Advisory Council

The Senior Solutions Advisory Council, established pursuant to the Older Americans Act, advises the agency on matters relating to older adults in our region, which includes most of Windsor and Windham counties and a few surrounding communities. As the designated Area Agency on Aging, Senior Solutions (Council on Aging for Southeastern Vermont, Inc.) has served older adults since 1973.

To assist us in fulfilling our mission of promoting the well-being and dignity of older adults, Advisory Council members provide feedback on such issues as healthcare, transportation and housing needs; help identify resources and suggest ideas for improvement in services; assist with community meetings, focus groups, and other agency activities; and suggest ways that the agency can best serve older adults and caregivers.

The Advisory Council is comprised of individuals representing towns, community organizations and interests concerned with older adults.  We welcome representatives from all towns in our service region.

Meetings are typically held on Zoom from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Often, the Executive Director, staff members, and a guest speaker join the Advisory Council for these meetings. Please contact or call (802) 885-2655 for more information.

Advisory Council members can advocate for older adults by learning more about the issues that impact their quality of life, reporting back to their community and reviewing and commenting on policies, programs and actions that affect them.


Alice Abraham, The Collaborative
Priscilla Allbee, Town of Westminster
Becky Arbella, Town of Dover
Dan Churchill, Town of Cavendish
Gloria Cristelli, Town of Newfane
Eunice Crowell, Town of Readsboro
Anne DuBosque, Town of Jamaica
Jennifer Fitzgerald, Town of Wilmington
Patricia Goodell, Town of Westminster
Donna Jacobs, Town of Brattleboro
Sally Laurent, Town of Windsor
Carol Lynch, Town of Dummerston
Carla Meskill, Town of Marlboro
Marylynn Scherlin, Town of Vernon
Selma Schiffer, Town of Wilmington
Elizabeth Spicer, Town of Westminster
Linda Stowell, Town of Chester
Jean Strong, Town of Ludlow
Midge Tucker, Town of Plymouth
Jane Wheeler, Town of Brattleboro