Senior Bulletin Board, March 18-24

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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 March 18:

Monday: Corned beef hash.

Tuesday: Meatloaf.

Wednesday: Greek-style chicken stew.

Thursday: Beef stroganoff.

Friday: Eggplant parmesan.

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 to 11 a.m. — Matter of Balance; 9 a.m. to noon — SHINE; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Computer Lab; 11:30 a.m. — Linen lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Bingo, $1 per card; 1 p.m. — Art with Donna.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. to noon — SHINE; 9 a.m. — Chair Yoga; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Computer Lab; 9:15 a.m. — Tai Chi, East St.; 10:30 a.m. — Left, Right, Center; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 1 p.m. — Quilt, crochet, knit; Foot clinic by appointment.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Computer Lab; 10 a.m. — Walmart; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Beekeeping presentation; Noon to 3 p.m. — Taxes.

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Chair Yoga; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Computer Lab; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch with Jim Bush; 1 p.m. — Senior Club; 2 to 4 p.m. — "What's Your Plan?"; 7 p.m. — Quilt, crochet, knit.

Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Computer Lab; 11:30 a.m. — Linen lunch; Noon to 3 p.m. — Taxes; 1 p.m. — Brown Bag.

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; 6 p.m. — Sewing.

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.

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 p.m. — Ask a Lawyer by appt.; 1 to 3 p.m. — Art class.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — AARP tax help by appt.; 10 a.m. — Osteo exercise; Noon — Soup & Sandwich: mac & cheese, fish fillet; 12:30 to 3 p.m. — Oil painting class; 1 p.m. — Osteo exercise; 1 to 3 p.m. — Knit/crochet; 1 to 4 p.m. — State Rep. Paul Mark.

Wednesday: 8:15 a.m. — Yoga; 10 a.m. — Shake Your Soul; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Veterans Agent; 1 to 3 p.m. — Triad.

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; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — AARP tax help by appt.

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

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, $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; 10:15 a.m. — Awareness Through Movement; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Out to Lunch Bunch, Acupuncture; 12:45 p.m. — Beginner Tap; 2 p.m. — Intermediate Tap.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — SHINE by appt., ping pong; 9:30 a.m. — Move & Groove; 9:45 a.m. — Pilates for Osteoporosis Prevention; 10 a.m. — Crossword; 10:30 a.m. — Blood pressure clinic; 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.

Wednesday: 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Tax prep; 9:30 a.m. — Easy Does It Yoga; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Pitch, poker, ping pong, Painting with Margaret; 12:45 p.m. — MELT pain workshop; 1 p.m. — Caregiver support group; 4 p.m. — Decorative arts; 6 p.m. — Canine Good Citizens Training.

Thursday: 9:30 a.m. — Vera's Painting Class, Move & Groove; 10 a.m. — Therapeutic Breathing; 10:30 a.m. — News & Views; 11 a.m. — Good Citizen Dog (Dixie); 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Crafty Hands; 1 p.m. — Art Class with Eunice Agar; 4 p.m. — Misha's Advanced Exercise.

Friday: 9 a.m. — Tai Chi; 10 a.m. — Ann's Chair Exercise; 11 a.m. — Doug Schmolze; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Genealogy by appt.; 1 p.m. — Beginner Tap; 2 p.m. — Intermediate Tap.

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

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.

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; 2:30 p.m. — Paint & sip.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Blood pressure clinic; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Bingo; 3 p.m. — Special presentation by Judge Joan McMenemy.

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. — Tai chi; 10:30 a.m. — Drumming with Otha Day; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 1 p.m. — Bridge.

Thursday: 10 a.m. — Walmart; 10:30 a.m. — Cooking class; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Yoga.

Friday: 10 a.m. — 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. — Senior Living Options presentation; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — SHINE Counseling; 10 a.m. — Osteo Exercise; 6 p.m. — Spouse/Partner Loss Support Group.

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. — Intermediate Bridge; No Van.

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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 from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 28. 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: 9:30 a.m. — Matter of Balance review classes for those who have completed MOB class.

