Long time Council on Aging Director Sandra Lapollo today announced her retirement after the first of the year after 26 years of service to the City of Chicopee.
“Being director of the Chicopee Council on Aging since October, 1990 has provided many wonderful and challenging opportunities for me,” said Lapollo. “This is a community and Council on Aging that is committed to serving the entire older adult population of 12,161. I will always be grateful to have served older adults for the past 42 years, 16 in Shelburne Falls and 26 in Chicopee.”
"I thank Sandra for her service to our City and our seniors," said Mayor Kos. "I wish her as many days of retirement enjoyment as she has given to our seniors."
“On behalf of the Council on Aging Board we extend our sincere thanks for 26 years of hard work and dedication to making life better for our seniors,” said COA Chair Claire Gemme. “We will strive to maintain the high standards and wish her the very best in her retirement.”
The process for a replacement will begin immediately with the Council on Aging handling the process. They review candidates and make a recommendation of two to the Mayor.