Rochester Senior Center says farewell to director

Aug 29, 2019

ROCHESTER — Though her last day of work is Aug. 30, the Rochester Senior Center, Rochester and state officials gathered to celebrate retiring director Sharon Lally on Aug. 29. 

Lally has worked at five Councils on Aging, but stayed at Rochester the longest, calling the position, “the best job I’ve ever had. 

The celebration started with a luncheon and remarks from two of the town’s Selectmen, the Executive Director of Massachusetts Councils on Aging, the CEO of Coastline Elderly Services, and Representative William Strauss.

After being presented with a number of certificates and a rocking chair engraved with the image of the Senior Center, Lally got to enjoy her favorite foods at the luncheon.   

Seniors, volunteers and friends gathered at a reception in Lally’s honor after the lunch. 

“It’s been wonderful,” working with Lally for the last month, said Cheryl Randall Mach, who will replace her as director. “She is so giving of her time and knowledge,” the Mattapoisett resident continued. 

Lally called the event “a steady revolving door,” and added that “the volunteers outdid themselves.”