By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter
Marlborough – Bay Path Elder Services has awarded $9,500 in grant funding to the Marlborough Council on Aging (COA) for transportation and multicultural outreach. Mayor Arthur Vigeant announced the gift at the Aug. 29 City Council meeting, asking for and receiving its acceptance.
In a communication to the mayor, announcing receipt of the grants, Executive Director of the COA Patricia Pope stated that $4,500 will be used to continue and expand the highly successful transportation program and $5,000 will allow for the continuation of the Portuguese and Latino outreach program which includes computer classes, enrichment opportunities, fitness and wellness programs offered at the Senior Center.
“I would like to thank Bay Path Elder Services for the opportunity to build upon programs we were able to start last year with their generous support,” stated Pope. “We look forward to utilizing these grants to continue to enhance the quality of life for our senior population.”
In other business, councilors approved the mayor’s reappointment of members of the COA, including Jim Confrey and Richard Collins, four-year terms; Brenda Costa and Leslie Biggar, three-year terms; and Jeanne McGeough and Pat Gallier, two-year terms.