Information for Meeting of Council on Aging
Friday November 17, 2023 9:30 AM EST

Town:Norfolk, MA 
Board:Council on Aging
Time:Friday November 17, 2023 9:30 AM EST
Location:Senior Center
28 Medway Branch Rd.
Card Room
COA Meeting
November 17, 2023


Call to order

Board Secretary for the meeting

Approve the minutes of the last meeting – October 27, 2023

Executive Director’s Report – Karen Edwards

 Goals for FY23-24 – tracking of goal progress
o Attracting 60-72 age group
o Increasing senior participation in Senior Center activities/programming YOY
o Increasing visibility within the town

 Betsy Bus and Bus Driver

 Volunteer Program – update needs for volunteers at Senior Center; Property Tax Work Off

 Update on parking lot and gazebo

 Partnering/Funding opportunity with HESSCO

 Newsletter highlights for December

Hessco Report – Jerry Calhoun
Finance Report (quarterly)
 FY24 Budget updates - July through September 2023 First Quarter
 Status of Formula and Grant funding
Nominating and governance report

 Open seat(s) on COA Board; Adjunct members

Program reports

 Veteran’s Event for November – Jim Schweitzer
 Kitchen – Linda Hennessey
 Antique Show - Jerry Calhoun
 Wine Tasting – Debbie Grover (spring)

Fundraising report
 Update on meeting with Bill Crane – Jim Schweitzer

Unfinished Business
 Ideas from COA Board Training in June – subcommittee to be formed; Advertising and other
 Secretary for COA Board
 Status of Draft of Strategic Plan for FY23-28

New Business
 COA Bylaw Revision
Board Development
 Other opportunities for relationship building


Guest Presentation will follow the meeting - Eric Anderson from My Senior Center will present to any
interested COA Board members about the software program and updates that are available.
Scheduled By:Karen Edwards
Posted At:Nov 13, 2023 12:33 PM EST
Last Modified:Nov 13, 2023 12:33 PM EST
Minutes:Minutes are on record with the Town Clerk's office
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