Senior Bulletin Board, Oct. 30-Nov.5

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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 Oct. 30:

Monday: Sage stuffed chicken with gravy.

Tuesday: Goulash.

Wednesday: Tuna salad.

Thursday: Beef burgundy.

Friday: Chicken & biscuit.

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.

Special Event: Bus trip to Vermont County Store, Weston, on Monday, Nov. 6, $55 includes bus & lunch/dinner at Taconic Country Club. Sign up at 413-743-8333.

Monday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — SHINE counsel; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — SNAP/Fuel Assistance; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Art with Donna, supplies provided.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Chair Yoga; 9:15 a.m. — Tai Chi, East St.; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — SNAP/Fuel Assistance; 1 a.m. — Halloween pizza party; Noon — Big Y; 1 p.m. — Quilting, crocheting, knitting.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. to noon — SHINE counsel; 9 a.m. — Matter of Balance; 9:30 a.m. — Basic computer class; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 1 p.m. — New to Grief workshop; Transportation available to Pittsfield shopping.

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Chair Yoga; 9:30 a.m. — Next Step computer class; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — SNAP/Fuel Assistance; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 1 p.m. — Senior Club meeting; 7 p.m. — Quilting, crocheting, knitting.

Friday: 9 a.m. to noon — SHINE counsel; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — SNAP/Fuel assistance; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch.

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 held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the fourth Friday of every month at the 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 (1st & 3rd 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 (2nd Thursday); 1 p.m.— COA board meeting (1st Thursday); 6:30 p.m. — VFW meeting (3rd 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; 12:30 a.m. — Ask a Lawyer by appt.; 1 p.m. — Adult Color Club; 1 to 3 p.m. — Art class.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Intro to Poetry; 10 a.m. — Osteo exercise; Noon — Soup & Sandwich: Stuffed peppers; 12:30 p.m. — Osteo exercise; 12:30 to 3 p.m. — Oil painting class; 1 p.m. — Knit/crochet; 1 to 3:30 p.m. — Veterans Agent.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Shake Your Soul; 11 a.m. — Line Dancing; 2 p.m. — Memoir writing workshop.

Thursday: 10 a.m. — Osteo Exercise; 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Quilting; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Free blood pressure clinic; Noon — Lunch; 1 to 4 p.m. — Bridge; 1:30 p.m. — Tai Chi; 4 p.m. — Center closes.

Friday: 9 a.m. to noon — Pitch; 10 to 11:30 p.m. — Aging Mastery Program.

Sunday: 1 p.m. — Lunch at First Congregational Church hosted by Dalton COA.

FLORIDA

The Florida Senior Center, located at 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. Called 413-662-2811 to confirm any activity.

Monday: 10 a.m. — Exercise class with Maryanne Kufs.

Wednesday: 2 p.m. — Light weight training.

Friday: 11 a.m. — Folklore History of Traditional Fiddle Music Program; 1 p.m. — Game day; 2 p.m. — Light weight training.

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 — Genealogy by appt.; 9:15 a.m. — Cross Training; 10:15 a.m. — Awareness Through Movement; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 12:15 p.m. — Beginner Bridge; 12:30 p.m. — Ice cream & bingo; 12:45 p.m. — Beginner Tap; 2 p.m. — Intermediate Tap.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. — Coffee Hour; 9 a.m. — Women's & Men's Discussion Group;10 a.m. — Bingo, Crossword, Jo's Simple Handcrafts, Pilates with Kathi; 11 a.m. — Halloween party; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Bridge; 12:15 p.m. — Computer Class by appt.; 12:30 p.m. — Bingo; 3:30 p.m. — Strength training.

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. — Coffee hour; 9:30 a.m. — Easy Does It Yoga; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Sewing Circle; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Pitch; 4 p.m. — Decorative arts; 6 p.m. — Dog Therapy Class.

Thursday: 8:30 a.m. — Pancake breakfast & bingo; 9:30 a.m. — Painting with Vera; 10 a.m. — News & Views, Therapeutic Breathing, Dominoes; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 11:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. — SHINE by appt.; Noon — Crafty Hands, Bridge; Noon to 3:30 p.m. — Game Day; 1 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; 10 a.m. — Ann's Chair Exercise; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Bridge; 12:15 p.m. — Movie, "Her Majesty Mrs. Brown"; 1 p.m. — Beginner Tap; 1 p.m. — Writer's Group; 2 p.m. — Intermediate Tap.

