Councils on Aging are the principal agencies of local government which service the needs of the elderly. Councils provide access to social and recreational services throughout the Commonwealth and are based at senior centers or other municipal buildings such as town halls or community centers. Services may include: information and referral, nutrition programs, transportation, outreach, health screenings, education, support groups, advocacy, volunteer activities, arts and crafts, exercise programs, etc.
Meals are served Monday through Friday,11:45 AM-12:15 PM Suggested donation of $2.25/meal
Reservations can be made up to 9 AM the morning, but reservations should be made 24 hours in advance
Fuel Assistance - the center will assist elders with applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
Transportation - transportation is provided to and from the Senior Center, and for destination within South Hadley M-F 9-3. Fees are: $1.25 each way and $2.50 round trip. All rides must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Drivers cannot assist with grocery bags. Medical Appointments outside of South Hadley can be arranged through the Companion/Escort Transportation Program. Call Ann Andras at 538-5042 to see if you qualify for the grant funded program.
Brown Bag Food Program - operated by the Food Bank in Hatfield. Low and moderate income elders may participate. Persons needing to have the food delivered to their home will be accommodated. Applications are available at the COA.
Food Stamps - for assistance call the COA.
SHINE ( Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Elders) - Counseling on Medicare, Medicaid, Medigaps, HMOs, Prescription Advantage, SSI, etc.
Foot care and Blood Pressure Clinics
Snow removal, yard work, chores and home repairs for South Hadley residents
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
Diabetes Support Group
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