Home Instead opens caregiver resource room

Home Instead Senior Care has opened a Caregiver Resource Center for individuals and families who may be seeking information on all topics essential for caregivers.

"Dad's Place" was made possible through memorial donations received from the family of Ovide "Mike" DeBlois. It is located at Home Instead Senior Care on 66 Wendell Avenue.

Caregiver books, CDs, and important documents such as Health Care Proxy, 5 Wishes, MOLST (Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment), driving placard applications, and examples of medication management systems are available.

Information: Stop by Dad's Place or call 413-442-0907.

Foundation offering college scholarships

Simon Malls and Simon Premium Outlets in New England, which runs the Lee Premium Outlets, awards a college scholarship each year to a graduating high school senior who lives within 50 miles of a Simon-owned property.

Recipients will receive up to $1,500 to enroll in an accredited college, university, vocational or technical school.

Ten regional "Awards of Excellence" will also be given to top candidates. Boston is one of the eligible regions. Students from these areas will have the opportunity to receive a $10,000 award ($2,500 for four years).

SYF will also award 25 scholarships to students graduating in the class of 2016 who live within 50 miles of any Premium Outlets nationwide.


Students can apply by visiting syf.org/scholarships. The application period runs through March 1.

Adams Community Bank donates to Ventfort Hall

Adams Community Bank has made a $5,000 grant to Ventfort Hall's matching fund less than a month after the bank opened its new branch in Lenox.

The gift will enable Ventfort Hall to receive additional matching funds to continue the ongoing restoration of the mansion.

An elegant Jacobean-Revival Berkshire "cottage", Ventfort Hall was built in 1893 for George and Sarah Morgan, the sister of financier J.P. Morgan. It is now known as Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum.