Joan Foley named Sandwich COA Senior of the Year

Foley has been volunteering with the Sandwich COA for more than 20 years
Sandwich COA Senior Citizen of the Year Joan Foley with Rep. Randy Hunt. Sandwich COA photo.

Last month, the Sandwich Council on Aging announced that Joan Foley has been named the Sandwich COA Senior Citizen of the Year. Foley, according to a release from the Sandwich COA, has been volunteering as a receptionist for more than 20 years.

She also assists the COA with social programs and anything else asked of her.  In addition to her work at the COA, Foley volunteers with hospice at the McCarthy Care Center and at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, both in Sandwich, and has done so for several years.

Of Foley, some of the people who nominated her said:

  • she is "always spreading sunshine with her smile"
  • she is "the most dedicated volunteer we know"
  • she is known for her "good humor and warm hugs"

"[Joan] is a positive role model and demonstrates community spirit and dedication to serving others," said the Sandwich COA release.

The Sandwich Council on Aging is at 270 Quaker Meetinghouse Road in E. Sandwich, 508-888-4737. The COA provides an extensive selection of services and programs for Sandwich residents 60+. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on