Council on Aging
RiverMills Programming On Zoom
Though RiverMills Center remains closed to the public, we are rolling out programming via Zoom. Our goal is to make this transition as simple as possible for our members. If you would like to participate but are unfamiliar with Zoom, our Program Technician can help you get connected. To schedule an appointment for assistance, please call Jona at 413-534-3698 ext.104, or send an email to: email@example.com
Note: Though you can use Zoom without a camera some programming will require a camera. Call Jona for more details.
2020 Farmer’s Market Coupons
Farmer’s Market Coupons will be distributed on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Chicopee Council on Aging’s RiverMills Center, 5 West Main St.
WestMass Elder Care has provided a limited number of coupons available to low-income older adults, ages 60 and older. The $25 coupon books will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis in the lower rear of the building. People are asked to stay in their cars and wait in line. Coupons will be distributed via curbside pick-up.
• Must be 60 or older.
• Must be low –income: One-person household annual income of $23,606 or less; two-person, $31,894; three-person, $40,182; four-person, $48,470.
• Only one coupon book per person.
Dial-A-Lawyer: Free Legal Advice by Phone for Elders
The Massachusetts Bar Association sponsors a monthly Dial-A-Lawyer program and encourages members of the public to call our hotline for free legal advice. Dial-A-Lawyer attorney volunteers are in good standing and have a wide variety of legal experience.
On the first Wednesday of every month, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., attorneys are available at (617) 338-0610 or (877) 686-0711 to answer questions on a variety of topics, including family law, bankruptcy, employment, estate planning, real estate, consumer rights and more.
Questions? Contact the MBA Community Service Department at (617) 338-0695 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Transportation Department at RiverMills Center is doing emergency rides to supermarkets, pharmacies, and limited rides to doctors for people receiving treatments, such as radiation or chemo. Please reach out to our Transportation Department if you have an emergency need at 413-536-5733. Please leave a message and someone will get back to you.
Duties & Responsibilities
The duties of the Council on Aging are to:
Services & Grants
The Council also coordinates existing services in the City & promotes & supports other programs which are designed to assist older adults in the community. The Council identifies funding sources, applies for appropriate grants, & administers grant-funded programs.
The Council on Aging must be aware of state & federal legislation concerning funding, information, exchange, & program planning to improve community programming for older adults.
Areas of Assistance
The Senior Center is committed to assisting and improving the quality of life for older adults in the areas of:
- Community service
- Good health maintenance
- Lifelong learning
- Related informational services