From the Director

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” A.A. Milne

The day has come that I have to write my last column for the Tiffany Times and say goodbye to my world for the past 12 years. The newsletter was first published in April, 2012. We didn’t have a name for the first 2 newsletters and in June of 2012 the newsletter was named the Tiffany Times. This is one of my most successful accomplishments.

I was looking for some quotes and stumbled upon the one above. I certainly have been lucky for having met and helped so many people in these 12 years. This job comes with some highs and some lows. Losing people was the hardest for me to deal with, but I know that I put some brightness in the last chapters of their lives.

Time moves on and it is my time to move on as well. I feel confident in my replacement, who will be named soon. Change is hard to take at times but it can also be what is needed. Let’s all help the new director become successful in her/his new role.

Thank you all for your friendship and support over the years.

Linda Peterson

Upcoming Events

Friday, December 3rd, Holiday Boxwood Workshop
Create a festive boxwood tree which you can decorated for your winter holiday. This event will be held in the Tiffany Room. Sign up is required at the Tiffany Room. 1:00pm Materials fee is $10.00.

Sunday, December 5th
The Nahant Historical Society cordially invites you to our annual Paterson Lecture featuring Artist and Sculptor Reno ‘Ray’ Pisano. Town Hall 2:00-4:00. This free event is open to the public. Masks will be required.

Thursday, December 9th, Scam Discussion and Information with FBI Agent Chad Oaks
Agent Oaks works for the FBI’s fraud division. He has some interesting and informative information about phone, computer and cell phone scams. Please take the time to listen to Agent Oak’s advice and warnings about these scams. Discussion begins at 12:15 in the Tiffany Room. Sign up for lunch if you would like to have lunch before the discussion.


In an effort to meet our Mission, the Nahant COA provides a variety of services to the members of our community and surrounding areas. Please see our Services page for more information.

“Connections” A Memory Café: Nahant Public Library
A program of Arts & Sharing at 15 Pleasant Street, Nahant from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Contact Sharon Hawkes.
RSVP by calling 781-581-0306.

Nahant Council on Aging Says Goodbye and Thank You

As another year draws to a close, we often reflect on our blessings. Living here in Nahant, we are blessed with a community of caring and thoughtful individuals. One such person is Linda Peterson, Executive Director of the Nahant Council on Aging.

During her 12 years as Director, Linda has held the wellbeing of Nahant Seniors as her top priority, creating a welcoming and safe environment for the community. Thanks to Linda, the Council on Aging is an invaluable resource for Seniors and their families.

As Director, Linda has a long list of accomplishments that should be recognized as benefiting the entire Town. She established an in house Lunch Program for Seniors, serving lunch five days a week, where many communities only serve lunch a few days a week. Her passion has been in expanding the Exercise Programs, keeping the health of our community a priority. She has been successful in collaborating with many community organizations, Nahant Police Department, Nahant Public Library, Nahant Village Church, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, as well as organizations from surrounding communities, in order to bring resources to the Seniors in Nahant.

During the Covid Pandemic , the Seniors who depend of the Tiffany Room Lunch Program were not forgotten. Linda’s concern for them resulted in a group of volunteers who shopped and  delivered food to so many grateful Seniors. She was instrumental in helping Seniors set up appointments to get their vaccinations.

As the New Year begins, Linda Peterson will be leaving the Nahant Council on Aging. We are grateful for all she has done and wish her well as she moves toward another chapter in her life. On behalf of the Town of Nahant, the Staff at the COA, and all the Seniors who have benefited from your service, we thank you.

Health and Wellness


  • Tiffany Room: Masks required for all regardless of vaccine status.
  • Community Center: Masks required for unvaccinated people, optional for people who have been vaccinated.

Health Classes held at the Community Center on Valley Road

For a list of our health classes, please visit our Events calendar.

COVID Vaccine and Booster Shots

Available at Lynn City Hall 3 City Hall Square, Room 401.

The City of Lynn Public Health Department is offering Covid vaccines as well as booster shots.

Availability dates are:

  • Monday: 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27 4:00pm—7:00pm Pfizer 5-11, Pfizer 12+, Moderna, J&J
  • Friday: 12/3, 12/10, 12/17 9:00am-11:30am Pfizer 5-11, Pfizer 12+, Moderna, J&J

Make an appointment at City Hall, online at or call (781) 598-4000 and ask for the Department of Public Health Monday, Wednesday and
Thursday 8:30 AM until 4 PM, Tuesday 8:30 AM until 8 PM, and Friday 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM.

Representatives are available in English and Spanish. Walk-ins also welcome.

Nahant Village Church

Clothing and Bake Sale following worship service. People may also shop on Saturday, December 11, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Clothing donations will be accepted Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 am to noon. For clothing pick up or to volunteer contact Nancy Cantelmo.

There is still time to make a donation for the RAFFLE CALENDAR. Contact Jen McCarthy at 781-316-7309.

Let’s CAN Hunger!

Nahant Lions Club is participating in a SOUP CHALLENGE, and they are asking for your help.

During this holiday seaosn, the Lions are asking if you can help them help those in need. Bring a can of soup to the Tiffany Room between now and December 31 and help CAN HUNGER!

Recently Received Donations

The Friends of the Nahant Council on Aging have recently received the following donations:

  • In Memory Of:
    John Arena, LEHS, 1954
    John and Harriet Magro
Tiffany Times: December 2021