Senior Bulletin Board, March 2-8

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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 2:

Monday: Orange chicken.

Tuesday: Beef chili.

Wednesday: Sliced turkey & gravy.

Thursday: Chuckwagon stew.

Friday: Cheese lasagna with marinara.

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: 11:30 a.m. — Lunch.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Chair Yoga; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 1 p.m. — Quilt, crochet, knit.

Wednesday: 9 to 11 a.m. — SHINE, call for appt.; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; AARP tax prep by appt.

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Chair Yoga; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 7 p.m. — Quilt, crochet, knit.

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

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 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.

CHESHIRE

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. — Lunch.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Senior Club meeting

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

Friday: 9 a.m. — Exercise.

CLARKSBURG

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.

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; 10 a.m. to noon — Senior hours at DYC; Noon — Lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Ask a Lawyer by appt.; 1 to 3 p.m. — Art class; 7 p.m. — Select Board meeting at Senior Center.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Poetry; 10 a.m. — Osteo exercise; Noon — Soup & Sandwich; 1 to 3 p.m. — Oil painting class, Historical Commission, Knit & Crochet.

Wednesday: 8:15 a.m. — Amazing Grace Yoga; 10 a.m. — Shake Your Soul; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Veterans agent.

Thursday: 10 a.m. — Osteo Exercise; 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Quilting; 11 a.m. to noon — Free blood pressure clinic; Noon — Lunch; 1 to 4 p.m. — Bridge; 1:30 p.m. — Tai Chi; 4 p.m. — Center closes.

Friday: 9 a.m. to noon — Pitch & Cribbage; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — AARP tax prep by appt.

Sunday: 12:30 p.m. — Lunch at Dalton Senior Center hosted by ARK.

EGREMONT

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.

FLORIDA

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: 9:30 a.m. — Friends meeting; 10:30 a.m. — COA meeting; Noon — Book Club/book discussion.

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Gentle movement with Sharon May; 10:30 a.m. — Knit or crochet; 1 p.m. — Veterans meeting, women invited.

Friday: 10 a.m. — Balance & stretching exercises; 11 a.m. — Quilting; 12:30 p.m. — Bingo.

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 a.m. — Acupuncture; 10:30 a.m. — Awareness Through Movement; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 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, Fallon Health's free fun; 11 a.m. — Therapy Dog Cara; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; Noon — Bridge; 12:30 p.m. — Bingo & pizza; 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; 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; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — 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 by appt.; 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.

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; 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.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Blood pressure clinic; 10 a.m. — Gym walk; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch; 1 p.m. — Bridge.

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

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

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. 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.

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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.

MONTEREY

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.

NORTH ADAMS

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: 10 a.m. — Taxes by appt.; 11:30 a.m. — Hot lunch; 12:30 p.m. — Bridge; 1 p.m. — Knitting class.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. — Community Legal Aid; 9:15 a.m. — Big Y; 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. — Massage by appt., Tai chi at The Armory; 9:45 a.m. — Stop & Shop; 11:30 a.m. — Hot lunch.

Thursday: 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.

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.

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; 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; 10:30 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; 1:15 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.

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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. — "My City of Dreams" with author Lisa Gruenberg; Noon — Lunch: Meatloaf.

Tuesday: Noon — Lunch: Chicken with sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, artichokes.

Thursday: 10:45 a.m. — "An Introduction to Cannabis" with Maya Richards of Berkshire Roots; Noon — Lunch: Macaroni & cheese.

RICHMOND

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).

SHEFFIELD

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: Closed for elections.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Craft with Nan; Noon — Community meal with veteran support; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 2 p.m. — Bereavement group; 4 p.m. — Chair yoga.

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Exercise with Sandy; 10 a.m. — Bridge; Noon — Pitch; 1 p.m. — Art with Ellen.

Friday: 9 a.m. — Personal training, Coffee with a Cop; 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.

STOCKBRIDGE

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.

Monday: 4 p.m. — Yoga; 5:30 p.m. — Conversational Spanish.

Tuesday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Presidential Primary at Senior Center; 11:30 a.m. — Lunch at Heaton Court, call JoAnn at 413-770-0475.

Wednesday: Noon — Lunch, reservation req'd by noon Monday, call JoAnn at 413-770-0475; Noon to 1 p.m. — Free blood pressure clinic, walk-ins welcome.

Thursday: 11:30 a.m. — Lunch at Heaton Court, call JoAnn at 413-770-0475; 4 p.m. — Rites of Rejuvenation class.

Friday: 1 to 2 p.m. — Tai Chi.

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 at the Harper Center, 118 Church St.

Monday: 9 a.m. — Yoga; 10:30 a.m. — Exercise with Karyn; 1 p.m. — Intro to Tai Chi.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Oil painting; 1 p.m. — Stressed Fabrics group; 6 p.m. — AARP tax prep.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. — Yoga; 1 p.m. — Coloring group, Bridge.

Thursday: 9 a.m. — Walkers; 9:30 a.m. — Tai Chi; 5 p.m. — Weight Watchers.

Friday: 9 a.m. — Yoga; 10 a.m. — Book discussion group at Milne Library, French Toast Friday; 1 p.m. — Bingo.

WINDSOR

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.

NEW LEBANON, N.Y.

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: May 12 day trip to West Point with lunch at the Thayer Hotel and Hudson River paddle boat ride, $77; June 7-9, Perkins Cove, Maine, $405 for double. Information: Mary Derfreest at 518-733-0009.

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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