program
Sharon Thomson, RN, Outreach/Support Services
Barbara Skinner - Gift Shop Manager
Lilian Zakia - Thrift Shop Manager
COUNCIL ON AGING MEMBERS
Monica Pitman, Chairman - Mary Jane Beaulieu, Vice Chair - Elena Ganem, Secretary - Leo Kirane, Treasurer - Elaine Morissette, Board Member - Alfred D'Agata, Board Member
Daily operations are managed by the Executive Director with three full time staff members. The Council on Aging, a seven member advisory board appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council, provide guidance and support to the staff and set policy for the Senior Center. In addition, to providing services, the Council on Aging advocates on behalf of Methuen's older residents by identifying needs and developing community resources of assistance.
The Department is primarily funded by the City of Methuen with support from the Commonwealth's Executive Office of Elder Affairs, funds from the Older Americans Act as administered by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, the Area Agency on Aging and other grants. Fundraising events and activities are sponsored by the Council on Aging's non-profit organization, the Methuen Senior Center, Inc.
The Center provides a wide variety of exercise programs, informational sessions, enrichment classes and volunteer opportunities for the purpose of keeping healthy, informed, and connected to community!