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

The Belchertown Senior Center is open and offering limited programming, as well as appointments for in-person assistance with the Social Service/Outreach Department.  We must remain diligent and open in phases to be sure we can offer as many services as possible in a safe way to not only open, but remain open. 

 
Regardless of the appointment, group or class attended, the following applies to all who enter the Center.
Individuals understand and agree to the following:
Entry will be allowed through the front door only

As of September 9, 2021:  Masks are required in indoor spaces per the Board of Health, regardless of vaccination status, for all people aged 5 years and up unless exempt as per the Board of Health guidelines
Please remain home and not enter the Center when feeling ill or if you have been around others that are ill
Individuals will be responsible for wiping surfaces used while attending activities with provided supplies
 
For more detailed i
nformation, and to view current activities/programs, please view our newsletter.

Congregate meals will resume starting September 1, 2021 on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule. 

Due to building repairs at the Freedom Center, that building will remain closed until further notice.  The Thrift Store and classes will not be able to use that space until the repairs are completed. 



OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Please bring water, hats or other items for your comfort.   An exercise waiver must be completed in advance of attending exercise class.  Detailed information is available in the COA newsletter, or call Katy at 413 323-0420 extension 501 to register for an activity, obtain an exercise waiver or for more information.
                                                                                                                                                                    
 
                                    


Welcome!

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.

They include:

  • 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 ckroll@belchertown.org.  Your support is appreciated.