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 April 1:

Monday: Baked chicken.

Tuesday: Baked fish.

Wednesday: Egg salad.

Thursday: Roast pork w/gravy.

Friday: Salisbury steak w/onion gravy

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Adams

The COA office, located 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 3:30 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 every Monday by appointment.


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Monday: 10 a.m. -- Pitch & coffee; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; 1 to 3 p.m. -- Computer & Internet use.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. -- Pitch & Coffee, Bridge, Knitting, Exercise; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; Noon -- Trip to Big Y; 1 p.m. -- Quilting Club, new members welcome; 1 to 3 p.m. -- Computer & Internet use; One-on-one computer attention, by appointment only.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. -- Pitch & Coffee, trip to Berkshire Mall, Chess Club; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; Noon -- AARP tax program by appt.; 1 to 3 p.m. -- Computer & Internet use.

Thursday: 9 a.m. to noon -- BerkshireWorks job search; 10 a.m. -- Pitch & Coffee; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; 1 p.m. -- Senior Club; 1 to 3 p.m. -- Computer & Internet use; 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 a.m. -- Computer class; 10 a.m. -- Pitch & Coffee, Computer class; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; 1 to 3 p.m. -- Computer & Internet use.

Becket

Congregate meals are served Tuesdays 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; 8:45 a.m. -- Exercise.

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

Wednesday: 8:45 a.m. -- Exercise; 10:30 a.m. -- Computers; 11:30 a.m. -- Hot lunch; 1 p.m. -- Senior Club.

Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- Van available; 1 p.m. -- Quilting.

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. The monthly calendar of events is available on the town website,
www.dalton-ma.gov.

The COA van is available for all Dalton elderly and handicapped residents from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Reservations must be made at least 24 business hours in advance by calling the COA at (413) 684-2000.

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: 10 to 11:30 a.m. -- Line dancing; Noon -- Lunch; 1 to 3 p.m. -- Acrylic painting.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- AARP tax assistance by appt. only; 10 a.m. -- Osteo exercise class; Noon -- Soup & sandwich: Minestrone/peanut butter & jelly; 12:30 to 3 p.m. -- Oil painting class; 1 p.m. -- Historical Commission; 1 to 3 p.m. -- Knit/crochet; 3 p.m. -- Friends meeting.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. -- Computer workshop: Internet; 9:30 a.m. -- Bridges Program at Nessacus; 10 a.m. --Shake Your Soul; Noon -- Soup & sandwich: Tomato/grilled cheese; 1 to 3 p.m. -- Mahjong.

Thursday: 10 a.m. -- Osteo Exercise Class; 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Quilting; 11:30 a.m. -- OLLI information session; Noon -- Lunch; 1 to 4 p.m. -- Bridge; 1:30 p.m. -- Tai Chi; 4:30 p.m. -- Healthy Aging; 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. -- Veteran's Agent.

Friday: 9 to noon -- Pitch; Noon -- Soup & sandwich: "Fridge Friday," leftovers; 1:30 p.m. -- Bridges Program at St. Agnes Academy; Quilting Project canceled.

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 Hinsdale group.

Florida

The Florida Senior Center, located at 367 Mohawk Trail, across from the Florida Baptist Church, is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday. For assistance or further information on activities or special events, call (413) 662-2811.

Registration for all special events and meals, two days in advance, is requested.

Parties interested in receiving the monthly newsletter for $5 a year by USPS can call or receive it free via email by contacting floridaseniorcenter@verizon.net.

Monday: 9:30 to 11 a.m. -- Free coffee & muffin; 9:30 a.m. -- Walking; 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- Foot clinic; 10 a.m. -- Knit 1, Purl 1, COA meeting.

Thursday: 9:30 to 11 a.m. -- Free coffee & muffin; 9:30 a.m. -- Walking; 10 a.m. -- Stretch n' Move (fall prevention); 11:15 a.m. -- Strength Training.

Friday: 9:30 to 11 a.m. -- Free coffee & muffin; 9:30 a.m. -- Walking; 10 a.m. -- Yoga, Scrabble; 11 a.m. -- Cribbage, Lady Slipper luncheon.

Great Barrington

The Claire Teague Senior Center is open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Director Polly Mann. 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 information on daily programming or special services, call Polly Mann at (413) 528-1881.

