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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

NEW OFFICE HOURS, EFFECTIVE JULY 7, 2014
Monday and Wednesday                      8 am - 4 pm
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday             8 am - 3 pm
                             

JOIN US FOR BREAKFAST
Start your day right with a delicious and nutritious breakfast!
For more information, call 267-4121.


Join the Lunch Bunch for Fun and Food  
The Lunch Bunch will meet on August 14 at the Grapevine in Belchertown. Call the Center by August 11 to make your reservation.


Upcoming BusTrips

Wal-Mart - August 8
Call 267-4121 for your reservation  -  Leaving Senior Center at 9:00 AM



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.



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.


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.





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.



Free WIFI
We have free WIFI at the center.  Stop in, have a cup of coffee, meet new friends, and search the web.



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.



Craft and Laugh Night
Mondays from 6 - 8pm at the Monson Senior Center

Calling all crafters!!  Bring a project to work on or share with others.  

Crafting sessions are so much fun and it is really inspiring to see what other crafters are doing. For more information call 413-267-4121.


SENIOR THEATER
Returning for its fourth year
First rehearsal will be Aug 13 at 1:00 pm.
Show date - October 10

The social and health benefits of creative expression for seniors are well documented.  This program will not only provide an exciting and fulfilling experience for the participants, but will offer a valuable cultural event for seniors and others to see at no cost.
 
If interested in joining The Monson Senior Players  call 267-4121 for more information.


CHAIR EXERCISE
Meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 AM.  Instructor: Lori Stacy.  No fee.

There are numerous benefits of practicing chair exercises for seniors, including:
  • Improved vitality and range of motion
  • Pain relief
  • Cognitive improvement
  • Increased circulation
  • Increased muscle strength
  • Healthier aging
  • Social interaction
Monson WoodWackers - Wood Carving Club
Monson Senior Center
Sept 4, 2014 – June 25, 2015
Thursday evenings 6 – 8 pm

Membership fees are $10 per year.
Beginner projects are available.
Anyone interested in woodcarving is encouraged to attend.
For more information, contact Wes Harnois
T: 267-3322.  Email   bharnois22@comcast.net