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Council on Aging
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Director
Secretary/Receptionist
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 through Friday                          8 am - 3 pm
Closed Weekends and Holidays
                             
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.


THE FRIENDS OF MONSON SENIOR CITIZENS, INC.

ANNUAL MEETING
Wed, Apr. 13 @ 7:00 pm will be our Annual Meeting when new officers are elected.  This is open to the public and everyone is welcome.

The Friends is a non-profit group which supports the Council on Aging in providing nutrition, transportation, direct assistance, ctivities, opportunities for education, socialization and promoting independence for the older adults in the community of Monson.

The Friends are proud to report that purchases for the Council on Aging in the last few years include: a large screen HD TV, commercial freezer, tables, heated food containers for melas on wheels transport, as well as assistance in purchasing the current telephone and computer systems.

BE OUR FRIEND, PLEASE!
Join the Friends of Monson Senior Citizens, Inc. All Ages Welcome! Membership dues $15 per year; however any help is appreciated.  Monthly meetings are held at the Senior Center at 7:00 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month .



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, Niki Liquori, Outreach & 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.
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!



SPECIAL EVENTS


Monson Council on Aging & Senior Center
Mother’s Day Celebration

May 4, 2016
Appetizers 11:15

Lunch will be served at noon
Brunch Lasagna
Garden Salad
Parfait with melon
Then sit back, relax and enjoy the music of
Donna Lee
Suggested donation $4.00
Call 267-4121, by 2:30 on May 3, for reservations.
Raffles & 50/50 drawings to be held by
The Friends of Monson Senior Citizens.



MEET YOUR MONSON TOWN DEPARTMENT HEADS
Each month, we will be inviting a different Monson Town Department Head to discuss their area of responsibility and answer any questions you may have.
 
Mary Watson, Town Clerk
May 25 @ 12:30

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HEARING WELLNESS
Debbie Avery
May 12 @ 10 - 1

MAY IS BETTER HEARING MONTH

Make an appointment or stop by the Center on May 12 between 10 am – 1 pm to see Debbie from Heritage Hearing.  She will be more than happy to answer your questions or schedule for you for a free hearing screen.  

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SUMMERFEST
The Monson Senior Center will be Grand Marshall at Summerfest this year.  Seniors will have an opportunity to sign up to ride the float.  For further information, please contact the Center at 267-4121.

The Monson Council on Aging can now help you with your “MA Registry” business! Please call for an appointment on Tuesdays from 9:00AM-12:00PM & Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00PM and we will assist you with online:
  • License renewals
  • Registration renewals
  • Change of address
  • Requesting a duplicate license or registration
  • Reporting a stolen disability placard & requesting a replacement