Canton Council on Aging Thanks Volunteers
Center held their annual appreciation breakfast last week.
The Canton Council on Aging had their annual volunteer appreciation breakfast Wednesday, June 15 at the American Legion in Canton. Over 80 volunteers attended the event and enjoyed a delicious breakfast provided by Center Field's Bar and Grill and Suffolk Grill.
Council on Aging Director Diane Tynan, with the Council on Aging Board and staff, thanked the volunteers for all of their work throughout the year.
“Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization and without your assistance we could not possibly provide all of the services that we do,” Tynan said.
Several volunteers spoke about what the center means to them. The Council on Aging is a home away for home for many seniors, several said.
With the new Federal Census results out, the town of Canton now has 4,937 residents that are age 60 and older. This is a 12.7 increase from the last census, according to Tynan.
The director said as the population grows, the senior services are especially needed in Canton. "We love what we do and truly care about our community," Tynan said.