Senior Bulletin Board, March 14-20

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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 March 14:

Monday: Stuffed pepper casserole.

Tuesday: Roast pork with gravy.

Wednesday: Chicken a la king.

Thursday: Corned beef hash.

Friday: Macaroni & cheese.

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.

Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Spinning class, Cutting Edge Fitness, Summer Street; 9:30 a.m. — Cranium Crunches; 10 a.m. — Cards & coffee; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 12:15 p.m. — Bingo with Sugar Hill/Bane Care; 12:30 p.m. — Art with Donna.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Chair Yoga; 9:30 a.m. — Tai Chi, East St.; 10 a.m. — Pitch & Coffee; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Big Y; 1 p.m. — Bridge, Quilting; 1 to 3 p.m. — Computer & Internet use; 6:30 p.m. — Zumba, Cutting Edge Fitness.

Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. — Cranium Crunches; 10 a.m. — Pitch & Coffee, Walmart/Mall; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon to 3 p.m. — AARP tax program appointments; 1 to 3 p.m. — Computer & Internet use.

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Chair Yoga; 10 a.m. — Pitch & Coffee; 11:30 a.m. — Linen Lunch; 1 p.m. — Senior Citizens Club; 1 to 3 p.m. — Computer & Internet use; 7 p.m. — Quilting.

Friday: 9:30 a.m. — Cranium Crunches; 10 a.m. — Cards & Coffee; 11:30 a.m. — Informative Friday: Attorney General's Office senior investigator, lunch provided by Monarch Realty; 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 and a potluck is offered on the third Thursday of each month. Brown Bag is no longer offered.

Cheshire

The Council on Aging van is available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 413-743-9719 Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., for all inquiries and reservations. Call Elsie at 413-743-9612 for foot clinic appointments. Computer lessons by appointment, call Karmen at 413-743-9719.

Monday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 11:30 a.m. — Senior lunch.

Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. — Senior Lunch; 6:30 p.m. — Adult Sewing.

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

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

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 Club.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Breakfast with blood pressure & speaker (last Tuesday); 1 p.m. — Bingo (1st & 3rd Tuesday); 1 p.m. — COA board meeting (2nd Tuesday).

Wednesday: 1 p.m. — Video exercise.

Thursday: 10 a.m. to noon — Walking Club; 1 p.m. — Games, cards & crafts (2nd Thursday); 1 p.m. — Aladdin concert & light lunch (3rd Thursday); First Thursday: Senior Club membership meetings; Last Thursday: Senior Club board meetings.

Dalton

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

Monday: 10 to 11:30 a.m. — Line Dancing; Noon — Lunch; 1 to 2 p.m. — Adult Coloring Club; 1 to 3 p.m. — Acrylic painting, Hospice Care presentation: 5 Wishes and Talking with Friends & Family.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — AARP tax assistance by appt.; 10 a.m. — Osteo exercise class; Noon — Soup & Sandwich: Chili with garlic toast; 12:30 p.m. — Osteo exercise class; 12:30 to 3 p.m. — Oil painting class; 1 to 3 p.m. — Knit/crochet; 1 to 4 p.m. — State Rep. Paul Mark.

Wednesday: 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Cribbage; 10 a.m. — Shake Your Soul; 1 to 3 p.m. — Triad; 2 p.m. — Travel Club meeting.

Thursday: 8 to 11:30 a.m. — Get Cuffed blood pressure class by appt.; 9 a.m. — Intro to Writing Poetry; 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; 3 to 5:30 p.m. — Veterans Agent; 4:30 to 6 p.m. — Caregiver Support Group.

Friday: 9 a.m. to noon — Pitch, AARP tax prep assistance by appt.; 10 a.m. — Osteo Exercise Class; Noon to 3:30 p.m. — Quilting Project.

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

Sunday: 1 p.m. — Sunday lunch at First Congregational Church hosted by St. Agnes.

Florida

The Florida Senior Center, located at 367 Mohawk Trail, is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday. Information: 413-662-2811. Registration for all special events and meals, two days in advance, is requested.

