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Council on Aging
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Director
Administrative Assistant
Address:
106 Main Street
Monson, MA 01057
Phone:
(413) 267-4121
Fax:
(413) 267-4143
 
The mission of the Monson Council on Aging is to identify and provide comprehensive programs and social and support services that enrich the quality of life for Monson’s older adults and their families while also benefitting the well-being of the general community.

WHAT DOES THE MONSON COA DO FOR THE TOWN OF MONSON?
  • We provide an infrastructure of support for older adults within the community.
  • We help older adults to age with dignity and independence.
  • We are usually the first responders in time of need.
  • We provide an opportunity for socialization and growth.
COA Announcements & Updates
Monson Senior Center Activities

OFFICE HOURS:
Monday and Wednesday                      8 am - 4 pm
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday             8 am - 3 pm
                             
Free WIFI
We have free WIFI at the center.  Stop in, have a cup of coffee, meet new friends, and search the web.

Don't Forget...
There is now a payment box located at the Monson Senior Center for the Tax Collector’s office. This box is for payments only.

BE OUR FRIEND, PLEASE!
Join the Friends of Monson Senior Citizens, Inc. All Ages Welcome! Membership dues $5 per year; however any help is appreciated.  Next meeting at the Senior Center - Sept 18 at 1:00 pm.

PRICE INCREASE
Due to the continuing increase in the cost of food we must increase the price of the Congregate and Home Bound Meal lunches to $2.50 per meal as of September 1, 2014.

The cost of the parties and special dinners will be $4.00.

The staff has worked hard to keep expenses low and, as a result of their efforts, this is the first price increase we have had to make in 6 years. I’m sure you’ll agree that our meals are still a bargain.

The Salvation Army Service Unit will be interviewing for  Emergency Assistance the 2nd Monday of every month  from 12:30 – 2:30, except when there is a holiday on Monday; appointments will be made for the following Monday.  Call first so you will know what documents to bring to your appointment.  Appointments to see the Unit Secretary can be made by calling the Monson Senior Center at 413-267-4121.

NEWSLETTER LOCATIONS
A Senior Moment is available monthly at the following locations:

Adams (IGA) Supermarket
Beth's Restaurant
China King
Colonial Village Laundry Room
Colors Nail & Spa
Kim's Kuts
Monson Free Library
Monson Laundromat
Monson Medical Center
Monson Savings Bank
Monson Senior Center
Monson Town Administration Building
Palmer Green Estates
Pam's Hair
Rt. 32 Barber Shop
Woodbine Country Store

If you prefer, you may subscribe to have a year’s subscription of A Senior Moment mailed to your home, just send your check for $5.00 to:

Monson Council on Aging
106 Main Street
Monson, MA  01057

Keep Informed!  Subscribe today!

WISH LIST
* Toilet Paper  * Rite-Aid Gift Cards   * Postage Stamps  
*  Paper Towels  * Nutritional Supplement Drinks    
*  Dunkin Donuts Gift Cards  
All donations are appreciated!

IF YOU ARE HOMEBOUND, and need information or assistance, Peg Harrison, Outreach Coordinator, or Elizabeth Faichney, Health & Human Services Coordinator, can visit you in your home.


TRANSPORTATION DONATIONS:
  • Trips in Monson – $2.00
  • To Palmer -- $3.00
  • To Wal-Mart -- $5.00
  • Long Distance Trips -- $5.00+
  • Volunteer Drivers -- $10.00+ for trips to Springfield, Belchertown or Ware areas and $15.00+ for Worcester or farther. Plus any tolls or paid parking.
 

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DINNER SERVED AT NOON
Then PLAY THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE
With our friend Brian from A&B Music
Suggested donation $4.00
CALL FOR RESERVATIONS BY 2:30  OCT 28
WEARING YOUR COSTUME IS OPTIONAL.

Join the Lunch Bunch for Fun and Food  
The Lunch Bunch will meet on October 9 at Jakes in Wilbraham.  Call the Center by October 6 to make your reservation.

Ceramics -  Thursdays at 9:30 am.  Also included on Tuesday nights at 6:00 pm as part of Craft & Laugh.

Art Classes
Water colors, oils and acrylics.   Instructor, Loretta Medeiros
Class meets each Monday at 1:00 pm.   All adults, any age, are welcome.  Supplies are provided.

Crafts & Laughs
Crafts & Laughs Some More
Two nights available

Calling all crafters!! Bring a project to work on or share with others.  This Fall we’re offering twice the fun. Come to the Center on either Monday or Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 pm or BOTH! All Tuesdays will include ceramics, and the first Tuesday of each month will also feature card-making with instructor Dory Hennihan.  Fee $3.00 for 6 cards.  For more information call 413-267-4121.
SENIOR THEATER
The Monson Senior Players
Present

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Friday, October 10, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Admission is free
This program is supported in part by the
Monson cultural council
A local agency which is supported by the
Massachusetts cultural council


Upcoming BusTrips
K-Mart/Ocean State ... Oct 3
Call 267-4121 for your reservation  -  Leaving Senior Center at 9:00 AM


Monson WoodWackers - Wood Carving Club
Thursday evenings 6 – 8 pm
Anyone interested in woodcarving is encouraged to attend.  Membership fees are $10 per year. Beginner projects are available.  
For more information, contact Wes Harnois
T: 267-3322.  Email   bharnois22@comcast.net


Other Activities include:  (unless otherwise noted, all activities are held at the Monson Senior Center.)
  • Strength Training and Pilates (held at the Monson-Glendale United Methodist Church on Main Street, Monson;
  • Knitting/Crocheting;
  • Canasta;
  • Zumba;
  • WII Bowling;
  • Tai Chi
  • Computer ABCs and 123s
For further information, please refer to our monthly newsletter "A Senior Moment", or call the office at 413-267-4121

Oct. 5-11 is National Fire Safety Week.  On Sept 5th David Martin from the Monson Fire Dept. gave a very informative presentation on kitchen safety, importance of smoke detectors and CO detectors and the correct use of the detectors. He emphasized the MFD is more than willing to come to your home and assist in making sure your detectors are working correctly. The MFD has a limited supply of detectors for the senior population. Call us for more information. David will be returning to the Center on Oct 22 at 12:30pm to address fire safety during the holiday season.

On October 23 at 12:30, Police Chief Steve Kozloski will be at the Center to give information on current telephone and e-mail scams.