Transportation 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: "How Does Your Town Plan for an Emergency" from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10. Representatives from Alford, Great Barrington, Egremont and Sheffield will describe their plans, including any special arrangements for seniors. Representatives from the various COAs, the Great Barrington Senior Center and the Sheriff's Office will also be present.

Monday: 8:30 a.m. -- Coffee; 10 a.m. -- Awareness Through Movement; 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. -- SHINE health insurance assistance; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; Noon -- Movie; 1 p.m. -- Balance & Movement class; 6 p.m. -- Monument play rehearsal.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. -- Coffee; 9 a.m. -- Bingo; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; Noon -- Bingo, Bridge & Cards; 12:15 p.m. -- Computer class; 4 p.m. -- Strength training; AVADA hearing clinic by appt., (413) 442-0184.

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-- Coffee; 9 to 11 a.m. -- AARP tax preparation; 9 to 11:30 a.m. -- Genealogy workshop by appt. only, (413) 528- 1881; 9:30 a.m. -- Wii bowling, Easy Does It Yoga; 9:30 to 11 a.m. -- Wii; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; 1:30 p.m. -- COA meeting.

Thursday: 8:30 a.m. -- Bagels and coffee; 9 a.m. -- Bingo; 9:30 a.m. -- Painting with Vera; 10:30 a.m. -- ImpromptII Writing Class; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; Noon -- Crafty Hands; 12:30 p.m. -- Poker, Mahjong, Wii; 4:15 p.m. -- Advanced Movement.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. -- Coffee; 9 a.m. -- Tai Chi; 10 a.m. -- Chair Exercise with Harriet; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; 12:30 p.m. -- Bridge; 1 p.m. -- Sewing for Smiles.

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. Reservations must be made two days in advance by calling the meal site, (413) 655-2310, or the nutrition program, (413) 499-0524.

Special events: The Peru COA will resume First Thursday pot luck luncheons on April 4 at 11:30 a.m. in the Community Center, Route 143, Peru. Bring a favorite food dish and a friend.

The Hinsdale COA is sponsoring "Heel to Toe Foot Service," a foot clinic conducted by board certified foot care nurse Lynette Dukehart, RN, will be held Monday, April 22, at 9 a.m. at Town Hall. Appointments are required; call Lois Murray at (413) 655-8367.

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

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

Thursday: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. -- Art Class with Teri Davis at Old Town Hall, $5.

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. Reservations 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 Thursday 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 Gini Titterton 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; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- 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 Ashland 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; 9:45 a.m. -- Van transportation to meal site; 11:30 a.m. -- Hot lunch; 12:30 p.m. -- Bridge.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Taxi tickets sold; 9 a.m. -- Foot nurse clinic; 9:30 a.m. -- SOS weigh-in; 9:45 a.m. -- Van transportation to meal site; 10:45 a.m. -- Exercise class; 11:30 a.m. -- Hot lunch; 12:15 p.m. -- Bingo.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Taxi tickets sold; 9:15 a.m. -- Van transportation to Big Y; 9:30 a.m. -- Tai chi at St. John's Hall; 9:45 a.m. -- Caregiver workshop; 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 -- Dice Game, Left, Right, Center; 1 p.m. -- Advance 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; 10:45 a.m. -- Exercise class; 11:30 a.m. -- Hot lunch; 12:15 p.m. -- Bingo; 5:30 p.m. -- Dinner Club, Boston Seafood Restaurant.

Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Taxi tickets sold; 9:45 a.m. -- Van transportation to meal site; 9:45 a.m. -- Art Class; 10:15 a.m. -- Walmart shopping trip; 11:30 a.m. -- Hot lunch.

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, doctor 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 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the exception of major holidays, and is closed on Saturday and Sunday

The Senior Center no longer sells taxi or yellow cabulance tickets. The 2013 parking stickers are available for $4.

The Coffee Shop is open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Elder Services provides lunch daily at 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center for a $2 donation. Order meals 24 hours in advance at (800) 981-5201 or 499-9346.

