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 Elderhostel (413) 236-2124; Website: www.elderhostel.org. 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: www.elderhostel.org., entering "Pittsfield" as the key word. The Berkshire Institute for Lifetime Learning (BILL) (413) 236-2190; Website: www.BerkshireBILL.org 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.