The Friendís Group at the
Belchertown Senior Center has the same wonderful environment and atmosphere
as the senior center but is a small group setting. The Friendís Group has a
caring, welcoming staff to ensure everyone is comfortable and has a great
day. We can enrich the lives of seniors living alone, with care-taking
spouses needing respite, or seniors living with active families. Everyone
enjoys our daily chair exercise program along with word games, trivia,
bingo, crafts, cards, music, singing, movies, laughter and more. We benefit
seniors that are lonely and missing a sense of community, or a little shy,
and those that have memory or physical disabilities. Itís important to be
active to remain your healthiest both mentally and physically. We value our
families but itís wonderful to have friends your own age with similar life
experiences. We give seniors a reason to get up smiling in the morning.
It is quite common for
seniors to be hesitant to try something new or not be interested at all in
coming to the senior center especially if they have not been in a social
setting for a while. That doesnít mean that they would not find it
enjoyable. Just call and we can help with that transition.
We are currently open Monday
- Thursday from 9:00 to 3:00. Seniors may come one or more days depending on
their needs and the days available. We serve two snacks and a home cooked
noon- time meal each day. There is a fee for the program and for our van
transportation available only in Belchertown. Those participants from
outside Belchertown can use PVTA
or private transportation.
WestMass Eldercare is
the senior service for our area and they offer financial assistance for
those that qualify.