Council on Aging


The Council on Aging functions as a Board of Directors. The Council is composed of ten Reading citizens who have demonstrated a concern for and a commitment to the elderly. The Council is appointed by the Board of Selectmen.

Their responsibilities include:

  1. Identifying the needs & interests of senior citizens and encouraging programs to address those needs and interests.
  2. Educating the community about the needs of senior citizens.
  3. Developing a network for information sharing.
  4. Establishing policy direction to be implemented by Reading Elder Services.


Council on Aging Members
MemberTitleTerm Expires
Barbara CarneyAssociate2020
Joan CocoMember2022
Jolyn M EkMember2021
Margaret HaveyMember2021
Sally M HoytMember2020
John E ParsonsMember2020
Pooja ParsonsAssociate2020
Thomas ProcopioVice Chair2021
Sandra J ShafferChair2020
Marilyn L ShapleighSecretary2021
Deborah SmallMember2022
Brian SnellMember2022
Karen Pinette Associate2021


Official Board and Committee Members list posted by Town Clerk


Staff Contacts

Name Phone
Jane Burns (781) 942-6658