Council On Aging Board


  • 12:30 p.m.
  • Second Monday of each month
  • Senior Center
    45 Noble Street
    Westfield, MA 01085

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Name ContactTerm Expires  Position
Edward R. Ekmalian, Jr. 02/2024 
John M. Greaney Email02/2025 
Trudy Knowles
John Leary, Jr.
James V. Liptak
 Email02/2025 Chair
Eric L. McDowell
Eileen Rockwal


The Council on Aging sets policy and direction of services for all senior citizens in Westfield. Our philosophy is to promote a higher quality of life by providing services to assist seniors in maintaining their independence and productivity. In addition to services, special emphasis is placed on activities which encourage social, physical and mental stimulation.

According to the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, “A Council on Aging (COA) is a department of municipal government, authorized under Chapter 40 Section 8B of the Massachusetts General Laws. The law states that a Council on Aging may be established for the purpose of coordinating or carrying out programs designed to meet the needs of the aging in conjunction with programs of the Office of Elder Affairs.”