Friends of the Council on Aging

The Friends of The Manchester Council on Aging is an official organization devoted to the raising of funds in support of Manchester's Council on Aging, which is not allowed, by law, to involve itself in any fundraising.

Traditionally, the Friends of the Council on Aging is a group of energetic volunteers who are interested in making a difference in the lives of the Seniors of Manchester and in the growth of community spirit and cooperation within the town.

The Friends of the Council on Aging is presided over by a Board of Directors, including four officers.  

The Friends of the Manchester Council on Aging, Inc.

 Executive Committee:

  • Eleanor Hatcher-President
  • Veronica Matthews-Secretary
  • Patricia Ambrose-Treasurer
  • Mary Ellen Foster-Assistant Treasurer


  • Anne Coccoluto
  • Ro Comiskey
  • Ann Henriksen
  • Jackie  Mcdiarmid
  • Beverly Melvin
  • Allison Moir-Smith
  • Georgia Pepper
The Friends of the Manchester Council on Aging supports services and programs for the seniors in our community.  Some programs we support include the monthly newsletter, monthly luncheons, weekly yoga programs, socials for the Seniors advocate program.  The Friends have also contributed toward the C.O.A. vans and Low Vision programs.

Please consider becoming a Friend.  Your donation is tax deductible.*  

Make Checks Payable To

Friends of the Council on Aging
P.O. Box 264
Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA  01944

All Friends have an open invitation to our meetings at the Congregational Chapel on Chapel Lane on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 2:00 p.m.