Senior Bulletin Board, July 16-22

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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 and 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 July 16:

Monday: Roast pork with gravy.

Tuesday: Tuna salad.

Wednesday: Veal with peppers.

Thursday: Chicken marsala.

Friday: Sloppy Joe.

ADAMS

The Council on Aging office, 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. — Linen Lunch.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Chair Yoga; 9:15 a.m. — Tai Chi, East St.; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Big Y.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. to noon — SHINE; 10 a.m. — Walmart; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Bingo.

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Chair Yoga; 11 a.m. — Meet Your Selectman; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 1 p.m. — Senior Meeting; 7 p.m. — Quilt, crochet, knit.

Friday: 9 a.m. to noon — SHINE; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 2 p.m. — Wine tasting.

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 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the fourth Friday of every month at the Becket Federated Church Parish House.

CHESHIRE


The Council on Aging van is available 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; 1 p.m. — COA meeting.

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

Friday: 9 a.m. — Exercise.

CLARKSBURG

The Council on Aging is at 712 West Cross Road. The phone number 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 those 60 and older are served at the Senior Center on Mondays and Thursdays. Reservations are required at 413-684-2000 by noon the business day before. A $2 donation is requested. The cafe is open from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday-Friday. The building is equipped with Wi-Fi.

Monday: 10 a.m. — Line Dancing; Noon — Lunch; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. — Ask a Lawyer by appt.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Poetry; 10 a.m. — Osteo exercise; Noon — Soup & Sandwich: Cheeseburger & tater tots; 12:30 p.m. — Osteo exercise; 12:30 to 3 p.m. — Oil painting; 1 to 3 p.m. — Knit/crochet; 1 to 4 p.m. — State Rep. Paul Mark; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. — Mixed media & card making class.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Shake Your Soul; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Veterans Agent; Noon to 2 p.m. — Triad picnic.

Thursday: 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; 4:30 p.m. — CAREgiver Support Group.

Friday: 9 a.m. to noon — Pitch & Cribbage; Noon to 3:30 p.m. — Quilting Project.

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

FLORIDA

The Florida Senior Center, 367 Mohawk Trail, is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through 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 and 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 older, $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. — Healthy Moves, Out to Lunch Bunch to Cafe Rio; 1 p.m. — Beginner Tap, Little Bit Farm mobile truck; 2 p.m. — Intermediate Tap; 5:30 p.m. — Grief Support Group.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. — Breakfast; 9:45 a.m. — Pilates for Osteoporosis Prevention; 10 a.m. — Crossword, Jo's Craft class; 10:30 a.m. — Blood pressure clinic; 11 a.m. — Therapy dog visit; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Bridge; 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. — Computer class by appt.; 12:30 p.m. — Bingo; 3:30 p.m. — Strength training; 6 p.m. — Canine Good Citizens training.

Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. — Easy Does It Yoga; 11 a.m. — Sandy & Sandy; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch, Special phone demo; 12:30 p.m. — Pitch; 1 p.m. — Caregiver Support Group; 4 p.m. — Decorative arts.

Thursday:8:30 a.m. — Breakfast & bingo; 9 a.m. — Vera's painting class; 10 a.m. — News & Views, Therapeutic breathing exercise; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — SHINE by appt.; Noon — Crafty Hands, Bane Care visit; 4 p.m. — Misha's Advanced Exercise, Women's Cancer Support Group.

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

Saturday: 4 p.m. — Cookout & ice cream social.

HINSDALE-PERU

The Council on Aging is 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; 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. — Blood pressure clinic at Old Town Hall; 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 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 and 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 are 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; 10:30 a.m. — Scuba driving presentation; 11:30 a.m. — Special lunch; Noon — Bingo.

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; Noon — Bingo; 12:45 p.m. — Walmart; 1:45 p.m. — Dan Daniels country music.

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-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; 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Mahjong; 1 p.m. — Berkshire Mall/Walmart; 1:30 to 4 p.m. — Bridge.

Thursday: 9:30 a.m. — Tai chi; 9:30 a.m. to noon — Poker; 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 Council on Aging 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: 11:30 a.m. — Hot lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Bridge; 1 p.m. — Knitting.

