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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.

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!

February 17 @ 12:30 pm

SPECIAL EVENTS



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VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY
February 11
Join us for a wonderful time celebrating fun, friendship
and St. Valentine.
Appetizers will be served at 11:15 a.m. and a delicious dinner will be served at Noon.  
Don’t miss Good Food, Great Friends, Fun, and Raffles!!
Reserve your seat NOW!
Suggested donation  $2.50
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FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH
American Heart Month” is a month long celebration in the United States that happens every February. It was established to urge Americans to recognize the nationwide problem of heart and blood vessel diseases, and how to keep healthy. The American Heart Association makes it their goal to help defeat coronary disease during the month of February.

Heart disease is a term used to describe several conditions that relate to the heart and blood vessels. These conditions include coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmia; cardiomyopathy (changes in heart muscles) can undermine the heart’s ability to do its job.

Learn the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack
  • Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back.
  • Pain that spreads to the shoulders, neck or arms.
  • Chest discomfort with lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath.
Did you know that women may have some or none of the commonly recognized symptoms of a heart attack?   Instead, women may experience the following:
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Pain in the right back, shoulder, arm throat and neck
  • Profuse sweating
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Indigestion or stomach pain


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.
 
Feb 17 @ 12:30 pm
Our February guest will be Alyce Johns, Principal Assessor, Town of Monson.



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

NEED HELP COMPLETING YOUR INCOME TAX FORMS?

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers will be at the Center to provide FREE tax assistance each Thursday morning in February, March and April.  Appointments begin at 8:30 am.  Call the Center early to make your appointment.



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