The Town of Pelham

Council On Aging

Thanks to all those that attended the COA and Library event on Saturday, April 8, 2017

OUR NEXT EVENT WILL BE A SENIORS POTLUCK PICNIC AT THE LIBRARY COMPLEX ON SATURDAY JULY 15, 2017 starting at 11:30am. IT IS WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE LIONS CLUB MEMBERS WHO WILL GIVE A SHORT TALK ON THEIR SERVCES.

ALSO INCLUDED WITH THE POTLUCK EVENT WILL BE INFORMATION ON THE PELHAM RIDE SHARE PROGRAM AND POSSIBLY SOME ENTERTAINMENT

Eli Kwartler the COA Outreach Worker will be present to say a word and discuss his services. If you are 65 years or older, please contact Eli with any questions you may have about services you may be eligible for including Medicare Shine questions. He can be reached at 413-253-2929 or elikwartler@gmail.com.

 

Pelham will soon have a Med Ride Program

Come to the Council on Aging Meeting on

JULY12, 2017 at 5:00 PM

in the Ramsdell Room for more information.

Judy Rudolph wonderfully volunteered her services for setting up the program and is working on the forms necessary for implementation. We will be looking for responsible drivers to be trained and CORI checked so we can actually help those needing rides to Medical appointments. Do you know anyone willing and able to help? Once the actual program is finalized there will be more information on the med ride program details here.

Link to SPRING 2017 Caregiver Programs Sponsored by Amherst Senior Center and Highland Valley Elder Services

NOTICE

Recently a number of residents have received SCAM phone messages that say the IRS is opening a claim for money that you owe or similar wording. Please do not give any personal information to the caller especially not Social Security or bank account information or verify date of birth.

NOTICE TO PELHAM SENIORS .

Your Council on Aging Chairperson For the time being is Kathy Martell and can be reached at 413-253-0512 for information or suggestions.

Your Outreach Person is Eli Kwartler He can be reached at 413-253-2929 or elikwartler@gmail.com.

There are currently TWO associate member vacancies . Please consider joining the COA.

There will be more special events planned including a Pot Luck Picnic event being planned for the Spring. Check this website for upcoming events. We look forward to seeing you all!

Congregate Meal are no longer being held. You are welcome to attend Amherst or Belchertown Luncheons. Just call the Senior Center in the town you wish to attend and find out the deadline for requesting a luncheon meal.

 

 

 

 

The Council on Aging Monthly meetings are generally held monthly on Wednesdays at the Ramsdell Room in the Library Complex 2 South Valley Road. Check the Townof Pelham.org notice board meeting times and dates. They are open meetings. If you have any ideas for COA events that you would like to have the COA involved with or sponsor we would like to hear from you.