Because some Pelham Seniors may not have internet access, we've included phone numbers, where available. We are here to help, so if you'd like info from an agency that is available only online, let us know.
•Town of Pelham: 413.253.0512: www.townofpelham.org / Pelham COA page: updates & info.
•Pelham Library: 413.253.0657: www.pelham-library.net: for info, open hours, and curbside pickup.
•Jones Library: 413.259.3090: www.joneslibrary.org. E-books and audiobooks are available via C/W MARS. You don't need a Kindle to read an e-book or a special device to listen to an audiobook; any device (laptop, smartphone, tablet, desktop computer) will suffice. Online downloading is especially helpful if you don’t want to venture out. No Jones Library card? Email: AnayaA@joneslibrary.org.
•Amherst Senior Center (Bangs Center): 413.259.3038: www.amherstma.gov/269/Senior-Center.
SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Everyone), a federal program that provides current health insurance counseling to all seniors, regardless of where you live: website: www.shinema.org for more info. SHINE counselors will assist you by phone and online; 413.259.3038 to schedule a call-back for appointment.
•Amherst Neighbors (Amherst & Pelham residents): member-led, no-fee, non-profit organization (Village to Village network: www.vtovnetwork.org), that offers volunteer services, programs and events to older adults, "to create neighbor-to-neighbor connections, provide access to info and services, and empower elders to maintain socially engaged lives while aging at home." Contact: 413.345.2555 / email@example.com.
Info and many services available for seniors (e.g., family caregiver program; home health services; counseling).
•MassOptions: (info and referrals, M-F, 9-5): 800.243.4636 (www.massoptions.org). A service of the MA Executive Office of Health & Human Services, your connection to local aging and disability services.
•MCOA (MA Councils on Aging): 413.527.6425, Easthampton, MA): online resources: www.mcoaonline.com
- Network of Care Massachusetts: www.massachusetts.networkofcare.org / COVID-19 Resources
- Legal Helpline: (800) 342-5297 www.masslegalservices.org/FindLegalAid
•AARP: (excellent online programs available for members): www.aarp.org
•Durable Medical Equipment: Stavros: 800.804.1899 / 413.256.0473 / www.stavros.org
•Foot Care by Nurses: 413-367-8369 • Piper Sagan: 413-522-8432 • Sharon Beaulieu: 413-552-9533
CVS will ship (no charge) your CVS prescriptions to your home address: www.CVS.com
•Stop&Shop.com: online grocery shopping for same-day pickup OR contact-free home delivery.
•Atkins Farm: food delivery: Mon-Sat. To order: 413.253.9528 or www.atkinsfarm.com (8am - 4pm)
•Mom’s Meals: frozen customized meals shipped to you. 877.508.6667 / www.momsmeals.com
•MassFoodDelivery: food from local farms;: https://massfooddelivery.com/ (no internet? call PCOA).
•Prepared Meals: Traders Joes, Whole Foods, Target, Big Y, Stop & Shop & Atkins Farm all have a large variety of fresh and frozen prepared meals for a helper to pick up at the store.
•Door Dash: provides delivery of food from your favorite restaurant. www.doordash.com
•Unitarian Universalist: 413.253.2848 Free Breakfast to go, Wed mornings 8 am -10 am
•Amherst Survival Center 413.549.3968 (11-3 M, T, Th, F: food pantry & to-go breakfast/lunch combo).