Tuesday: 9:15 a.m. — Big Y; 10:30 a.m. — Chair aerobics; 11:30 a.m. — Hot lunch; 12:10 p.m. — Bingo.

Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. — Tai chi at The Armory; 10 a.m. — Stop & Shop; 11:30 a.m. — Hot lunch; Noon — Left, right, center; 1 p.m. — Osteo Exercise.

Thursday: 11:30 a.m. — Hot lunch; 12:10 p.m. — Bingo; 1 p.m. — Chair yoga.

Friday: 10 a.m. — Mobile food bank; 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 5th Monday, call the center for appt.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. — Foot clinic, call for appt. (1st Wed.); Noon — Potluck, bring a 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, prior signup required (3rd 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 to 48 hours in advance. Supportive Day Program is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Previous arrangements are necessary. Call 413-499-9346. Blood pressure screenings are available by appointment, from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m., on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Travel Programs: Dreamland Wax Museum, Boston, Aug. 16; Amish country trip with theater performance, Lancaster, Pa., Sept. 24-26; German Oktoberfest, Mount Snow, Vt., Oct. 16; Branson Country Christmas & Veterans Show, Log Cabin Banquet, Holyoke, Nov. 19; Holiday Cabaret, Sturbridge; Dec. 5. More info: 413-499-9346.

Monday: 9 a.m. — 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: 10 a.m. — Chess; 10:15 a.m. — Flexible feet & core stability; 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: 9 a.m. — Beginner Osteo Exercise; 10 a.m. — 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; 10:15 a.m. — Flexible feet & core stability; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Chair caning; 1 p.m. — Card Party, Legal education; 1:15 p.m. — Tai Chi with weights*.

Friday: 9 a.m. — 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. — "Jewish Germany — Its History & Legacy" with Dr. David Levinson; Noon — Lunch: Egg salad & cottage cheese platters.

Thursday: 10:45 a.m. — Current affairs with Steven J. Rubin, prof. emeritus; Noon — Lunch: Spinach pies.

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 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 free-standing foot care clinics for a fee. Call 413-698-2706 for an appointment.

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

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

Thursday: 11:15 a.m. — Osteo exercise at Town Hall ($2).

Friday: 3:30 p.m. — Line dancing 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; 1 p.m. — Crafts; 5 p.m. — Mahjong.

Wednesday: Noon — Congregate meal; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 5:30 p.m. — Chair yoga.

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 10 a.m. — Bridge; Noon — Pitch.

Friday: 9 a.m. — Personal training; 9 a.m. to noon — Hair appointments; 10:15 a.m. — Wii bowling; 1 p.m. — Crafts; Free Friday.

STOCKBRIDGE


The Senior Center at the Town Offices, 50 Main St., is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Council on Aging office hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 413-298-4170, ext. 263. For medical transportation, give 24 to 48 hours' notice. Computer class signup with Pat Flynn, 413-298-5595.

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.

Wednesday:
Noon — Lunch, reservation req'd by noon Monday; 4 p.m. — Nia low impact aerobics, walk-ins welcome.

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 Council on Aging, 116 Main Road, 413-243-1749, www.tyringham-ma.gov. The COA meets at the Town Hall on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 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 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 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 Council on Aging office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Foot care clinic; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Ukulele group; 1 p.m. — Spin group.

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

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Walking; 9:30 a.m. — Tai Chi; 11:15 a.m. — Balance; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 1 p.m. — Ice cream; 5 p.m. — Weight Watchers.

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

WINDSOR

Transportation for non-medical appointments/errands is available from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, for a suggested donation of $5. Call the Town Office at 413-684-3811, ext. 1, to reserve by the Friday before. Transportation for medical appointments can be arranged through the COA at 413-684-3315. Senior/community luncheons are the second Wednesday of every month at the Town Hall for a $5 donation.

Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. — Senior picnic sponsored by COA at Rod & Gun Club.

Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Card players, pitch game at town offices, all welcome; 4 to 8 p.m. — Crafters at Town Hall, all welcome.

READSBORO, VT.

First Baptist Church on Main Street offers lunch on the second Wednesday, at noon. Sponsored by Senior Solutions; all ages welcome. Suggested donation is $3 for seniors. Information: 413-424-5446 or 802-423-5346.

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