Senior Center

Merrimac COA Board Meetings


  • 1st Tuesday of every month (No meetings in December, July, or August)
  • 12:45p.m. - Open to Public

Merrimac Senior Center
100 East Main Street
Merrimac, MA 01860
Tel.  978-346-9549
FAX 978-346-0528

Agendas & Minutes


View most recent Agendas and Minutes.


Staff Members


  • Director: Laura Dillingham-Mailman
  • Administrative Director: Ann Murphy
  • Social Worker: Barbara Daly Farquahar
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Sandy Blanchet
  • Kitchen Manager: Eileen Murray
  • Nutritionist: Bonnie Kitsakos
  • Transportation Coordinator & Van Driver: Nicholas Fiorello
  • Senior Aide: Christina Connor
  • Janitor: Wayne Jones
  • Public Health Nurse: Charlotte (Eileen) Stepanian

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COA Board of Directors Members


  • Colleen Ranshaw-Fiorello, Chair
  • Dave Vance, Vice Chair
  • Candie Benjamin, Secretary
  • Maryann Mikson, Clerk
  • Nancy Bachelder, Member
  • Betty Elliott, Member
  • Dorothy Lumsden
  • James Murphy, Member
Interested in being a Council on Aging member or Alternate? Contact: Director, Laura Dillingham-Mailman at 978.346.9549 or email: ldmailman@townofmerrimac.com

Instructors, Group Leaders & Coordinators


  • Exercise & Walking Club: Pam Pacione
  • Chair Yoga: Mary Van Abs
  • Gentle Yoga: (Grace) Saw Ng
  • Bridge: James Murphy
  • Pool: James Murphy
  • Bowling League: Selma Johnson
  • 45's: Ron
  • Poker: Nick Tarzia
  • Craftors: Barbara Fenders, Sandy Blanchet
  • Quigong & Fundamental Tai Chi: Val Labelle
  • Rug Hookers: Gail Majauckas
  • Painting: Watercolor with Bill Duke
  • Painting: Fridays with Beverly Mitchell (starting again in the Fall)
  • Zumba, Barre Yoga & Gentle Yoga: Susan Tribble
  • LGBT Social Dinner: Ron Bourque, Rick Olson
  • Book Club: Geraldine Morenski
  • 100 East Main St Memory Cafe: Barbara Daly Farquahar
  • Bingo: Heidi Roy, Betty Elliot
  • Veterans Coffee: Jeremiah Murphy
  • Bocci:  Sping - Fall
  • Quilting 
  • Knit, Crochet & Cross Stitch
  • Scrabble
  • Tong Ren Healing: LuAnn Fontaine
  • Cribbage

Programs & Services:


  • SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Everyone): Marcia Miller
  • Tax Assistance (seasonal):
  • Simply Foot Care: Catherine            Langueduc
  • Confidential Assistance with Financial Issues:  Ann Crowell
  • Public Health Nurse:


  • Flu Clinics: (Seasonal)   TBA                Senior Health Fair 9/24/2019
         Flu Shots 
    will be available
  • Blood Pressure Clinics:                       Tuesdays- Senior Center                     

    Social Worker

    :
  • Meeting the Emotional and Social            needs of individuals and families
  • 100 East Main Street Memory Cafe

  • Peggy's Food Pantry and Our Neighbors' Table Mobile Food Pantry-For information call the Senior Center, 978-346-9549

  • Volunteer Opportunities
    Volunteers are always needed! Give Sandy a call, 978-346-9549, if you would like to be a volunteer!
    • NEET Drivers- Northern Essex Elder Transport or NEET, Drive seniors to medical appointments (reimbursed for mileage)
    • Senior Tax Work-off program work as a volunteer for a Town Department up to 100 hours and receive tax credit on your town real estate tax.
    • Other volunteers needed to run programs, activities, help with lunch program, Friendly Visits or Calls, general office assistance and much more.

    Friends of Merrimac COA Meetings


    • 2:00 p.m.
    • Merrimac Senior Center
    • 1st Tuesday of every month
      100 East Main Street
      Merrimac, MA 01860
    • Purpose of the Friends is:
    1. To encourage the growth of services and programs that meet the needs of the Elder Population of the Town of Merrimac.
    2. To foster a spirit of community involvement and volunteerism among the Elders in Merrimac.
    3. To support the Social Service, Educational, recreational and Inter-generational programming of the Senior Center.
    4. To rent, lease, build, purchase property, hire staff, in connection with the achievement of the foregoing stated purposes.
    5. To solicit, raise, hold and disperse funds for the accomplishment of the above purposes.
    Membership of this organization is open to persons of all ages, and is not limited to the residents of the town of Merrimac, who support the purposes of this organization in an active or financial manner. The membership will have a sincere concern for the Elder population, regardless of race, creed, social standing or financial status.

    Annual Senior Scramble
    Next Scramble June 2020 
    Time: Shotgun Start 7:57 am
    Where: Apple Hill Golf Course
        East Kingston, NH
    For more Information call:
    978-346-9549

    Agendas & Minutes


    View most recent Agendas and Minutes.


    Mission
    The mission of the Merrimac Council on Aging is, "To provide services designed to improve the quality of life of elders by assisting them to remain as physically mobile, mentally alert and socially active as possible. The Council on Aging advocates for older adults, manages the resources needed to develop services, provides education for seniors and their families regarding choices in their care and community services available to them."