Senior Bulletin Board, March 16-22

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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 March 16:

Monday: Ravioli with meat sauce.

Tuesday: Sliced corned beef.

Wednesday: Barbecued chicken breast.

Thursday: Calico beans & sausage.

Friday: Pollock loin.


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: 9:30 a.m. to noon — SHINE, call for appt.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Chair Yoga; 10:30 a.m. — St. Patty's Day celebration; 1 p.m. — Quilt, crochet, knit; Foot clinic by appt., call 413-743-8333.

Wednesday: 9 to 11 a.m. — SHINE, call for appt.; AARP tax prep by appt.

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Chair Yoga; 7 p.m. — Quilt, crochet, knit.

Friday: 9 to 11 a.m. — SHINE, call for appt.; 10:30 a.m. — Calming the Waters; AARP tax prep by appt.


Congregate meals are served Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. at Town Hall, followed by bingo. Suggested donation is $2. For reservations, call Paula 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.


Events for seniors are held at The Cafe, 119 School St. The COA van is available Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., $2 donation, call Ed at 413-446-2559 for reservations. Transportation available Wednesdays by calling 413-446-2559. Lunch reservations 24 hours in advance, 413-743-9719, $2 donation.

Monday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 12:15 p.m. — Monday Movies.

Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. — St. Patrick's Day Linen Lunch with music.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch.

Thursday: 10 a.m. — Coffee Club; 1 p.m. — Quilting with Betty.

Friday: 9 a.m. — Exercise.


The Council on Aging is at 712 West Cross Road. Information: 413-663-8253.

Monday: 10 a.m. to noon — Walk & Social.

Tuesday: 1 p.m. — Bingo & potluck.

Thursday: 10 a.m. to noon — Walk & Social; 1 p.m. — Games & etc.


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: Noon — Lunch.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — AARP tax prep by appt.; Noon — Soup & sandwich.

Wednesday: No activities.

Thursday:Noon — Lunch; 4 p.m. — Center closes.

Friday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — AARP tax prep by appt.

Sunday: Lunches postponed until April 19.


The COA board meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Town Hall. A luncheon is served at noon the first Wednesday of each month from October to June at the Egremont Village Inn, call 413-528-0182, ext. 17, for reservations. Coffee hours from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of the month at Mom's Cafe or the Egremont Village Inn; check Egremont posts for details. "Sand for Seniors" buckets available November through March at the Town Hall. Egremont has medical equipment (walkers, wheelchairs, etc.) available for loan. Further information: COA office at 413-528-0182, ext. 24.

Wednesday: 11 a.m. — Exercise class at North Egremont Firehouse followed by a light lunch.


The Florida Senior Center, 367 Mohawk Trail, is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, weather permitting. Suzan Oleson, director, and Joyce Van Tilborg, assistant 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. Activities are open to all ages. Call 413-662-2811 to confirm any activity.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Knit & crochet; Noon — Soup social, make a favorite soup to share.

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Gentle movement with Sharon May; 12:30 p.m. — Movie.

Friday: 10 a.m. — Balance & stretching exercises; 11 a.m. — Cooking for two, You're Not Alone; 12:30 p.m. — Bingo.


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, $7 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: 9:15 a.m. — Cross Training; 10:30 a.m. — Awareness Through Movement; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon to 2 p.m. — Computer class by appt.; 1 p.m. — Beginner Tap; 2 p.m. — Intermediate Tap.

Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. — Move & Groove; 9:45 a.m. — Pilates for Osteoporosis Prevention; 10 a.m. — Crossword; 10:30 a.m. — Mass. Equipment Distribution Program presentation, blood pressure clinic; 11 a.m. — Therapy Dog Cara; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Bridge; 12:30 p.m. — Bingo; 3:30 p.m. — Strength training.

Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. — Easy Does It Yoga; 9:45 a.m. — Move & Groove II; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Pitch; 1 p.m. — Caregiver support group; 1:30 p.m. — MELT pain workshop; 2:30 p.m. — Painting with Margaret; 3 p.m. — Decorative arts.

