ELDER SERVICES OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY

Elder Services offers resources and services for Berkshire seniors, including Meals on Wheels and senior group lunches, information and referral, case management, homemaker, personal care, caregiver services and more. There is a suggested donation of $2 per meal. Information: 413-499-0524 or 800-544-5242.

Menu for the week of Sept. 23:

Monday: Barbecue chicken breast.

Tuesday: Meatloaf with gravy.

Wednesday: Macaroni & cheese.

Thursday: Pulled pork with gravy.

Friday: Cheeseburger.

ADAMS

The Council on Aging office, at 3 Hoosac St., is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and van service is available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; call 413-743-8333 at least two days in advance for medical appointments, in-town shopping, banking and rides to the Visitor's Center for lunch and/or programs. SHINE health insurance assistance is available by appointment. Lunch is open to all.

Monday: 9 a.m. to noon — SHINE, call for appt.; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Art with Donna; 2 p.m. — COA board meeting.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Chair Yoga; 9:15 a.m. — Tai Chi, East St.; 10 a.m. — Mobile food bank; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Adams Market; 1 p.m. — Quilt, crochet, knit.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. to noon — SHINE, call for appt.; 10 a.m. — Walmart; 10:30 a.m. — Blood pressure clinic; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch.

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Chair Yoga; 11:30 a.m. — Linen lunch; 7 p.m. — Quilt, crochet, knit.

Friday: 9 a.m. to noon — SHINE, call for appt.; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 1 p.m. — Brown Bag.

 

CHESHIRE

Events for seniors are held at The Cafe, 119 School St. The COA van is available Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., $2 donation, call Ed at 413-446-2559 for reservations. Fallon Health Car available for medical appointments, call 413-743-8333. Transportation available Wednesdays by calling 413-446-2559. Lunch reservations 24 hours in advance, 413-743-9719, $2 donation.

Monday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 1 to 3 p.m. — Matter of Balance.

Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 1 to 3 p.m. — Matter of Balance.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Senior Club meeting.

Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Foot clinic by appt., 413-743-9719.

Friday: 9 a.m. — Exercise.

CLARKSBURG

The Council on Aging is at 712 West Cross Road. Leah Sherman, director. Information: 413-663-8253.

Monday: 10 a.m. to noon — Walk & Social.

Thursday: 10 a.m. to noon — Walk & Social.

 

FLORIDA

The Florida Senior Center, 367 Mohawk Trail, is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, weather permitting. Suzan Oleson, interim director. Registration for all special events and meals, two days in advance, is requested. Confidential appointments for assistance, applications, information and referral, caregiver support, etc. Activities are open to all ages. Call 413-662-2811 to confirm any activity.

Wednesday: 11 a.m. — You're Not Alone.

Thursday: 9:30 a.m. — Yankee Candle Outing.

Friday: 10 a.m. — Quilting; 12:30 p.m. — Bingo; Brown Bag day.

 

Council on Aging office hours are Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meals are provided at 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday in the COA Community Room. Suggested donation is $2 for ages 60 and older. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance, at 413-243-5545. Transportation is available for local shopping, errands and medical appointments for a 50 cent donation each way for the driver. Medical appointments to Pittsfield, Lenox, Great Barrington and Stockbridge are available Monday-Thursday for a $2 donation. The Brown Bag Program is held on the second Wednesday of the month. All programs and activities are held at 21 Crossway St.

Monday: 9 a.m. — Osteo exercise; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 1 p.m. — Art with Bill Hall.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Blood pressure clinic & foot nurse, 413-243-5545; 10 a.m. — Gym walk; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Bingo; 3 p.m. — Movie & soup night.

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. — Tai chi; 10:30 a.m. — Make & take cooking class; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 1 p.m. — Bridge.

Thursday: 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Bingo; 1 p.m. — Bridge.

Friday: 10 a.m. — Open gym walk; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch.