Monday May 21, 2012

Elder Services
of Berkshire County

Elder Services offers many resources and services for Berkshire seniors, including Meals on Wheels and senior group lunches, information & referral, case management, homemaker, personal care, grocery shopping, companionship, laundry service, money management, supportive housing, health insurance counseling (SHINE), caregiver services (including respite care, support groups and one-on-one support), Long Term Care Ombudsman program, Healthy Aging programs, and a Senior Training and Employment Program. Information: (413) 499-0524 or (800) 544-5242.

Lunches prepared by Elder Services are served at Councils on Aging and Senior Centers in the following communities: Adams, Becket, Cheshire, Dalton, Great Barrington, Hinsdale, Lanesborough, Lee, Lenox, North Adams, Pittsfield, Stockbridge and Williamstown. There is a suggested donation of $2 per meal.

Menu for the week of May 21:

Monday: Chicken divan.

Tuesday: Stuffed cabbage casserole.

Wednesday: Chef salad.

Thursday: Pot roast w/gravy.

Friday: Cheeseburger. Adams

The COA office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and van service is available from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


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Monday through Friday; call (413) 743-8333 at least two days in advance for medical appointments, in-town shopping, banking, and rides to the Community Center for lunch and/or programs. SHINE, Health Insurance Assistance, is available every Monday by appointment.

Special event: Thursday, May 31, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. -- Blood pressure education class, Get Cuffed Program provided by Berkshire Health Systems. Classes offered at 20 minute intervals. Reserve a spot: (413) 743-8333.

Monday: 9:15 a.m. -- Trip to Price Chopper; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Free computer & Internet use; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. -- Free Tai Chi; 10 a.m. --

Pitch & coffee; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. -- Foot nurse, call for appt.; 9 a.m. -- Next Step computer class; 10 a.m. -- Computer practice session; 10 a.m. -- Pitch & Coffee; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; Noon -- Trip to Big Y; 1 p.m. -- Quilting Club, new members welcome.

Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Free computer & Internet use; 10 a.m. -- Pitch & Coffee, also Trip to the Walmart; 11 a.m. -- Pet therapy with Williamstown Commons, dessert will be provided; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch.

Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Free computer & Internet use; 10 a.m. -- Pitch & Coffee, trip to Walmart; 10 a.m. to noon -- Hearing clinic by Aveda; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; 7 p.m. -- Quilting Club, new members welcome.

Friday: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. -- Fuel & Food Friday, by appt., hear about fuel programs and SNAP (food security program); 9 and 10 a.m. -- Basic computer classes; 10 a.m. -- Pitch & Coffee; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; 1 to 2:30 p.m. -- Brown Bag.

Becket

Congregate meals are served Tues days and Thursdays at 11 a.m. at Town Hall. Bingo will follow the meals. There is a suggested donation of $2. For reservations, call Sonny at (413) 623-8934, ext. 27, on Tuesday or Thursday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

A blood pressure clinic is offered on the third Tuesday of each month. Brown Bag is offered on the third Friday, and a pot luck is offered on the fourth Friday of each month.

Cheshire

The Council on Aging van is available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Ed at (413) 446-2559 for reservations. Call Elsie at (413) 743-9612 for foot clinic appointments. Call Sophie at (413) 743-1183 for reservations for Wednesday lunch (requires 24 hour notice & $2 donation). Call Anna at (413) 743-1172 for other information.

Monday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- Van available; 3 p.m. -- Exercise.

Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- Van available.

Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. -- Computers; 11:30 a.m. -- Hot lunch; 1 p.m. -- Senior Club; 3 p.m. -- Exercise.

Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- Van available; 2 p.m. -- Bingo.

Friday: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. -- Brown Bag pickup.

Dalton

Nutritious meals for persons 60 and older are served at the Senior Center on Mondays and Thursdays. Reservations for lunch must be in by noon of the business day before by calling (413) 684-2000. A donation of $2 is requested.

The Café will be open from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. The building is equipped with WiFi; bring a laptop and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea.

The COA office at 40 Field St. Ext. (corner of Field and High streets) is open Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. BRTA tickets may be purchased during regular office hours.

Outreach and SHINE counselor Pattie Pero is available to meet with Dalton seniors or residents to assess and discuss their needs, either through appointments at the COA office or in their homes. She may be reached by calling (413) 684-2000.

Monday: Noon -- Lunch; 2 p.m. -- Life Long Learners (repeat from Thursday) 2:30 p.m. -- LIFE at Craneville Place.

Tuesday: 9 to 11 a.m. -- Get Cuffed Berkshires; 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. -- Osteo exercise class; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch Bunch going to Zucco's; 12:30 to 3 p.m. -- Oil painting class; 1 to 3 p.m. -- Knit/crochet.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. -- Shake Your Soul; 11 a.m. -- Program/Volunteer Council Meeting; 1 to 3 p.m. -- Mahjong; 5 p.m. -- Open house for prospective COA and Friends board members.

Thursday: 10 a.m. -- Osteo Exercise Class; 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Quilting; Noon -- Lunch; 1 to 4 p.m. -- Bridge; 1:30 p.m. -- Tai Chi; 4 p.m. -- Life Long Learners program; 5 to 8 p.m. -- Game Night.

Friday: 8:30 to 10 a.m. -- Breakfast Club, "Preparing for the Expected and Unexpected Hospitalization"; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Foot care clinic; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. -- Pitch; 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. -- Quilting Project.

Saturday: "On Track with the Dalton COA" on Channel 16, check local TV listings.

Sunday: 1 p.m. -- Sunday lunch at First Congregational Church of Dalton hosted by Berkshire First Church of the Nazarene.

Great Barrington

The Claire Teague Senior Cen ter is open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Suggested donation: $2 for people 60 and over, $6 for all others. Call the dining room at (413) 528-4118 the day before to reserve your space. For infor mation on daily programming or special services, call Rebecca at (413) 528-1881.

Trans por tation for the elderly or disabled is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make transportation arrangements, call (413) 528-4773.

Special event: Art exhibit by Frank Packlick on display during May. This month's movie theme is "Marilyn in May."

Monday: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. -- Coffee and doughnuts; 10 a.m. -- Awareness Through Movement w/Misha Forrester; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. -- SHINE health insurance assistance; 11:30 a.m. -- Fairview Commons comes for lunch; Noon -- Movie, "My Week with Marilyn"; 1 p.m. -- Balance & Movement with Theresa; 5 p.m. -- Free meal at Berkshire South, bus ($3) leaves at 4:30.

Tuesday: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. -- Coffee and doughnuts; 9 a.m. -- Bingo; 9 a.m. to noon -- Genealogy Class with Steve Strommer (sign up for 1 on 1 appt.); 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; 12:30 p.m. -- Bingo, Bridge & Cards (call ahead to reserve spot for Bridge); 4 p.m. -- Strength training with Christine.

Wednesday: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. -- Coffee and doughnuts; 9:30 a.m. -- Easy Does It Yoga with JoAnne; 9:30 to 11 a.m. -- Wii games (bowling); 11:30 a.m. -- Special luncheon honoring veterans, hosted by Fairview Commons, sign up in advance; Noon to 3 p.m. -- Computer lab, call 528-1881 for appt.; 12:30 p.m. -- Cards, Dominoes; 4:30 p.m. -- Decorative painting class, $5.

Thursday: 8:30 to 10 a.m. -- Bagels and coffee; 9 a.m. -- Bingo; 9:30 a.m. -- Painting with Vera; 10 a.m. -- Bocce; 10:30 a.m. -- ImpromptII Writing Class; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; Noon -- Crafty Hands; Noon to 2 p.m. -- Blood pressure clinic with VNA; 12:30 p.m. -- Mahjong, Rummikub, Poker & Wii games; 4 to 5:30 p.m. -- Women with Cancer Support Group.

Friday: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. -- Coffee and doughnuts; 9 a.m. -- Tai Chi with Christine; 10 a.m. -- Chair Exercise with Harriet; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; Noon to 2 p.m. -- Second annual Dog Show, rain date June 5; 12:30 p.m. -- Bridge, Scrabble (call to reserve spot for Bridge).

Hinsdale-Peru

Nutritious lunches for people 60 and older are served at Hinsdale Town Hall, 39 South St., twice a week. There is a suggested donation of $2. Res ervations must be made two days in advance by calling the meal site, (413) 655-2310, or the nutrition program, (413) 499-0524.

Monday: 9 a.m. -- Yoga at Old Town Hall, $2, call Judy Casey at (413) 655-8856 for registration/information.

Tuesday: 1 to 3 p.m. -- Art classes with Teri Davis at Boxcar Gallery, Main St., $5 (must be Hinsdale resident), call (413) 358-5979.

Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; Noon -- Bingo.

Friday: 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; Noon -- Bingo.

Lanesborough

Meals are provided on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Community Room of Town Hall. There is a suggested donation of $2. Reser vations must be made 48 hours in advance, (413) 442-4761.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. -- Walking Club at the Mall; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. -- Billiards at Town Hall.

Thursday: 10 a.m. -- Walking Club at the Mall; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch

Lee

The Lee Council on Aging office hours are Monday through Thurs day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A blood pressure clinic is held from 11 a.m. to noon on the fourth Tuesday of the month. The Brown Bag Program is held on the second Wednesday of the month.

All programs and activities are held at 21 Crossway St., the old Central School.

Monday: 9 to 10 a.m. -- Osteoporosis exercise class, in gym; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch.

Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; 12:15 p.m. -- Senior Bingo.

Wednesday: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. -- Tai Chi in Gym; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; 1 to 4 p.m. -- Bridge Club (Call Jan 243-3512); 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. -- Shape (Call Teresa at 243-9816.)

Thursday: 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; 12:15 p.m. -- Senior Bingo; 1:30 p.m. -- Line Dancing in Gym.

Friday: 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch.

Lenox

The Senior Services Office at the Lenox Community Center is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, (413) 637-5535. On Fridays please call (413) 637-5530.

Meals for seniors are provided at noon every Monday and Friday at the Lenox Community Center (suggested donation is $2). SHINE volunteer Michele Gilligan is available on Tuesdays for health insurance questions; call (413) 637-5535 for appointment.

Monday: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. -- Exercise; 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. -- Van; 11 a.m. to Noon -- Line Dancing; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. -- Yoga; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. -- Lunch and Bingo.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. -- Van; 9 a.m. to noon -- SHINE Counseling; 10 to 11 a.m. -- Osteo Exercise.

Wednesday: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. -- Exercise; 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. -- Local Shopping; 1 p.m. -- Berkshire Mall/Walmart.

Thursday: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. -- Tai chi; 1 to 3 p.m. -- Bridge; No Van.

Friday: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. -- Exercise; 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. -- Van; 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. -- Lunch and Bingo.

North Adams

The Spitzer Center at 116 Ash land St. offers lunch five days a week. There is a suggested donation of $2. Call (413) 662-3125 for reservations two days in advance. The COA office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 3:30.

The COA will hold an aerobics class from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday, through the end of the year. Instructors will be Diane Elias and Jane Bryce. Cost is $3 per class and participants should be age 50 or older. Information: (413) 662-3125.

Monday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Taxi tickets sold; 9 a.m. -- Young at Heart Walking Club; 9:45 a.m. -- Van transportation to meal site; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- Public computer & Internet use; 11:30 a.m. -- Hot lunch; 12:30 p.m. -- Bridge.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Taxi tickets sold; 9:30 a.m. -- SOS weigh-in; 9:45 a.m. -- Van transportation to meal site; 10 a.m. -- Brain Fitness presentation by Melbourne; 10:45 a.m. -- Exercise class; 11:30 a.m. -- Hot lunch; 12:15 p.m. -- Bingo; 1:30 p.m. -- Aerobics class.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Taxi tickets sold; 9 a.m. -- Young at Heart Walking Club; 9:15 a.m. -- Van transportation to Big Y; 9:30 a.m. -- Tai chi at St. John's Hall; 9:45 a.m. -- Van transportation to Price Chopper; 10 a.m. -- Van transportation to Stop & Shop; 10:15 a.m. -- Van transportation to meal site; 11:30 a.m. -- Hot lunch; Noon -- Triad meeting at American Legion; 1 p.m. -- Ad vance Osteoporosis Exercise and Prevention Class.

Thursday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Taxi tickets sold; 9:45 a.m. -- Van transportation to meal site; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- Public computer & Internet use; 10:45 a.m. -- Exercise class; 11:30 a.m. -- Hot lunch; 12:15 p.m. -- Bingo; 1:30 p.m. -- Aerobics class; 2 p.m. -- Elder Services of Berkshire County.

Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Taxi tickets sold; 9 a.m. -- Young at Heart Walking Club; 9:45 a.m. -- Van transportation to meal site; 10:15 a.m. -- Walmart shopping trip; 11:30 a.m. -- Hot lunch; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. -- Brown Bag pickup.

Otis

The Council on Aging has drop-in hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday. The van is available every Thursday to pick up seniors and take them to the Great Barrington Senior Center for a nutritious meal, shopping, doc tor appointments and errands. Suggested donations: $2 for the meal and $10 per trip, billed monthly, for the transportation. Call (413) 528-4773 by 4 p.m. on Tuesday for reservations. Information: (413) 269-0100, ext. 107.

Pittsfield

The Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Senior Center is closed on Saturday until further notice.

Taxi tickets are sold Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Coffee Shop is open for breakfast and lunches Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: (413) 499-9346. The Senior Center no longer sells yellow cabulance tickets.

Van transportation is available by appointment. Call (413) 499-9346 or (413) 499-9347 48 hours in advance. The fee is $3 each way.

Supportive Day Program is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Prior arrangements are necessary. Call 499-9346.

Blood pressure screening is available. Appointments are scheduled every 10 minutes from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Special event: Travel programs -- July 17: "Viva Las Vegas," Amarante's Sea Club, social hour and Down East clam bake; Aug. 14: Odyssey on Boston Harbor; Dec. 4: The Vienna Boys Choir, Springfield Symphony Hall. Information: Trav el ing Friends, (413) 499-9346.

Monday: 9 a.m. -- Line dancing, Advanced Osteo exercise; 9:30 a.m. -- Bowling; 10 a.m. -- Poetry; 10:15 a.m. -- Shake Your Soul; 11 a.m. -- Ladies Pool; 11:30 a.m. -- Nutrition lunch program; Noon -- Scrabble, cards; 1 p.m. -- Mahjong, Hand and Foot.

Tuesday: 8:45 a.m. -- Blood pressure clinic by appt.; 9 a.m. -- Woodworking; 10 a.m. -- Beginner Bridge, Chess; 10:30 a.m. -- Meditation; 11:30 a.m. -- Nutrition lunch program; Noon -- Tai Chi with weights; 12:15 p.m. -- SHINE, by appointment; 1 p.m. -- Coping With Loss, Bridge, Canasta; 1:30 p.m. -- From Stage to Screen.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. -- Line Dancing, Woodworking, Beginner Osteo Exercise; 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. -- Tai Chi; 11:30 a.m. -- Nutrition lunch program; 1 p.m. -- Bingo, Scrapbooking; 1:45 p.m. -- Yoga.

Thursday: 9 a.m. -- Beginner Osteo Exercise, Ceramics; 11 a.m. -- Chair caning; 11:30 a.m. -- Nutrition lunch program; 1:15 p.m. -- Tai Chi with weights; 2:30 p.m. -- Line dancing with Christine.

Friday: 9 a.m. -- Pitch, macramé; 10:30 a.m. -- Brown Bag day; 11:30 a.m. -- Nutrition lunch program; 12:30 p.m. -- Quilting, woodcarving; 1 p.m. -- Bingo; 1:45 p.m. -- Beginner Tai Chi.

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Jewish Federation of the Berk shires offers a Senior Adult Kosher Lunch Program in conjunction with Elder Services of Berkshire County at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road. Reservations are required before 9 a.m. by calling (413) 442-2200.

Monday: Noon -- Lunch: Spinach mushroom quiche, apricot nectar, salad, beets, whole wheat bread, raspberry pillow cookies, coffee, tea; 1 p.m. -- Overview of latest research on hearing loss with Stephen L. White of Berkshire Speech & Hearing.

Thursday: Noon -- Lunch: Blintz soufflé, cranberry juice, fruit salad, asparagus, challah, lemon pudding, coffee, tea; 1 p.m. -- "The Process of Aging" with therapist Maggie Bittman.

Richmond

The Council on Aging van scheduling for medical appointments, grocery shopping and more is handled by Joanne Lahey at (413) 698-2610.

Registered Nurse Jane Kelley of Countryside Nurse holds Foot Clinics by appointment for a fee on the first Friday of every other month; call (413) 698-2706.

Special event: A van trip is planned for Thursday, June 7, to Mount Anthony Country Club in Bennington, Vt. Everyone will order from the menu and pay for their own dinner. In addition to the menu items, they have a pasta bar offering every Thursday night. The van cost will be $2 per person. The van will leave Richmond at 4 p.m. Reservations: Helen Kingsley at (413) 698-2722.

Monday: 7 to 8 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. -- Indoor walking at Richmond Consolidated School gym; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. -- Tai Chi with Christine Faber at Town Hall ($2).

Tuesday: 7 to 8 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. -- Indoor walking at Richmond Consolidated School gym.

Wednesday: 7 to 8 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. -- Indoor walking at Richmond Consolidated School gym; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. -- Tai Chi with Christine at Richmond Consolidated School cafeteria ($2).

Thursday: 7 to 8 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. -- Indoor walking at Richmond Consolidated School gym; 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. -- Strength Training with Christine ($2).

Friday: 7 to 8 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. -- Indoor walking at Richmond Consolidated School gym; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. -- Line Dancing with Christine at Town Hall ($2).

