It is with a heavy heart that I have submitted my official retirement as Groton Council on Aging director, effective April 30. I view myself as a career servant for seniors, thus it has been my pleasure and honor to serve the Groton Senior population for the past 11 years. I leave this position knowing I have made a difference in the lives of so many Groton senior residents. My accomplishments and goals have exceeded my expectations. Re-accreditation of the Groton Senior Center was my final challenge and accomplishment as GCOA director.

I have spent the last year planning for my retirement, and my staff, board, and volunteers are grounded and ready to launch into new leadership. It gives me great comfort knowing I have built a strong team who understands the business of running the Council on Aging. The Groton senior community has flourished and multiplied in the 11 years I have held this position. I have made many friends among the town staff, residents and local businesses. I will cherish these relationships for many years to come.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve the town of Groton. I valued and honored my position and leave knowing the town of Groton was well served.