Van transportation is available by appointment. Call (413) 499-9346 or (413) 499-9347, 24-48 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 events: Travel programs -- Thursday, June 13: Elvis in "Blue Hawaii," $65 per person; Sunday, July 28: "Damn Yankees," $86 per person; Aug. 8 -- Triple Lobsters, Chicopee, $83 per person; Oct. 24 -- Historic Salem Cross Inn, $72 per person. Sign up at Senior Center, (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, Drawing & Painting.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. -- Woodworking; 9:30 a.m. -- Triad; 10 a.m. -- Beginner Bridge, Chess; 10:30 a.m. -- No meditation today; 11:30 a.m. -- Nutrition lunch program; Noon -- Tai Chi with weights; 12:15 p.m. -- SHINE, by appointment; 1 p.m. -- Bridge, Canasta; 1:30 p.m. -- From Stage to Screen.

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. -- Foot Clinic by appt.; 9 a.m. -- Line Dancing, Woodworking, Beginner Osteo Exercise; 10 a.m. -- Oh Hell!; 10:30 a.m. -- Tai Chi; 11:30 a.m. -- Nutrition lunch program; 12:30 p.m. -- Tai Chi; 1 p.m. -- Bingo, Scrapbooking, Card making; 1:45 p.m. -- Yoga.

Thursday: 9 a.m. -- Beginner Osteo Exercise, Ceramics; 11:30 a.m. -- Nutrition lunch program; 12:30 p.m. -- Chair caning; 1:15 p.m. -- Tai Chi with weights; 1:30 p.m. -- AARP meeting; 2:30 p.m. -- Line dancing with Christine.

Friday: 9 a.m. -- Pitch, macramé; 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 Berkshires 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 -- Closed for seventh day of Passover.

Tuesday: Noon -- Closed for eighth day of Passover.

Thursday: Noon -- Lunch: Macaroni & cheese, tomato soup, beets, salad, peaches, 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 Kathy McMahon at (413) 698-2214. 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: The COA will hold a pot luck luncheon at noon on Friday, May 10, at Richmond Congregational Church. There is no fee for this luncheon; bring a dish to share.

Monday: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. -- Tai Chi with Christine Faber at Town Hall ($2).

Wednesday: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. -- Tai Chi with Christine at Richmond Consolidated School cafeteria ($2).

Thursday: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. -- Strength Training with Christine ($2).

Friday: 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: 9 a.m. -- Coffee & Conversation; Noon -- Brown Bag Bingo.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. -- Exercise class; 10:15 a.m. -- Sit to Be Fit; 10:30 a.m. -- Knit & Stitch; 11:30 a.m. -- Friends Meeting; 11:30 a.m. -- Movie

Tuesday; 12:30 p.m. -- BOS meeting replay.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. -- Coffee & Conversation; 10 a.m. -- Dance with Annie.; 11 a.m. -- For Arts' Sake.

Thursday: 9 a.m. -- Exercise Class; 10 a.m. -- Wii bowling; 10 to 11 a.m. -- Blood pressure clinic; 10:30 a.m. -- Bridge Group.

Friday: 9 a.m. -- Coffee & Conversation; 10 a.m. -- Focus on Health: Headaches; 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 Feb. 4. Reservations required by calling Senior Center.

Monday: Noon -- Reservations due for Wed. lunch; 4 p.m. -- Yoga, walk-ins welcome; 6 p.m. -- MMRHS Spring Musical, snacks, no reservations required.

Tuesday: Meals on Wheels at Heaton Court, sign up with Carol at (413) 243-4686; 1 p.m. -- Bingo, walk-ins welcome.

Wednesday: 11 a.m. -- Lee VNA blood pressure clinic, walk-ins welcome, (413) 298-4170, ext. 263; Noon -- Lunch, reservation req'd by noon on Monday.

Thursday: Meals on Wheels at Heaton Court, sign up with Carol at (413) 243-4686; 4 p.m. -- Rites of Rejuvenation Class, walk-ins welcome.

Friday: 1 to 2 p.m. -- Tai Chi, walk-ins (413) 243-4686; 4 p.m. -- Rites of Rejuvenation Class, walk-ins welcome.

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

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

Tuesday: 9 a.m. -- Oil Painting; No afternoon programs due to cleaning/reorganizing; 6 to 9 p.m. -- Income tax assistance by appt.

Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. -- Exercise; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; 1 p.m. -- Bridge; 6 to 9 p.m. -- Income tax assistance by appt.

Thursday: 9 a.m. -- Walking Club; 9:30 a.m. -- Tai Chi; 11:30 a.m. -- Lunch; 1 p.m. -- Mt. View; 5 p.m. -- Weight Watchers.

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

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