Monday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Fitness Center open; 10 a.m. — Music Aerobics; 10:30 a.m. — Chair Yoga; 11 a.m. — Coffee Chat; Noon — Corned beef & cabbage lunch, $8 (snow date March 17); 12:45 p.m. — March birthdays; 1:30 p.m. — Irish musical performance with Roger Tincknell; 6 to 8 p.m. — Fitness Center open.

Wednesday: 6 to 8 p.m. — Fitness Center open.

Thursday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Fitness Center open; 10 to 11 a.m. — Corned beef hash and egg, $3; 11 a.m. — Coffee Chat; 1 p.m. — Matter of Balance exercises.

Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Fitness Center open; 10 a.m. — Tai Chi; 11 a.m. — Walking; Noon — Cribbage; 1 to 3 p.m. — Bingo; 3 to 4 p.m. — Fuel appointments; 6 to 8 p.m. — Fitness Center open.

Great Barrington

The Claire Teague Senior Center is open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. weekdays. Suggested donation: $2 for people 60 and over, $6 for all others. Reservations are required the day before by calling at 413-528-4118. For information on daily programming or special services, call Director 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. For arrangements, call 413-528-4773.

Monday: 8:30 a.m. — Coffee Hour; 9 a.m. to noon — Foot Nurse; 9:15 a.m. — Cross Training; 10 a.m. — Awareness Through Movement; 10:30 a.m. — SHINE by appt.; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch, Out to Lunch group to Mom's; 1 p.m. — Balance & Movement; 1 to 3 p.m. — Liz Macchi craft sessions; 2:30 p.m. — Intermediate Tap.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. — Coffee Hour; 8:30 a.m. — Breakfast with Barbara/Virginia; 9 a.m. — Bingo; 10 a.m. — Crossword; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Bridge; 12:15 p.m. — Computer Class; 12:30 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Singles Group; 3:30 p.m. — Strength training.

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. — Coffee Hour; 9 to 11 a.m. — AARP tax assistance by appt.; 9:30 a.m. — Easy Does It Yoga; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch: Chili & cornbread; 12:30 p.m. — Cards; 1 p.m. — Caregiver Support Group; 4 p.m. — Decorative arts.

Thursday: 8:30 a.m. — Coffee Hour; 9 a.m. — Bingo; 10 a.m. — News & Views; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Crafty Hands, Bridge; 12:30 p.m. — Art class with Eunice Agar; 4 p.m. — Misha's Advanced Exercise.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. — Coffee Hour; 9 a.m. — Tai Chi; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Genealogy by appt.; 10 a.m. — Harriet's Chair Exercise; 11 a.m. — Andy Kelly and his band; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Bridge; 12:30 p.m. — Basket weaving class; 2 p.m. — Intermediate Tap Dancing.

Hinsdale-Peru

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

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

Wednesday: 0:30 a.m. to noon — Blood pressure; 1 p.m. — Knit & Crochet at Old Town Hall.

Thursday: 1 to 3 p.m. — Free St. Patrick's Day event for Hinsdale residents in Town Hall community room, musical entertainment provided by the Grey Divas, refreshments.

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

The Lee Council on Aging office hours are Monday through 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; $6 for all others. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance at 413-243-5545. 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.

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, 413-243-3512).

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, call 413-637-5530. Meals for seniors are provided at noon every Monday and Friday at the Lenox 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 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 a.m. and 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 to 1:30 p.m. — Lunch and Bingo.

Monterey

The Council on Aging meets from 10 a.m. to noon the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at the Town Hall. 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 through Friday from 8:30 to 3:30. Chair car tickets are sold Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday: 9:45 a.m. — Van transportation to meal site; 10 a.m. — Panera trip; 11:30 a.m. — Hot lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Bridge.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — A Matter of Balance class, Gentiva blood pressure clinic; 9:30 a.m. — SOS weigh-in; 9:45 a.m. — Van transportation to meal site; 11:30 a.m. — Hot lunch; 12:15 p.m. — Bingo.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Income tax assistance by appt.; 9:15 a.m. — Van transportation to Big Y; 9:30 a.m. — Tai chi at The Armory; 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: 9:45 a.m. — Van transportation to meal site; 10:45 a.m. — Exercise class; 11:30 a.m. — St. Patrick's Day lunch; Noon — Creme de Menthe sundaes; 12:15 p.m. — Bingo; 1 p.m. — Chair Yoga.

