Rochester Council on Aging Staff

Board of Directors

  • Jeanne Armstrong, President
  • Pat Ryan, Vice-President
  • Beverly Brewer, Secretary
  • Ruth Phillbrook, Treasurer
  • Phylis Voit, Volunteer Clerk
  • Jackie Demers, Member
  • Woody Hartley, Member
  • Gordon Helme, Member
  • Gerald Lynch, Member
  • Ted Marmaras, Member

Staff Members

  • Sharon Lally, Director
  • Edna Holmstrom, Program Assistant
  • Lorraine Thompson, Outreach Worker
  • Margaret George, Secretary/Receptionist
  • Sylvia Hebert - Meal Site Co-ordinator
  • Gordon Helme, SHINE Counselor
  • Barbara Francis, Van Driver
  • Rene Rivet, Van Driver
  • Bill Vincent, Van Driver
  • George Smith, Custodian

Sharon Lally, Director of the Rochester MA Council on Aging (COA)

Sharon Lally became Director of the Rochester Council on Aging (COA) in March 2006. She previously worked as the Director of the Needham COA for eight years, and also Director of the Duxbury and Andover COAs, giving her a total of 19 years experience with the Council on Aging and Senior Center network.

Sharon has also experienced the development and operation of a new Adult Day Care Facility in Hingham and a Social Day Care in Andover. Prior to the COAs, Sharon worked for fourteen years in the nursing home setting in Therapeutic Recreation and as Instructor for Activity Certification Courses. During those years, she obtained her Master's Degree in Gerontology from New Hampshire College and her Nursing Home Administrator's License in Massachusetts.

Sharon's experience also includes a brief stint at Lesley University's Threshold Program, where she taught human services vocational skills to students with learning disabilities. She acquired her Bachelor's Degree from Framingham State College in Home Economics Secondary Education. Sharon is a MCOA (Massachusetts COA Association) Certified Senior Center Director and a Past President of MCOA. She was also a Massachusetts Delegate-At-Large to the National Institute of Senior Center's Delegate Council, a constituent unit of the National Council on the Aging.

Ms. Lally was born and raised in the SouthCoast Massachusetts area, and now resides in Lakeville, MA, with her husband.


Currently, the Rochester Council on Aging is fortunate to have over 175 dedicated volunteers of all ages, who do so much to enhance our total senior center operation. If you would like to volunteer with us, either stop by the Senior Center and pick up your Volunteer Packet and register with us, or simply complete and submit the online Volunteer Application and someone will be in touch with you soon!