Sheffield

The Senior Center located at 25 Cook Road, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. John-Arthur Miller is director. Meals on Wheels available weekdays except holidays. Free blood pressure clinics and moderately priced foot clinics are offered monthly. Call the center for appointments and information: (413) 229-7037.

All activities are at 25 Cook Road unless otherwise noted.

Monday: 11:30 a.m. -- Game Day, Macho Movie Monday.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. -- Exercise class; 10:15 a.m. -- Sit to Be Fit; 10:30 a.m. -- Sit, Knit & Stretch; 11:30 a.m. -- Lawnchair Movie, "Casablanca."

Wednesday: 9 a.m. -- Morning Stroll; 10 a.m. -- Wii bowling, computer help; 11 a.m. -- Google workshop; 5:30 p.m. -- Volunteer Appreciation Dinner; 6 p.m. -- Library Knitting Group at Sheffield Library.

Thursday: 9 a.m. -- Exercise Class; 10 a.m. -- Wii bowling; 1 p.m. -- Writers' Forum; 5:30 p.m. -- Breaking Bread at American Legion.

Friday: 9 a.m. -- Coffee and conversation; 11:30 a.m. -- Funny Flix Friday.

Stockbridge

The Senior Center at the Town Offices, 50 Main St., is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Council on Aging office hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Telephone (413) 298-4170, ext. 263. For medical transportation, give 24-48 hours notice.

Senior lunch is held every Wednesday at noon, reservations are required by noon on Monday. Lee VNA blood pressure clinic is held the first Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m., walk-ins welcome. Brown Bag is held at 11 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Heaton Court. Sign up for computer classes with Pat Flinn, (413) 298-5595.

Special event: Countryside Foot Clinic is held the first Monday of every other month. The next clinic is scheduled for 11 a.m. on June 4. Reservations required by calling Senior Center.

Monday: 8 a.m. -- Senior Walking Program, Monday through Friday; Noon -- Reservations due for Wed. lunch; 4 p.m. -- Yoga, walk-ins welcome; 6:30 p.m. -- Town Meeting.

Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. -- Town Election; 9:30 a.m. -- COA van leaves Heaton Court for shopping in Great Barrington, sign-up sheet at Heaton Court; Meals on Wheels at Heaton Court, sign up with Carol at (413) 243-4686; 1 p.m. -- Bingo, walk-ins welcome;

Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. -- COA van leaves Heaton Court for shopping in Great Barrington, sign-up sheet at Heaton Court; Noon -- Lunch, reservation req'd by noon on Monday.

Thursday: Meals on Wheels at Heaton Court, sign up with Carol at (413) 243-4686; 2 p.m. -- Well-Being Movement Class, walk-ins welcome.

Friday: 1 to 2 p.m. -- Tai Chi, walk-ins welcome.

Tyringham

The Council on Aging, 116 Main Road, (413) 243-1749, www.tyringham-ma.gov. The COA meets at the Town Hall on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for coffee and social time. A pot luck lunch is held the second Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. in the basement of Union Church. A program or social time follows. An osteoporosis prevention exercise class led by Patricia "Niti" Martin is held every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Town Hall. Martin also leads chair yoga, water exercises and wellness and fitness classes. Contact her at pseip@yahoo.com. Drivers are available for doctor appointments, shopping and other errands. Call Elder Services at (413) 499-0542 or 1-800-544-5242 and ask for a Tyringham driver.

West Stockbridge

The Council on Aging will offer a senior get-together from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the library in Town Hall at 21 State Line Road. Light refreshments are served.

A "senior play group" with low impact exercise and fun entertainment is offered from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Town Hall.

Those who need transportation in the COA van may call (413) 232-0300, ext. 340, or (413) 232-0137.

Williamstown

The Harper Center at 118 Church St. offers lunch five days a week. The suggested donation is $2. Call (413) 458-8350 for reservations two days in advance. The COA office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday: 9 a.m. -- Breakfast group; 10:30 a.m. -- Exercise; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; 1 p.m. -- Introductory Tai Chi.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. -- Oil Painting; Noon -- Friendship Club spring luncheon.

Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. -- Exercise; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; 1 p.m. -- Bridge.

Thursday: 9 a.m. -- Walking Club; 9:30 a.m. -- Tai Chi; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; 1 p.m. -- Plays of Our Lives; 5 p.m. -- Weight Watchers.

Friday: 10:30 a.m. -- Exercise; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; 1 p.m. -- Bingo; Brown Bag Delivery.

Sunday: Memorial Day Observation, no lunch.