Thursday: 9:30 a.m. — Vera's Painting Class, Move & Groove; 10:30 a.m. — News & Views; 11 a.m. — Therapy Dog Dixie; 11:15 p.m. — Spring into Spring with Bill Shontz;11:30 a.m. — Cookout, free legal clinic; 12:15 p.m. — Game Day, Wii; 1 p.m. — Art Class with Eunice Agar; 4 p.m. — Misha's Advanced Exercise.

Friday: 9 a.m. — Tai Chi; 9 a.m. to noon — SHINE appointments by phone; 10 a.m. — Ann's Chair Exercise; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Juggling classes, Knitting Together; 1 to 3:30 p.m. — Genealogy by appt.; 1 p.m. — Beginner Tap; 2 p.m. — Intermediate Tap.


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.


The Council on Aging office is located in Town Hall, lower level, 83 North Main St. COA director is Lorna Gayle. The office is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The wheelchair accessible COA van runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. To book a ride, call two days in advance, 413-448-2682. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday in the Community Room. A $2 donation is encouraged. Lunch reservations are required before 11 a.m. no less than one day in advance. Wellness clinic from 9 a.m. to noon fourth Tuesday of every month offers free blood pressure check by Nurse Nancy.

Tuesday: 10:15 a.m. — Seated Pilates.

Wednesday: 2:30 p.m. — Gentle Mat Class, bring a mat.

Thursday: 10:15 a.m. — Seated Pilates.


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 a.m. — Music; 12:30 a.m. — Lunch.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Blood pressure clinic; 10 a.m. — Open gym walk; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Bingo.

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

Thursday: 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 10 a.m. — Walmart; 1:30 p.m. — Yoga; 6 to 8 p.m. — Knitting group.

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Friday: 10 a.m. — Open gym walk; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 1 p.m. — Days for Girls.


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. Community 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. — Target/Walmart; 1:15 to 3:30 p.m. — Bridge.

Thursday: 9:30 a.m. — Tai chi; 9:30 a.m. to noon — Poker; 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.


The foot nurse will be at the Town Hall from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 26. To schedule an appointment, call 413-528-1443, ext. 247. The COA will cover $10 of the $35 charge. The COA meets at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Monday of every month at Town Hall.

Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. — Balance Review.


The Spitzer Center at 116 Ashland St. offers lunch five days a week. Suggested donation is $2. Call 413-664-9826 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. — N.A. Commons blood pressure; 10 a.m. — Taxes by appt.; 11:30 a.m. — Hot lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Bridge; 1 p.m. — Knitting class.

Tuesday: 9:15 a.m. — Big Y; 9:30 a.m. — Foot nurse clinic; 10 a.m. — Taxes by appt.; 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; 9:45 a.m. — Stop & Shop; 11:30 a.m. — Hot lunch; 2 p.m. — Aerobic exercise.

Thursday: 10 a.m. — Hospice: Understanding Grief & Depression; 11:30 a.m. — Hot lunch; 12:10 p.m. — Bingo; 1 p.m. — Chair yoga.

Friday: 10 a.m. — Food Bank truck; 10:15 a.m. — Walmart; 11:30 a.m. — Hot lunch.


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).


The Senior Center, 330 North St., is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Coffee Cup Cafe is open for breakfast and light lunches from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays. Lunch is served at the Nutrition Program at 11:30 a.m. daily for a $2 donation. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance at 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. Previous arrangements are necessary. Call 413-499-9346. For blood pressure, foot clinic, SHINE, and legal education appointments, call 413-499-9346.

Monday: 9 a.m. — Advanced Osteo; 10 a.m. — Line Dancing, Poetry; 10:30 a.m. — Shake Your Soul; 11 a.m. — Ladies pool; Noon — Scrabble, Pinochle; 12:45 p.m. — Hand and Foot; 1 p.m. — Mahjong, Art Studio.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Woodworking*; 10 a.m. — Beginner Chess; 10:15 a.m. — Meditation; 11:30 a.m. — Flexible Feet & Core Stability, St. Patrick's Day party; 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. — Woodworking*, Beginner Osteo; 10 a.m. — New Member Day; 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. — Tai Chi*; 1 p.m. — Scrapbooking & Cardmaking*, Bingo; 1:35 p.m. — Yoga.

