Senior Citizen


Elder Services of Berkshire County

Pittsfield (413) 499-0524

Elder Hotline (800)882-2003

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Pittsfield (413) 499-9345

Alford Council on Aging

Alford (413) 528-9238

Becket Council on Aging

Becket (413) 623-8934

Egremont Council on Aging

Egremont (413) 528-3488

Great Barrington Council on Aging

Claire W. Teague Senior Center

Great Barrington (413) 528-1881

Lee Council on Aging

Lee (413) 243-5545

Lenox Council on Aging

Lenox (413) 637-5535

Monterey Council on Aging

Monterey (413) 528-2839

Mount Washington Council on Aging

Mount Washington (413) 528-2839

New Marlborough Council on Aging

New Marlborough (413) 229-8278

Otis Council on Aging

Otis (413) 269-0100

Richmond Council on Aging

Richmond (413) 698-3319

Sandisfield Council on Aging

Sandisfield (413) 258-4711

Sheffield Council on Aging

Sheffield (413) 229-7022

Stockbridge Council on Aging

Stockbridge (413) 298-3118

Tyringham Council on Aging

Tyringham (413) 243-3297

Washington Council on Aging

Washington (413) 655-0232


(413) 236-2124; Website:

Berkshire Community College participates in the national educational travel program, Elderhostel, offering 10 - 13 program weeks each year, from June to November. These are held at the Crowne Plaza Pittsfield.

Almost 300 people from around the country, as well as area residents, come to attend a week of courses at very reasonable rates, with top-notch faculty. BCC Elderhostel course topics include theatre, music, art, Berkshire cultural venues, hiking, and an intergenerational circus camp week. Local residents over 55 years of age are invited to attend at reduced commuter rates. For more information:, entering "Pittsfield" as the key word.

The Berkshire Institute for Lifetime Learning (BILL)

(413) 236-2190; Website:

BILL is designed for people who enjoy taking challenging and informative adult level courses in an academic atmosphere. There are spring, fall and winter semesters. Classes are held during the day on the campuses of Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, Williams College, Clark Museum in Williamstown, and Simon's Rock in Great Barrington. Special events include trips to museums, theaters, historic sites, community programs of special interest, and social events. Faculty consists of current and retired faculty of BCC, Williams College and Simons Rock College, as well as community residents and BILL members with special expertise. Free course catalogues are available by calling the above number.


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