Friday: 9:45 a.m. — Van transportation to meal site; 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. 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. 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.

Travel Programs: April 20: Country Royalty at the Garde Arts Theatre, New London, Conn., free time at Foxwoods, $78; May 17: The Lucky Lobster, lobster roll luncheon, Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, $33; June 23: Herkimer Diamond Mine & Erie Canal "Lock" Cruise with lunch, $95; Sept. 12-14: Samson, Sands Casino, Chalk Talk, Longwood Gardens in Penn.; Oct. 6: Billy D & the Rock-its Doo-Wop Band, luncheon, $83. Reservations: 413-499-9346 (for all trips) or Priscilla Zuber, 413-443-9214, for Doo-Wop.

Monday: 9 a.m. — Advanced Osteo exercise, Line Dancing; 10 a.m. — Poetry; 10:15 a.m. — Shake Your Soul; 11 a.m. — Ladies Pool; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Scrabble; 12:15 p.m. — Pinochle; 1 p.m. — Mahjong, Hand and Foot.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Woodworking; 10 a.m. — Chess; 10:30 a.m. — Core & Flexible Feet, Meditation; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Tai Chi with weights*; 12:15 p.m. — SHINE, by appt.; 1 p.m. — Bridge, Canasta; 1:30 p.m. — From Stage to Screen.

Wednesday: 8 a.m. — COA board meeting; 9 a.m. — Woodworking, Beginner Osteo Exercise; 10 a.m. — Oh Hell!, New Member Day; 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: 9 a.m. — Beginner Osteo Exercise, Ceramics; 10:30 a.m. — Flexible Feet with mats & blankets; 11:30 a.m. — St. Patrick's Day party at meal site; 12:30 p.m. — Chair caning; 1 p.m. — Legal education, Card Party; 1:15 p.m. — Tai Chi with weights*.

Friday: 9 a.m. — Pitch, knitting; 10:30 a.m. — Comedy Workshop; 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.

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. — "Major American Jewish Writers of the 20th Century" focusing on Henry Roth with Hugh Black; Noon — Lunch: Beef stew.

Tuesday: Noon — Lunch: Stir-fried chicken.

Thursday: 10:45 a.m. — "Small Steps to a Healthier You" with Kate Mead, RN, Berkshire Health Systems; Noon — Lunch: Corned beef & cabbage.

Richmond

Council on Aging van scheduling is available by calling Al Hanson at 413-698-2507 or Phyllis LeBeau at 413-698-3656. The van is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for medical appointments, grocery shopping, etc. 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 Town Hall ($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 located at 25 Cook Road, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jennifer Goewey is executive director. Hot lunch every Wednesday at noon, $2 suggested donation, reserve by 11 a.m. Tuesday. Pot luck lunch on the third Thursday of each month unless noted differently on the monthly calendar. 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; Noon — Spanish; 1 p.m. — Art Class.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Exercise class; 10:15 a.m. — Sit to Be Fit; 10:30 a.m. — Movie; 1 p.m. — Special movie showing, "Alive Inside"; 3:30 p.m. — Walking Club.

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

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Exercise Class; 10 a.m. — Bridge; Noon — Third Thursday potluck lunch; 3:30 p.m. — Walking Club.

Friday: 9:45 to 11 a.m. — Exercise class; Noon — Spanish.

Stockbridge

The Senior Center at the Town Offices, 50 Main St., is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. COA 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.

Monday: 4 p.m. — Yoga, walk-ins welcome.

Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. — Lunch at Heaton Court, call Carol at 413-243-4686; 1 p.m. — Bingo, walk-ins welcome.

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

Thursday: 11:30 a.m. — Lunch at Heaton Court, call 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 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 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 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 through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. — Foot Care; 9 a.m. — Oil Painting; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 6 p.m. — AARP tax help by appt.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. — Yoga; 10:30 a.m. — SHINE, Exercise; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 1 p.m. — Bridge; 2:30 p.m. — Caregiver Support.

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Walking Group; 11 a.m. — Balance; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 1 p.m. — Ice cream; 5 p.m. — Weight Watchers.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. — FTF; 10:30 a.m. — Exercise; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 1 p.m. — Richard Meyer.

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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