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Foot Clinic by appt., Beginner Osteo, Ceramics*; 10:30 a.m. — Flexible Feet & Core Stability; 1 p.m. — Card party, legal education; 1:15 p.m. — Tai Chi with weights*.

Friday: 9 a.m. — Pitch*, knitting; 11 a.m. — Comedy Dungeon; 12:30 p.m. — Quilting; 1 p.m. — Bingo*; 1:45 p.m. — Beginner Tai Chi*.

* Classes have a small fee, check cost with teacher.


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. — "Intergenerational: The Process of Aging" with therapist Maggie Bittman; Noon — Lunch: Salisbury steak.

Tuesday: Noon — Lunch: Corned beef & cabbage.

Thursday: 10:45 a.m. — "Equinox Explorations with Earth Scroll"; Noon — Lunch: Vegetable lasagna or pasta carbonara.


Council on Aging van scheduling is available by calling Phyllis LeBeau at 413-553-7793. 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. Registered nurse Jane Kelley, Countryside Nurse, holds free-standing foot care clinics for a fee. Call 413-698-2706 for an appointment.

Monday: 3:15 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).


The Senior Center, 25 Cook Road, is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hot lunch every Wednesday & Friday at noon, $2 suggested donation; reserve by 11 a.m. the day prior. 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.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Exercise with Sandy; 10 a.m. — LCR dice game; Noon — Art with Ellen; 4 p.m. — Mahjong.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Craft with Nan; Noon — Community meal with veteran support; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 4 p.m. — Chair yoga.

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Exercise with Sandy; 10 a.m. — Bridge; Noon — Pitch, Third Thursday St. Patrick's lunch.

Friday: 9 a.m. — Personal training, Coffee with a Selectman; 9 a.m. to noon — Hair appointments; 10 a.m. — Craft with Nan; 10:15 a.m. — Wii bowling; Noon — Community meal; 1 to 3 p.m. — Pitch.


The Senior Center at the Town Offices, 50 Main St., is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Council on Aging office hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 413-298-4170, ext. 263. Medical transportation, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, $5 suggested donation, give 48 hours' notice. Computer class signup with Pat Flynn, 413-298-5595.

Note: All programs canceled until further notice.


The Council on Aging, 116 Main Road, 413-243-1749, 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.


The Council on Aging office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Harper Center, 118 Church St. Due to COVID-19, most programs have been suspended. Activities requiring an appointment (foot care, taxes, SHINE) and transportation for medical appointments and food shopping will continue. Information: 413-458-8250.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Foot care; 6 p.m. — AARP tax prep.


Transportation for medical appointments can be arranged by calling 413-499-0524. Community luncheon at the Town Hall, 11:30 a.m. second Wednesday of each month, $5 donation, open to all ages.

Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Card players, pitch game at town offices, all welcome.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Crafters at Town Hall, all welcome.


Lebanon Valley Senior Citizens club meets the first and third Fridays of every month at 1 p.m. at the New Lebanon Town Hall. Annual fee is $10, free to those over 80. Activities include trips, holiday lunches at local restaurants, a barbecue and covered dish events, bingo, and more. Everyone over 55 is welcome.

Special Events: West Point day trip on May 12, lunch at Thayer Hotel, Hudson River paddle boat ride, $77; June 7-9 trip to Perkins Cove, Maine, with accommodations, lobster boat ride, lobster bake, trolley ride, shopping, Stonewall Kitchens, $405 for double; Aug 27 Essex Steam Train ride, Connecticut river steamboat ride, lunch included, $60. Information: Mary Defreest at 518-733-0009.


First Baptist Church on Main Street offers lunch on the second Wednesday, at noon. Sponsored by Senior Solutions; all ages welcome. Suggested donation is $3.50 for seniors. Information: 413-424-5446 or 802-423-5346.

Editor's note: Given the fluid nature of the response to COVID-19, please check ahead with all establishments before attending any event.


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