The Friends of the Bedford Council on Aging Ends its Program Year on A Sweet Note

Enjoying the Friends of the Bedford Council on Aging’s year-end Ice Cream Social, COA board member Richard Rosen got the first scoop – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image


Submitted by the Friends of the Bedford Council on Aging

Make-your-own sundaes were the order of the day – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

The Friends of the Bedford Council on Aging (FBCOA) ended their program year with a well-attended ice cream social.

Recently re-elected, the FBCOA board includes Sandy Alexander, Barb Purchia, Susan McDonough, Chris McGovern, and Bobbie Ennis. Not pictured, Chris Lipson – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

The FBCOA is a support group for the Bedford Council on Aging (COA). It provides programs and activities for those over age 55, both the younger and older adults in Bedford, to help enrich their lives.

Their goal is to help sponsor programs, speakers, movies, trips, and activities. The Friends operate the Fix it Shop and help raise funds for the Memory Café.

It is a 501 © (3) charitable organization that provides financial and operational support to the Council on Aging. It is completely supported by donations and fundraisers.

For as little as $5.00 for individuals and $7.00 for a couple, people of any age can join the Friends. Membership applications are available in the COA monthly newsletter and at the COA office, 12 Mudge Way.

In addition, members receive a discount card good for several area businesses and are eligible for a $35.00 membership at BJ’s ($50.00 value).

Under the Board of Directors, the Friends meet from September thru June to discuss ways that we can assist the COA in their day to day activities, and long-term needs. The members of the Board are President, Bobbie Ennis; Vice President, Chris McGovern; Treasurer, Chris Lipson; Secretary, Sandy Alexander; Membership, Barbara Purchia; Newsletter and Fix-it Shop Susan McDonough; Nominating Committee, Bobbie Ennis

You are invited to all our meetings, and we encourage your suggestions and questions. You can speak to any member of the FBCOA with your concerns.

You do not have to be a member of the FBCOA to participate in the trips and activities, but it is highly recommended. Your dues and donations help provide monies to the COA for their programs. The Bedford COA is very popular and very well attended by both Bedford residents and non-residents.

Please join us to make the Bedford COA even more enjoyable. Click this link to learn more.

The FBCOA’s Ice Cream Social drew a full house to the Council on Aging – Image (c) JMcCT, 2108 all rights reserved


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