Council on Aging and Senior Center
BELCHERTOWN COUNCIL ON AGING/SENIOR CENTER
60 State Street
Phone: (413) 323-0420 Fax: (413) 323-8217
Hours: Monday 8 am - 3:30 pm Tuesday-Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm** See COVID19 Information below
Due to COVID19, the building is closed to the public. Some staff reports daily, and others are working remotely. Please call or email and we will get back to you. A drop box has been installed by the front door. Correspondence or messages can be left in the drop box and they will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member.
For more information, and to view current activities/programs, please view our newsletter.
Ways to give during COVID19
Random Acts of Kindness Program (RAK)
Each month from now through the end of the year, there will be an opportunity to support the residents of Belchertown, age 60+. Donating through the Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) program will be aiding residents in staying safer at home while remaining independent, self sufficient, well fed, and in good supply of essential items such as medicines and daily supplies. Through the month of October, donations designated as "RAK" will benefit existing Meals on Wheels recipients. Each meal is a suggested donation of $2.50 and includes a hot entree, sides, bread, dessert and milk. A client name will be picked at random, and the client will be notified that their meal donation has been made through the RAK program. Some clients receive 5 meals a week, some 10, some 14, so your donation will be applied appropriately. Please make your check out to the "Town of Belchertown", write "RAK" in the memo section and mail to the senior center, attention Cindy (or use our drop box). The donor name will be listed in our newsletter, unless you let us know you want to remain anonymous. Thank you for your support!
The Council on Aging is a community-based resource for citizens of Belchertown ages 60 and over. We serve the needs of an average of 175 elders each day. The Senior Center, located just off Route 202 at the William Gerald Whitlock Municipal Complex (next to the police station), is home to a variety of programs and services.
Accessible Transportation Services both in and out of town, are available Monday through Friday.
More than 20 different classes, clubs, wellness clinics and other activities occur each week at the Senior Center. This is a great please to meet new friends. There is something for everyone.
The mission of our Outreach Services is to keep seniors as independent as their situation allows. If you know of someone in need, we want to hear about it. A wide variety of Social Services are available to support our senior members.
Other benefits include medical equipment loans, a monthly newsletter, and volunteer opportunities.
Our Nutrition Program provides site and home delivered meals. The meals are prepared at the senior center five days a week
DONATIONS TO THE COUNCIL ON AGING - Your gift/donation will help enhance elder services in our community. Checks can be made out to the Town of Belchertown and mailed to: BCOA, 60 State Street, Belchertown MA 01007, Attention: Administrative Assistant. If a specific designation of the donation is not noted, the funds will be placed in the Gift Account to be used wherever there is a need. Memorial donations are placed in the Trust Fund if there is not a specific designation. If you would like to discuss various programs/areas that you can choose to donate to, please call Cindy at (413) 323-0420 ext 502 or email email@example.com. Your support is appreciated.