Town Manager Alex B. Morse and members of the Provincetown Select Board joined Council on Aging Board members, staff, volunteers, and community members to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Provincetown Council on Aging (COA) at an event at the Veteran’s Memorial Community Center on September 26, 2022.
Council on Aging Director Chris Hottle welcomed those in attendance, saying, “We’re excited to be celebrating the Golden Anniversary of the Provincetown Council on Aging and its 50 years of serving and caring for the senior members of our community.”
Since 1972, the Provincetown COA has been a welcoming resource and activity center for older adults and their families. COA’s mission is to promote the well-being and independence of older residents by identifying their needs and interests, developing supportive programs, coordinating community services and advocating on their behalf.
“Provincetown’s Council on Aging is so special to our community,” said Town Manager Alex B. Morse. “I can’t thank the staff enough for their dedication – particularly during the darkest hours of the COVID-19 pandemic – to ensure services and programming continued to support our senior residents.”
Provincetown Select Board Chair David Abramson and Select Board Member Leslie Sandberg thanked everyone for their dedication and commitment to serving the community and presented COA Board Chair David Ketchum with a proclamation from the Provincetown Select Board naming September 26, 2022 as Council on Aging Day in the Town of Provincetown.
“Thank you to David Ketchum, the COA Board, our COA staff, and our volunteers. They are all steadfast in their commitment to serving our older adults, and it's my honor to work with them every day,” said Director Hottle. “Our future is bright, we’re excited, and we’re looking forward to the next 50 years!”
The 50th anniversary celebration was held at the Senior Center and included a commemorative ceremony, room tours, art stroll, archival displays, photo slideshows, refreshments and activities for the over 100 community members in attendance. More information on the Provincetown Council on Aging and its programs can be found at www.provincetown-ma.gov/72/Council-in-Aging