Senior Bulletin Board, Feb. 5-11

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ELDER SERVICES OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY

Elder Services offers resources and services for Berkshire seniors, including Meals on Wheels and senior group lunches, information & 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 Feb. 5:

Monday: Sage stuffed chicken with gravy.

Tuesday: Cheeseburger.

Wednesday: Tuna salad.

Thursday: Chicken piccata.

Friday: Meatloaf with gravy.

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 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; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Chair Yoga; 9:15 a.m. — Tai Chi, East St.; 10:30 a.m. — Elder abuse presentation by Ed St. John; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Big Y shopping; 1 p.m. — Quilt, crochet, knit; 6 p.m. — Alzheimer's Support Group.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. to noon — SHINE; 10 a.m. — Walmart; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch.

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Chair Yoga; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Movie; 7 p.m. — Quilt, crochet, knit.

Friday: 9 a.m. to noon — SHINE; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch.

BECKET


Congregate meals are served Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. at Town Hall followed by bingo. Suggested donation is $2. For reservations, call Sonny at 413-623-8934, ext. 27, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday or Thursday. A blood pressure clinic is offered on the third Tuesday of each month and a potluck is offered on the third Thursday of each month. Brown Bag is held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the fourth Friday of every month at Becket Federated Church Parish House.

CHESHIRE


The Council on Aging van is available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 413-446-2559 and ask for Ed for all inquiries and reservations. Michelle Dargie, senior aide; Kerry Lahey, outreach coordinator.

Monday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch.

Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. — Lunch.

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

Thursday: 1 p.m. — Quilting with Betty.

Friday: 9 a.m. — Exercise.

CLARKSBURG

The Council on Aging is located at 712 West Cross Road. The phone is 413-663-8253. The following activities are held each month:

Monday: 10 a.m. to noon — Walking Social.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Breakfast with blood pressure testing & speaker (last Tuesday); 1 p.m. — Bingo (first & third Tuesday); 1 p.m. — North County Senior Club meeting (2nd Tuesday).

Thursday: 10 a.m. to noon — Walking Social; 1 p.m. — Games, cards & crafts (second Thursday); 1 p.m. — COA board meeting (first Thursday); 6:30 p.m. — VFW meeting (third Thursday).

DALTON

Nutritious meals for persons 60 and older are served at the Senior Center on Mondays and Thursdays. Reservations are required by noon the business day before at 413-684-2000. A $2 donation is requested. The Cafe is open from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday-Friday. The building is equipped with WiFi.

Monday: 10 a.m. — Line dancing; Noon — Lunch; 1 p.m. — Adult Coloring Club; 12:30 p.m. — Ask a Lawyer by appt.; 1 to 3 p.m. — Art class.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Intro to Poetry; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — AARP tax aid by appt.; 10 a.m. — Osteo exercise; Noon — Soup & Sandwich: Chili with corn bread; 12:30 to 3 p.m. — Oil painting class; 1 p.m. — Historical Commission meeting; 1 to 3 p.m. — Knit/crochet.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Shake Your Soul; 11:30 a.m. — Line dancing.

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Poetry; 10 a.m. — Osteo exercise; 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Quilting; Noon — Lunch; 1 to 4 p.m. — Bridge; 1:30 p.m. — Tai Chi; 6 to 8 p.m. — Movie, "Victoria & Abdul."

Friday: 9 a.m. to noon — Pitch; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — AARP tax aid by appt.; Noon to 3:30 p.m. — Quilting project.

Sunday: 1 p.m. — Lunch at First Congregational Church hosted by Boy Scouts.

FLORIDA

The Florida Senior Center, 367 Mohawk Trail, is open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Paul W. Cormier is director. Registration for all special events and meals, two days in advance, is requested. Confidential appointments for assistance, applications, information & referral, caregiver support, etc. All activities are weather permitting. Call 413-662-2811 to confirm any activity.

Friday: 1 p.m. — Game day.

GREAT BARRINGTON

The Claire Teague Senior Center is open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. Suggested donation: $2 for ages 60 and over, $6 for all others. Reservations are required the day before by calling 413-528-4118. Transportation for the elderly or disabled is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. For arrangements, call 413-528-4773. Information: Director Polly Mann, 413-528-1881.

Monday: 9 a.m. to noon — Genealogy by appt.; 9:15 a.m. — Cross training; 10 a.m. — Acupuncture; 10:15 a.m. — Awareness Through Movement; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Moving Mind, Body & Spirit; 1 p.m. — Beginner Tap; 2 p.m. — Intermediate Tap.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. — Pilates for Osteoporosis Prevention, Crossword, Jo's Simple Handcrafts; 11 a.m. — Therapy dog visit; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Bridge; 12:30 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. — Computer class by appt.; 3:30 p.m. — Strength training.

Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. — Easy Does It Yoga; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Pitch; 4 p.m. — Decorative arts; 6 p.m. — Canine Good Citizens Training.

Thursday: 9:30 a.m. — Painting with Vera; 10 a.m. — News & Views, Therapeutic Breathing; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch, veterans eat free; Noon — Crafty Hands; 1 p.m. — Art Class with Eunice Agar; 4 p.m. — Misha's Advanced Exercise, Women's Cancer Support Group.

Friday: 9 a.m. — Tai Chi; 9 a.m. to noon — Foot nurse by appt.; 10 a.m. — Ann's Chair Exercise; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Bridge; 1 p.m. — Beginner Tap; 2 p.m. — Intermediate Tap.

Sunday: 2 to 4 p.m. — Open Generosity Economy Circle.

HINSDALE-PERU

The Council on Aging is located at Hinsdale Town Hall, 39 South St. Information: 413-655-2310.

Monday: 9 a.m. — Yoga with Rima Sala at Community Center on Maple Street, $3. Information: Cathy Spinney at 413-655-2929; 10 a.m. to noon — Quilting at the Town Hall Community Room, first floor.

Wednesday: 1 to 3 p.m. — Hinsdale knit & crochet group at Old Town Hall.

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.

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

LEE

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 & 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 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 class.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Blood pressure clinic; 10 a.m. — Gym walk; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Bingo; 1 p.m. — Beginner Bridge lessons; 1:30 p.m. — Yoga.

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. Tai chi; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 1 p.m. — Bridge.

Thursday: 9:45 a.m. — Price Chopper van; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch.

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

Saturday: 10 a.m. — Tap lessons with Melanie.

LENOX

The Senior Services Office at the Lenox Community Center is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 413-637-5535. On Fridays, call 413-637-5530. Meals for seniors are provided at noon every Monday and Friday at the Community Center. Suggested donation is $2.

Monday: 7:30 a.m. — Exercise; 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Van; 11 a.m. — Line dancing; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Lunch and bingo; 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. — Yoga.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Van; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — SHINE Counseling; 10 a.m. — Osteo exercise.

Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. — Exercise; 8:30 & 9:30 a.m. — Local shopping; 1 p.m. — Berkshire Mall/Walmart.

Thursday: 9:30 a.m. — Tai chi; 1 to 3 p.m. — Bridge; No van.

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

MONTEREY

The Foot Nurse will be at the Town Hall at 9 a.m. the second Thursday of the month. For information or foot nurse appointments, call Kay Purcell at 413-528-9151.

NORTH ADAMS

The Spitzer Center at 116 Ashland St. offers lunch five days a week. Suggested donation is $2. Call 413-662-3125 for reservations two days in advance. The COA office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Chair car tickets are sold Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday: 9:45 a.m. — Van to meal site; 10 a.m. — Computer class; 11:30 a.m. — Hot lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Bridge; 1 p.m. — Knitting class.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. — Foot nurse by appt.; 9:15 a.m. — Big Y; 9:45 a.m. — Van to meal site; 11:30 a.m. — Hot lunch; 12:10 p.m. — Bingo.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. — Matter of Balance, income tax appts.; 9:30 a.m. — Tai chi at the Armory; 9:45 a.m. — Stop & Shop; 10:15 a.m. — Van to meal site; 11:30 a.m. — Hot lunch; Noon — Left, Right, Center; 12:30 p.m. — BHS Changes in Medicare.

Thursday: 9:45 a.m. — Van to meal site; 10:45 a.m. — Chair aerobics; 11:30 a.m. — Hot lunch; Noon — Stroke support group; 12:10 p.m. — Bingo; 1 p.m. — Chair yoga.

Friday: 9 a.m. — Reflexology by appt.; 9:45 a.m. — Van to meal site; 10:15 a.m. — Walmart; 11:30 a.m. — Hot lunch.

OTIS

Council on Aging drop-in hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Information: 413-269-0100, ext. 107.

Monday: 10 a.m. — Haircuts, every fifth Monday, call the center for appt.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. — Foot clinic, call for appt. (1st Wed.); Noon — Potluck, bring a dish to share (third Wed.); 12:30 p.m. — Blood pressure clinic, free, at Senior Center (second Wed.).

Thursday: Noon — Out-to-lunch group to local restaurant (first Thursday).

Friday: 11 a.m. — Brown Bag, prior signup required (third Friday).