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 1st floor.

Wednesday: 1 to 3 p.m. — Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group meets 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

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 9 to 10 a.m. every Tuesday in the gym. 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 class; 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; 1:30 p.m. — Halloween Party.

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

Thursday: 10 a.m. — Lenox Price Chopper trip; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Yoga.

Friday: 10 a.m. — Open gym walk; 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; 10 a.m. — Mondays with Me Coffee Hour with Randy Austin, Lenox Administrative Assessor, speaking about available tax exemptions; 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 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 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; 11:30 a.m. — Hot lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Bridge; 1 p.m. — Knitting Class.

Tuesday:9:15 a.m. — Grocery trip to Big Y; 9:45 a.m. — Van transportation to meal site; 10 a.m. — SHINE counselor by appointment; 10:45 a.m. — Chair aerobics; 11:30 a.m. — Halloween lunch; 12:10 p.m. — Bingo.

Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. — Coffee & muffins; 9:30 a.m. — Tai chi at The Armory; 10 a.m. — Grocery trip to Stop & Shop; 10:15 a.m. — Van transportation to meal site; 11:30 a.m. — Hot lunch; 1 p.m. — Osteo Exercise.

Thursday: 9:45 a.m. — Van transportation to meal site; 10:45 a.m. — Chair aerobics; 11:30 a.m. — Hot lunch; Noon — Monthly birthday celebration; 12:10 p.m. — Bingo; 1 p.m. — Chair Yoga.

Friday: 9 a.m. — Reflexology appointments; 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. Information: 413-269-0100, ext. 107.

Monday: 10 a.m. — Haircuts, every 5th Monday, call the center for appointment.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. — Foot clinic, call for appt. (1st Wed.); Noon — Potluck, bring a favorite dish to share (3rd Wed.); 12:30 p.m. — Blood pressure clinic, free, at Senior Center (2nd Wed.).

Thursday: Noon — Out-to-lunch group to local restaurant (1st Thursday).

Friday: 11 a.m. — Brown Bag, state-sponsored, prior signup required (3rd Friday).

PITTSFIELD

The Senior Center is open Monday through 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.

Travel Programs: Salem Cross Inn, luncheon, show, Oakwood Farm, Nov. 2, $73. Call 413-499-9346 for info.

Monday: 9 a.m. — Advanced Osteo exercise; 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; 10:30 a.m. — Flexible Feet; 11:30 a.m. — Halloween party at meal site; 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: 9 a.m. — Beginner Osteo, Ceramics; 10 a.m. — Supportive Day Program presents the Alan Livermore Trio; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Chair caning; 1:15 p.m. — Tai Chi with weights*.

Friday: 9 a.m. — Pitch, knitting; 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 Process of Aging" with therapist Maggie Bittman; Noon — Lunch: Chicken pot pie.

Tuesday: Noon — Lunch: Stuffed cabbage casserole.

Thursday: 10:45 a.m. — "Bringing Heritage to Life in the Berkshires" with Dan Bolognani; Noon — Lunch: Tuna noodle casserole.

RICHMOND

Council on Aging van scheduling is available by calling 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. 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: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. — A Matter of Balance at Town Hall; 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. 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: 9 a.m. — Men's Breakfast; 10 a.m. — Mah Jongg; 1 p.m. — Therapeutic breath & movement.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 10:15 a.m. — Sit to Be Fit; 11 a.m. — Knit & Stitch; 11:15 a.m. — Cribbage.

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

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Foot clinic, Exercise Class; 10 a.m. — Bridge; Noon — Pitch; 1 p.m. — Art with Ellen.

Friday: 9 a.m. — Personal Training; 10:15 a.m. — Wii Bowling; 11:30 a.m. — Friends meeting; 12:30 to 4 p.m. — Flu clinic; 1 p.m. — Crafts.

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: 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 to 1 p.m. — Blood pressure clinic; 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 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; 1 p.m. — Introductory Tai Chi; 2:30 p.m. — Balance.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Oil Painting; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 1 p.m. — Bingo.

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; 9:30 a.m. — Tai Chi; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch, Balance exercise class; 5 p.m. — Weight Watchers.

Friday: 9 a.m. — Yoga; 10 a.m. — Book Discussion at Milne Library; 10:30 a.m. — Exercise; Noon — Luncheon; 1 p.m. — Berkshire Food Project.

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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