Council on Aging

Mission of the Council on Aging:

The Council on Aging is charged with advocating on behalf of older adults in Belmont.  We collaborate with other town departments and committees as well as community service providers to enhance the quality of life for seniors.  We respond to their concerns, seeking to educate the community at large about the needs of older adults while designing, promoting, and implementing services and programs that enhance their general well-being.

Services include:

  • Transportation for shopping and medical needs by reservation
  • Nutrition services (meals on wheels and daily luncheon)
  • Social services (confidential referrals and help with concerns)
  • Programs and newsletter (cultural, educational, recreational, holiday observance, entitlement, athletic and social

The Council on Aging has a network of appropriate resources available for Elders both in Belmont as well as outside the community.

An eleven member board is appointed by the Select Board to oversee programs and policies of the Council on Aging.



Theodore DukasMember, 2026
Karen DonelanMember, 2024 - Chair
Chao-Qiang LaiMember, 2024
Tommasina OlsonMember, 2026 
Andrea PaschalMember, 2025
Maryann ScaliMember, 2025
Joel SemuelsMember, 2025
Judith MorrisonMember, 2024
Peg CallananMember, 2026 - Secretary
Ellen SullivanMember, 2025 - Vice-Chair
Jane ShapiroMember, 2024

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Janet Amdur Social Worker (617) 993-2983
Martin Cloherty Transportation Coordinator (617) 993-2989
Dorothy Boyle Administrative Assistant (617) 993-2978
Diane Corsino Administrative Assistant (617) 993-2973
Dana Bickelman Director (617) 993-2975