Council on Aging
Council on Aging
Established in 1977, the Dalton Council on Aging is an eleven member advisory board appointed by the Dalton Select Board. The role of the Council on Aging is to identify emerging needs, advise staff and advocate for appropriate community services. As community leaders, they guide and educate seniors and community leaders of existing resources addressing transportation, socialization, fitness, nutrition, outreach, health, benefits counseling, and recreation.
Services are primarily provided at the Dalton Senior Center located at 40 Field Street Extension, by full-time employees: Executive Director, Kelly Pizzi and Administrative Secretary & Transportation Coordinator, Dorin Middlebrook; and part-time Outreach/Shine Counselor, Patricia “Pattie” Pero, Meal Site Coordinator, Cheryl Walden and Van Drivers: John Aldrich, John Bartels and William Walker.
As stewards in the community, members are guided by the following values: Trust, Health, Connection, Independence, Education, Security and Outreach. Through these values, the Vision of the Council is to provide sustained leadership and support that helps Dalton to be a livable and age friendly community for all who choose to age here.
Dalton Council on Aging:
George Morrell – Chair
Linda Merry – Vice Chair
Robert Merry – Treasurer
Andrea Lassor – Clerk
Yvonne Washburn – Vice Clerk
Cynthia Riggs-French – Alternate
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Traveling East on Rt 8/9 on Dalton’s Main Street (Rt. 8/9), turn left at the light at Carson Ave. Then take a right on First St. and a left on Field St. The Senior Center is on the right.
Traveling West on Rt 8/9 on Dalton’s Main Street (Rt. 8/9), turn right at the light at Carson Ave. Follow directions above.
Opened in February 2011, the Dalton Senior Center has become the hub of activity for seniors in Dalton, Pittsfield, and Hinsdale; and as far away as Adams, Monterey and Canaan NY.