PITTSFIELD

The Senior Center is open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the kitchen is open for breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch is offered daily at 11:30 a.m. for a $2 donation. Order meals 24 hours in advance at 800-981-5201 or 413-499-9346. Van transportation ($3 each way) is available by appointment. Call 413-499-9346 or 413-499-9347, 24-48 hours in advance. Supportive Day Program is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Prior arrangements are necessary. Call 413-499-9346. Blood pressure screenings are available by appt. from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Monday: 9 a.m. — TRIAD meeting, Advanced osteo exercise; 9:30 a.m. — Senior bowling at Candle Lanes; 10 a.m. — Poetry, line dancing; 10:30 a.m. — Shake Your Soul; 11 a.m. — Ladies pool; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Scrabble, Pinochle; 1 p.m. — Mahjong, Hand and Foot.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Woodworking; 10 a.m. — Chess; 10:30 a.m. — Meditation; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Tai Chi with weights*, SHINE by appt.; 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. — Woodworking, beginner osteo; 10:30 a.m. — Tai Chi*; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Tai Chi*; 1 p.m. — Bingo, scrapbooking, cardmaking; 1:35 p.m. — Yoga*.

Thursday: 8 a.m. — Breakfast Club; 9 a.m. — Beginner osteo, ceramics; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Chair caning; 1:15 p.m. — Tai Chi with weights*.

Friday: 9 a.m. — Knitting; 11 a.m. — Comedy Dungeon; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Quilting, woodcarving; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:45 p.m. — Beginner Tai Chi*.

* May charge a small fee; check with teacher.

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

Monday: 10:45 a.m. — "The Bondy Family: Their Unique School and Their Conflicting Responses to Judaism" with Roselle Chartock; Noon — Lunch: Meatloaf.

Tuesday: Noon — Lunch: Roasted chicken.

Thursday: 10:45 a.m. — "The Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at BCC" with Judith Monachina; Noon — Lunch: Mac & cheese.

RICHMOND

Council on Aging van scheduling is available by calling Phyllis LeBeau at 413-698-3656. The van is available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for medical appointments, grocery shopping, etc. The suggested fee for this service is $5. Rides outside of Berkshire County, as far as Springfield or Albany, N.Y., can also be provided for an additional fee. Registered nurse Jane Kelley, Countryside Nurse, holds freestanding foot care clinics for a fee. Call 413-698-2706 for an appointment.

Monday: 3:30 p.m. — Yoga with Christine Faber at Congregational Church ($2).

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

Thursday: 11:15 a.m. — Osteo exercise with Christine ($2).

Friday: 3:30 p.m. — Line dancing with Christine at Town Hall ($2).

SHEFFIELD

The Senior Center, 25 Cook Road, is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hot lunch every Wednesday at noon, $2 suggested donation, reserve by 11 a.m. Tuesday. Blood pressure and foot clinics offered monthly. Transportation services provided daily, 48 hours notice required, $4 round trip for local trips. Meals on Wheels available weekdays except holidays. For appointments and information: 413-229-7037.

Monday: 10 a.m. — Mahjong; 1 p.m. — Therapeutic breath & movement; 2 p.m. — Art with Ellen.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 10 a.m. — Sit to Be Fit; 11 a.m. — Knit & Stitch; 11:15 a.m. — Cribbage; 11:30 a.m. — Friends meeting; 1 to 3 p.m. — Matter of Balance.

Wednesday: Noon — Congregate meal; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 3:30 p.m. — Chair yoga.

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 10 a.m. — Blood pressure, Bridge; Noon — Pitch; 5:30 p.m. — LEO Brewery.

Friday: 9 a.m. — Personal training; 10:15 a.m. — Wii bowling; 1 to 3 p.m. — Matter of Balance; 1 p.m. — Crafts with Nan.

STOCKBRIDGE


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

Monday: 11 a.m. — Country foot nurse, call for reservations; 4 p.m. — Yoga, walk-ins welcome.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Price Chopper shopping from Heaton Court; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch at Heaton Court, call JoAnn at 413-442-4660; 1 p.m. — Bingo, walk-ins welcome.

Wednesday:
Noon — Lunch, reservation req'd by noon Monday.

Thursday: 11:30 a.m. — Lunch at Heaton Court, call JoAnn at 413-442-4660; 4 p.m. — Rites of Rejuvenation class, walk-ins welcome.

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

TYRINGHAM

The COA, 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 potluck 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 from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays from September to May at Town Hall. 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-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday: 9 a.m. — Yoga; 10:30 a.m. — Exercise; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 1 p.m. — Tai Chi; 2:30 p.m. — Balance.

Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 1:30 p.m. — Green Mountain Guild of Weavers & Spinners; 6 p.m. — AARP tax help.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. — Yoga; 10:30 a.m. — Exercise; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 1 p.m. — Bridge.

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Walking group; 11:15 a.m. — Balance exercises; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 5 p.m. — Weight Watchers.

Friday: 9 a.m. — Yoga; 10:30 a.m. — Exercise; 1 p.m. — Bingo.

READSBORO, VT.


First Baptist Church on Main Street offers lunch on the second Wednesday at noon. Sponsored by Senior Solutions, all ages are welcome. Suggested donation is $2 for seniors. Information: 413-424-5446 or 802-423-5346.

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