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: 9 a.m. — N.A. Commons blood pressure; 11:30 a.m. — St. Patrick's lunch, creme de menthe sundaes; 12:30 p.m. — Bridge; 1 p.m. — Knitting class.

Tuesday: 9:15 a.m. — Big Y; 9:30 a.m. — Foot nurse; 10 a.m. — Income tax appts.; 10:30 a.m. — Chair aerobics; 11:30 a.m. — Hot lunch; 12:10 p.m. — Bingo; 1 p.m. — Painting class.

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

Thursday: 11:30 a.m. — Hot lunch; 1 p.m. — Chair yoga, Irish music.

Friday: 10 a.m. — Walmart; 11:30 a.m. — Hot lunch; 1:30 p.m. — Brown Bag.

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, 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.

Special Events: Traveling Friends: Carpenters Remembered, Chez Joseph, Agawam, May 12; MGM Springfield, Glen Campbell Experience, July 18; Famous Cap'n Jacks & Mohegan Sun, Aug. 15; Pearls of the White Mountains, Sept. 11-12; Historic Bennington including Chocolatorium, Oct. 17; Sinatra Christmas, Elmcrest Country Club, East Longmeadow, Dec. 5.

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

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Woodworking*; 10 a.m. — Beginner Chess; 10:15 a.m. — Meditation; 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. — Tai Chi*; 11:30 a.m. — Flexible Feet & Core Stability; 12:30 p.m. — Tai Chi*; 1 p.m. — Scrapbooking & Cardmaking*, Bingo; 1:35 p.m. — Yoga.

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Beginner Osteo, Ceramics*; 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. — Pitch*, knitting; 10:30 a.m. — Brown Bag Day; 11 a.m. — Comedy Dungeon; 11:45 a.m. — Flexible Feet & Core Stability; 12:30 p.m. — Quilting, woodcarving*; 1 p.m. — Bingo*; 1:45 p.m. — Beginner Tai Chi*.

* Classes have a small fee, check cost 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. — "Volunteer for Humanitarian Aid & the Refugee Crisis" with Cari Naftali; Noon — Lunch: Barbecued chicken.

Tuesday: Noon — Lunch: Veal stew.

Thursday: 10:45 a.m. — "Purim Shpiel: The Whole Megillah!" with Leslie Elias; Noon — Lunch: Fish chowder.

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. 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 with Sandy; 10 a.m. — Movie; 11:15 a.m. — Cribbage; 1 p.m. — Crafts with Nan; 4 p.m. — Mahjong: 6:30 a.m. — COA.

Wednesday: Noon — Senior community meal; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 3:30 p.m. — Chair yoga.

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Exercise with Sandy; 10 a.m. — Bridge; Noon — Pitch, Celtic celebration lunch, $5; 12:45 p.m. — Pottery off-site, $15.

Friday: 9 a.m. — Personal training; 10:15 a.m. — Wii bowling; 1 p.m. — Crafts with Nan.

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: 11:30 a.m. — Lunch at Heaton Court, call JoAnn at 413-770-0475; 1 to 3 p.m. — Bingo.

Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Foot clinic; Noon — Lunch, reservation req'd by noon Monday, call JoAnn at 413-770-0475; 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 Council on Aging office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 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.

Monday: 9 a.m. — Yoga; 10:30 a.m. — Exercise; 11:30 a.m. — Corned beef; 1 p.m. — Tai Chi; 2:30 p.m. — Balance class.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. — Foot care; 9 a.m. — Oil painting; 1:30 p.m. — Spinning group; 6 p.m. — AARP.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. — Yoga; 10:30 a.m. — Exercise; 1 p.m. — Bridge.

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Walking group; 9:45 a.m. — Tai Chi; 11:15 a.m. — Balance; 1 p.m. — AMP; 5 p.m. — Weight Watchers.

Friday: 9 a.m. — Yoga; 10:30 a.m. — Exercise; 1 p.m. — Bingo; Brown Bag.

WINDSOR

Transportation for medical appointments can be arranged by calling 413-499-0524. Community luncheon at the Town Hall, $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.

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 $3.50 for seniors. Information: 413-424-5446 or 802-423-5346.


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