Council on Aging Board


  • LeeAnn Cerretani, Chair
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023
  • Richard Kelsay
    Term Expires: December 31, 2024
  • Patricia Comperchio
    Term Expires: December 31, 2024 
  • Neal Boldrighini
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023
  • Joan Hoey
    Term Expires: December 31, 2025
  • Mary Hourigan
    Term Expires: December 31, 2025
  • Paula Devine
    Term Expires: December 31, 2025

About the Council

Our role at the Council on Aging (COA) is to provide quality services and programs to enhance elders mental, physical and emotional well-being. A major priority is to assist and support frail elders in their home to help them remain independent as long as possible. 


The Council on Aging works with municipal, state and non-profit organizations that work to service elders in a variety of ways. Resources may be available through other programs offered outside the Council on Aging. Community based services available include:

  • Education/Art and Social Events
  • Employment Opportunities Through the Tax Work off Program
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Legislative up-Dates
  • Outreach Services
  • Site and Home-Delivered Meals
  • Transportation
  • Volunteer Programs


The Council on Aging is overseen by a seven member Board of Directors, Town Manager, and Select Board who work together to assure that seniors have services that will enhance their independence and community awareness. The Council on Aging has been in existence since 1972, previously located in a small storefront building in the center of town. 

Senior Center Facility

After many years of increased programs and growth the COA/Senior Center moved to a new facility in 1989 with the Mansfield Library. The Mansfield COA/Library facility are separate departments who work cooperatively to provide the community with services and programs. The enhanced multi-purpose room provides a meeting place for community non-profit organizations during evening hours.The COA is a multi-faceted facility offering many services and programs to elders 60 and over. Library services are across the hall for all seniors to enjoy. The Select Board shall appoint to a Council on Aging seven members to three-year overlapping terms in accordance with the General Laws.

Our Mission

The Mansfield Council on Aging (COA) is a multi-faceted human services department which serves the needs of all residents aged 60 and over, their families and caregivers. The COA oversees Social Services for all Mansfield residents. The mission of the COA is to protect, preserve and improve the ability of older residents of Mansfield to remain healthy, safely independent in their homes, socially engaged, physically active and intellectually stimulated for as long as they wish and are able. This is to be accomplished through social services, nutrition, exercise, music and artistic programs. We strive to provide a safe, welcoming and accessible site for social, recreational and educational gatherings. In conjunction with local public safety departments, we promote wellness education and an awareness of the risks involved with aging in place.