The Town of Pelham
The next COA meeting is Wednesday December 14, 2016 at 4:30PM in the Ramsdell Room at the Library. Everyone is welcome!!!

Council On Aging

Thanks to all those that attended the COA and Library event on Saturday April 11:00 am to welcome Eli Kwartler as the COA Outreach Worker. A Duke Ellington Tribute Concert with Jerry Weinstein & Friends followed the meet and greet session an of course there was tea and snacks for all.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


Pelham will soon have a Med Ride Program

Judy Rudolph has wonderfully volunteered her services for setting up the program and 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


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.


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 is back to work after an illness.

There are currently ONE full member and 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!


Pelham Council on Aging

Congregate Meals

Generally held every Wednesday 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 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.