With board members of the Clarksburg Council On Aging heading into their advanced years — and with no one else stepping up — the group has decided to close the senior center and disband as of July 31.

The Berkshire Eagle  reports Shirley Therrien, vice chairwoman of the board.noted that the board needs seven members, but with several vacant positions, and one board member having died last week, five remain. The oldest is 97, another is 95, and yet another is 90. Therrien herself is 82.

The group informed the Clarksburg Select Board at the beginning of the month that it was giving 30 days' notice to end their lease for the town-owned building.

The center's first paid director, Leah Sherman, was hired in October 2018 to work five hours a week.

She said it's unfortunate she has to end her job so soon after starting, but there aren't any other options as things stand.

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